BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 7/06/11
Fight Back News Service is circulating this call to action from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. Carlos Montes, of Los Angeles, has been a progressive activist for decades, most recently with the Committee to Stop FBI Repression. At the behest of the FBI, Los Angeles sheriffs violently raided Montes’ home on May 17, seizing crates of political items unrelated to the charges. Montes goes to court on trumped up charges on July 6. The Committee to Stop FBI Repression is organizing a national movement to defend him.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 7/01/11
Fight Back! interviewed Jess Sundin, of the Committee to Stop FBI Repression, on the latest developments in the case of the anti-war and international solidarity activists who were raided by the FBI.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/27/11
A lively CSFR contingent participated in the annual Pride parade down Hennepin Avenue to Loring Park on June 25.
BY staff | Oakland, CA | 6/23/11
About 75 people came to the June 16 rally here to denounce the arrest of Carlos Montes in Los Angeles, and the grand jury subpoenas which are being resisted by 23 other anti-war and international solidarity activists in the Midwest.
BY staff | Gainesville, FL | 6/20/11
A dozen protesters gathered here, June 16, to speak out against the political repression of Carlos Montes, a longtime immigrant and Chicano rights activist.
BY staff | Minneapolis, MN | 6/17/11
More than 50 protesters gathered in front of the FBI offices here, June 16, to demand that the charges be dropped against veteran Los Angles Chicano activist Carlos Montes.
BY Dee Michel | Chicago, IL | 6/16/11
Chicago activists, including those from the immigrant rights and Chicano movements, rallied at the Dirksen Federal building on June 16 in solidarity with veteran Chicano activist, Carlos Montes.
BY staff | Los Angeles, CA | 6/16/11
Video of veteran Chicano activist Carlos Montes speaking after his June 16 Court appearance.
BY staff | Los Angeles County, CA | 6/16/11
Over 100 people gathered outside of the Alhambra City court house the morning of June 16, in support of Los Angeles veteran activist Carlos Montes.
BY Kosta Harlan | United States | 6/14/11
The FBI is relaxing its rules and removing restrictions on domestic spying for its 14,000 agents, the New York Times reported June 13. While FBI spokesperson Valerie Caproni claims the changes are "more like fine-tuning than major changes," civil liberties advocates and activists are speaking out against the new rules.