Sat, September 10, 4pm – 7pm
Parking Lot at San Jose Peace and Justice Center48 South 7th StSan Jose CA 95112 (map)
the South Bay Committee Against Political Repression's musical benefit
for veteran Chicano activist and victim of political repression, Carlos
Montes. Carlos Montes, a former Brown Beret and long-time anti-war and
equal rights activist in Los Angeles, is being targeted for his
political activities by the FBI.
In May of this year, Montes'
house was raided by armed FBI agents, who literally broke down his
door, ransacked his house, and confiscated his computer and other
private possessions. Montes was arrested and falsely charged with
violating firearms regulations, to which he pleaded not guilty. The
FBI's raid and arrest of Montes comes alongside a recent FBI harassment
campaign against international solidarity and anti-war activists,
including unprovoked nation-wide FBI raids of activist offices and homes
and grand jury subpoenas for peace activists.
Join us for
musical performances by the Word, Ragtop with DJ David8, and Konciensia
Directa, and spoken performances by Felicia Montes (Carlos Montes'
daughter), Miwa Lyric, Adriana and Cynthia Garcia, Sandra Huerta, and
This event is sponsored by the South Bay
Committee Against Political Repression, co-sponsored by the Green Party
of Santa Clara County, the San Jose Peace and Justice Center, MAIZ, and
endorsed by Anakbayan Silicon Valley and San Jose Code Pink.