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Obama Hit-squads: FBI COINTELPRO Witch Hunt Revival

As human rights defenders in two cities protest US human rights abuses of whistleblowers and defend David House in the WikiLeaks Grand Jury investigation, Los Angeles rights defenders are readying today to gather at court tomorrow to help defend Carlos Montes, another American caught in the sweeping hit-squad campaign launched by Obama administration's US Attorney General, using a Federal Grand Jury and FBI that has abused 23 other human rights defenders, now investigated for "material support of terrorism" in their peaceful political activism.

While as many as 350,000 innocent Americans are suffering covert assaults by the draconian government program using refined COINTELPRO tactics, now including President Obama's authorization of targeted killings on U.S. soil, some victims are being overtly abused. Carlos Montos is one such rights workers who is experiencing the Obama regime new hit squad treatment.

On May 17, the Los Angeles Sheriff's SWAT team and members of the FBI carrying automatic weapons stormed into the home of the veteran activist, Mr. Montes.

According to rights defenders advocating for Mr. Montes, his arrest was a typical Cointelpro style in terms of trumped up charges to silence dissent.

"He was arrested on trumped-up charges that were merely a pretext to invade his home and seize political documents, computers and cell phones, as well as question him about his political affiliations."

Last month, the day after the arrest of Montes, angry protesters in downtown Los Angeles rallied against the U.S. New Phoenix Program hit squads ramped after the Obama authorized manhunt and assassination activities. The SWAT Team with FBI had broken down the door to activist Carlos Montes' home while he slept early in the morning morning. ("Protesters rally against Obama Cointelpro Hit Squads attacking Americans")


Mr. Montes's supporters say they want three things:

1. Drop the trumped-up charges
2. Stop the FBI/Grand Jury witch hunt against all anti-war and international solidarity activists
3. Return all confiscated property to its rightful owners

A petition for Carlos has been created here on the International Action Center website.

Human rights defenders working with the LA Committee to Stop FBI Repression are urging the public to call and write to US Attorney General Eric Holder, (202) 353-1555.

They say to simply tell Holder, 'Hands Off Carlos Montes and other activists."

The Committee to Stop FBI Repression was birthed in response to the FBI raids on seven homes and an anti-war office on Friday, September 24, 2010.

The FBI also handed subpoenas to testify before a federal grand jury to fourteen activists in Illinois, Minnesota, and Michigan. These activists have been involved in many groups, including Twin Cities Anti-War Committee, Palestine Solidarity Group, Colombia Action Network, Students for a Democratic Society, and Freedom Road Socialist Organization. These individuals raided by the FBI and many others had come together to organize the 2008 anti-war marches during the Republican National Convention in St. Paul.

"In the 'freest country in the world,' raids like these are becoming more and more commonplace," reported Russia Today recently.

On Thursday, wearing red, advocates will meet on the sidewalk outside of the Alhambra Courthouse to protest the Obama regime hit squad abuse of Mr. Montes.

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