imc indymedia

Los Angeles Indymedia : Activist News

white themeblack themered themetheme help
About Us Contact Us Calendar Publish RSS
Features
latest news
best of news
syndication
commentary


KILLRADIO

VozMob

ABCF LA

A-Infos Radio

Indymedia On Air

Dope-X-Resistance-LA List

LAAMN List




IMC Network:

Original Cities

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

Surviving Cities

www.indymedia.org africa: canada: quebec east asia: japan europe: athens barcelona belgium bristol brussels cyprus germany grenoble ireland istanbul lille linksunten nantes netherlands norway portugal united kingdom latin america: argentina cmi brasil rosario oceania: aotearoa united states: austin big muddy binghamton boston chicago columbus la michigan nyc portland rochester saint louis san diego san francisco bay area santa cruz, ca tennessee urbana-champaign worcester west asia: palestine process: fbi/legal updates process & imc docs projects: radio satellite tv
printable version - js reader version - view hidden posts - tags and related articles

community of Protest in Costa mesa growing

by Abraham Appel Sunday, Feb. 26, 2006 at 12:27 PM
abe _appel@yahoo.com

Last nights protest in front of councilman and bar owner garry Monohan's bar has grown into a socol and political event that does not seem to be slowing down.

Last nights protest outside Monohans Bar in Costa Mesa showed that the discontent within the local communities over recent votes by the Costa Mesa city council to train police in INS duties is growing.

Last Night protesters chanted in Spanish, sang un-requested music and randomly blasted Ozomotly from a bicycle boom-box in front of Monahan’s bar and restaurant to protest bar owner and city councilman Garry Monohans vote in favor of training Costa mesa’s police in INS affairs.

Last nights protest attracted the largest turn out yet.

It appears that the event is becoming a county wide social event with people showing up from around the county.

The protest consisted of Protesters marching through the Parking lot of the bar, chanting, dancing and even a musical outfit playing Spanish guitars from within the crowd of protesters.

The protest is practically changing the small section of Newport blvd on Friday Night into a small Los Angeles street for what felt like a few hours of fun and community within the protest.

The march through the parking-lot, though, led one man to show the dangerous undertones of the conflict when he stuck his head out of the bar and laughed with his friends that,

“If this were the1890’s we could just shoot them (the protesters) like buffalo”

This statement may be not be technically true, but it should be mentioned that around the 1890’s the Irish would also be living in segregated ghetto housing while being beaten for stealing “the white persons jobs” protesters pointed out when made aware of the statement.

And if it was 1790 Monahan’s in Costa Mesa would be Monahan’s in Mexico as well.

Monahan did call the police on two occasions last night.

Both times came when the protesters moved from the sidewalk to the parking lot of the bar in a semi-comical and very tense moment of chanting and playing Spanish guitars at the doors of Monahan as Monahan yelled back ‘you are trespassing” while pub-goers outside for smokes were told to go inside the bar to avoid confrontation.

Police showed up and confirmed to protest leaders that the Parking lot was off limits.

“(Garry Monohan) needs to get used to the changing political climate” said Duane Roberts during the protest, accept that if you support a law that negatively affects and singles out the Mexican-American community, that this type of stuff is gonna happen.

Protesters admit it will be an up-hill battle, though, because many in the Orange County community do not understand how threatening these laws are seen by the Mexican-American families of not just Costa Mesa, but Orange, San Diego and L.A County.

As one pub patron voiced her dislike for the protest said

“(Monahan) has a bunch of Spanish men who cook for him and make me blessed meals…Junito and Miguel are very happy”

Mexican-Americans at the protest shared that they hope their protests will make it clear how the Chicano’s in Orange County see a vote for this law as a sign of being disconnected from the reality of not only the North American world, but the local community.

“The mayor-who also voted for the law-and councilman Monahan have a real fragmented analysis of the Immigration issue” said Natasha who was one of the guitar playing protesters

“There is a whole Diaspora of (Latin American and Mexican) immigrants who are practically political refugees due to the very policies of the United States”… ‘Mexican and Latin Americans don’t want to leave there home, but U.S policies create the situations that force them to leave”, and then they get here, work hard, raise families, pay taxes and become the enemy, Natasha held her guitar and got ready to leave.

Protesters shared that they want the city council of Costa Mesa to realize that this is not a phase in the So-Cal Chicano community.

Protesters said that they see this law as violent and destructive. They see it as a threat to their families.

The felling within the community of protesters is that the Costa Mesa law giving some police INS powers is that the law brings the horrible thought to life of not knowing if family members will return home after school or work.

The law also creates fear of not being able to call the police in times of break-ins; domestic violence or rape, say protesters.

One protester confided that he felt that the people in the bar talked about not likening “illigals” but none of the bar drinkers will lose anything if the law gets repealed.

For Mexican-Americans though, protesters shared, if this law doesn’t get repealed it may mean that life becomes the constant fear of their fathers never again coming home, there mothers getting detained and harassed on the way to buying food, their children getting legally harassed on the way to school.”

And maybe that was the difference Friday Night. The bar was packed because the drinkers wanted to deaden the conscience and have fun for a little while. The Sidewalk was packed with protesters because they had been awakened.

























Report this post as:

LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 17 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
TITLE AUTHOR DATE
OC OC Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 5:47 PM
Monahan's Is sound proof Irish Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 8:37 PM
Im not sure that Monohans is the point Abe Appel Monday, Feb. 27, 2006 at 8:50 PM
Response John Earl Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at 11:59 AM
Those who commit the crimes... Border Raven Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at 6:15 PM
U.S. Policies. What U.S. policies? Minutewomen Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at 6:17 PM
Suspects, not Convicts johnk Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006 at 8:35 PM
to Minute women Abe appel Wednesday, Mar. 01, 2006 at 10:32 AM
1790's? Quizling Thursday, Mar. 02, 2006 at 4:22 PM
Go, go Go, Someone who grew up there Thursday, Mar. 02, 2006 at 4:47 PM
re Explain US policies gladys Saturday, Mar. 18, 2006 at 3:53 PM

Local News

More Pix: "Families Belong Together," Pasadena J02 12:16PM

"Families Belong Together" March, Pasadena J02 12:08PM

Short Report on the Families Belong Together Protest in Los Angeles J30 4:26PM

Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! J10 11:58PM

Watch the Debate: Excluded Candidates for Governor of California M30 10:20PM

Change Links June 2018 posted M28 12:41AM

The Montrose Peace Vigil at 12 Years M22 1:01PM

Unity Archive Project M21 2:42AM

Dianne Feinstein's Promotion of War, Secret Animal Abuse, Military Profiteering, Censorshi M17 3:22PM

CA Senate Bill 1303 would require an independent coroner rather than being part of police M10 2:08PM

Three years after OC snitch scandal, no charges filed against sheriffs deputies M10 1:57PM

California police agencies violate Brown Act (open meetings) M02 1:31PM

Insane Company Wants To Send Nuke Plant Waste To New Mexico A29 4:47PM

Change Links May 2018 A27 1:40AM

Worker-Owned Car Wash on Vermont Closed A26 10:37PM

GUIDE TO REBEL CITY LOS ANGELES AVAILABLE A12 5:39PM

lausd whistle blower A10 11:58PM

Website Upgrade A10 3:02AM

Help KCET and UCLA identify 60s-70s Chicano images A04 1:02PM

UCLA Luskin: Casting Youth Justice in a Different Light A02 11:58AM

Change Links April 2018 A01 11:27AM

Nuclear Shutdown News March 2018 M31 6:57PM

Join The Protest Rally in Glendale on April 10, 2018! M29 7:00PM

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! M19 2:02PM

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project Shows Shocking Eviction Trends in L.A. M16 5:40PM

Steve Mnuchin video at UCLA released M15 12:34AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Clean Ups M06 12:10PM

After Being Told He's 'Full of Sh*t' at School Event, Mnuchin Demands UCLA Suppress Video M02 11:44AM

More Local News...

Other/Breaking News

3 Essential Videos J19 3:53AM

The System Question as a Survival Question J18 8:54PM

“Animaniacs in Concert!” Starring Voice Legend Rob Paulsen J18 2:41PM

Nation's Largest Voting Machine Co., ESS, Admits Lying Re Having Installed Remote Control J18 11:55AM

Du pain et des jeux J18 9:53AM

Fbi joins with Facebook to remove this report J18 7:08AM

Paraphysique de martyrologie J17 8:00AM

Asian Countries:Cambodia, Vietnam, N. Korea do not permit unlawful immigration J16 8:06PM

Children Incorporated Earns 4-Star Rating on Charity Navigator J16 11:24AM

Democratic Socialists of America J14 4:57PM

Leonard Peltier Non Violent Native American Political Prisoner since 1970's J14 4:18PM

Paraphysique miscellanées de l'aggiornamento J14 12:54AM

Actress and Philanthropist Tanna Frederick Hosts Project Save Our Surf Beach Cleanup J13 4:14PM

FBI Investigated LA County Sheriff Baca,Why Not Hank Skinner's Persecution? J13 3:52PM

Updated Partial List Of Famous Vegetarians, Vegans, & Fruitarians J13 2:59PM

The Shortwave Report 07136/18 Listen Globally! J12 4:36PM

Social Policy as Social Infrastructure J12 3:38AM

Vol I: 84 Varieties Of GOP Election Fraud J12 1:50AM

Texas Can Call it An Execution,But It is A State Sponsored Murder of Hank Skinner.. J11 6:48PM

June 2018 Honduras coup update J11 3:35PM

Maria Estrada doubles down on racist support J11 1:40PM

New York Women in Film & Television Announces 2018 NYWIFT Ha Phuong Scholarship Recipients J11 10:14AM

Trapps de la domination, trapps de l'aliénation J11 1:31AM

Please Work For The Defeat Of Brett Kavanaugh And Why J09 8:54PM

Change Links 2018 July posted J09 1:27PM

Transinhumanisme ( transe inhumanisme ) J09 12:44PM

Google, World's Biggest Censor, Was Founded By The CIA J09 10:25AM

For a World Free of Nuclear Risks J09 8:29AM

More Breaking News...
© 2000-2018 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