Sponsored by the Milwaukee Committee To Stop FBI Repression
Community Forum About FBI Repression in the Anti-war, Immigrant Rights, and International Solidarity Movement
Featuring Chicano immigrant rights activist Carlos Montes, live via satellite
Also featuring Tom Burke, national spokesperson for the Committee to Stop FBI Repression and other speakers including Professor Ahmed Mbalia of Africans On The Move.
Open to the public. Food and beverages provided. Donations Accepted.
On Sept. 24, the FBI raided the homes of prominent anti-war, immigrant rights, and international solidarity activists in Chicago and Minneapolis. Since then, 23 activists have been subpoenaed to a Grand Jury investigation and the home of prominent Chicano immigrant rights organizer Carlos Montes was raided. The FBI is attacking these activists because of their political activity. The U.S. government is using a 42-year-old charge from 1969 to prosecute Carlos Montes today for a weapons and ammunition charge, and four charges of perjury on his weapons permit and his next court date is August 12. Montes is facing decades in prison. The activists have chosen to fight back, uniting hundreds of labor, community, and student organizations to all condemn this wave of FBI repression.
The Committee to Stop FBI Repression:
Read Solidarity Statements from Voces de la Frontera, The Milwaukee Graduate Assistants Association, Peace Action WI, Students for a Democratic Society, Bail Out the People Movement, and others here:
Sign the petition to drop the charges on Carlos Montes here:
Videos from Midwest Conference Against FBI, Grand Jury Repression