imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Subscribe Calendar Publish RSS
Tell the NSA: StopWatching.US

Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

CopWatch LA

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List





IMC Network: www.indymedia.org africa: ambazonia canarias estrecho / madiaq kenya nigeria south africa canada: hamilton london, ontario maritimes montreal ontario ottawa quebec thunder bay vancouver victoria windsor winnipeg east asia: burma jakarta japan korea manila qc europe: abruzzo alacant andorra antwerpen armenia athens austria barcelona belarus belgium belgrade bristol brussels bulgaria calabria croatia cyprus emilia-romagna estrecho / madiaq euskal herria galiza germany grenoble hungary ireland istanbul italy la plana liege liguria lille linksunten lombardia london madrid malta marseille nantes napoli netherlands nice northern england norway oost-vlaanderen paris/Île-de-france patras piemonte poland portugal roma romania russia saint-petersburg scotland sverige switzerland thessaloniki torun toscana toulouse ukraine united kingdom valencia latin america: argentina bolivia chiapas chile chile sur cmi brasil colombia ecuador mexico peru puerto rico qollasuyu rosario santiago tijuana uruguay valparaiso venezuela venezuela oceania: adelaide aotearoa brisbane burma darwin jakarta manila melbourne perth qc sydney south asia: india mumbai united states: arizona arkansas asheville atlanta austin baltimore big muddy binghamton boston buffalo charlottesville chicago cleveland colorado columbus dc hawaii houston hudson mohawk kansas city la madison maine miami michigan milwaukee minneapolis/st. paul new hampshire new jersey new mexico new orleans north carolina north texas nyc oklahoma philadelphia pittsburgh portland richmond rochester rogue valley saint louis san diego san francisco san francisco bay area santa barbara santa cruz, ca sarasota seattle tampa bay tennessee urbana-champaign vermont western mass worcester west asia: armenia beirut israel palestine process: fbi/legal updates mailing lists process & imc docs tech volunteer projects: print radio satellite tv video regions: oceania united states topics: biotech
printable version - js reader version - email this article - view hidden posts - tags and related articles
link:

Carlos Montes Arraignment and Protest in Alhambra, California

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Six More Felony Charges are filed against the Los Angeles Peace Activist while demonstrations occur across the U.S. Citing FBI Harassment Policies Photo Set 1 of 2

Carlos Montes Arraig...
img_2483.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Seven thirty in the morning at the Alhambra Court House in southern California saw a strong showing of anti-FBI repression activists protesting the recent charges filed against veteran community activist and Brown Beret founder Carlos Montes. This demonstration was one of many being held across the country for Mr Montes in the wake of new expansive FBI rules and an apparent new surge of repression against American anti-war and internationalist activism. There have been raids on citizens in Minneapolis, Chicago, Michigan and North Carolina as well as Los Angeles.

Mr Montes home was raided by Los Angeles county Sheriffs and the FBI on May 17th of this year. The charges revolve around a firearms charge, however all of Mr Monte's political and historical documents, computers and cell phones were confiscated making the original charge appear as a mere pretext for political harassment. When he was questioned in a police car outside of his home the questions revolved around Montes 40 plus years of political community and international activism. Many of the questions revolved around his involvement with The Freedom Road Socialist Organization.
http://www.freedomroad.org/
After reviewing the various aspects of the Freedom Road Socialist organization one must wonder if the American Green Party will be next on the FBI's target list.There are 305,000 registered Green Party members in states with party registration.


Six more felony charges concerning a firearm were added at Thursdays arraignment.

Montes ( representing himself ) asked for copies of affidavits concerning the search warrants and police reports but was rebuffed by a visibly distraught district attorney. In the end the judge relented somewhat and a heavily redacted copy was promised to to Mr. Montes.

Carlos Montes received a continuance and will appear in court on July 7, 2011.

The protest was proceeded on May 14th by a national call to Attorney General Eric Holder. The Los Angeles activists attempted to do so again today but encountered busy signals.
A call to U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder can be made at (202) 353-1555 or call him directly at 202-514-2001

The demonstration which was a little over a hundred strong was kicked off by Felicia Montes ( Carlos's Daughter ) recalling the harrowing experience of having a swat team break down their door and raid their home at 5:00 am.

Montes emerged from the courtroom to an enthusiastic welcome by the protesters many of whom were veterans of the Los Angeles Peace activist scene.


There will be a meeting on Tuesday, June 14 @ 7:00 p.m. at 519 South Spring Street Los Angeles 90013

Carlos Montes is a pivotal member of the group Committee to Stop FBI Repression
http://www.stopfbi.net/
http://www.stopfbila.net/

Papers from an FBI raid on September 24, 2010 were left at the home of Mick Kelly and Linden Gawboy of the Minneapolis.Anti-War Committee
http://antiwarcommittee.org/
The documents are available for viewing below.
http://www.stopfbi.net/2011/5/18/secret-fbi-documents-reveal-attack-democratic-rights-anti-war-and-international-solidarity

A time line of events surrounding recent FBI activities concerning peace activism can be found at ....
http://www.stopfbi.net/about/timeline

The Washington Post has a good article on the new FBI guidelines
Washington Post Article on New FBI Rules
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/11/AR2008091103306.html

The ACLU has a very good article amongst many below
http://www.aclu.org/spy-files/spying-first-amendment-activity-state-state

Link up to Democracy Now below for a really disturbing account of almost 10 years of FBI surveillance of a citizen activist, Texan Scott Crow
Texas activist Scott Crow
http://www.democracynow.org/2011/6/14/fbi_to_expand_domestic_surveillance_powers


An electronic petition from the Committee to Stop FBI Repression is being offered at...
http://www.iacenter.org/stopfbi/

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Alhambra Protest

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Alhamb...
img_2326.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x450

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Alhambra Protest

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Alhamb...
img_2120.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x313

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2226.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x774

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester Alvaro Maldonado

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2181.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x763

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester Sean Leys

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2100.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x702

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protesters Felicia Montes and Company

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2331.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x734

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2363.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x750

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2145.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes and Julia Wallace

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes and Ju...
img_2682.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x450

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes...
img_2503.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes...
img_2414.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2331.jpgbaodha.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x734

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2116.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x724

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protester Rudi Pasani

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2104.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Felice and Carlos Montes

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Felice and Carlos Mo...
img_2663.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x433

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes...
img_2407.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes Protest

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes Protes...
img_2209.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x696

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Carlos Montes

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Carlos Montes...
img_2648.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Felice Montes

by Robert Stuart Lowden Saturday, Jun. 18, 2011 at 12:07 AM

Felice Montes...
img_2573.jpg, image/jpeg, 600x800

Report this post as:
Share on: Twitter, Facebook, Google+

add your comments


Local News

Foreclosure Victims Occupy Senate Stump Speech of Kamala Harris M21 4:58AM

LA Nakba Anniversary protest at the Israel Consulate M19 12:56AM

Long Beach Police Execute Unarmed Teen Hector Morejon on Suspicion Of Trespassing M15 6:08AM

Eagle-Con 2015 at Cal State L.A. M13 4:15PM

Brendon Glenn Dies and Venice S/Weeps M08 7:45PM

JOIN CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST RONALD L. HAVNER JR's PREDATORY BUSINESS, PUBLIC STORAGE M08 4:48PM

Councilmember Bonin Calls People of Venice Outraged by Police Murder “Outside Agitators" M08 10:45AM

May Day March, LA 2015 M07 7:33PM

LA Progressive: Ref Rodriguez—What the PUC Is Going on Here? M05 11:26PM

L.A. Stands in Solidarity with Australian Aborigines M05 11:12AM

KPFK'S rep to Pacific Bd Whitleblower -being kicked out ...plse sign petiton here M04 2:38PM

Families Protest Abusive Foreclosure Practices of Wells Fargo Bank A26 10:37AM

How is CCSA's Ref Rodriguez hiding his billionaire and ideologue contributors? A21 12:08PM

What drives charter profiteer Ref Rodriguez? A21 12:04PM

Los Angeles Artist Threatens 40 Million Dollar Law Suit for Public Storage Illegal Auction A20 4:08PM

RAC-LA Community Center Grand Opening A20 1:44PM

KPFK and Pacifica- woes unrelenting... A19 4:20PM

RAC-LA Community Center Badly Needs Your Support A14 10:09PM

Meet Green elected school board members, Sunday, March 29 in LA - 4pm M26 2:36AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

World Be Advised M27 10:50AM

19 Ways the USDA Kills People, Animals, Birds, And/Or Trees M27 10:22AM

Bernie Sanders: Populist or Opportunist? M27 7:49AM

G7 Finance Ministers Focus on Growth in Face of High Debt M27 7:26AM

Israel Wants 50% Increase in US Provided Military Aid M27 4:29AM

Abduction, Torture and Summary Killings of Palestinians by Hamas M26 10:44PM

Risks and Opportunities for Consumer Welfare, 56 pp M26 10:47AM

Mission Creep in Syria M26 10:46AM

Netanyahu's Sham Settlement Bloc Boundaries Proposal M26 10:25AM

China's Military Strategy M26 7:27AM

The Battle for Jobs M26 4:43AM

Sham Yemen Peace Conference Postponed M26 4:33AM

Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation M25 11:05PM

USA, fbi, et al Crimes Against Humanity M25 9:19PM

Netanyahu Appoints Right-Wing Extremist to Head Israel's Diplomatic Corps M25 11:33AM

Venezuelan/Palestinian Relations: Based on Brotherhood, Solidarity and Mutual Support M25 9:27AM

Propaganda Accompanies Kiev's Buildup for Escalated Aggression M25 7:35AM

Washington Created the Islamic State (ISIS) M25 4:45AM

Paraphysique de la naissance M24 11:15PM

fbi/Gestapo M24 12:34PM

Netanyahu: Hate-Mongering Racist, Mass Murderer, Serial Liar M24 11:27AM

US-Supported Islamic State Terrorists Seize Palmyra M24 9:31AM

Grand Theft Poroshenko M24 7:35AM

Hillary Clinton Endorses GMOs M24 4:54AM

Margaret Sommers - Public Storage's "CUNT OF THE YEAR" M23 5:09PM

Memorial Day Dishonor and Disgrace M23 12:13PM

Russians Traveling Abroad Risk Lawless US Abduction M23 9:51AM

Obama Supports Nuclear Proliferation, Opposes Disarmament M23 7:25AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2003 Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Unless otherwise stated by the author, all content is free for non-commercial reuse, reprint, and rebroadcast, on the net and elsewhere. Opinions are those of the contributors and are not necessarily endorsed by the Los Angeles Independent Media Center. Running sf-active v0.9.4 Disclaimer | Privacy