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  • Why Is Carlos Montes Being Targeted By the FBI? And what does it have to do with immigrant Rights and International Solidarity?

    flyersnapshotUPCOMING EVENT!  On May 17th, the SWAT Team of the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department and members of the FBI raided the home of Carlos Montes, a long time Chicano activist and leader of the famous student walkouts in East LA against the Vietnam War.  More recently, he has organized Southern California’s Chicano community to speak out against war and empire, and is an active member of the Los Angeles Committee to Stop FBI Repression.

    Carlos will discuss how to defend our right to political expression and to protect our communities from government targeting and surveillance.

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    Wednesday, August 31st
    7-9pm, Reception starting at 6:30
    518 Valencia St. (& 16th St.)
    This space IS wheelchair accessible.
    Please come fragrance free to make this space more accessible to those with chemical illness/sensitivity.

    Event Featuring:

    • Carlos Montes — Speaking on his case and why he is currently being targeted by the FBI
    • Cinthya Munoz Ramos — Immigrant Rights Organizer with Causa Justa :: Just Cause, speaking about current connections between policing and immigration
    • Nancy Hernandez — Chicana activist who recently traveled to Gaza with #WaterWrites Project speaking about international solidarity and resistance.

    There will be simultaneous translation into Spanish at this event.

    This event is sponsored by:
    Bay Area Committee to Stop Political Repression, Black Alliance for Just Immigration, Causa Justa:Just Cause, Center for Political Education, San Francisco Immigrant Rights Defense Committee, Xicana Moratorium Coalition Committee participants and other endorsing organizations: ANSWER Coalition SF/BayArea, Arab Resource and Organizing Center, BAYAN-USA Northern California, Collision Course, Critical Resistance, Free Palestine Movement, International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network – Bay Area, International Solidarity Movement – NorCal, Malcom X Grassroots Movement, Middle East Children’s Alliance (MECA), National Lawyers Guild, US Palestinian Community Network (USPCN) – Northern California Chapter, Freedom Socialist Party, International Action Center – SF Branch, International Socialist Organization, Workers World Party – SF Branch, World Can’t Wait SF Bay, Bill of Rights Defense Committee, Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal, La Raza Centro Legal, San Francisco Bay Area General Membership Branch of the Industrial Workers of the World (SFBA GMB IWW), San Francisco Women in Black, School of Unity & Liberation (SOUL), Socialist Action, United National Antiwar Committee (UNAC), The United People of Color Caucus (TUPOCC) of the National Lawyers Guild, Watsonville Brown Berets
    Contact: AROC at 415-861-7444 for more information, or email info@araborganizing.org

    ¿Por qué esta siendo atacado Carlos Montes por el FBI?

    Miércoles, 31 de agosto
    7-9pm, recepción a las 6:30
    518 Valencia St. (y 16 St.)
    Este espacio es accesible por silla de rueda

    El 17 de mayo, el equipo SWAT del Departamento del Sheriff de Los Angeles y miembros del FBI allanaron la casa de Carlos Montes, un activista chicano desde muchos años y líder de los paros estudiantiles famosos en el Este de Los Ángeles contra la guerra de Vietnam. Más recientemente, ha organizado politicamente en la comunidad Chicana en el sur de California para hablar en contra de la guerra y el imperio, y es un miembro activo del Comité de Los Angeles Contra la Represión del FBI. Carlos hablará sobre cómo defender nuestro derecho a la expresión política y proteger a nuestras comunidades de la represión del gobierno y de vigilancia.

    Estaremos acompañados por otros activistas que hablarán sobre la represión actual de las comunidades árabes y musulmanes y las redadas en las comunidades de indocumentados e inmigrantes.

    Habrá traducción simultánea al español en este evento.