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|Protest Walk today Against Prop. HR4337
Protest Walk Against Prop. HR4337
Saturday 25 @ 10:00am (Olympic and Broadway)
This is a bad proposition, we do not want this law to pass!!!
(this is a re-post from a bulletin - not sure who wrote it:
This proposition prevents all illegal immigrants from attending school, work, live in the US. pretty much violates all of your human
rights. It is unfair because now cops will be able to ask you for identification/proof that u are not an immigrant, so if this proposition
is passed be prepared to be annoyed by cops if u are a citizen or not. This is completely unjust, a person deserves to live life without
being harrast all the time. The people whose papers are in progress to get their citizenship or resident will also go to the garbage.
Also if u are driving and the passenger is an immigrant u go to jail, or if you have an illegal immigrant living in your house you will
also go to jail. So in other words u can not be found with an illegal immigrant because it will be considered a felony, if this law is
approved. Plz help pass the word.
I know that every single one of you reading this have at least one illegal friend that has come from a foreign country to better
themselves, How would u feel if these people were treated unjustly because of were they are comming from.
We can not all be born in the U.S., and we are definitely not born thinking about citizenship, we have to start from scratch and we
deserve a chance.
So if u have a friend who you wouldnt like to loose or know people who are illegal, or just think this is a fucked up proposition please
Attent the protest we need support, we are getting artist and radio stations to come support, so please come and support.
Saturday 25 @ 10:00am (Olympic and Broadway)
This is written by SCAF / Southern California Anarchist Federation (yesterday)
There is a repressive atmosphere in united states today. The government has unleashed a full attack on the people.
From South Dakota banning abortion, to police getting off for murdering innocent children, to people's home being taken away
because of gentrification, to the new racist and fascist HR 4437.
These new attack on immigrants is part of the whole agenda of the people in power and the capitalist system. It is to drive working
class people of color who were forced from their homelands in Mexico, Central America, and South America in particular, deeper
into the shadows. These workers make up the back-breaking sector in the working class working the jobs nobody will take up
under the worst conditions for the worst pay. This economy lives off the labor of immigrants who pick the food, make the clothes,
clean the houses, and basically run society. This new law will create an atmosphere where if they do find a job, it would guarantee
them super exploitation, and anybody who assists, fights, and stand in solidarity with them will be criminalized.
Today thousands of High School students walked out of their schools in some of the communities that would be most affected by
this bill, in East Los Angeles, and South East Los Angeles. People are stepping up and taking bold actions against the direction
that this society is taking and demanding something else.
We have to build a movement where the most oppressed are leading and in the forefront of their struggles and where we're relying
on ourselves. We have to build a movement where our tactics are not just to react to this unjust system, but to replace it and build
something much more better in its place.
As an anarchist I believe that no human being is illegal, and want to live in a society where one country does not dominate, exploits,
and conolizes people. Where borders were a thing of the past and still people's cultures and particular histories are upheld.
The Southern California Anarchist Federation will be at tomorrow's march against HR 4437.
Our contingent will be made up by our communities, and we will be marching with the Port Trucker Association and the Youth
Justice Coalition (two organizations we work with)
We will meet on Olympic and Hope at 10am. Walk today Against
----------------- Bulletin Message -----------------
From: 'Merican Idiot
Date: Mar 25, 2006 11:04 PM
Date: Mar 25, 2006 9:11 PM
PLEASE RE-POST! (DON'T LET THE MEDIA DEGRADE 500,000 PEOPLE OF 475,000 OF THEMSELVES/THEIR PEERS!)
IN ORDER TO RE-POST THIS OR ANYTHING ELSE, HIT REPLY & COPY/PASTE EVERYTHING INTO A NEW (BLANK) BULLETIN, &
POST!... & IN ORDER TO POST AS A BLOG, SIMPLY COPY/"SELECT ALL" THE BULLETIN (W/OUT HAVING TO HIT REPLY) &
PASTE INTO AN EMPTY BLOG (MAKE SURE THE "VIEW SOURCE" BOX IS UN-CHECKED).
THANK YOU ALL!!!
Immigration issue draws thousands into streets --> LAPD estimates 500,000 at protest; Bush faces wedge issue for party
Thousands of demonstrators gather Saturday in the streets of downtown Los Angeles to protest legislation that cracks down
against illegal immigrants...LOOKS LIKE A FEW MORE THAN THE "APPROX. 25,000" THAT SHOWED UP.. WOULDN'T YA'
SAY?!??!? (KEEP IN MIND: THIS IS JUST ONE SNAPSHOT OF ONE STREET IN LA!!!):
|Updated: 11:50 p.m. ET March 25, 2006
LOS ANGELES - They surprised the police, and maybe themselves, their T-shirts turning block after block of downtown Los
Angeles streets white in a demonstration so massive that few causes in recent U.S. history have matched it.
Police said more than 500,000 people marched Saturday to protest a proposed federal crackdown on illegal immigration.
Wearing white as a sign of peace, and waving flags from the U.S., Mexico, Guatemala and other countries, they came to show
that illegal immigrants already are part of the American fabric, and want the chance to be legal, law-abiding citizens.
Police used helicopters to come up with the crowd estimate. "I've been on the force 38 years and I've never seen a rally this
big," said Cmdr. Louis Gray Jr., incident commander for the rally.
In Denver, more than 50,000 people protested downtown Saturday, according to police who had expected only a few thousand.
Phoenix was similarly surprised Friday when an estimated 20,000 people gathered for one of the biggest demonstrations in
city history, and more than 10,000 marched in Milwaukee on Thursday.
Backlash to stiffer laws
The demonstrators oppose legislation passed by the U.S. House that would make it a felony to be in the U.S. illegally. It also
would impose new penalties on employers who hire illegal immigrants, require churches to check the legal status of
parishioners before helping them and erect fences along one-third of the U.S.-Mexican border.
"I think it's just inhumane. ... Everybody deserves the right to a better life," said Elger Aloy of Riverside, a 26-year-old premed
student who was pushing his 8-month-old son in a stroller at the Los Angeles march.
Many protesters said lawmakers were unfairly targeting immigrants who provide a major labor pool for America's economy.
"Enough is enough of the xenophobic movement," said Norman Martinez, 63, who immigrated from Honduras as a child.
"They are picking on the weakest link in society, which has built this country."
Many of the demonstrators who weren't immigrants said they had relatives who were.
"My mom came from Mexico, she had to cross the river, and thank God she did," said David Gonzalez, 22, who held a sign
saying, "I'm in my homeland."'
Gonzalez rejected claims by advocates of the legislation that it would help protect the nation from terrorism, noting that it would
hurt Hispanics the most.
"When did you ever see a Mexican blow up the World Trade Center?" he said. "Who do you think built the World Trade Center?"
The Senate was to begin debating immigration proposals on Tuesday.
President Bush is pushing for a guest worker program that could provide temporary legal status for some of the estimated 12
million undocumented immigrants in the United States, but many of his fellow Republicans are taking a more restrictive
"March 25: President Bush is caught in the middle of the debate"
"As we debate the immigration issue, we must remember there are hardworking individuals, doing jobs that Americans will
not do, who are contributing to the economic vitality of our country," Bush said Saturday in his weekly radio address.
Some immigrant-rights advocates, however, are also against Bush's proposed guest worker program, saying it would create
an underclass of foreign workers.
Illegal immigrants want legislation that would protect them, unify their families and address future flows of immigrants, said
Lisa Duran, of the group Rights for All People, said at the Denver protest.
The rally at Denver's Civic Center Park, like the one in Los Angeles, was peaceful. Denver police spokesman Sonny Jackson
said the crowd, mostly made up of families and older people, was respectful.
'We have families, too'
Arvada resident Elsa Rodriguez, a pilot who came to Colorado in 1999 from Mexico to look for work, said she came to the
Denver protest because she just wants to be considered equal.
"We're like the ancestors who started this country, they came from other countries without documents, too," said Rodriguez,
30. "They call us lazy and dirty, but we just want to come to work. If you see, we have families, too."
Between 5,000 and 7,000 people gathered Saturday in Charlotte, N.C., carrying signs with slogans such as "Am I Not a
Human Being?" In Sacramento, more than 4,000 people protested immigration legislation at an annual march honoring the
late farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.
About 200 people protested outside a town hall-style meeting held by Rep. James Sensenbrenner, R-Wis., a leading sponsor
of the House bill. He defended the legislation, saying he's trying to stop people from exploiting illegal immigrants for cheap
labor, drug trafficking and prostitution.
"Those who do that are 21st-century slave masters, just like the 19th-century slave masters that we fought a civil war to get rid
of," Sensenbrenner said at the meeting. "Unless we do something about illegal immigration, we're consigning illegal
immigrants to be a permanent underclass, and I don't think that's moral."
Since Thursday tens of thousands of people have joined in rallies in cities including Milwaukee, Los Angeles, Phoenix and
Atlanta, and staged school walkouts, marches and work stoppages.
The demonstrations are expected to culminate April 10 in a "National Day of Action" organized by labor, immigration, civil rights
and religious groups
|LARGEST PROTEST IN LA HISTORY!!!!! that's what is being reported by MAINSTREAM NEWS!!!
coming together EVERYONE!!! fucking beautiful!!!
Posted by diana on Sunday, March 26, 2006 at 8:26 AM
|the immigration/migrant workers rights movement that's evolved statestide in recent weeks has
definately been watched with joy/anxiety overseas. it's true. the world can't wait. the bush regime must be
driven out. he and his regime are just too foul for words. the migrant workers trade union, Daechuri and
the Daechuri solidarity workers certainly stand in solidarity with ya'll.
Posted by unity ilshim on Saturday, April 22, 2006 at 11:16 PM
|Saturday, March 25, 2006
Rally Against Prop. HR4337 (PHOTOS) March 25th- 2006