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1/28/2012 Caso legal continúa contra líder chicano Carlos Montes en Los Ángeles El 24 de enero, el líder chicano Carlos Montes estuvo en la corte de Los Ángeles, California con audiencia ante el juez George Lomeli; el abogado de Montes, Jorge González, pidió al juez que eliminara los cargos contra Montes debido a la falta de evidencia, después de escuchar los argumentos del fiscal y de la defensa, el juez rechazó la apelación de falta de evidencia presentada por el abogado de Montes, eso significa que el caso contra Montes aún continúa; La próxima audiencia ante el juez será el 8 de febrero.
1/26/2012 Report on Carlos Montes Court Hearing There was an extremely serious development in Carlos Montes case concerning six felony charges on Tuesday, January 24, 2012. Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Lomeli denied the motion to dismiss, setting the stage for trial later this year. A Prosecutor stated in the press that Carlos faces up to five years in prison. So now, the fight is on!
1/23/2012 Committee to Stop FBI Repression condemns unjust sentences for 3 young Muslims in North Carolina The Committee to Stop FBI Repression condemns the sentencing last week of three young Muslim men in North Carolina to between 15 and 45 years in prison each. Before sentencing, the judge noted that she had received hundreds of letters in support of the three men urging her to hand down the minimum sentence. Despite this, Ziyad Yaghi, Omar Aly Hassan, and Hysen Sherifi received nearly maximum sentences for a 'terrorism' case. Even the LA Times was critical because "prosecutors named no targeted victims...places, times or dates of attacks."
1/22/2012 Birthday Greetings to Comrade Carlos Montes By Prof. Jose Maria Sison, Chairperson, International League of Peoples' Struggle - We, the International League of Peoples” Struggle, wish to express our warmest revolutionary greetings of solidarity to Comrade Carlos Montes on the occasion of his birthday.  
1/5/2012 General Alarm at New Detention Law Human rights groups and civil libertarians are skeptical of White House assurances that President Obama's signing of the National Defense Authorization Act will not lead to the indefinite detention of U.S. citizens. The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2012 writes a $662 billion check to the Pentagon, in a 500-plus-page document that grants the executive branch the power to indefinitely detain any person it accuses of being a terrorist without charge or trial. President Obama signed the bill on New Year's Eve.
1/5/2012 Occupy Wall Street Condemns the NDAA Occupy Wall Street held a press conference on the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) signed into law by President Barack Obama on New Year’s Eve. The press conference was organized to condemn the bill, which grants the military extraordinary powers to detain US citizens indefinitely without trial.
12/16/2011 Letter to President Obama Opposing The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) A letter sent by CSFR supporter Greg Foisie on the call in/write in day opposing indefinite detention and the erosion of civil liberties.
12/14/2011 Statement from Local L.A. CSFR Committee The L.A. Committee to Stop FBI Repression stands in full solidarity with the brave participants of Occupy Los Angeles and supports the immediate release of all protesters. As of this writing, close to 300 people have been held on up to $5000 bail for simply practicing their first amendment rights of assembly and freedom of speech.
11/11/2011 Committee to Stop FBI Repression Conference – Successful and Inspiring! Over 150 people gathered in Chicago on Nov. 5 for the first national conference of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression.
11/2/2011 FBI confirms that they copied tens of thousands of documents seized from the homes of local anti-war activists; originals returned, indictments still looming The FBI says they have finished copying the political material and personal papers seized in the September 24, 2010, raids on the homes of Twin Cities anti-war and international solidarity activists.  This afternoon, November 1, FBI agents delivered the last batch of notebooks, family photos, membership lists for anti-war groups, and political documents to the office of attorney Bruce Nestor. The FBI has been returning the material seized in the raids over the last several weeks.