Statements

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7/12/2011 CSFR salutes Nativo Lopez in his many years of struggle and victory over the Los Angeles District Attorney The CSFR salutes Nativo Lopez in his many years of struggle and victory over the Los Angeles District Attorney. As this case of political repression ends, the U.S. government begins a new case of political repression against another Chicano leader--Carlos Montes.
7/10/2011 Committee to Stop FBI Repression: We Salute the Gaza Flotilla The Committee to Stop FBI Repression stands in solidarity with the activists of the Gaza flotilla ships and the people of Palestine. As Americans, we denounce the U.S. government’s support for the Israeli blockade on Gaza and demand that Palestinians get access to the food, water, medical supplies and building materials they need for their daily lives.  We denounce the U.S., Greek, and Israeli sabotage and blocking of the flotilla taking the much-needed humanitarian aid to Gaza.
7/9/2011 Carlos Montes pleads “not guilty”, next court date set for August 12 With a courtroom packed so there were no empty seats, Carlos Montes plead “Not Guilty” to six felony charges in court on July 6, 2011. Defense attorney Jorge Gonzales said the LA District Attorney is using “selective enforcement” to target Carlos. The U.S. government is using a 42-year-old charge from 1969 to prosecute Carlos Montes today for a weapon and an ammunition charge, and four charges of perjury on his weapons permits.
6/17/2011 Rep. John Lewis writes to Attorney General Eric Holder about FBI repression The following letter was sent by Rep. John Lewis (5th District, Georgia) to Attorney General Eric Holder on May 13, 2011.
6/16/2011 FBI Repression of Activists Continues: Carlos Montes Demands Charges Be Dropped, DA Refuses Over 100 protesters rallied this morning outside the Alhambra City Courthouse in Los Angeles County in solidarity with Carlos Montes, a well known Chicano community organizer and immigrants rights activist. Montes’ home was raided in a pre-dawn raid by the LA SWAT team and the FBI on May 17th, in which agents took political documents, papers, computers and cell phones, and was ordered to appear in court today regarding several firearms related charges.
6/15/2011 Protests in 19 Cities Against FBI Probe and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Repression of Political Activists As Carlos Montes Appears in Court, National Protests Demand: “Drop the Charges! Stop FBI Attacks on Immigrants’ Rights, Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists!”
5/29/2011 Congressman Capuano (MA) writes letter of concern to Attorney General Holder The following letter was sent from Congressman Capuano to Attorney General Holder on May 26, 2011. Rep. Capuano is one of several representatives who have now written letters to Attorney General Holder and President Obama concerning the FBI repression of anti-war and solidarity activists.
5/27/2011 FBI y Equipo SWAT del Sheriff del condado de Los Ángeles hacen redada contra activista Chicano Carlos Montes El 17 de mayo 2011 a las 5:00am el equipo SWAT del departamento del sheriff del condado de Los Ángeles y miembros del FBI hicieron una redada en la casa de Carlos Montes, un veterano activista chicano y miembro activo del Comité contra la represión del FBI.
5/26/2011 Solidarity is not a crime!, Rally to protest U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder A rally will take place Friday May 27, 2011 10:30 am to protest the policies of Attorney General Eric Holder. Mr. Holder will be speaking at the McNamara Alumni Center on the University of Minnesota Campus where the event will take place.
5/22/2011 Organization of American States Inter-American Commission of Human Rights takes note of FBI repression of antiwar, solidarity activists In the 2010 Annual Report of the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights (IACHR), a body of the Organization of American States, the IACHR took note of the FBI and grand jury repression of antiwar and international solidarity activists (full report is attached below).