Milwaukee Community Forum About FBI Repression July 30

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/event.php?eid=114127852016243

Saturday, July 30 · 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

UWM Union Room 181

2200 E. Kenwood Blvd.
Milwaukee, WI

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.

Background:

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:
http://www.stopfbi.net/

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:
http://www.stopfbi.net/sol​idarity-statements

Sign the petition to drop the charges on Carlos Montes here:
http://www.stopfbi.net/pet​ition/national

Videos from Midwest Conference Against FBI, Grand Jury Repression
http://www.fightbacknews.org/2011/2/15/videos-midwest-conference-against-fbi-grand-jury-repression

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