June 16: Day of Action in Solidarity with Carlos Montes
Take Action in Solidarity with Carlos Montes, Veteran Chicano Activist and
Immigrants’ Rights Leader
Join the National Day of Action - Thursday, June 16, 2011
RSVP on Facebook
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) and we will post
it to the StopFBI.net website.
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 Hundreds of historical
documents related to the Chicano movement were taken away.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
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,
E-mail us at email@example.com or leave a comment on this page to let us know what
you have planned.
Check out www.StopFBI.net to see if there is an action in your area.
If you have not already done so, please sign the Carlos Montes petition.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression
Actions and protests
, - Call A.G. Holder June 14 - Drop the Charges Against Carlos Montes
Alhambra, California - Come to the Alhambra Courthouse June 16!
Asheville, North Carolina - WALKOUT! Movie showing and meeting in solidarity with
Bluffton, South Carolina - Carlos Montes Solidarity Rally, Bluffton SC
Chicago, Illinois - Chicago Rally at Federal Building in Solidarity with Immigrants
Rights and Chicano Activist Carlos Montes
Dallas, Texas - Dallas Solidarity Protest with Carlos Montes
El Paso, Texas - Rally in Support of Carlos Montes - El Paso, TX
Gainesville, Florida - Protest in solidarity with Carlos Montes - Gainesville
Hartford, Connecticut - Press conference and picket in Hartford in solidarity with
Kalamazoo, Michigan - Vigil in Solidarity with Carlos Montes, Veteran Chicano
Activist and Immigrants’ Rights Leader
Milwaukee, Wisconsin - Protest in solidarity with immigrants’ rights leader Carlos
Minneapolis, Minnesota - Protest FBI Repression! Support Carlos Montes!
New York City, New York - NY Groups to Join Nationwide Protests as Federal
Government Expands Repression of Political Activists
Oakland, California - Bay Area Solidarity Rally: Stop FBI Attacks on Political
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Philadelphia protest in solidarity with Carlos Montes
Raleigh, North Carolina - Raleigh Protest at Federal Building in Solidarity with
Immigrants Rights and Chicano Activist Carlos Montes
Salt Lake City, Utah - Protest in Solidarity with Carlos Montes in Salt Lake City, UT
San Jose, California - San Jose Film Showing and Meeting in Solidarity with Carlos
Seattle, Washington - Seattle Solidarity Rally