Monday, October 03, 2011

Drop the Charges Against Carlos Montes!

Join the national call-in day on September 29 to
President Obama at 202-456-1111 and
Attorney General Holder at 202-514-2001,

Demand: "Drop the charges against Carlos Montes."

Across the country, activists and defenders of human rights are
mobilizing to support Carlos Montes as he appears for a Preliminary
hearing at the LA County Superior Courthouse
Dept. 56
210 West Temple St. Los Angeles on

Thursday, September 29 at 8:00 am.

Contact us and let us know how your calls went:

On May 17, under the direction of the FBI, LA Sheriffs brandishing
automatic weapons broke down Montes' door at 5:00am and ransacked his
home, seizing meeting notes and writings covering over 40 years of
activism in the Chicano, immigrant rights, labor and anti-war
movements. Carlos Montes is charged with 6 felony counts for weapons
possession, threatening 18 years in prison - essentially a life sentence.

Carlos Montes is directly connected to the Midwest 23 through working
to organize the mass protest at the 2008 Republican National
Convention. Montes' name appeared on the FBI search warrant for the

Committee office in Minneapolis one year ago on September 24 during
the raids. While under arrest, the FBI attempted to question Carlos
about his political activism and the

Road Socialist Organization. We demand all charges be dropped and the
political repression end now.

Please take the following steps to the support Carlos Montes and the
23 Midwest activists facing FBI repression:
* Sign the

petition supporting Carlos Montes
* Sign the

to Resist FBI and Grand Jury Repression
* Join a

support committee of the CSFR or organize one in your town

to the legal defense fund

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