June 16: Day of Action in Solidarity with Carlos Montes

Date: 
Thu, 2011-06-16 08:00 - 23:59

Take Action in Solidarity with Carlos Montes, Veteran Chicano Activist and Immigrants’ Rights Leader

Join the National Day of Action - Thursday, June 16, 2011

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We are calling for protests on the day that Carlos Montes appears in court in the aftermath of the FBI and Los Angeles Sheriff’s raid on his home. Please organize an action in your city - then email the info to us (info@stopfbi.net) and we will post it to the StopFBI.net website.

Carlos Montes
Carlos Montes at rally following FBI / LA sheriff raid on his home.

Expansion of FBI Repression

In an expansion and intensification of FBI repression of political activists, a SWAT Team along with the FBI smashed down the door and rushed in with automatic weapons as Carlos Montes’ slept in his home on May 17, 2011 at 5:00 AM. Carlos is a longtime Chicano activist and active member of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. The raiders ransacked his house, taking his computer, cell phones and hundreds of documents, photos, diskettes and mementos of his current political activities in the pro-immigrant rights and Chicano civil rights movement. Hundreds of historical documents related to the Chicano movement were taken away. He was arrested on one charge dealing with a firearm code and released on bail the following morning.

This attack on Carlos Montes is part of the campaign of FBI harassment targeting 23 peace and justice activists which has until now been centered in the Midwest. Carlos Montes’ name was listed on the search warrant left in the office of the Minneapolis Anti-War Committee last September 24. An FBI agent approached Carlos while he was in a squad car and asked him questions about the Freedom Road Socialist Organization.

Carlos Montes has done nothing wrong. This is an attack on him and an attack on the Chicano movement for equality. Carlos has been involved and a committed leader in the immigrant rights, anti war, solidarity, and quality education movements his whole life. Please stand with Carlos and defend all the movements for equality and justice.

On June 16, Carlos Montes will appear in court. We need your support. Join in protest with thousands across the country and demand:

  • Drop the Charges Against Carlos Montes!
  • Stop FBI Attacks on the Chicano and Immigrant Rights Movements!
  • Stop FBI Repression of Anti-War and International Solidarity Activists NOW!

Take Action! Please organize a local protest or picket in your city on Thursday, June 16.

In solidarity,
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression

Actions and protests

Comments

Gainesville, FL is here to help!

We vow to make all efforts possible to organize an event for June 16th!

Our Planning Committee Meeting is Wednesday, June 8th at 6pm.
The Meeting will be taking place in the IBEW Hall on NW 6th St.
More info here: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=152968841438669
Please, message us at stopfbigainesville@gmail.com if you wish to attend or need transportation.

Stop FBI Repression Gainesville looks forward to seeing all of you who can make it, there on Wednesday!

any thing in panama city?

I would like to attend the June 16th event, but I have to work in the evening, is there anything planned here in panama city, florida? As I am new to this can anyone help out. On wednesday I could make gainsville with a ride, but thursday would be a problem, I'd like to attend, but I have to work that night.

can anyone help me up here to get something started.

Panama City Committee

Hey D,

As of now there is no committee in Panama City. It is extremely easy to start one up though. You are welcome to message us at stopfbigainesville@gmail.com I can give you advice and we can talk about what you can do to help.

Action supporting Carlos Montes

San Diego-Orange-Riverside Co area actions planned for 6/16/11? Please advise...Thanks.

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All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
Thomas Jefferson

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