Why is the government targeting Carlos Montes?

Event Information
Date: 
Sun, 2012-02-26 18:00
Location: 
Casa Aztlan
1831 S. Racine
Chicago, IL
United States

Carlos Montes will be in Chicago

SUNDAY, FEB. 26 - 6:00 pm

CASA AZTLAN, 1831 S. RACINE

On May 17, 2011 at 5 AM the SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Dept. and members of the FBI raided the home of Carlos Montes, a long time Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. The SWAT Team smashed the front door and rushed in with their automatic weapons as Carlos slept. They also ransacked his home, taking his computer, cell phones, photos, diskettes, and hundreds of documents along with mementos of his current and historic political activities in the immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights movement.

The District Attorney has charged Carlos with felony charges based on an alleged 42 year old conviction and recent firearms code violations. The DA claims he has a felony record from his 1969 arrest for leading a student strike demanding Chicano Studies and Black Studies at East L.A. College. The FBI is dredging up a case over four decades old because of Carlos' involvement in the anti-war, immigrant rights and international solidarity movements today.

Carlos Montes has committed no crime and has done nothing wrong! This is an attack on him and an attack on the Chicano Movement. Carlos has been involved and a committed leader in the immigrant rights, anti-war, international solidarity, and quality education movement his whole adult life.

Committee Against Political Repression - Coalition to Protect People’s Rights -
Occupy El Barrio - Nahui Ollin Danza Azteca - Immigrant Youth Justice League – Committee Against the Militarization of Youth/Comite AntiMilitarizacion, No Name Collective/Moratorium on Deportations Campaign – Biblioteca Popular Collective

Food provided by La Casa de Samuel

More info: www.stopfbi.net

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