race & racism for April 2006

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Apr 23 2006
1 de mayo en SD / May 1st in SD

MAY 1 - Rally & Evening vigil
Sponsored by the San Diego Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

ALSO: Action at border earlier in the day -

Apr 23 2006
Immigration Rights Rally/March in Medford

4/21/06 Alba Park, Medford, Oregon

A crowd estimated between 300 and 500 stood strong in a march & rally in downtown Medford. After the opening rally at the gazebo in Alba demonstrators proceeded down Main Street first to Vogel Park. The march moved onto Central with banners held high in the air. The procession turned at 6th Street and then again onto Riverside to 10th around the Library and then down Central again back to Vogel Park.

Accompanying chants included

"Si Se Puede" (Yes We Can)
"El Pueblo Unido, Jamas Sera Vencido" (The People United, Will Never Be Defeated)
"Hoy Marchamos, Manana Votamos" (Today We March, Tommorow We Vote)

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Apr 24 2006
Black / Brown Unity Overtakes Ted Hayes' anti-MIgrant Demo in Leimert Park

Black / Brown Unity Overtakes Ted Hayes' anti-MIgrant Demo in Leimert Park

Apr 24 2006
Burbank: Standoff in the Street

LOS ANGELES, 23 April 2006--To the casual observer, Saturday’s confrontation between pro-migrant activists and the minutemen might have looked like the dozen or so others over the past year: 65 or so minutemen at their peak, something like 100 pro-migrant activists across the street from each other at a day labor center, trading insults.

But the morning match up at the Burbank Home Depot was the first since the Gran Marcha of March 25, the first since the Senate took up the question of legalization for migrants. Under the rain-threatening clouds, the minutemen barely acknowledged their ostensible purpose, a Southern California convergence against Burbank Home Depot, part of a National Corporation protest against hiring workers without papers. Instead, showing their frustration at the turning tide, the minutemen verbally assaulted the Native Americans, Chicana/os, and Mexicans with unmitigated racial insults and slurs for four hours.

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