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Retenes 4 de julio 2011 / July 4 weekend checkpoints
2011-07-02 1:26 AM
Cada 4 de julio, cuando el gringo celebra su conquista de estas tierras, tambi?n tiene su manera de recordarnos quien no somos "americanos": pobres, migrantes, latinxs, afroamericanxs, descapacitadxs, j?venes, la comunidad LGBT. Una de sus t?cticas es el ret?n, una violaci?n del derecho individual, y que tiene como finalidad el objetivo de encajarle a uno en una categor?a. Sigamos resistiendo.
Every July 4, the descendents of the settlers who appropriated these lands and the oppressed they have assimilated celebrate that conquest. They always seem to set up checkpoints around this time, too, as if to remind us who is not "American": the poor, the migrant, the latino/a, the African-American, the disabled, the young, the LGBT community. This violation of basic dignity, like all forms of conquest, is an attempt to place people into a category and, if possible, commodify them. Keep up the resistance.
The Automobile Club of Southern California also is offering its free "Tipsy Tow" service from 6 p.m. Saturday to 11:59 p.m. Monday. People who have been drinking can get a free one-way tow and ride home for up to 7 miles by calling 800-400-4AAA. (image/jpeg)
May Day March Videos
2011-05-04 11:09 PM
This was an impromptu, unplanned video. (text/plain + 3 comments)
Luchando por Nuestros Derechos - Tres Días de Lucha
ComitÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â© Latino de Valle de Coachella
2011-04-30 4:32 PM
29 y 30 de Abril, Primero de Mayo 2011 (application/pdf)
May Day 2011 Call to Action!
Lee Siu Hin - Immigrant Solidarity Network
2011-04-26 5:18 PM
We are calling A national day of multi-ethnic unity with youth, labor, peace and justice communities in solidarity with immigrant workers and building new immigrant rights & civil rights movement! Wear White T-Shirt; organize local actions to support immigrant worker rights! (text/html)
2 May Day Marches
2011-04-24 5:48 PM
This year, there will be two May Day marches in Los Angeles. WHY??
Southern California Immigration Coalition (SCIC) (text/html)
SoCal Connected Profiles The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Policy
2011-03-16 10:00 AM
This Thursday, SoCal Connected will air a 30 minute special report titled “A Border Between Them” highlighting the present struggles of the Morales Family; torn apart by U.S. immigration policy. (image/jpeg)
Followup Meeting Between Colton Community and Police
2011-03-14 8:35 AM
Saturday, March 12, 2011
COLTON, California - In a follow-up meeting to a <a href="http://la.indymedia.org/news/2010/12/243390.php">community forum</a> held in December, Chief Bob Miller and Detective Eric Campa of the Colton Police Department again met with residents to share the department's new directive concerning vehicle impounds. (image/jpeg)
Lista de Retenes / Checkpoint list for 11-13/feb/2011
2011-02-11 3:52 PM
El fin de semana pasado fue el Super Bowl y hubo muchísimos arrestos e incautaciones de automóviles de personas que no estaban ebrias, pero a las que el sistema no les permite manejar legalmente. Pero la represión no descansa, sea la excusa un día de festividades o no. Por eso aquí les tenemos una lista corta de los retenes para este fin de semana. Recuerden que como la represión del gobierno no descansa así también la resistencia nunca debe descansar; no olviden renunciar los retenes que vean o si escuchan por algún medio que va haber un retén hagan su aportación a esta lista.
Last weekend was Super Bowl weekend and there were many arrests and car confiscations of people that where not drunk, but people that the system won’t let drive legally. Nevertheless, repression does not stop, whether a it's holiday weekend or not. Therefore here is a short list of checkpoints for this weekend. Remember that just like repression does not rest, WE the resistance should also stay vigilant; don’t forget to denounce the checkpoints that you eye witness or if you hear about a checkpoint, share the information comrades! (image/jpeg + 3 comments)
Foto of Police Attack
2011-02-11 3:27 PM
Three LA County Sheriffs attacking a small young vendor Feb. 8 2011. (image/jpeg)
Lê’s “Gangster” Not Just Another Immigration Memoir
Mark Gabrish Conlan/Zenger's Newsmagazine
2011-02-09 1:28 PM
Lê Thi Diem Thúy was brought to this country from Viet Nam by her father in 1978, when she was six, but her book “The Gangster We Are All Looking For,” honored this year by the San Diego Public Library and PBS as the 2011 “One Book, One San Diego,” isn’t your ordinary immigrant’s memoir. Presented as a novel — which allows Lê to tap her childhood for material without having to be bound by literal truth — “Gangster” is written in an almost poetic prose style, rich in nature imagery, characteristic of many Asian writers who learned English as a second language. Introducing, reading from and commenting on the book at the Public Library downtown on February 2, Lê gave a presentation touching on a lot of the issues raised in her book, including culture clashes, the role of the imagination and language as a force that can tear people apart as much as it can bring them together. (image/jpeg)
Pomona Youth Rally for Immigrant Rights
2011-02-01 1:31 AM
Friday, January 28, 2011
POMONA, California - A youthful group of about fifty gathered in downtown Pomona to march, rally, and otherwise lift their voices about the need for immigration reform, social justice, and popular participation in decisionmaking processes. The march was organized and executed exclusively by the youth, who, while accepting the solidarity of more established movement activists, were also taking very seriously their responsibility to lead the movement. (image/jpeg + 16 comments)
2011-01-23 10:40 PM
Community Forum on ICE/Police Repression (text/html)
International Migrants' Day Posada for Human Rights
2010-12-21 1:58 AM
Saturday, December 18, 2010
SAN BERNARDINO, California - A small but dedicated group of labor, immigrant rights, and religious activists gathered on International Migrant's Day to promote the human rights of migrants through the Mexican Christmas tradition of the posada. Beginning at San Bernardino's day labor corner, the processioners gathered under storm clouds just as the sun set to pray, lament the non-passage of the DREAM Act, and sing, before proceeding to St. John's Episcopal Church for tamales, champurrado, and piñata. (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
DREAMERS WILL NOT GIVE UP
Dream Team LA
2010-12-20 11:31 PM
Los Angeles, CA - This morning, US Senate voted on whether or not to debate the DREAM Act. Unfortunately, 60 votes were needed and the measure will not move forward this year. (text/plain + 3 comments)
Colton Immigrant Community Meets PD Chief, Demands Justice
2010-12-14 1:19 AM
Saturday, December 11, 2010
COLTON, California - In a large public gathering the in cafeteria of Alice Birney Elementary School, well over one hundred community members from Colton, a city with a large low-income immigrant community met with their police chief to expose him to the injustices his officers have been committing and to petition for redress of their grievances. (image/jpeg + 6 comments)
Human Rights are Immigrant Rgihts
2010-11-27 2:58 PM
Human Rights are Immigrant Rights. (text/html + 4 comments)
Green U.S. Senate Candidate Warns Immigrant Rights Supporters to 'Beware of the Democrats'
Duane Roberts for U.S. Senate 2010
2010-09-24 8:35 AM
"Last year, President Obama appointed Janet Napolitano to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. When Napolitano was Democratic Governor of Arizona, she was a close ally of Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio and lobbied the Bush administration on his behalf to give his army of deputies the power to arrest undocumented workers under provisions of 287(g). (image/jpeg + 1 comment)
Justice for Manuel Jamines
2010-09-17 6:21 AM
Demandamos que el Procurador Cooley Ponga Cargos de Asesinato y despidan a el policia Hernandez!
Alto al Terror Policiaco en las comunidades Afro-Americanas, Latino and Migrantes.
Alto a las Redadas de la Migra! Legalizacion total para todos! (text/plain)
Lockdown at Highland and Wilshire
2010-07-30 10:58 AM
Ten activists locked themselves down at Wilshire and Highland, while about 200 others supported the protest against Arizona immigration law 1070. (text/html + 4 comments)
I-19 Shutdown in Tucson, Az- Spanish & English
2010-07-30 9:54 AM
Communique from Freedom for Arizona. Other updates available on Az Indymedia. (text/plain)
Retenes este fin de semana / This weekend's checkpoints (22-26/jul/2010)
2010-07-23 11:45 AM
Hasta la fecha, se han anunciado los siguientes retenes policiales a través de la prensa corporativa. Mande esta lista a sus amigos, cópiala a tu sitio local de indymedia o craigslist, o el sitio que sea popular en su área, tome la información y envía mensajes de texto a sus amistades y a todos y todas de su iglesia. Pero seguro que habrá más de los mencionados. Si usted ve un retén, favor de comunicárselo a su organización comunitaria local o reportarlo a la red de Checkpoint response. Mande correo electrónico a firstname.lastname@example.org con preguntas, comentarios, o para prestarse como voluntario/a. Si usted quiere reportar un retén anunciado en su prensa local o que haya visto en su comunidad, o si quiere recibir alertas por texto o correo eletrónico, favor de enviar un email a email@example.com.
These are the checkpoints that have been announced in the corporate press so far. Take this list and send it to your friends, post it on your local indymedia site, craigslist, or whatever site is popular in your area, post it to your facebook, take the information and send out text messages to all your friends and all the people in your church. There are sure to be more than the ones listed here. If you see one, please report it to your local community organization or to Checkpoint response. If you would like to report a checkpoint announced in your local press or that you've seen in your community, or if you would like to receive text or e-mail alerts, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also e-mail email@example.com with questions, comments, or to volunteer. (image/jpeg + 3 comments)
Protest Arizona SB1070 in Los Angeles CA
2010-07-21 6:22 AM
Southern California Immigration Coalition calling to protest Arizona SB1070
at the Federal building located 300 North Los Angeles Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.
Tuesday 27th, and 28th July 2010
We Can Stop SB1070 and any attacks in immigrant working class. (text/html + 8 comments)
Going to Arizona to Protest SB1970- July 29
2010-07-20 5:50 PM
Southern California Immigration Coalition- SCIC is going to Arizona.
Be at Arizona July 29 to stop SB1070
Cost $35.00 per person
Meeting place is Centro Cultural Francisco Villa
2100 Maple Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90011
We leave Wed night July 28
We return Thursday night July 29.
Please RSVP right away.
phone # 323-602-3425 (text/html + 1 comment)
Terry "Uncle Ruckus" Anderson dead
One People's Project
2010-07-10 5:05 AM
A black man who made it his mission in life to pit the black community of South Central against Hispanics, even while working with white supremacists, has been called home by the devil. (text/plain + 1 comment)
Flyers/info for BoycottAZ- All-Star Protest July 13
2010-07-01 1:24 PM
This is to protest the 2010 All Star game July 13 in support of the Arizona Boycott. The protest will be to raise awareness and demand that MLB move the 2011 All Star Game out of Arizona. (application/pdf + 1 comment)
Costa Mesa action against the "Rule of Law"
2010-06-19 8:45 AM
June 15, 2010 — The City of Costa Mesa passed a resolution labeling itself a "Rule of Law City" against the undocumented immigrants! Costa Mesa has declared war on our community!
The Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has provided the city an ICE agent in their local jail to deport anyone without the "proper documentation". How can we help the police if we don't trust them? Our families will be torn apart and we cannot let that happen!
The city has no jurisdiction on laws related to immigration, but yet the City Council has made of its city a smaller version of Arizona with the same harmful consequences on the people of Costa Mesa!
*** This protest was organized by the people of Costa Mesa*** (text/html + 1 comment)
National Commissioner for Civil Rights, LULAC
Jan B. Tucker
2010-06-18 3:50 PM
3 Journalists attacked by police during Mayday 2007 Immigration march civil trial to begin 10 a.m. June 18, 2010 @ Dept 307 Los Angeles Superior Court. (text/plain)
The People Against The "Rule of Law" Of Costa Mesa City!
2010-06-16 8:15 PM
The City of Costa Mesa passed a resolution labeling itself a "Rule of Law City" against the undocumented immigrants! Costa Mesa has declared war on our community! (image/jpeg + 8 comments)
Sit-in at Rep. Dreier's office Protesta en la oficina del congresista Dreier
2010-06-11 1:26 PM
Thursday, June 10, 2010<br>
SAN DIMAS, California - About thirty constituents, immigrant rights activists, students, and community members entered Representative David Dreier's office, requesting a meeting and answers to questions on his stance on immigration reform. When Dreier's staff proved unresponsive to the request, activists declared they would not leave until their demands were met. They held the office for about an hour, withdrawing after negotiating with officials from the Los Angeles County sheriff's office.
Jueves, 10 de junio, 2010<br><br>
SAN DIMAS, California - Unas treinta personas, entre ellas electores, activistas por los derechos de los inmigrantes, estudiantes, y miembros de la comunidad, entraron a la oficina del congresista David Dreier para pedir una reunión con él y para preguntarle sobre su postura hacia la reforma migratoria. Cuando su personal no rehusó a recibir la petición, los activistas declararon que no iban a partir hasta que se les concedieran sus demandas. Mantuvieron su presencia en el despacho por alrededor de una hora, y se retiraron después de negociar con oficiales del departamento del alguacil de Los Ángeles. (image/jpeg + 5 comments)
Breaking News!!! Sit-In in San Dimas
2010-06-11 8:25 AM
Caller to the LA-IMC newsroom reports protesters holding a Sit-In at the San Dimas office of Representative Dreier, demanding that he take a stand in favor of Immigration Reform, were kicked out after a half hour and are currently picketing outside. (image/jpeg)
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