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It's Time To Stop the War--on Immigrants!

by Leslie Radford Sunday, Apr. 09, 2006 at 11:27 PM

The Senate is torn between welcoming undocumented families and turning them into criminals. Immigrant and immigrant-descent communities, the now-awakened giant, forced the Senate to blink. Actions over the next two weeks will determine what the Senate finally does. And in the interim, the progressive Left needs to stand up in massive numbers.

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"I think the demonstrations that occurred in the past have been noticed," Senator Mel Martinez understated.

Congress nearly turned twelve million children and adults into felons, nearly extended tenfold the wall of death and ecological devastation across the border, nearly authorized police to round up and imprison millions of people for what had been a civil offense, and added an armed, high-tech, major battalion to its personnel posted in the southwest U.S.

Then the sleeping giant got bugged: the immigrant and immigrant-descent communities took on the Senate and brought it to its knees, before the Senate left for a two-week R&R.

Now the question is, will the Republican-dominated Senate surrender, or will it return with renewed resolve to punish people who they deem aren’t sufficiently "assimilated" and open a war of terror on entire communities?

The immigrant community has plans to stop that war, a series of events between now and a massive May Day "Great American Boycott 2006" (see below). Three things need to happen if they are to succeed:

  • Escalating support within the immigrant and immigrant-descent communities.
The Gran Marcha of the 25th must be the beginning, not the crest, of the tide.
  • Non-violent militancy. It was, after all, fear, not supplication, that moved the Senate.
  • Widespread participation from other citizens, the electoral base of the U.S.
  • The progressive Left in Los Angeles has voiced its support for the immigrants and against the minutemen and, presumably, the minutemen’s Congressional colleagues. Tangible support has come from such stalwart organizations as ANSWER-LA, The World Can’t Wait, KPFK, UFPJ, and NOW.

    But what remains is for the organized Left to pour into the streets over the next two weeks, to demonstrate their alliance with the immigrants, to add their legal and electoral clout to what the Senate hears, and to defend their brothers and sisters from reactionaries everywhere. It’s time to Stop the War the war on neighbors, the war on families, the war on workers, the war at home.

    Key Events in Southern California

    Sunday, April 9

    March for Zapata, 8:00 a.m. at Cesar Chavez and Lorena in LA.


    The organizers are from the left wing of the immigrant struggle: Danza Cuahtemoc, Aztlan Mexica Nation Harmony Keepers, Mexicanos Unidos en Defensa del Pueblo, and Comite Pro Democracia en Mexico.

    Immigrants Are America March for Hope, Dignity, and Respect, 1:00 p.m. at Balboa Park, San Diego

    America Is a nation of immigrants! Our nation was founded on the basis of
    We March for Justice!
    We march to say
    NO to the criminalization of immigrants and
    NO to the creation of an immigrant underclass!

    The organizers here are MAAC Project, a social service agency, and the SEIU. The minutemen have promised to countermarch along another route.

    Event Flyer (English/Spanish)

    National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights, 10:00 a.m. at the intersection of Inos and Depot in Santa Maria.

    Organized by PUEBLO, a low-income economic and environmental justice organization, and CLUE, a religious organization for economic justice.

    Monday, April 10

    National Day of Action for Immigrant Rights. The largest gathering will probably be in Phoenix, but organizers are calling for major actions across the country. The Nazis at White Revolution might just bring their sheets.

    April 10 is Our Day!! On April 10, we will get together all over America to make our voices heard. "We are America," no matter where we were born. We deserve to be treated with respect and deserve a chance to become citizens of the country we love.

    City: Bakersfield
    Time: 10:00AM
    Location: Jastro Park, Truston Ave., 2 blocks east of Oak
    Event Details: Dress in white, bring your lunch, water & your American Flag
    Contact Name: Armando Elenes - United Farmworkers
    Contact Phone: 661-725-9730
    Contact Email:
    Event Flyer (English)
    Event Flyer (Spanish)

    City: Los Angeles
    Date: 4/10
    Time: 4:30PM
    Location: La Placita - 535 N Main St., Los Angeles, CA
    Event Details: "Today we Act, Tomorrow we Vote" Rally, Candlelight Vigil, and Procession
    Contact Name: Elda Martinez – CARECEN, Xiomara Corpeno -CHIRLA, Su Yon Yi -NAKASEC, Sungpyo Ma – KRCLA
    Contact Phone: 213-385-7800x127 (CARECEN), 213-353-1333x242 (CHIRLA), 323-937-3703 (NAKASEC), 323-937-3718 (KRCLA)
    Contact Email: (CARECEN);; (NAKASEC); (KRCLA)
    Event Flyer (English)
    Event Flyer (English/Spanish/Korean)
    Event Flyer (Spanish)

    City: Panorama City
    Time: 6:30pm
    Location: Hermandad Mexicana
    Event Details: Marcha & Vigilia 2006 - "Immigration Coalition" - March & Vigil Contact Name: Hermandad Mexicana & ACORN
    Contact Phone: 818-989-3019 (Hermandad Mexicana), 818-892-7600 (ACORN)
    Event Flyer (Spanish)

    City: San Diego
    Time: Noon
    Location: Chicano Park
    Event Details: Join us for a moment of reflection as we plant 464 crosses in memory of the 464 people who died last year crossing the US/Mexican border. Community members, religious leaders and others will gather at Chicano Park at Noon
    Contact Name: Enrique Morones - Border Angels
    Contact Phone: 619-269-7865
    Contact Email: or

    City: San Fernando Valley
    Time: 6:30 PM
    Location: Hermandad Mexicana - 7915 Van Nuys Blvd.
    Event Details: Candle light vigil with speakers and a blessing followed by a procession to the Van Nuys Federal Building (6230 Van Nuys Blvd). Coalition partners include Valley MAPA, ACORN, the office of Congressman Brad Sherman and more!
    Contact Name: Maria Cervantes (ACORN) or Gloria Saucedo (Hermandad Mexicana)
    Contact Phone: 323-359-1091 (ACORN) or 818-989-3019 (Hermandad)
    Contact Email: (Hermandad)

    City: Santa Ana
    Time: Noon
    Location: Federal Building - 441 West 4th Street, Santa Ana, CA
    Event Details: Rally at the Federal Building
    Contact Name: Denise Valasco - Santa Ana LULAC #147, SEIU Local 1877
    Contact Phone: 714-245-9700 x 109

    City: Santa Barbara
    Time: 6:30PM
    Location: Plaza de la Guerra
    Event Details: Vigil
    Contact Name: Contact - PUEBLO & CLUE
    Contact Phone: 805-882-2484 / 805-968-1078
    Contact Email: /

    Saturday, April 15

    El Gran Marcha Estudiantil, 10:00 a.m. at Olympic and Broadway, LA

    Full rights for all immigrants!
    Support the Walkouts!
    United Students Coalition
    Stop all racist legislation!

    Derechos Plenos para todos los inmigrantes!
    Alto toda legislacion racista!
    Apoyemos las protestas estudiantiles!
    Construyamos un movimiento estudiantil!

    Organized by United Students Coalition, in coordination with the March 25 Coalition.

    Monday, May 1

    El Gran Paro Americano 2006.

    No Work, No School, No Sales, and No Buying. We will settle for nothing less than full amnesty and dignity for the millions of undocumented workers presently in the U.S. We believe that increased enforcement is a step in the wrong direction and will only serve to facilitate more tragedies along the Mexican-U.S. border in terms of deaths and family separation.

    Brought to you by the March 25th Coalition against HR4437 in Los Angeles.

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