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Summer 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Trump's Animals ICE And Prisoner Sexual Abuse Racists Are On The Loose!

Spring 2018 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Support DACA, Support Clean DREAM Act, No to the Border Wall, Racist Trump's Shithole Rhetoric!

what does a mexican driver's license look like? (tags)

Chances are, you are looking for the Matricula Cosular

Winter 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Immigrant Shooter = Entire Community Guilty Muslim Shooter = Entire Religion Guilty Black Shooter = Entire Race Guilty White Shooter = Mentally Troubled Lone Wolf

Fall 2017 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Charlottesville, The Returns of Racist KKK Nazi Violence, and More Trump’s Anti-Immigrant Horror, FIGHT BACK!

Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers (tags)

Civil rights groups demand immigration agents stop impersonating police officers

Spring 2016 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Remember March 25 2006 Los Angeles No HR4437 March! Look Forward For Our New Fight At May Day 2016!

Fall 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Migrant’s Human Rights Violations, Syria Refugee Crisis – Proudly Made by U.S.A. + Dump the Trump!

Summer 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Life and Death in the Border, Mass Detention: Another U.S. violation of Human Rights

RAC-LA Community Center Grand Opening (tags)

RAC-LA and the F@@ invite community members to the public grand opening of its new community center on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015

Spring 2015 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Immigration Law in Limbo, But Mass Detention and Deportation Continues….

Winter 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Is Obama's Immigration Plan Too Modest? Proposals Cover Less Than Half of Nation's Undocumented

Fall 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) National Religious Leaders Send One-Sentence Letter to Obama: Don’t Trade Kids' Lives in Immigration Action! 2) The U.S. Is Deporting Cambodian Refugees and Orphaning Their Children 3) New Report Details Prejudice and Pretext in Georgia's Hyper Immigration Enforcement 4) Unaccompanied Minors: Their Arduous Journey and Their Unknown Fate 5) As Migrant Children Face Backlash, Communities Mobilize to Drown Out Hate 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

SF Immigrant Film Festival Call for Entries 2014 (tags)

Submissions for the longest-running film festival on issues surrounding immigration, should be not longer than 30 minutes. The entry deadline is August 15, 2014.

Summer 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network News Alert! (tags)

Summer Report: People Rise to Fight Against Mass Detention & Deportations In This Issue: 1) Why Immigrant Detainees Are Turning to Civil Disobedience 2) President Obama's Backhanded Maneuver Targets Anti-Deportation Movement 3) Judge Rules to Limit Mandatory Detention of Immigrants in CA 4) TFWP Moratorium: Mass deportation, racism Canadian-style 5) Texas Releases Hundreds of Immigrants Due to Lack of Space in Detention Centers

Latina organizers call for a radical path for the immigrant rights movement (tags)

Yolanda Alaniz and Christina Lopez will explore the question "Which Way Forward for Immigrants?" at a panel discussion on Saturday, May 24.

Obama's War on Immigrants (tags)

police state

Spring 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. On the other hand, the budget would continue to devote significant sums of money to the detention and deportation of many of the same people for whom the administration would like to create a path to citizenship. In other words, the administration pledges that it will do its best to deport from the country the very same people it wants to help stay. While the budget underscores how we'll benefit from commonsense immigration reform by accounting for savings the Congressional Budget Office has forecast, it continues our dysfunctional and illogical immigration detention system. As in past years, the budget includes billions of dollars for the detention operations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — part of the Department of Homeland Security — including funding for 30,539 detention beds....

Winter 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) 100,000 Immigration Prosecutions Reach All-time High in FY 2013 2) Does the President Have the Power to Stop All/Most Removals? 3) Chinese Americans protest against Jimmy Kimmel skit 4) Fact Sheet on U.S. "Constitution Free Zone" 5) UT's Young Conservatives Hosting "Catch an Illegal Immigrant" Game (and Cancelled!) 6) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Fall 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) Don't neglect immigration reform 2) Rethink Immigration: A Homeless, Undocumented & Detained LGBT Teen's Struggle for Due Process 3) CA gives immigrants driver's licenses 4) ICE Public Affairs: Rogue office in a rogue agency 5) How Domestic Workers Won Their Rights: Five Big Lessons 6) More than 200 arrested at immigration rights rally in D.C. 7) Updates, Please Support NISN! Subscribe the Newsletter!

Caravans Converge on Bakersfield to Press for a Path to Citizenship (tags)

The grassroots campaign for comprehensive immigration reform ramped up in California during the Congressional recess with bus and car caravans to Bakersfield to urge Congressman Kevin McCarthy to support a vote in the House on a path to citizenship.

Summer 2013 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Stopping the Trans-Pacific Partnership IS Immigrant Rights!

Villaraigosa: The Myth of The Progressive Mayor (tags)

While Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa disappointed supporters and failed to deliver any progressive policies whatsoever, he was hardly a failure to those he really serves. Indeed, for developers, real estate tycoons, billionaires, and school privatization profiteers, Villaraigosa's eight year reign was a smashing success.

May Day 2013 National Immigrant Workers Rights March! (tags)

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!

The Argument for Amnesty: An Immigration Policy That Works for All (tags)

Millions experience the repressive nature of the U.S. immigration system on a daily basis, lifting its need for reform to a level of urgency. And fixing this broken program is integral to building the unity among U.S. workers that is required to challenge corporate America’s attacks on our wages, rights, public social services, and living conditions.

Fall 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

The Election Over! Where’s Our Change? Our Demands to the President Obama at the Second Term! In This Issue: 1) CCR Commentary 2) FAMILIA LATINA UNIDA Commentary 3) NILC Commentary 4) Petition to Support Sergio 5) Latino voters in 2012 election 6) New Mexico, Border Election Highlights 7) LA council approves ID cards for city residents 8) Anti-Latino Laws Ignite The South

Letter to Governor Jerry Brown from immigrant youth led groups across California (tags)

Governor Brown: Sign the TRUST Act! Don't sign a symbolic driver’s license bill.

SF IMMIGRANT FILM FESTIVAL: CALL FOR ENTRIES 2012! (tags)

Works in Narrative, Animated, and Documentary Short, regardless of the original production format, and the date when it was completed, are considered. Submissions should be not longer than 30 minutes.

May Day NYC on WBAI (tags)

LA, let's bring up our media game!

Brutal beating of an immigrant by Police caught on camera (tags)

In a new video published today the brutal beating of an immigrant by the Police was caught on camera by a resident from his balcony.

May Day 2012: National Mobilization For Immigrant Workers Rights! (tags)

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!

Spring 2012 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: 1) May Day 2012 Call To Action! 2) The NDAA's Historic Assault on American Liberty 3) ‘Trespass Bill’ will make protest illegal 4) ICE Detainee Death in CA 5) Immig detention is no hospitality suite 6)3/23 Newark, NJ :Conf on Immigrant Detainees

Even Local Businesses Support Efforts to Save LAUSD Adult Education (tags)

A week remains to save LAUSD Adult Education, a lifeline for immigrant families, impoverished communities, and students of color. Several local business have helped in the effort to save the program.

"Día del Latino" en Occupy Riverside / Occupy Riverside's Latino Forum Celebrates (tags)

Sábado, 17 diciembre 2011
RIVERSIDE (California) - El Foro Latino de Occupy Riverside hoy celebró tres meses de la existencia del movimiento "Occupy" con comida tradicional, música de resistencia, y piñatas en el Parque Fairmount de esta ciudad del interior del sur de California.

Saturday, December 17, 2011
RIVERSIDE (California) - Occupy Riverside's Latino Forum celebrated three months of the movement's existence with traditional foods, music of resistance, and piñatas at Fairmount Park.

November 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

Occupy the Wall Street Occupy the ICE!! Many activist across the county are occupying their community to protest again the greedy top 1% and the corrupted U.S. government policies, immigrant rights activist should also joining this powerful movement to occupy their local Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office to protest against their racist anti-immigrant policies!

Immigrants Are Undocumented, Not "Illegal" (tags)

The following resolution, principally authored by Zenger?s associate editor Leo E. Laurence, was unanimously approved by the Committee on Diversity of the Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) August 18 and will be presented to the SPJ at its national convention in New Orleans September 25-27.

Fall 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

In This Issue: Obama skewers the immigrant justice movement (Pg 1); Obama Puts Bandage on Broken Immigration System (Pg 2); Obama's new deportation policy is PR spin (Pg 3); Immigration Appeals (Pg 4); Immigration and Mass Incarceration in the Obama Era (Pg 4);

Summer 2011 NISN U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Fighting injustice: Anti-immigrant laws blocked in Arizona, Utah, Indiana, and Georgia!

ALL OUT ON MAY 1st in LA, FIGHT FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

Immigrants all of nationalities under attack, what should we do? Rise up, Fight Back! The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) is calling all immigrants and their advocates in Los Angeles to mobilize and hit the streets of LA on May 1. For the EPCC --May 1, International Workers' Day, marks the fifth anniversary of the historic nationwide immigrant workers’ strike. On that day, millions upon millions of immigrant workers—documented and undocumented—flooded the streets of Los Angeles with millions of their supporters also in small towns and large cities demanding respect for all workers.

The History of May Day, Made in the USA (tags)

Leftist activists know about the eight men who were arrested and tried and convicted for terrorism related to Haymarket Square in Chicago. The bombing happened at a rally on the 4th, but it was due to events on May Day, when the city of Chicago went on strike.

May Day 2011 Call to Action! (tags)

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!

Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)

state terrorism

MOTHERS MARCH FOR EVERYONE’S SURVIVAL (tags)

Marking the100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day, the 2nd Annual Mothers March For Everyone’s Survival End Budget Cuts, Poverty, Discrimination, War & Other Violence, took place on Saturday, March 12, in Los Angeles.

Winter 2011 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

From Madison, WI to May Day 2011 Immigrants, Workers, Peace Activists UNITED!

Human Rights are Immigrant Rgihts (tags)

Human Rights are Immigrant Rights.

Green U.S. Senate Candidate Warns Immigrant Rights Supporters to 'Beware of the Democrats' (tags)

"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).

EPCC NEWS Sept. 20, 2010 SEPT. 18 RALLY/MARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINEZ (tags)

EPCC NEWS Sept. 20, 2010 SEPT. 18 RALLY/MARCH FOR JUSTICE FOR MANUEL JAMINEZ CONDEMNS POLICE SHOOTING IN LA Los Angeles- One rally, two marches. Hundreds of activist from the ANSWER Coalition –LA along with community members and numerous grassroots organizations,militantly marched and rallied last Saturday, Sept. 18. at the new multi-million LAPD headquarters in downtown Los Angeles. After gathering at the 6th and Union Ave., the corner where the Guatemalan immigrant day laborer Manuel Kamines was killed, at 10:00 a.m., they marched two blocks and rallied in front of the new LAPD Rampart Station at Valencia and 6th streets. The group then march north through the Westlake community and downtown L.A. to the steps of the LAPD’s new multi-million and state of the art headquarters at 1st and Spring Streets. The Guatemalan Union Of Immigrants, Vamos Unidos, Full Rights For All Immigrant Rights Coalition, PSL, Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP), KmB, AFFIRM-Gabnet, BAMM, RCP and other groups gathered more people as they marched towards downtown LAPD headquarters. ‘We will not be diverted’ The ANSWER Coalition in LA in a statement on Sept. 17 said: “ government, police, city officials and others don’t want us to succeed. They don’t want hundreds of people from all over Los Angeles to march together against racist police violence. They want us to be quiet, divided and to wait for the results of their “investigation.” But the LAPD brass and the Mayor have already made their conclusions; they are justifying the police actions every step of the way. And the killer cop, Frank Hernandez, is still a free man. Marching on LAPD headquarters this Saturday is exactly what we must do. Some people want to divert the march, but we will not be diverted. We will not be divided. Instead, we will march directly to the doorstep of the police who harass and intimidate our communities each day. “ On the other hand, a motley group of less than a hundred led by the so called- “Southern California Immigrant Rights Coalition” in a separate sound truck together with the BRU and IAC marched away from the ANSWER march and went south to Macarthur Park. Their tactics were clear. They want to show the people of Westlake that they are leading the movement so they march separately and instead succeeded to divide the movement. The rally at the LPAD HQ lasted until 1:30 in the afternoon.

200,000 march in Arizona (tags)

Report from the protest in Arizona

The Politics of FASCISM and IMMIGRANT BASHING (tags)

Grassroots KPFK Presents Forum and Panel Discussion The Politics of FASCISM and IMMIGRANT BASHING

ARIZONA MARCH GATHERS 50,000 VS SB 1070 (tags)

Que queremos? Legalización! Cuando? Ahora!” “Hey hey, ho ho, SB 1070 has got to go!” Over 50,000 people marched through the streets of Phoenix, Ariz., May 29 to demand an end to SB 1070 and all other racist attacks on immigrants. The national protest marched more than five miles in 100-degree heat to the steps of the state capitol. The action was coordinated with marches and demonstrations in several cities across the United States and in Mexico City. The Party for Socialism and Liberation worked with the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism) to organize two buses of dedicated activists to travel from the Los Angeles area to the national demonstration in Phoenix. Other organizations in the contingent included Vamos Unidos USA, AF3IRM, the Alliance-Philippines and KmB Pro-People Youth. The PSL also helped bring a 70-car caravan from San Diego, and PSL members in Phoenix held a preparatory meeting and passed out thousands of flyers to help build the march at ground zero. The huge outpouring of support for immigrants came mostly from workers in Arizona. But large delegations came not only from California but also Nevada, New Mexico, Colorado and Texas. Erica Maceda, who traveled on the buses from Los Angeles, said : “I am traveling to Arizona to fight for immigrant rights because the attack on immigrants there is an attack on all people. No human being can be considered ‘illegal.’” Protesters gathered in the morning outside a local park for an opening rally and ceremonial Indigenous dancing. Speakers denounced Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio for their blatant racism and xenophobic attacks on immigrant workers. As the march made its way through Phoenix, PSL members gathered hundreds of signatures supporting full rights for all immigrants. When asked at the opening rally why he decided to attend, Max Martinez of Phoenix said “Because SB 1070 is racist and wrong. No one with any sense contemplates whether or not white supremacy is wrong.” Martinez, a 20-year-old student, explained that he has been stopped by police and asked for proof of citizenship more times than he can count, despite being born in a local Phoenix hospital. ‘SB 1070 has got to go!’ ANSWER and the PSL led a militant contingent of hundreds of protesters chanting slogans. Protesters carried signs that read “Defeat SB 1070 in the streets!” and “Unity against racism: Full rights for immigrants!” The march ended with a rally at the Capitol building in downtown Phoenix. Initiated by Puente, an Arizona-based immigrant rights organization, and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, the demonstration was multinational and pointed to a high degree of class-consciousness and solidarity among workers from all sectors of society. It exposed the myth of the right wing that Arizona monolithically supports SB 1070. Tens of thousands of people, who represent hundreds of thousands more, hit the streets under difficult conditions and with a massive police presence trying to intimidate them. Rally speakers included local politicians and community leaders as well as Richard Trumka, leader of the AFL-CIO. The message from the stage was one of workers’ unity and the need to put a stop to the divide-and-conquer tactics employed by the enemies of poor and working people. The national march to stop SB 1070 was a truly historic day in the growing movement for immigrant rights. It also marked a major step forward in the struggle against racism.

AJLPP MOBILIZES IN PHOENIX FOR THE NATIONAL PROTEST AGAINST SB 1070 (tags)

Fight Racism! Fight for Civil and Democratic Rights! The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) in the name of the more than 5 million Filipino-American immigrant community militantly supports the national mobilization in Arizona on May 29th against racism expressed in SB 1070 that legalizes racial profiling. AJLPP activist from the ProPeople YouthKMB will be on the chartered bus from Los Angeles, CA to Phoenix, AZ to participate in a national protest at the Artizona State Capitol on May 29. With them is a militant contingent from AFFIRM.

Santa Barbara Residents to Protest Anti-Immigrant Arizona Law (tags)

Protesters will be demanding that the local city council take action by divesting from Arizona. Several will conduct a peaceful Civil Disobedience

Border Patrol targets immigrant rights activist family in Southeast Riverside County (tags)

Saturday, May 22, 2010
RIVERSIDE County, California - At about 10:30 Saturday night, agents with the US Customs and Border Protection entered an apartment where a family was watching television. Although members of the family asserted their rights, these were not respected. An adult and three minors were arrested and taken to the Theodore L. Newton, Jr. and George F. Azrak Border Patrol Station in Murrieta.

US-WIDE MAY DAY MARCH/RALLIES TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS, A RESOUNDING SUCCESS (tags)

May Day in the United States was day for workers and immigrants! More than 500,000 people protested and filled the streets of LA and other 75 other US Cities in their hundreds of thousands. One of the rally organizers, ANSWER-LA, TV Channel 54 and 62 estimates the crowd as high as 250,000 while the LAPD has a low estimate of 60,000.

Full Rights for All Immigrants, Now! Fight Racism and Bigotry (tags)

Mangahas Makibaka,, Kamtin ang Tagumpay! (Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win.) The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) joins the mass mobilizations in more than 350 actions all over the nation led by unions and immigrant rights groups to say no to racial profiling and anti-immigrant campaigns, in Arizona and everywhere on Saturday, May 1, International Workers’ Day. The racist law gives state and local police the power to act as federal immigration enforcers. The lawmakers who wrote and supported this bill said it was necessary to appropriate the tasks of the federal government because the federal government wasn’t doing “enough” on immigration. The already brisk pace of the federal racist anti-immigrant campaign just was not fast enough for the racist ruling class in the state of Arizona.

Mayday March & Rally for Immigrant Rights / Downtown LA (tags)

LA March to ensure Rights of Immigrants in LA and all across America (article as it appears in the Los Angeles Free Press, www.losangelesfreepress.com)

KARAPATAN PARA SA LAHAT, LUMAHOK SA MARTSA/RALI SA MAYO UNO (tags)

WORKERS RIGHTS ARE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! Diverse immigrant rights groups all over the United States will come out in a united full force for an all-out drive to push genuine immigration reform in 2010. In almost all major cities of the United States, immigrant rights groups led the labor unions, immigrant rights advocates and anti-war and racism forces like the International ANSWER Coalition will hold march and rallies for full immigrant rights and to commemorate International Workers Day. --For the first time after more than four years, all the immigrant rights groups will march together as one. The marches and rallies have been disunited and at least 4-5 immigrant groups hold their rallies separately since 2006.

All out for May Day! (tags)

A new leaflet being passed out in Seattle. Spread the word about Obama's REAL ideas about immigration reform while building the movement for full rights for all immigrants, now. And wherever you are, march on May Day, the fighting holiday of the world's workers.

FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! ALL OUT FOR MAY 1 (tags)

WORKERS RIGHTS ARE IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! Diverse immigrant rights groups all over the United States will come out in a united full force for an all-out drive to push genuine immigration reform in 2010. In almost all major cities of the United States, immigrant rights groups led the labor unions, immigrant rights advocates and anti-war and racism forces like the International ANSWER Coalition will hold march and rallies for full immigrant rights and to commemorate International Workers Day.

Boycott Arizona! (tags)

Boycott Arizona until Arizona is given back to Mexico.

AWAY WITH UNJUST, RACIST ANTI IMMIGRANT LAWS! (tags)

Media Advisory Echo Park Community Coalition(EPCC0 Contact; Jerry Esguerra (818) 7490272 Epccla02@yahoo.com April 24, 2010 New Anti-Immigrant Arizona law, Racist and Unjust Los Angeles- While the spin doctors are saying we are in a post-racial society and racism is dead, the racist administration in Arizona are proving them wrong. The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) vehemently condemns Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer who signed the toughest law against illegal immigration in the country. The Arizona law makes it a crime to be in the state illegally and requires police to check suspects for immigration paperwork. The EPCC commends the thousands of Arizona high school students who left their classes this week in protest, pouring into the plaza outside the state Capitol and urging a veto to no to no avail. The law creates the new misdemeanor and requires police to enforce it. The law's supporters argue that fears of widespread racial profiling are overblown and that the measure will instead be used sparingly by police to augment investigations into crimes. Provocation and an Invitation to Racism The tough Arizona law that many observers are smack of legal Nazism in the United States opened all immigrants to racial profiling and police dirty tactics. People should remember that Hitler’s Germany in 1933 started the anti Jewish pogroms and later a much bigger genocide with these legal edicts. The law is a provocation and if Obama and the democrats will again pay lip-service to the abrogation of such law, they are laying the grounds for greater disasters and bigger confrontation. It is a provocation for the legal advocates of immigration reform to act drastically and commit mistakes to derail genuine immigration reform. But we say, the people united will never be defeated. The immigrant rights movement will not be provoked and will act with restraint and fight on just grounds. We will turn this despicable act to our advantage. We say: ALL OUT FOR MAY 1 March /Rally in LA! AWAY WITH UNJUST, RACIST ANTI IMMIGRANT LAWS! VENCEREMOS, FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL MIIGRANTS NOW!

Spring 2010 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest and News Alert! (tags)

Obama and the Immigrant Rights: Are We Going to Prevail? In This Issue: 1) May Day 2010 2) David Bacon on Immigration Reform 3) DHS Racial Profiling 4) ICE’s Quotas on Deporting Immigrants 5) Gitmo North Gitmo in NYC 6) Immigrant Women

More than 12,000 March for Full Immigrant Rights in Los Angeles, March 27 (tags)

“Queremos Trabajos, Los Migras Los Carajos!” This chant well summed up the feelings of more than 12,000 marched in downtown Los Angeles in the scorching heat of early spring in Los Angeles crying for real immigration reform and full rights for all immigrants last March 27, 2010. Inspired by the 600,000 turn out in Washington DC last March 21, the more than 12,000 rallyist spearheaded by the Full Rights For All Immigrants Coalition led by Hermanidad Mexicana and the Latino Movement-USA. The inspired and militant march started from the corner of Olympic and Broadway and was cheered by people from all walks of life who filled the sidewalks of old downtown. There were hundreds of American and other nationalities flags that flew held by thousands of demonstrators.

More than 600,000 marched in The US Capitol for Immigrant Rights (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) expresses solidarity with the 600,000 Washington march for real immigration reform. In contrast to the reactionary tea-party baggers more than hundreds of thousand immigrant rights activist from all over American marched in Washington DC, Sunday, march 21. Together with them the EPCC is determined to push a major overhaul of the immigration system to the top of the nation's political agenda, challenging Congress to fix laws that they say separate families and hurt the country's economic and social vitality. In Long Beach. JFAV coordinator Arturo P. Garcia spoke at the packed Long Beach Unitarian Church on Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 pm in solidarity with faith-based group that held an inter-faith service in solidarity with the Washington immigrant march.

More than 200,000 marched in The US Capitol for Immigrant Rights (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) expresses solidarity with the 200,000 Washington march for real immigration reform. In contrast to the reactionary tea-party baggers more than 200,000 imigrant rights activist from all over American marched in Washington DC, Sunday, march 21. Together with them the EPCC is determined to push a major overhaul of the immigration system to the top of the nation's political agenda, challenging Congress to fix laws that they say separate families and hurt the country's economic and social vitality. In Long Beach. JFAV coordinator Arturo P. Garcia spoke at the packed Long Beach Unitarian Church on Sunday, March 21 at 4:00 pm in solidarity with faith-based group that held an inter-faith service in solidarity with the Washington immigrant march.

Mega Projects in LA- Gentrification Amidst Crisis and Poverty (tags)

While the US economy is in the doldrums, gentrification marches on in LA with five huge developments projects to open in early 2010. The five mega projects n downtown LA are the following: 1) The $ 900 million 54-story Convention Center Hotel at LA to open Feb 15. It has tower of 878 room at JW Marriot and 123 at Ritz –Carlton condos. It is located at LA Live campus where the Staples Center I located. 2) the $ 168 million University Gateway of USC 3) Beautiful Music Concerto in South park 3) the $125 M Medallion at Main and 4th Street and 5) the $ 145 M California Science Park I Exposition Park.

Renewed Anti-Immigrant Drive Continues (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This in light of the renewed anti-immigrant bias following the botched attempt to blow-up a jetliner by a Nigerian immigrant during the Christmas season. And also this is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities.

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles today reported that despite the filing of a new immigrant reform bill renewed, anti immigrant drive continues This is because the immigration bill itself has serious flaws in that it accepts the logic of tightening “border security” and thus does not challenge the category of the “illegal” immigrant. This motions to pass immigration reform has given space to local and state law enforcement agencies to increase their repressive activities. This is the same condition when the federal government twiddled its thumbs during the Civil Rights Movement, local police departments in the South led the forces of reaction and bigotry against the Black freedom struggle.

New Immigration Reform Bill Raising False Hopes for Immigrants (tags)

On Dec. 15, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-Ill.) introduced HR 4321, the “Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009,” into the House with 89 cosponsors. Some immigrant rights advocates even rallied in Los Angeles to celebrate the filing of this bill But for the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) based in Los Angeles , this new immigrant reform bill only raise false hopes for all immigrants. It is just the same as the immigrant reform bill of 2006 also known as the Kennedy-Mccain bill that was diluted and was shelved due to the opposition of the rightist and other obstructionist and racist anti-immigrant lobby.

THE RACIST GENTRIFICATION OF OUR CITIES (tags)

“Why don’t we just get nooses for everyone of those lowlifes and hang them from a tree? They’re used to that kind of treatment anyway!” read the message on an email sent to upscale co-op residents of a redevelopment project smack right in the middle of a Harlem neighborhood last October. The anonymous post which originated from one of the units within the co-op added: “I hope you all agree that the best thing that has happened to Harlem is gentrification. Let’s get rid of these ‘people’ and improve the neighborhood once and for all.”

Anti-Immigrant Event in Big Bear November 14 (tags)

Anti-amnesty rally being promoted for November 14 (Saturday) in Big Bear Lake. Come and show your disapproval, and support our immigrant families, friends and neighbors.

Living Without Borders encuentro * Nov 6-8, 2009 * Las Vegas, Nevada * Pass it on! (tags)

The 2nd annual Living Without Borders encuentro will be held from Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8, 2009, in Las Vegas, Nevada, on the campus of University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Workshops, presentations, film showings, tabling by community artists and organizations, and conversation. * Keynotes by RINKU SEN (author, The Accidental American) and HILDA GARCIA (from La Mujer Obrera autonomous women's community in El Paso, Texas). * A free show with Pan de Sal, Fe with Rebel Diaz, Paria B, EarthStone, and DUWOPRose The Vinylist. * Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for those who register in advance. All are welcome!

Unity Against Racism--Stop the Nazis in Riverside! (tags)

The National Socialist Movement, better known as the Nazis, has announced a rally and march in Riverside, California. They are calling for a county-wide protest of day labor sites to try to appeal to those who are angry about the immigration situation in this country and to divide the native-born from our immigrant brothers and sisters.

September-October 2009 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

LA: immigrant workers protest layoffs, repression (tags)

Los Angeles: immigrant workers protest layoffs, repression By Rafael Azul and D. Lencho 4 August 2009 Over 1,000 immigrant workers and their supporters marched in Los Angeles July 29 in opposition to US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) policies.

DALUYONG: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times (tags)

Filipino American youth, both immigrant and US-born, are agitated and getting ready to tell the rest of the country where they stand and how they are to respond to the current economic crisis affecting their families, their education, their work, and their rights. They are concerned over current immigration policies, race relations, exploitation of women and children, and how these and other issues are linked to the broader global economic crisis and war. They are surging forward to claim what is inherently theirs – the future.

Daluyong: National Filipino American Youth Consultation (tags)

Daluyong: Surging to Confront the Crisis of Our Times is a national Filipino American Youth Consultation that will bring together progressive youth from California, New York, and Chicago to assess, share, and plan the necessary steps to advocate for our community’s concerns and to build a broad movement and program towards fundamental change.

NO IMMUNITY FOR BAJA: A VICTORY GAINED FOR THE IMMIGRANT AND WORKERS COMMUNITY (tags)

“Half of the battle has been won!” The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) acclaims the decision of Judge Victor Marrero of the New York Southern District Court that denied former Philippine ambassador Lauro Baja’s motion to dismiss the case on the basis of diplomatic immunity. The Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) rejoices in the fact that charges against the former Ambassador, his wife Norma Baja, their daughter Elizabeth Facundo and the Baja-owned LaBaire Travel Agency will proceed without the barrier of diplomatic immunity that has protected Baja.

People for Immigrant Rights holds a vigil and march in Pomona (tags)

Friday, June 12, 2009 POMONA, California--A new immigrant rights group, People for Immigrant Rights, is all about putting a new, younger face on the movement for the human rights of immigrants. Today they held their first demonstration.

May-June 2009 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

FILIPINOS DEMANDS LEGALIZATION AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

Last Friday, May 1, International Workers’ Day, women workers, youth and allies of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) joined the groundswell of immigrants and workers demanding for Obama to deliver on his promise of immigration reform in nationally-coordinated marches. The Alliance Philippines called for full legalization, amnesty, a stop to racist enforcement measures like deportations, detentions and border militarization, full protections for all workers, and an end to US imperialism, the root cause of the Filipino people’s forced migration. “We are here to echo the voices of the 14 million undocumented who are struggling and working hard despite the economic crisis,” said Mona Lunot, nanny, housekeeper and Chairperson of DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association, in her speech at the concluding rally in New York City. DAMAYAN is a member organization of Alliance Philippines. “Undocumented workers are called ‘aliens.’ But we are the workers who take care of Americans’ homes and children, cook their food, build their houses, and plant the food they eat.

FILIPINOS DEMANDS LEGALIZATION AND IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

Last Friday, May 1, International Workers’ Day, women workers, youth and allies of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (Alliance Philippines) joined the groundswell of immigrants and workers demanding for Obama to deliver on his promise of immigration reform in nationally-coordinated marches. The Alliance Philippines called for full legalization, amnesty, a stop to racist enforcement measures like deportations, detentions and border militarization, full protections for all workers, and an end to US imperialism, the root cause of the Filipino people’s forced migration. “We are here to echo the voices of the 14 million undocumented who are struggling and working hard despite the economic crisis,” said Mona Lunot, nanny, housekeeper and Chairperson of DAMAYAN Migrant Workers Association, in her speech at the concluding rally in New York City. DAMAYAN is a member organization of Alliance Philippines. “Undocumented workers are called ‘aliens.’ But we are the workers who take care of Americans’ homes and children, cook their food, build their houses, and plant the food they eat.” In the Los Angeles, the epicenter of the immigrant rights movement, in the biggest rally more than 30,000 marchers led by the Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic intersection around 1;00 PM. Composed mostly of Latino workers and advocates who filled the streets, the militant march overflowed the main streets of LA.

May Day 2009 Report:Hundred Cities Across US with Hundreds of Thousands Peeople! (tags)

Over Hundred Cities Across The U.S. with Hundreds of Thousands of People March for Justice!

Lessons of May 1, 2009 (tags)

Unity in diversity. Five major coalitions for immigrant rights marched in different parts of the city of Los Angeles, mirrored the differences that united them in 2006. In almost every major city of the United States, workers and immigrants took to the streets to demand legalization and immigration reform. Hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigration reforms to the Obama administration. The Labor Front in Turmoil This year, several labor federations banded together to form a single unified union of all unions. Like the old AFL-CIO they want to strengthen the labor front that has been greatly weakened by the division between the AFL-CIO and the Change to Win Coalition.

MORE THAN 60,000 WORKERS/IMMIGRANTS MARCHES FOR MAY 1 IN LA (tags)

Los Angeles-- “ Que Queremos-Legalicacion, Cuando: AHORA! ( What do we want, Legalization, When do we want it; NOW!) This was the slogan that reverberated with more than 60,000 workers and immigrants turned out and marched all over Los Angeles . Meanwhile in major cities and towns hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigration reforms to the Obama administration. In the biggest rally for the day, more than 30,000 marchers led by the Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic intersection around 1;00 PM. Composed mostly of Latino workers who filled the streets, the militant march overflowed the main streets of LA. At the end of the march they held a rally at Temple and Broadway where a battery of labor leaders, immigrant rights advocates spoke. Among them were AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia, HERMANIDAD Mexicana laders Raul Murillo and Angelica Corona, ANSWER-LA Preston Wood, Jim Lafferty of the NLG, UTLA President AJ Duffy and Latino Movement USA's Juan Jose Gutierrez gave their speeches at their end program.

60,000 march/rally in LA for May 1 (tags)

More than 60,000 workers and immigrants turned out and marched all over Los Angeles as hundreds of thousands marched and rallied US-wide for May 1 in a militant and defiant show of unity for a call for immigation reforms to the Obama administration. In the biggest rally for the day, more than 30,000 marchers led by the May 1 Full Rights For immigrant coalition turned out and marched from Broadway and Olympic. around 1;00 PM. They held a rally at Temple and Broadway where AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo Garcia, HERMANIDAD Mexicana Raul Murillo and Angelica Corona, ANSWER-LA Preston Wood,Jim Lafferty of the NLG and Latino Movement USA's Juan Jose Gutierrez gave their speeches at their end program.

Immigrants Marched For Reform, Despite H1N1 Flu Treat (tags)

30,000 Immigrants Marched in Milw., Wisconsin For Immigration Reform, Despite Flu Treat

ALL OUT THE STREET! May Day 2009 National Immigrant Workers Mobilization! (tags)

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!

EPCC STATEMENT FOR MAY 1 RALLY IN LA (tags)

We march today, May 1 to demand full legalization and rights for all immigrants and for workers rights. We militantly are in solidarity with all working people of the world and in the United States. Today the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will be marching with the AJLPP and ANSWER-LA and with the May 1 Immigrant Coalition. We are demanding full rights for all immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and to fight for better workers rights and living conditions.

AJLPP MOBILIZES FOR MARCH FOR FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS US-WIDE ON MAY 1 (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) calls on all immigrant right advocates and activists all over the United States to MARCH FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! AMNESTY NOW! On May 1, 2009. The AJLPP Coordinators Arturo P. Garcia from the West Coast and East Coast Coordinator Riya Ortiz announced that the Filipino-American contingent composed of students, youth, women, domestic workers, veterans and community activists will join protest marches in New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Chicago. In Los Angeles, AJLPP forces and allies will assemble at PEOPLE’S CORE on 1610 Beverly Blvd, Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 in Historic Filipinotown from 11:30 AM to 12:00 noon and proceed to assembly area in Broadway and Olympic, where the march starts at 1.00 PM

Intl Workers Day - MIWON Immigrants March (tags)

(I'm not from MIWON - I'm just a supporter. MIWON is a coaliton of CHIRLA, KIWA, PWC, and IDEPSCA. These groups help organize undocumented immigrant workers. MIWON has done a pretty bad job of promoting their march on the internet. There are two separate marches scheduled this May Day. This one starts at Echo Park and proceeds to Placita Olvera, where there will be a "human postcard". The other starts at Olympic and Broadway, and proceeds to Temple St, where there's an ICE detention center. It's too bad that the immigrant rights movement is split so badly that they can't even have a single march on May Day. Many thousands will show up to march, but due to a split, the numbers will appear to be smaller.)

AJLPP MOBILIZES FOR MAY ! FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS RALLY IN LA (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (AJLPP) calls on all immigrant right advocates and activists to MARCH FOR FULL RIGHTS FOR ALL IMMIGRANTS! AMNESTY NOW! On May 1, 2009. The AJLPP West Coast Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia announced that the Filipino-American contingent composed of students, workers, activist will assemble at PEOPLE"S CORE on 1610 Beverly Blvd,. Suite No. 2 Los Angeles, CA 90026 from 11:30 AM to 12:00 noon and proceed to assembly area in Broadway and Olympic, where march starts at 1.00 PM The AJLPP with ANSWER Coalition encourages everyone to come out on Friday, May 1 for a Mass March and Rally for immigrant rights in downtown Los Angeles. Please see below for details and post widely on Facebook, MySpace and your own email lists.

CALL TO ACTION! May Day 2009 National Immigrant Workers Mobilization! (tags)

Wear White T-Shirt, organize local actions to support immigrant worker rights!

Chicago NISN National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf: Successful Conference! (tags)

Successful Ending! Together We Build A New Immigrant Workers Rights and Justice Movements of 2009!

4/10-12 Chicago:NISN National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf & Film Festival (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

Registration Open! 4/10-12 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

Evette dumps Livni (tags)

All her baby killing in Gaza was for nothing

Registration Open! 4/10-12 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

Join the SCIC this Wednesday 01/21/2009 for an Immigrant Rights Rally (tags)

Rally at the Federal Building demanding an end to the ICE Raids, and full legalization for immigrants. Wednesday, Januray 21, 2009 at 5:00pm

Immigration Reform Possible-CDIR (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) based in Los Angeles learned through immigrat rights sources that immigration reform can happen during the Obama adminstration. After two failed attempts in 2006 and 2007, immigration reform could finally be pushed through both houses of the US Congress starting in September, civil rights activists said. "We are confident and very optimistic that there’s likely to be a big window of opportunity between September 2009 and March 2010,” America’s Voice pro-reform group director Frank Sharry said in a telephone conference. As he spoke another immigrant rights conference is being planned in February in Chicago, Illinois. Immigrant Rights This was confirmed by the CDIR-USA Coordinator Arturo P. Garcia from People's CORE.

4/10-12, Chicago, IL National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

Peruvian Immigrant Released From USICE Detention (tags)

52-year-old immigrant had challenged deportation and was held in custody for 4 1/2 years

Registration Open! 4/10-12,09 Chicago Nat'l Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conf (tags)

Stop Immigrant Raids! Support Immigrant Workers Rights! Together We Build A New Immigrant Rights Movement!

Nov-Dec 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly New Alert! (tags)

November-December 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Racism, Immigration, and Profit (tags)

People are rightly confused about the issue of immigration -- it is a complex phenomenon and many things need to be considered. Often times, there seem to be equally compelling arguments and statistics on either side of the issue, creating even more confusion. Unfortunately, the immigration debate is often tinged or even marred by racism - usually subtly, sometimes openly. This feeling finds a receptive audience not because of prejudice, but out of fear. Indeed, racism cannot exist without fear. We believe that, at bottom, recent immigration-related topics -- from ballot measures to border fences -- directly or indirectly contain elements of racism and fear. Unraveling the basis for this fear, as well as those in charge of creating it, is essential if one is to make an informed decision on the immigration question. While doing this, we will attempt to uncover the deeper reasons that have created the atmosphere that has projected this issue on to center stage.

4/10-12, 2009 Chicago,IL: NISN National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

National Immigrant Solidarity Network 4th National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference April 10-12, 2009 UIC College of Medicine, Chicago, IL

CDIR SUPPORTS FAST FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS IN LA (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrabnt Rights (CDIR) strongly supports the The Fast for Our Future campaign that begunin in Los Angeles last October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election

Fast for Our Future: Immigrants Rights Encampment at La Placita (tags)

LOS ANGELES October 15, 2008 – Members of the Los Angeles area immigrant community began a fast for their rights Wednesday downtown at La Placita.

Hunger Strike for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

The Fast for Our Future campaign will begin in Los Angeles on October 15th, 2008, three weeks before the November 4th presidential election. Over 100 people will fast in order to mobilize our community to vote for immigrant rights.

After DNC/RNC, fight ICE and support immigrant rights struggle: a call to action (tags)

please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!

JFAV and the Filipino Community Salutes Companero Don White (tags)

We, in the Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) were profoundly shocked and saddened on the news of the sudden death of Don White, a dear comrade and friend of the Filipino World War II veterans and the Filipino immigrant community. Don White, the Director of the Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES) in Los Angeles, 70, died of a massive heart attack in his apartment last Friday, June 20, 2008 in Los Angeles.

May-June 2008 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)

May Day 2008! ICE Massive Immigrant Raids! Immigrant Counter-Recruitment Campaign, NO to Killing!

May Day 2008 International Workers Day and Immigrant Mobilization Report!! (tags)

40-pages report: May Day 2008 International Workers Day and Mobilization to Support Immigrant Rights! Reports from Around the World

May Day revival on three fronts: labor, immigrant, and antiwar (tags)

What started on May 1, 2006 as some of the largest political demonstrations in U.S. history for immigrants' rights have in 2008 brought together three fronts -- labor, immigrant, and antiwar -- in one struggle for peace and social justice.

May Day becomes an annual tradition for immigrant and workers' rights (tags)

In San José and all across the United States, marches for immigrant and workers' rights are reviving the long-dormant American tradition of May Day. While legislation for comprehensive immigration reform has stalled in Congress, demonstrators are poised to take the struggle to the next level.

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Massive mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success. In scores of major cities like Los Angeles (30,000), Seattle, WA (6,000)San Francisco,( 10,000) New York, (10,000) . and Chicago (50,000), Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day. Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the rally. For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia added.

Workers/Immigrants US-Wide Rallies on May 1 (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 that were held in major U.S. cities was a resounding success. In scores of major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York.Phoenix and Chicago, Filipino Americans immigrants and advocates joined up with their Latino immigrant allies to demand full rights and legalization for immigrants, a stop to ICE raids and deportations and workers rights during May 1 International Workers Day. Arturo P. Garcia, CDIR and AJLPP deputy national coordinator said: “while the bourgeois media tends to praise the police for “good behavior” and chide the rallyist for supposed the low-turn-out, immigrant groups were satisfied with the unity shown at the marches and rallies all over the United States. For the third year in a row, after the repeal of the infamous HR 4437, the need for a comprehensive immigration reform and a pathways to citizenship was again thrust into the limelight and the national stage. It clearly shows the immigrant rights movement is alive and kicking, more united and consolidated.” Garcia added.

All Out to May Day 2008 March for Immigrant Worker Rights! (tags)

On May Day 2008, National Immigrant Solidarity Network is calling for a multi-ethnic, decentralized, multi-topic and multi-tactic national day of mobilization to support immigrant workers rights.

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

MARCH AND RALLY FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! This Thursday is the May 1st International Workers' March! March with the Pilipino Contingent! Wear your Pilipino clothes and/or wear RED! TIME: Meet us at 12:00pm -1:00 PM sharp this Thursday, May 1

May Day March & United Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations at a May 1 march and mass rally in downtown Los Angeles to demand full rights for immigrants. The April 7 Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, of which ANSWER is a member, is part of a united front of all major immigrant rights organizations on May 1. There will be two marches that will unite for a mass rally in downtown Los Angeles that day. One will march from downtown and the other from MacArthur Park. Both will step off at 2 pm. This united day of action is an important step for the immigrant rights movement.

FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action (tags)

In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing problems of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates. Some of the speakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Philippines president; Joel Baustita: March 25th Coalition and MIWON.

May 1 US-WIDE MASS Actions (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrants Rights (CDIR) –USA and the Alliance-Philippines (AJLPP) announced today that mass actions for May 1 will be held in major U.S. cities to commemorate International Workers Day and demand full rights and legalization for immigrants. In major cities like Los Angeles, Seattle, San Francisco, New York and Chicago, Filipino Americans are joining up with their Latino immigrant allies to protest ICE raids and anti-immigrant bashing. They will also demand legalization and full rights for all immigrants. Joint MIWON/March 25th and April 7 Coalition March/Rally In Los Angeles, California the newly formed Filipino American For Immigration Reform (FAIR) with the Pilipino Workers Center will march form PWC in 153 Glendale, Historic Filipnotown to Macarthur Park and join the MIWON Contingent that will march form Macarthur Park to downtown Broadway.

FAIR –PWC Press Conference Held April 26 for LA May 1 Mass Action (tags)

In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) and the pressing priblmes of immigration by more than 12 million immigrants including 1.5 million Filipinos in the U,S, the Filipino Americans for Immigration Reform (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) held a Press Conference at the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 in preparation for the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. The FAIR press conference JUSTICE FOR IMMIGRANTS was well attended by different immigrant rights, youth, student,World War II veterans and community advocates. Some of the peakers in the press conference were Paolo Espiritu: FAIR convemor; Aquilina Soriano Versoza: PWC Executive Director; Arturo Garcia: JFAV and AJLPP deputy coordinator :Jollene Levid: Gabriela Network organizer; Tracy Lachica Buenavista: Assistant Professor Dept. of Asian American Studies, Cal State Northridge; Carmina Ocampo: UCLA Asian Pacific Islander Law Student Associatio; Anna Sterling: UCLA Samahang Pilipino at UCLA; Nimual A. Ornillo: USC Troy Phil

May Day Rallies Against ICE Raids (tags)

In response to nationally coordinated raids conducted by Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE) the Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) in Los Angeles will join the Press Conference of the newly formed Filipino American for Immigrant Rights (FAIR) and the Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) on April 26, 2008 and the May 1 Rally Immigrant Workers Day March-Rally in downtown Los Angeles. In Los Angeles, more recent ICE Raids More than 200 immigrants have been arrested in Los Angeles this month. On April 4, more than 60 Mexican and Korean workers were arrested by ICE in Torrance and in downtown LA.

FORUM FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS HELD IN SAN FRANCISCO (tags)

The 2008 Immigration Forum called “Preparing the Fields to Plant the Seeds” was held last Saturday, January 26, 2008 from 12: 00 to 5:00 PM at the Mission Presbyterian Church at 3261 23rd St. in downtown San Francisco, CA. The immigration forum discussed the Dream Act, the Sanctuary Movement, the Kennedy-McCain Proposals and anti-immigrant bashing in the United States. They also discussed the roots and causes of imm9gration. The forum was sponsored by the Faith in the Movement Coalition (FMC) composed by Manos Unidas Community Center of the Mission, Alliance For A Just and Lasting Peace (AJLPP), Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI) Damayan New York-New Jersey, Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Rights, JAC of the Presbyterian Church of the USA, KM Pro People Youth, Grace Urban Ministries and the Mission Presbyterian Church.

January 2008 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Immigrant Rights Movements for 2008 -- Latest Information, and What You Can Do

Immigration Debates Heats Up Presidential Bids on Election 2008 (tags)

The Coalition In Defense For Immigrant Rights (CDIR) –USA express optimism that issue of immigration will be acted upon and that the US Congress will enact a humane and rationale immigration law that will benefits the 12 million or more immigrants in the United States. The CDIR –USA Coordinator Arturo P.Garcia said the CDIR is happy in the fact that according to latest surveys more than 65% of Americans believe that a new immigration law should be enacted in Congre

ICE Raids Used to Harm Union Organizing (tags)

The U.S. has a long history of using its forces and laws to put down Labor. In the late 1800s Pinkerton agents, paid by the DOJ, became famous for infiltrating the Molly Maguires. In the early 1900s, state militias and local police were used to break strikes by breaking heads.

November 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

Monthly Newsletter from National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Racism and Anti-Immigrant Terror at Fire Evacuee Centers (tags)

The first story is a very detailed account of the police and immigration terrorism against African-Americans and immigrants at the fire evacuee centers. The second story is a call for volunteers, including interpreters.

Immigrants Neglected and Abused During San Diego Wildfires (tags)

It is important that people know that the government’s response to this has not been as benevolent as the news media has made it out to be. For immigrant families, this is in no way an ‘anti-Katrina.’ Immigrants in San Diego county are being neglected by emergency evacuators, put in danger by their employers, treated rudely by authorities and volunteers, refused aid at evacuation sites, and racially profiled by police and deported by the Border Patrol.

September-October 2007 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly Digest (tags)

National Immigrant Solidarity Network No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Simi Valley Mayor asks DHS head Chertoff to Raid Sanctuary Church - Oxnard Responds (tags)

March in defense of human rights, in response to the raids carried out on a scale meant to terrorize the workers and immigrants of Southern California. On Tuesday, 1,300 people were detained and in many cases torn from their childrens' arms.

Minutemen Provoke, Pepper Spray, in Simi Valley (tags)

SIMI VALLEY, California, Sunday, September 16, 2007: At 10 a.m., 40 pro-immigrant supporters and about 80 Minutemen and their supporters gathered on each side of the driveway leading to the parking lot of the United Church of Christ on Royal Avenue where Liliana took refuge from the Immigration Services. During the protest, a small group of three Minutemen came on the pro-immigrant side apparently to provoke. Pro-immigrant supporters complained to the Simi Valley PD, but to no avail. Despite the angry protests of immigrant supporters, the police didn’t force the Minutemen to move, Half an hour later at 11: 12 a.m. a Minuteman pepper sprayed Naui Hutizilopochtli, an immigrant activist, so badly that he had to be taken to the hospital by paramedics. The protests went on until 1 p.m. without further incidents.

Immigrant Groups Launch Boycott against Western Union (tags)

Immigrant groups launch boycott against Western Union. Press conference and rally in Los Angeles, CA, Sept. 10, 2007. For more info: http://www.boycottwesternunion.net Thanks to Sylvester Rivers from KPFK Los Angeles for the great report!

Vigil for HIV+ transwoman who died in ICE custody (tags)

Victoria Arellano, 23, died on July 20 while in the custody of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) . She was denied medications necessary to treat HIV.

A United Rally for Immigrant Rights and Elvira Arellano in Los Angeles August 25, 2007 (tags)

Despite the hot and humid weather and a lethargic start because of the sound system , thousands of immigrants, advocates and anti-war protestors brought out a united front for Elvira Arellano and immigrant rights. The protestors marched down the Olympic/Broadway road, snaked through 2nd street and Los Angeles street and ended at the intersection of Temple and Los Angeles Streets to protest the unjust deportation of Elvira Arellano and for full rights for all immigrants. The protestors massed early at the Olympic intersection as early as 10:00 AM and started late around 12;45 PM. The 4,000 to 5,000 strong march/rally was led by “We Are All Elvira and Saulito Coalition” led by the April 7 Coalition composed of Hermanidad Mexicana Nacional and the Latino Movement USA led by Juan Jose Gutierrez, Raul Murillo, Angelina Corona and the ANSWER-LA: the March 25 Coalition led by Javier Rodriguez; CHIRLA led by Angelica Salas and the CARACEN.

SAME LAST NAME, A DIFFERENT ICE VICTIM (tags)

Vigil for another woman named "Arellano". This one transgender, died in ICE custody. Protest her murder tonite @ LA Fed. Bldg. 6-9 pm. Monday August 27 -: 6:00 to 9:00 PM 300 N. Los Angeles St

SAME LAST NAME, A DIFFERENT ICE VICTIM (tags)

Another woman named "Arellano". This one transgender, died in ICE custody. Protest her murder tonite @ LA Fed. Bldg. 6-9 pm.

8/20: Latest - Elvira Arellano Deported... (tags)

In a sad and shameful ending, according to the latest report, Elvira Arellano was deported to Mexico just few hours after her arrest by ICE agents at downtown Los Angeles on Sunday afternoon (8/19).

7/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)

Elvira Arellano, who, with her son Saul, has become a national symbol of the destruction of families by federal policy, was taken into immigration custody today in Los Angeles. What follows is a call for a nationwide protest and vigil in downtown LA and phone calls to ICE.

8/19 Emergency Alert! Immig Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! (tags)

Emergency Alert! Immigrant Activist Elvira Arellano Arrested in Los Angeles! Your URGENT Support is Needed!

NISN Immigrant Conf Ends W/ Successful Adoption 2007-2008 Immigrant Camaign Plan (tags)

3-Days Conference Ends With Successful Adoptions of National Immigrant Solidarity Network 2007 - 2008 Strategic Immigrant Campaign Framework!

New “Surge” For Immigrant Rights in the Senate in the Offing? (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) warmly welcomes the statement of Senator Alan Specter, ranking Republican supporter of immigration reform that he and six other lawmakers are ready to reopen and start the debate on immigration reform when the Senate opens September. In an interview with CNN today, August 7 at 2:00AM with anti-immigrant anchor Lou Dobbs, Specter laments that the comprehensive immigration reform act was not passed in the Senate this year. He said he was hopeful that the debates will rekindle the interest and will make the lawmakers informed about the need to pass this law.

7/10 Tuesday, Film Showing Party: "Reel Bad Arabs" "Sentenced Home" At (tags)

Film Showing Party: "Reel Bad Arabs" "Sentenced Home" Benefits for ActionLA and National Immigrant Solidarity Network

Again, Let the Immigration Debates Commence (tags)

Now that the Immigration Overhaul /Reform Bill or S.B. 1639 is being debated in the Senate, much emotions had been invested in the debate and a lot of sparks have flew and have lighted the dark night of the long wait. The LA Times today, June 26 hit the issue on the head: “ Conservatives continue to brand the legalization plan as amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants they say should be forced to go home. Religious groups have decried the weakened emphasis on family immigration. Immigrant-rights groups complain that temporary workers can never become citizens.

June 24 March-Rally For Immigrants Rights in LA - A Success (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the anti-Minutemen rally in south central LA earlier Saturday, threats of ICE raids against immigrants, the oppressive heat and the watchful presence of hundreds of police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. The April 7 Coalition that led the more than 50,000 mobilization in Los Angeles includes the Latino Movement USA, Hermanidad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition and the Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE, Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC), UTLA and COFEM led this march rally. Other groups that participated in the march rally were AJLPP, KmB, Gabriela, CHIRLA, Comite Pro Uno, Dream Act Students Coalition, Imigrantes Unid

More than 15,000 Immigrants March-Rallied June 24 (tags)

More than 15,000 immigrants and advocates militantly but peacefully marched last Sunday, June 24 in Hollywood to express their sentiments on the ongoing immigrant rights bill in the U.S Congress. Despite the oppressive heat and under the watchful eyes of hundreds of full armed police and county deputies, the more than an hour immigrant rights march occupied more than six blocks from Sunset Street to the rally site at Highland Street in Los Angeles. Although the march-rally was smaller than the earlier marches and rallies that numbered in tens of thousands, that saw police repression and threats of deportations and raids , immigrants and their advocates marched in militant, peaceful and festive mood

June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles (tags)

Support the Immigrant Rights Movement June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles Full Rights for All Immigrants! Legalization Now!

AJLPP-USA Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants March and Rally in Los Ange (tags)

The Alliance-Philippines(AJLPP)-USA and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. As the hopes for the proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” flickered, mass actions should be the order of the day.. The racist conservatives in the Lower House has just filed the “Border Protection First “ bill that elucidates their racist- anti immigrant bias

Immigrant Rights March & Rally (tags)

Immigrant Rights March & Rally Sunday, June 24th 12 Noon Hollywood/Vine

LA City Council reaffirms Special Order 40 (tags)

On Tuesday, the Los Angeles City Council took a moment to address a "small" matter buried on its agenda. It reaffirmed the City's commitment to Special Order 40.

Only Pressure on the Streets Can Advance the Struggle of Immigrant Workers (tags)

Negotiations in the U.S. Senate on immigration “reform” legislation have stalled. Is this a victory or a defeat for the working class? Despite the hypocritical tears of some national immigrant rights leaders who lament that “we lost a big opportunity”, in reality, this stagnation of the process reflects an equilibrium in the balance of forces between those who benefit from the most miserable exploitation of 12 million workers, and the interests and organizational strength of those workers and their allies. A detailed analysis of the proposal clearly reveals that this is an anti-immigrant “reform” which would increase the persecution of undocumented immigrants. This law would not improve the conditions of life of millions of families; on the contrary, it would make things worse.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

The AJLPP and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Mobilizes for June 24 Full Rights for All Immigrants (tags)

he Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council will mobilize upcoming June 24 Immigrant Rights March-Rally in Hollywood and Vine, Los Angeles. The June 24th Hollywood march-rally will also demand a stop to the increase on exorbitant fees on citizenship and other documents for immigrants to be implemented by the DHS this July 30, 2007. The proposed compromise bill on “Border Protection and Immigration Bill” also known as the “grand bargain” supported by the White House fell flat last week and was rejected by the conservatives in the Senate. The debate on the bill was not stopped by a narrow margin during the senate voting.

On the Defeat of SB 1348 in the U.S. Senate Vote (tags)

“The Immigrant Rights Bill SB 1348 is Dead! Long Live the New Immigrant Rights Bill!” The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition(EPCC) believed that the defeat of the current immigration reform bill in the Senate is just temporary. For all immigrants, the failure to pass the bill is just tactical.

Continue the Pressure on the Immigration Bill: Struggle Against Anti-Immigrant Backlash, D (tags)

As we vehemently oppose the US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bill that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws the Coalition In Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) and the Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) take a stand to fight the anti-immigrant backlash that came with the debates on the U.S. Congress on the so called’ immigration reforms”

Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Supports Immigrant Rights Campaign (tags)

The Echo Park Community Coalition (EPCC) Council held its annual meeting last May 30 held at the Manila Terrace Social Hall, 2328 W. Temple St, Los Angeles and unanimously passed a resolution that will commit the EPCC to support the current immigrant rights campaign of the Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines (AJLPP) and the April 7th Coalition, The EPCC decided to mobilize for the upcoming June 24 March and Rally in Los Angeles to demand for full rights for all immigrants. The April 7 Coalition including Latino Movement USA, Herman dad Mexican National, the ANSWER Coalition is leading this march rally on Sunday, June 24 at 12:00 noon at Hollywood and Vine in Hollywood.

AJLPP / CDIR Rejects The Border Protection and Immigration Reform Bill as Racist (tags)

The Alliance Philippines (Alliance for a Just and Lasting Peace in the Philippines ) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently oppose the so called " US Border Protection and immigration Reform Bil" l that will turn 12 million immigrants into a permanent underclass of “guest workers” and scrap the family reunification laws that will separate millions of immigrant families.

Anti-Immigrant in Black Face? (tags)

drive minutemen from l.a. - stop ted hayes leimert park rally 6/23

Immigrant Workers Union statement against new immigration proposal (tags)

Immigrant Workers Union denounces the new senate immigration bill for militarizing borders, breaking up families, and criminalizing workers.

25,000 March /Rally Renews Call for Immigrant rights: more than 20,000 Took Back Macarthur (tags)

[Editors' note: this article includes several uncited quotations from today's LA Times article "Park rally renews call for rights." In addition, the claim of 20-25,000 people seems to us to be (unfortunately) wishful thinking. We note that the rally at the church was confined by police to one full city block, and the number of people assembled in the Park before the march arrived was a similar number. We ask all contributors to LA Indymedia to please clearly indicate any and all quotes from other sources, and be realistic in your crowd estimates. Thank you.]

Immigrants and their advocated returned to the streets for the first time since May Day with Latino elected officials in tow, escorted by the LAPD who piggy backed for “public relations” during the march/rally to erase police brutality. More than 25,000 immigrant rights activists marched Thursday to Macarthur Park to again call for a path to citizenship for the nation's 12 million illegal immigrants. The Filipino contingent led by the Pilipino Workers Center and the AJLPP attended by scores of youth activists was very prominent in the march waving Filipino flags and charting MAKIBAKA, HUWAG MATAKOT! . Waving Mexican, Salvadorian, Honduran, Filipino and American flags and signs reading "No to Deportation," and calling for genuine legalization, about 25,000 marchers gathered about 6 p.m. for a brief rally in front of Immanuel Presbyterian Church on Wilshire Boulevard before heading to the park several blocks away.

IMMIGRATION DEBATES UP IN THE US SENATE, NEW SANCTUARY MOVEMENT LAUNCHED IN THE U.S. (tags)

The US Senate, after a long delay will finally begin debates this coming Wednesday, May 16, on the much-awaited comprehensive immigration reform bill that will decide the fate of more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The issue: Amnesty or a guest worker program? Senator Arlan Specter wanted the Senate Bill 2611 to be revived while the White House proposes a very expensive “ temporary guest worker program” The democratic party promised a comprehensive immigration reform that will be favorable to the large immigrant community where it derived its support during the last elections. On the other hand, the traditionally anti-immigrant republican party is trying to win over the conservative sector of the immigrant population by giving a limited reform. President Bush, whose wife is a Mexican, promised an immigration reform bill by the end of this year. Senators Ted Kennedy and John McCain are also bent to revive their own immigration bill that died last year during the Senate debates that gave way to SB 2611 that the Republican controlled lower house killed in 2006. The senate killed the oppressive HR 4437 but gave way to some of its anti-immigrant features in the SB 2611 that did not pass the republican controlled lower house. CDIR Immigrant Rights Update

MIWON cover for LAPD mayday attack unresolved (tags)

MIWON maintains its refusal to publicly renounce its cover for LAPD mayday attack, enabling police commanders to escape accountability.

Our Voices Will Not Be Silenced! (tags)

Organizations including CARECEN, the MIWON network, LA Archdiocese Social Justice Committee, LA Federation of Labor, SEIU 1877, and the We Are America Coalition have announced a Procession and Vigil from Immanuel Presbyterian Church to MacArthur Park, on Thursday, May 17th at 5pm. Read on for Flyer and full info in Spanish and English.

NATIONAL FILIPINO YOUTH CAMPAIGN TO SUPPORT KABATAAN PARTYLIST (tags)

In nationally-coordinated events in California and New York last April 28, 29 and May 4, over 350 Filipino youth gathered to show unwavering support for KABATAAN Partylist, the leading and only partylist representing the youth sector in the upcoming elections in the Philippines. Using rock and acoustic music, hip hop, poetry, and shadow theater, Filipino youth used their creativity to show how their local issues are connected with the issues of youth in the Philippines addressed by the KABATAAN Partylist.

Eye Witness Reports: May Day 2007 Los Angeles Police Attack at the MacArthur Park (tags)

If you are immigrant rights organization or media would talk to them, please contact us: (213)403-0131 or e-mail: info@ImmigrantSolidarity.org

Adios Lou Dobbs (tags)

Immigration Activists Nazis? Time for CNN to say: Adios Lou Dobbs

Fósforo plays 'Guerra' at MacArthur Park as police riot against immigrant families (tags)

Los Angeles, Mayday 2007. After a day of peaceful marches for immigrant rights, thousands of people celebrate international workers' day in MacArthur Park. Kids run around, people eat ice cream and hot dogs, there's music and dance. The band Fósforo plays the song 'Guerra,' and are suddenly cut off as the LAPD brutally attack the crowd.

Police in Riot Gear, Nightsticks Ready at MacArthur Park (tags)

Protest at LAPD headquarters to rally against the violence police inflicted on a peaceful crowd at MacArthur Park yesterday.

LAPD attack thousands of peaceful protestors at Immigrant Rights Rally! (tags)

Immigrant Rights rally at McCarthur Park near downtown LA turns ugly as an LAPD SWAT team attack peaceful protestors gathered for an immigrant rights rally.

5/1: NISN Statement on LAPD Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers, TAKE ACTION! (tags)

NISN Statement on LAPD Brutally Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers at McArthur Park

Full rights for all immigrants! (tags)

A new mass leaflet.

What’s Really in the Flake-Gutierrez (STRIVE) Act? (tags)

Many traditional immigrant rights organizations are putting enormous pressure on grass roots groups to support the “Security Through Regularized Immigration and a Vibrant Economy Act” (STRIVE). This proposal, put forward by Democrats Jeff Flake (AZ) and Luis Gutierrez (IL), is being presented as a “lesser evil” and “the best we can get”. While on the surface it isn’t as overtly aggressive as Sensenbrenner’s HR4437, this remains an enforcement-first bill and offers little or nothing to immigrant workers and their families. ImmigrantsThis is not what millions of immigrant workers marched for last spring. This is not why hundreds of grass roots organizations were formed across the country in order to fight for unconditional legalization for all.

ASSI MARKET WORKERS WIN $1.475 MILLION SETTLEMENT (tags)

After four years of litigation, heated community protests, and on-and-off-again settlement talks, Assi Super, Inc. owner Daniel Sung Chul Rhee and his former employees have agreed to settle the workers' class action lawsuit alleging unpaid overtime wages and racial discrimination and harassment for $1.475 million.

The Bush Temporary Guest Workers Program and the STRIVE Act Are Bad for All Immigrants. (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) firmly stands for and demands amnesty and full rights for all immigrants and for family reunification for more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. The CDIR also vehemently oppose President Bush or the White House proposal. Under the new White House plan on immigration reform, it calls for a “Z Visas” valid for three years and renewable indefinitely at cost of $3,500.00 each time. To become legal permanent residents with the green card, they will have to return to their home country and apply to re-enter to the legally and pay a $ 10,000 fine.

April 7 Coalition March Rally in Los Angeles Draws 75,000 (tags)

- Amnesty Now! Full Rights for All Immigrants, Now! With these resounding chants, more than 75,000 immigrants and immigrant rights advocates under the banner of the April 7 Coalition marched and rallied for full rights for all immigrants last Saturday, April 7, 2007, in Los Angeles. Unlike the disparate and fewer numbers of mobilized activities last March 25, 2007, the April 7 Coalition march for full rights for all immigrants became one of the largest to be held in Los Angeles after May 1, 2006. This brings a new momentum for the immigrant rights movement in California. The conservative L.A Times estimated the crowd as 10,000 while the Latino Channel 34 estimate of the crowd was 50,000.

Filipino World War II Veterans /JFAV Supports April 7 March & Rally for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Join pro-immigrant organizations Latino Movement USA, Hermandad Mexicana Nacional, Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV), People's CORE/CDIR and many others, including the ANSWER Coalition, for a march and rally to demand full rights for all immigrants

The Tasks of the Immigrant Workers’ Movement: For a working class program! (tags)

As we approach the first anniversary of the immigrant worker mega-marches, the struggle for our rights continues. We defeated the Sensenbrenner bill, and yet the attacks on the families of undocumented workers have intensified. Dozens of raids, the limitation of habeas corpus, the militarization of the border, “no-match” letters, and other attacks on our class must be met with a decisive response! We need a clear program of struggle that can lead us to victory – to full amnesty and equal rights for all immigrant workers and their families.

ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (tags)

Written by ACLU Press Release Tuesday, 06 March 2007 ACLU Challenges Illegal Detention of Immigrant Children Held in Prison-Like Conditions (3/6/2007) FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: media@aclu.org This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need Javascript enabled to view it Lawsuits Ask That Children and Their Families be Released From Texas Facility Under Appropriate and Humane Supervision AUSTIN, TX - The American Civil Liberties Union today filed lawsuits on behalf of ten immigrant children, challenging their illegal detention at the T. Don Hutto facility in Taylor, Texas.

Targeted: National Security and the Business of Immigration (tags)

DEEPA FERNANDES is the host of the popular morning show, “Wakeup call” on Pacifica radio station WBAI in New York City. Her award-winning radio features have aired on the BBC World Service, and Public Radio International. Her writing has appeared in the Village Voice, In These Times, and the New York Amsterdam News. Targeted, her first book, is the result of four years of research collecting narratives from immigrants as well as human rights groups, community organizers and lawyers who are challenging the Bush Administration's policies.

The Struggle for Humane Immigration: Success and Challenges Speaker: Angelica Salas (tags)

Annual Program 2007: Peace with Justice Center invites you to participate in an exciting gathering of Peace Activists with one of the Humane Immigrant Rights leader, Angelica Salas. She was 29 years old when she became the executive director of CHIRLA—Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles. The Mexican-born community leader began her immigrant rights work as a volunteer for CHIRLA in 1995, when the organization consisted of only seven paid staff members. Almost eleven years later, CHIRLA has grown to become one of the leading community organizations in Los Angeles serving immigrants from all over the world. The staff of 30 runs over a dozen programs to help educate immigrants about their rights, offer legal aid referrals, train immigrant youth to become leaders, assist in employee/employer wage disputes, as well as do advocacy at the local, state and federal level. Angela has a success story to share.

Government forces farmers to use expensive machines, which drives up the cost of produce (tags)

This article should be titled "Government causes worker shortage which causes farmers to use expensive machinery instead of cheap manual labor, driving up the cost of produce for Americans, and keeping Mexican laborers unemployed". But instead of blaming the government for the problem, the newspaper blames the farmers.

International Conference on Immigrant Rights at San Diego State University on December 9th (tags)

Immigrant Rights Conference with Keynote Speaker Nativo V. Lopez

Latino Voters Lied to in Orange County (tags)

Spanish flyers distributed telling immigrants they cannot vote.

Welcome to Costa Migra (tags)

New progressive newspaper starts in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. A small newspaper, but packed with hard news about important social and environmental issues. Here's a sample.

Welcome to Costa Migra (tags)

New progressive newspaper starts in Costa Mesa and Huntington Beach, Orange County, California. A small newspaper, but packed with hard news about important social and environmental issues. Here's a sample.

September 28th: End the Abuse of Immigrant Workers (tags)

250 immigrant workers, religious leaders, community members and students have already committed to risk arrest, call on others to join them

9/20: National Call-In Day to STOP Congress from Passing Anti-Immigrant Bills! (tags)

On Wednesday September 20, we urge you to CALL, FAX AND MAIL your elected officials, SAY NO TO THE RACIST ANTI-IMMIGRANT BILLS!

NVCD: All out for Sept 28th (tags)

September 28th hundreds of immigrants, workers, students, and religious leaders will risk arrest in a mass act of non-violent civil disobedience. Rally begins at 4:30PM in front of the Radisson LAX (corner of Sepulveda and Century Blvds) March begins at 5:30PM

US IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUPS STEPS UP MASS ACTIONS (tags)

Diffferent Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions nationwide in more than 6 major cities to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. More mass actions is slated from September 7 to September 9 in protest of the much delayed congressional action on the immigration reform law that will legalize at least 3 to 5 million undocumented immigrants and at least 7 million workers as “guest workers” in the SB 2611 or the Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill that all immigrant rights groups and advocate rejects as “modified HR 4437”.

IMMIGRANT RIGHTS GROUP STEPS UP RALLIES FOR AMNESTY AND LEGALIZATION (tags)

Different Immigrant rights groups and coalitions stepped up their mass actions to force the US Congress to enact laws that will give amnesty and full rights to more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. From September 2, 2005 different mass actions were held all over California and other parts of the United States like Seattle, Phoenix, Arizona, Chicago and other states during the long Labor Day weekend. Labor groups, anti wart and other progressive groups together with the immigrant rights advocates banded together to push the people’s agenda.

Labor Day Weekend 2006: Lists of Nationwide Immigrant Rights Marches (tags)

New Rounds of Marches For Immigrant Rights Movements!

September 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Chicago Mother's Struggle AGainst Deportation reaches Los Angeles! (tags)

JOIN ELVIRA ARELLANO’S STRUGGLE YOU ARE CORDIALLY INVITED TO A RECEPTION FOR 7-year Old SAUL ARELLANO

Mexican theme park turns border crossing into sport (tags)

A place were La Migra are not jackbooted thugs? Hey they are only actors here!

August 2006: National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Digest (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

7/28-30 NGIS Conference: A Success & Milestone for the Immigrant Rights Movement! (tags)

Yesterday We Marched Today We Organized Tomorrow We'll Achieve Our Dreams and Goals!

Immigration Protesters Scuffle in New York (tags)

by Michelle Nichols 07/26/2006 6:14 pm

On the 65h Year of the Formation of the USAFFE (tags)

On the 65th Anniversary of the impression of Filipino Army to the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) today, on July 26, 1941 different groups held different kinds of commemoration all over California.FAV, People’s CORE are calling all Filipino American community activists, youth leaders and all concerned individuals and organizations all over the United States to be vigilant and struggle to have the Senate Bill or any compromise bill pass with the amendment for Filipino American veterans and their families.

Tens of Thousands Rallied for Immigrant Rights in Chicago. (tags)

More than 40,0000 immigrants and their advocates marched in Chicago despite the heat wave that struck the United States. The massive march to stop deportations, sanctions, raids and against family separations was held from Union Park at mid morning, 9:00 AM and ended with a rally at 1:00 PM at the Grant Park, Chicago, Illinois.

Hazleton codifies racism (tags)

Home-grown bigots are nothing new in America or Pennsylvania. Every city of any size has its particular variety spewing its brand of ignorance-based poison and racist nonsense. Then there's Hazleton, Pa., where last night they made hate official city policy.

7/28-30 Washington, DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!

Press Conference to Denounce LAPD Brutality (tags)

Say No to Police Brutality Against Immigrant Rights Protestors in Hollywood

March 25th Western Regional Conference A Success! (tags)

The Western Regional Conference brought together members of the March 25th Coalition yesterday at the United Teachers of Los Angeles building.

3/25 Coalition Western Regional Conference on Immigration (tags)

March 25th Coalition Western Regional Conference

As Immigrants Strike, Truckers Shut Down Nation's Largest Port (tags)

By Chris Kutalik - June 2006

7/28-30 Washington DC: National Grassroots Immigrant Strategy Conference (tags)

Together, We Build A New National, Broad-Based, Immigrant Rights / Civil Rights Movement!

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

In recent months millions of immigrants have been in the streets protesting the vicious attacks that Bush and Congress are preparing to legislate against them, while local governments also formulate attacks. Behind this reactionary onslaught is the fact that the capitalists want immigrant labor, but they want it without rights so that they can more profitably exploit it. They know that without the same rights as other workers the immigrant workers have little chance in effectively resisting the rotten wages and conditions they impose on them. And they know that lack of rights makes it very difficult for immigrant workers to actively support and participate in strikes and other struggles of the "legal" U.S. workers.

JUNE 3 = NO TO A MILITARIZED BORDER (tags)

CALL TO ACTION : JUNE 3 rd @ 1pm LARSEN PARK 455 SYCAMORE RD. SAN YSIDRO

JFAV Demands Justice: Investigate and Punish All Responsible for the Veterans Scam (tags)

The Justice forFilipino AMerican Veterans (JFAV) is monitoring the developments on the recently exposed theft of 26.5 million American veterans’ records last May 3 but which was not immediately reported by the Veterans Administration (VA) will have a long-lasting impact on millions of veterans. JFAV states that it is bad enough that the benefits of American veterans are being drastically cut ($15 billion cut in the last 3 years), now they fall prey to criminal syndicates due to the incompetence of the VA authorities.

Senate Passes The Temporary Guest Workers Program (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) learned today, May 27 through news sources that the US Senate finally passed by a vote of 62-36 votes, the temporary guest workers program or the Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill after more than a week of debate

Down with Senate Bill 2611! (tags)

The reactionary features of this anti-immigrant bill are crystal clear. Renewed mass struggle is needed. Full rights for all immigrants!

San Francisco Labor Council on Immigrant Rights (tags)

Open World Conference of Workers >May 23, 2006

JFAV Persevere Our Struggle For Full Rights for All Immigrants and Recognition, Justice an (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) is seriously monitoring the US Congress debates and deliberations on the current bill on immigration overhaul that will make a long lasting impact on the whole gamut of American lives in years to come. ? Arturo P. Garcia, People’s CORE immigrant rights and advocacy desk and JFAV coordinator said: “More than 1/3 or 4 to 5 million immigrants will be forced to hide deeper into the shadows when the US Congress decides to send them all home when it chose to implement the “temporary guest work program” that will divide immigrants, separates families and put up obstacles for undocumented immigrants in their quest for residency and citizenship.”

JFAV Greets Senate Vote Giving Veterans Special Immigrant Status as a Tactical Victory, (tags)

The Justice for Filipino American Veterans (JFAV) greet the news that the US Senate unanimously approved by a voice vote on Thursday (Friday in Manila) an amendment in the proposed immigration reform bill that would allow Philippine-based single or married children of Filipino World War II veterans to join them in the United States, as a tactical victory in its 60 years of struggle for recognition, justice and equity.

Urgent Action Alert! Actions Against Minutemen/Ted Hayes in Downtown L.A. Sun 5/21! (tags)

Call to Action! - 1) Call City Council/LA Police Commission why they approved the Minutemen's March Permit? 2) Mobilize Activist/Community to Turn the Back on Racist Minutemen on 5/21!

The Bush Temporarty Guest Workers Program and the Democrat Compromise (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of immigrant Rights (CDIR) express deep concern on the direction that the US Congress and President Bush is pushing the immigration issue that affects the more than 12 million undocumented immigrants in the United States.

Bush’s immigration speech—an appeal to militarism and reaction (tags)

The Socialist Equality Party unequivocally condemns the vicious anti-immigrant policy put forward by President George W. Bush in his speech from the White House Oval Office Monday night. We condemn as well the craven response of the Democratic Party, which embraced in all essentials the administration’s attacks on millions of immigrant workers living and working in the US. Bush’s speech was ignorant, short-sighted and reactionary. While crafted with the short-term goal of satisfying both the prejudices of the Republican Party’s extreme right-wing base and the profit interests of the American Manufacturers Association, the proposals outlined by the US president have far-reaching and ominous implications.

5/14 Urgent Action Alert! A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement! (tags)

The Upcoming Battle Against Anti-Immigrant Legislation, And A Call for A National Immigrant Solidarity Movement

We Are America Alliance (tags)

Newly-Forming "We Are America Alliance" Announces Next Steps to Stop HR 4437 and Press for Real Comprehensive Immigration Reform

¡Somos Milliones! We are millions! (tags)

The May Day outpouring, which was called the “Gran Paro Americano / Great American Strike” or “Un Día Sin Inmigrantes / A Day Without Immigrants” was, though in a partial form due to the minimal organized participation of most trade unions, a general strike: by all measures a momentous political advance for the working class.

BTL:Labor's Embrace of Immigration Issues Could Reverse Unions' Decline (tags)

Interview with Michael Zweig, State University of New York economics professor, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

The Price of the Ticket (tags)

The Price of the Ticket Immigrants on the march today threaten to go the way of the Irish, the Italian and the Jewish: they may pay the price of the ticket for American citizenship by yielding to a racial hierarchy that leaves Blacks at the bottom.

CDIR -People's CORE Statement of the Cinco De Mayo, 2006: Que Viva La Raza! (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and all its allied organizations in the United States send its most militant greetings to our Chicano Brothers and sisters and to the Mexican people in their celebration of Cinco De Mayo.The Cinco De Mayo, 2006 takes a significant feature this year with the success of the Greta American Boycott last May 1 and the series of immigrant mass actions from March 25 to may 1. The unity and the outpouring of the immigrant workers of all nationalities especially the Chicano people are tremendous and awesome.

"AQUI ESTAMOS Y NO NOS VAMOS!": THE STRUGGLE FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS (tags)

By William I. Robinson

A Letter of Thanks from an Undocumented Immigrant (tags)

Hello Friends, First of all, I would like to take the opportunity to THANK everyone who supported the marches and the boycott on behalf of all my immigrant sisters and brothers.

Propaganda on “New Foreign Aid” – (tags)

At the height of the emotional issue on immigration and the Great American Boycott mass actions nationwide, The Los Angeles Times ran a five-part series entitled, “New Foreign Aid.” The series of feature articles ran from April 16, 2006 before the May 1, and featured the Philippines, Mexico, Haiti and other countries which send thousands of immigrant workers to the United States every year.We condemn such propaganda being peddled as “objective reporting.” Such allusions have no place in a society that purports to be democratic and free of racial bias. Such racist notions must be criticized and exposed roundly for what they truly are: worthless

The implications of the immigrant demonstrations for the class struggle in America (tags)

The demonstrations, strikes and boycotts by immigrant workers in cities across the United States are an indication of a sharpening of the class struggle, both in the US and internationally. Literally millions took to the streets May 1 in cities from Los Angeles to New York, Miami to Seattle and scores of towns in between. This mass protest movement, which has been building since March, is without precedent in both its size and its national scope.

Filipinos All Over the United States Joined the May 1 Great American Boycott and Immigrant (tags)

From Los Angeles and Seattle in the West to Chicago in the Midwest to Houston in the South and Miami, Florida in the Southeast up to New York, Manhattan in the Northeast, hundreds of Filipinos joined their fellow immigrants in the millions to demand full immigrant rights and amnesty. Thousands of them joined the boycott or just watched and wildly cheered from the sidelines flying the American flags as the Filipino contingents marched by.

Hundred of Thousand at LA noon time March (tags)

HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS MARCH FOR MIGRANTS RIGHTS Downtown Los Angeles was completely closed down as marchers demand for legalization

May Day 2006 - We Have Made History! And the Next Step (tags)

Today was one of the most important days in U.S. history: tens of millions of immigrants, activists and allies in over 200 cities from across the country chose to skip work, school, and the normal daily routine to participate in "A Day Without Immigrants."

May 1st: Demand Genuine Legalization and Dignity and Respect for All Wo (tags)

Kick Off Rally for May 1st March at 3pm: This year, MIWON is hosting the kick off rally for the Los Angeles May 1st march. For the past five years, MIWON has sponsored an action on May 1st to draw attention to low- wage workers’ rights and to demand genuine legalization as a step towards fair treatment of all workers.

March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park ( (tags)

March from Historic Filipinotown (Beverly-Temple Corridor) Los Angeles to Macarthur Park (7th/Wilshire St.) on May 1 We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom to go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without ImmigrantsLet us march together From Historic Filipinotown to Macarthur Park on Monday, May 1 at 2:00 PM

STUDENTS, SUPPORT THE GREAT AMERICAN MAY 1 BOYCOTT-STRIKE! (tags)

We urge all justice-loving students to support the May 1 Great Boycott-Strike and parallel protests across the globe and to build an anti-imperialist solidarity with the great immigrant, black liberation, working-class, antiwar and third-world liberation struggles.

MAY DAY, a day of class struggle! (tags)

Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee Statement on May Day 2006

Name Your Baby Lou Dobbs Challenge (tags)

The first undocumented immigrant to name their U.S. born child "Lou Dobbs," before September 16th, 2006, will win $500.00 worth of baby nursery items from participating East Los Angeles merchants supporting the Name Your Baby Lou Dobbs Challenge.

MESSAGE OF SOLIDARITY TO THE IMMIGRANT WORKERS ON THE DAY OF THE GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT 20 (tags)

We, the International League of Peoples' Struggle, hereby express our solidarity with and support for the millions of immigrant workers on the day of the Great American Boycott 2006 when they and their supporters do not go to work, to school or to any shop but hold protest marches and rallies against institutions and symbols of anti-immigrant discrimination, exploitation and oppression in Los Angeles, New York, Chicago, San Jose, San Francisco, Seattle and 100 cities all over the US.

Celebrate International Worker’s Day! (tags)

Join MIWON, the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Organizing Network, as we celebrate International Worker’s Day and rally together with workers and community supporters to fight the recent legislative attacks on immigrants.

A CALL TO ALL FILIPINOS AND IMMIGRANTS OF ALL NATIONALITIES TO UNITE TO DEFEND IMMIGRANT R (tags)

The Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR), a multi-ethnic alliance of immigrant rights advocates in Los Angeles, calls on the Filipino American community to march shoulder to shoulder with their Latino brothers and sisters and come out in force on May 1, 2006. Rallyists will assemble at Broadway and Olympic St at 12:00 PM and march to the City Hall and at 7th and Wilshire St. (MacArthur Park) to La Brea in Los Angeles.

South Los Angeles Unites for Immigrant Rights (tags)

African American and Latino Leaders Endorse Unified South LA Delegation for May 1st March

¡Apoyo a la HUELGA de los INMIGRANTES! (tags)

A leaflet being used to mobilize for May Day in Seattle, where 30,000 or more people marched on April 10.

For May Day and Beyond: White People Step Up for Immigrant Rights (tags)

Open Letter to White Communities.

STOP ANTI-IMMIGRANT RAIDS AND ARRESTS, (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) vehemently condemns the latest series of raids of the Bush administration authorities against undocumented immigrants all over the nation most particularly in the East Coast that arrested more than 1,800 immigrants. Particularly, the CDIR is concerned with the raids conducted against the Filipinos during unholy hours in Chicago, Illinois and the nearby areas of that state. In those areas of the Midwest, many of the undocumented Filipinos work as caregivers or some other health care occupation.

4/25: May 1 "A Day Without Immigrant" Strike/Boycott: Over 100 events at 60+ cit (tags)

As of April 24th, we have over 100 events at 60+ cities for the May 1st mobilization listed at our calendar!

The Gran Boicott is on, and the troqueros are in (tags)

Update on the Gran Boicott locally and the latest word from the Port of Aztlan.

US government arrests record numbers in factory raids (tags)

In a nationwide dragnet Wednesday, US immigration enforcement agents raided factories across the country arresting nearly 1,200 undocumented workers, a record number for a single operation. The raids come in the wake of massive demonstrations throughout the country protesting reactionary anti-immigrant legislation in Congress and demanding full legal status and citizenship rights for the millions of undocumented workers who have come to find jobs and a better life.

People’s CORE-CDIR: ALL-OUT For the May 1 Great American Boycott! Dare to Struggle, (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all immigrants and advocates to go all-out on Monday, May 1, 2006 International Workers Day for the Great American Boycott! Join the Boycott March/ Rally at Olympic at Broadway on May 1 at 12;00 PM to City Hall. “Full rights for Immigrants! Amnesty for all TNT’s and Undocumented Workers! Legalization Now!”

Interview with Jaime Rodriguez of the March 25th Coalition (tags)

Recorded April 15th at the student march for immigrant rights.

ALL-OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action—Dare to Struggle, Dare to Win! (tags)

The Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) calls on all students and youth, immigrants and advocates to go all-out today, April 15, to the streets!

CDIR –People’s CORE : ALL OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action and May 1 Nati (tags)

It's important at this critical moment for us- the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-a coalition of peoples immigrant organizations in Los Angeles advocating for immigrant rights; People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment(People’s CORE), a non-profit organization in Southern California and the ANSWER Coalition to keep up the pressure and continue to focus on the streets and the mass action of the people and never allow the politicians to decide how much equality or how much inequality, or how much repression, should be meted out to the millions of hard working immigrant families.

OUT AND SHOUT INTO THE STREETS! (tags)

We Fil-American students call on our fellow justice-loving students to raise their anti-imperialist voices on April 15 and May 1 to fight for full immigrant rights and forge an anti-imperialist solidarity with the working people and migrant peoples of the U.S..

ALL OUT FOR April 15 Mass Student Action and May 1 Nation wide Boycott (tags)

All out for April 15 and may 1 Great American Boycott! It's important at this critical moment for us- the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR)-People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment(People’s CORE) and the ANSWER Coalition to keep up the pressure and continue to focus on the streets and the mass action of the people and never allow the politicians to decide how much equality or how much inequality, or how much repression, should be meted out to the millions of hard working immigrant families.

THE WAR ON IMMIGRANTS (tags)

THE US WAR AGAINST IMMIGRANTS IN THEIR FIGHT FOR EQUITY AND JUSTICE

VIDEO: An Immigrant from Brazil Speaks Out (tags)

Recorded April 10th Downtown LA march for immigrant rights

VIDEO: April 10th Downtown LA march for immigrant rights (tags)

LOS ANGELES, April 10, 2006 - Sights and sounds from the downtown Los Angeles march from immigrant rights. (Note: Large file, wait for streaming before playing)

Hundred of Thousands March-Rallied in 70 cities and 33 States for Full Immigrant Rights (tags)

Today, April 10, over 125,000 people took to the streets in Los Angeles for yet another outpouring of support for the cause of immigrant rights. The Los Angeles demonstration was part of a nationwide wave of protests just in the last two days that has continued to rock at least 61 cities across the nation. Yesterday Sunday, a record 500,000 rallied to clamor for justice for immigrants in Dallas, Texas. Today, 300,000 also mobilized in Phoenix, Arizona; 200,000 demonstrated in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC; 100,000 marched and rallied in New York City; another 100,000 protested in Houston, Texas; and 25,000 in Seattle, Washington.

Downtown Santa Ana flooded with upwards of 1,000 immigrant rights supporters (tags)

Marchers held up signs with statements like "We are Not Criminals," "We are America," "Keep Families United," "Amnesty," "The Working Class has No Borders," and "Justice and Dignity for All Immigrants." Another simply read: "Please Leave Us Alone."

IWW resolves to join May 1 General Strike (tags)

The Industrial Workers of the World have passed a resolution supporting the struggle for immigrant workers' rights and calling on their membership and all workers to join the General Strike on May 1st, 2006.

FULL IMMIGRANT RIGHTS NOW! SUPPORT APRIL 10 NATIONAL DAY OF ACTION IN LOS ANGELES (tags)

People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – Los Angeles calls on all immigrants and their advocates to support the National Day of Action, today, April 10 in 61 cities of the United States including our city- Los Angeles The People’s CORE and the CDIR call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom and go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without Immigrants and support the April 10 National Mobilization at Placita Olvera, 5:00 PM in downtown Los Angeles Let us all act to stop racism and build a new movement for and in defense of civil rights and human rights that are being trampled in the belly of this capitalist beast.

IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY SOLTERO (tags)

We Fil-Am students condemn the persecution to death of the eighth-grade student Anthony Soltero, call for a stop to the fascist suppression of pro-immigrant student protesters and for carrying forward Anthony's fight for full immigrant rights.

Building Bridges Radio: Immigrant Rights - The National Debate Heats Up (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 58 or 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK WEB ADDRESS LINK

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

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.

PEOPLE''S CORE AND CDIR ON THE DEADLOCK IN THE IMMIGRATION OVERHAUL BILL IN THE SENATE (tags)

People's CORE and the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) greet the so-called deadlock and impasse on the Immigration Overhaul Bill with cautious and guarded optimism. We believe that the recent deadlock is better than having the bill approved. Such a prospect would have imposed great hardships on the more than 12 million immigrants in the United States. This development now gives us, immigrant advocates and all immigrants, more time and breathing space to get organized, get our act together and mobilize for the Great American Boycott on May 1

MAY DAY EMERGENCY ALLIES MEETING (tags)

MIWON would like to invite you to a MAY DAY EMERGENCY ALLIES MEETING next Weds., 5-7 pm at the UCLA Downtown Labor Center.

NO TO RACIST COMPROMISES ON THE SENATE’S IMMIGRATION REFORM OVERHAUL BILL: FULL IM (tags)

We, in the Coalition in Defense of Immigrant Rights (CDIR) – Los Angeles and the People’s Community Organization for Reform and Empowerment (People’s CORE) Immigrant Rights and Social Justice Program (IRSJP), express our indignation and alarm over the compromise that was hammered out in the in the so-called “Immigration Reform Overhaul Bill” in the US Senate today, April 6, 2006. The CDIR and People’s CORE call on all immigrant rights advocates, all immigrants and everyone who loves freedom and go all out for the May 1 Great American Boycott – A Day Without Immigrants. Let us all act to stop racism and build a new movement for and in defense of civil rights and human rights that are being trampled upon in the belly of this capitalist beast. Defend Immigrant Rights, FULL RIGHTS FOR IMMIGRANTS, NOW! #

May 1 Call to Action! "A day without an immigrant" Immigrant General Strike! (tags)

"El Gran Paro Americano 2006" "The Great American Boycott 2006" "Un dia sin immigrante" "A day without an immigrant"

SEP candidate in California: Extend full rights to all immigrants! (tags)

The following is a statement issue by John Burton, SEP candidate for Congress, 29th District of California During the past week, millions of immigrants, documented and undocumented, have taken to the streets throughout the country to demonstrate their opposition to the punitive and repressive anti-immigrant legislation being debated by the US Congress. Thousands of students, outraged by the injustices being perpetrated against their parents, friends, relatives and neighbors, have walked out of their schools and marched in support of immigrants’ democratic rights. As a socialist candidate for the US House of Representatives, I support the full extension of democratic rights to all immigrants, regardless of how they entered the country.

Blacks and immigrants call for unity! (tags)

A sea of people as far as the eye could see: Blacks and immigrants call for unity!

Costa Mesa demonstration attracts 1,500 people defending immigrant rights (tags)

Minutemen flee from Orange County as opponents stage huge rally on their home turf

April 10 National Day of Action & Rally for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

Recognizing that the USA is a nation of immigrants, join the April 10 in a massive rally!

3/27-31: Nationwide Week of Massive Student Walkouts for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

Student walkouts reports from across the country

3/30: Actions Need For Senate Immigration Bill, Call Your Senator! (tags)

1. Why the Senate's Proposed Immigrant Bill is Bad for the Immigrants. 2. Take Actions! Call Your Senator to Support Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

Pesante-USA and CDIR Welcomes New Developments in US Senate Debates on Immigrant Issues (tags)

The Philippine Peasant Support Network and the Coalition to Defend Immigrant Rights (CDIR) heard that the call of President Bush for sobriety and civility regarding the immigration issue came in reaction to the rush of millions coming out in the streets to demand full rights for immigrants.

Student Protest for immigrant Rights Mounts (tags)

For two straight days, tens of thousands of high school students from California and Texas walked out of their classes in support of immigrant rights and protest the oppressive and racist HR 4437.

Bush's Immigration Trap (tags)

Labor: Organize the Unorganized!

Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants! (tags)

Down With Racist U.S. Imperialism! For Socialist Revolution on Both Sides of the Border!

More than a million march in Los Angeles, other US cities in defense of immigrant rights (tags)

In the largest demonstration in California’s history, well over half a million people marched through downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, March 25, in defense of immigrant rights and to protest the government attacks on immigrants, especially undocumented workers.

3/25: Los Angeles: Half to 1 Million People Protest against Anti-Immigrant Law! (tags)

Today in downtown Los Angeles, over 1 million people demonstrated in support of immigrant rights.

“We are Human Beings” Enrique Morones on the New Movement to Defend Immigrants (tags)

An interview with Enrique Morones, bane of the Minutemen, Border Angel and member of the Buenas Noches Brigade.

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights! (tags)

3/25: Los Angeles March for Immigrant Rights!

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity! (tags)

March 25-28 Nationwide Weekend of Actions to Support Immigrant Solidarity!

Hunger Strike to Stop Anti-Migrant Legislation (tags)

Dear Family, I have decided to hunger strike for 7 straight days to defend the rights of all immigrants and to inspire immigrants to stand up! We are part of many protests happening throughout the nation.

Chicago: General Strike for Immigrant Rights on March 10 (tags)

Chicago IL - Upwards of 200,000 people marched through downtown Chicago, March 10, chanting, "Si, se puede!," meaning, "Yes we can!" defeat the Sensenbrenner bill.

IMMIGRANTS' RIGHTS FORUM !!! (tags)

Immigrants rights forums

Sanctuary Movement Spreads East (tags)

Please attend the Pomona council meeting Monday night, and or pass the this information along to anyone and everyone that may be affected, including clergy, law enforcement, teachers, mailmen, storeowners, bus drivers, clerks, phone operators, etc.

March 2006 U.S. Immigrant Alert! (tags)

Updates on Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Civil liberty PATRIOTIC Act, CLEAR Act & Sensenbrenner Bill: Community Actions Now!

Florida's ecosystem, civil rights under attack (tags)

Florida's ecosystems, human and civil rights all coming under attack by corporate influenced development. Some ideas for local communities in FL to regain their health, land and dignity from profit hungry corporations.

3/15 Los Angeles Peace Event to End the War on Iraq with Fernando Suarez (tags)

Three Years Too Many! At the wake of the Third Anniversary of the Iraq War, this is a community event to highlight the local costs of the war and how we can involve for the up-coming local peace and justice movements.

Costa Mesa: Council member says Guinness Beer justifies immigrant crackdown (tags)

Protester: "Gary, you're a racist pig! Ha! Ha! We'll be back!" Reply from city councilman: “You...you’re a fag!” Monahan says that his experience selling Guinness instead of Coors Light justfies Costa Mesa’s immigrant (ICE) crackdown Extra: Jim Gilchrist goes crazy over Green men

Urgent! Protest Costa Mesa Immigrant Bashing Feb 10, 06 (tags)

Councilman enjoys the fruits of immigrant labor at his restaurant business, then exploits them for political profit

February 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

Beyond Chron: Patriot Act: Anti-Immigrant (tags)

by Rita Mandelenis‚ Jan. 25‚ 2006

update: crackdown on immigrant rights in Costa Mesa (tags)

Latest news on Costa Mesa, California’s crackdown on immigrant rights

1/20: Please Sign the Petitions to Oppose Anti-Immigrant Bills! (tags)

We are asking you for your help in collecting signatures for a petition addressed to the Los Angeles City Council requesting they adopt a resolution in favor of the immigrant community.

PROTEST ANTI-IMMIGRANT RACISTS IN BURBANK - SAT, JAN 21, 8 AM (tags)

Stop Attacks on Immigrants! No to "SOS" and Minutemen! Unite to stop the racists in their tracks!

MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS - JUSTICE FOR GUILLERMO MARTINEZ - SAT, JAN 14, 10AM (tags)

March and rally to demand justice for Guillermo Martinez! Stop racist violence against immigrants!

Costa Mesa Mayor Mansoor Enforces Immigration Law But Trashes First Amendment (tags)

Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor believes that America is “a nation of laws.” That’s why, he says, the city’s police should be first in the nation to directly help deport “illegal aliens.” But conduct by Monsoor at two recent Costa Mesa city council meetings–-revealed on video logs from two separate sources–-raises questions about his ability to correctly and impartially uphold the law, including respecting basic First Amendment rights. Recent incidents also demand an examination of the constitutionality of Costa Mesa Municipal Codes related to public speech.

Day Lborers 2 Counter Minutemen Nationally (tags)

Day workers across the country will peacefully respond to coordinated vigilante actions organized by Connecticut Citizens for Immigration Control and local cells of the so-called “Minutemen.”

January 2006 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

November 2005 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

November 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter Published by National Immigrant Solidarity Network

October 05 U.S. Immigrant News Alert! (tags)

First They Come to the "Illegals".... The worsen situations of U.S. immigrant rights! "Injury To One Is Injury to All!"

Who's Behind the Minutemen? (tags)

Contrary to the official story, the USA is not one nation of many immigrants, but a prison of oppressed nations, including Latin@s. In the year 2004, another racist threat emerged against Latin@ and other immigrant workers: the Minutemen.

Protest Racist KFI, Support Day Laborer Rights! Friday September 30: Outside KFI Studios (tags)

What: Press Conference and Rally Who: Day Laborers and their Allies When: Friday, September 30, 2005 10:30 Press Conference Where: Outside of KFI Radio Station 340 W. Olive Ave Burbank, CA 91502

Continuing Gallo wines boicott (tags)

The UFW announced that their boicot of Gallo wines is over, however Gallo workers will continue to experience health risks from pesticide exposure at Gallo's vinyards..

The Truth about a Mexican hero (tags)

Cesar Chavez was no hero to revolutionary change

May Day 2005 (tags)

May Day in Los Angeles, April 30, 2005, was sponsored by MIWON (Multi-Ethnic Workers Organazing Network)

April 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Monthly Newsletter For National Immigrant Solidarity Network No Immigrant Bashing! Support Immigrant Rights!

2/14 at 5pm: IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS CONVENE PRESS CONFERENCE (tags)

HERMANDAD MEXICANA LATINOAMERICANA DENOUNCES REAL ID ACT IMMIGRANT ORGANIZATIONS CONVENE PRESS CONFERENCE

1/26 6 AM ET Alert! "Suspended Indefinitely!!!" - New York Hot 97 "Miss Jon (tags)

Jay of HipHopMusic.com notified us that the Hot 97 "Miss Jones in the Morning Show" is "suspended indefinitely" over her recent racist "Tsunami Song"

Urgent Action! Racist Music Attacks Asian Tsunami Victims at Hot 97, New York City! (tags)

Calling A Protest Letter And Rally Against The Radio Station!

January 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter (tags)

Please donwload our latest January 2005 U.S. Immigrant Alert! Newsletter

Immigrant Detainees Hunger Strike (tags)

2 detainees at Passaic County Jail are in their 9th day of hunger strike demanding their release.  They are struggling for all the immigrant detainees who are being held as criminals and torn away from their families and communities.

Immigrants March in L.A. for Justice and Driver's Licenses (tags)

Thousands gathered in East L.A. on Saturday, October 17 to march for immigrants rights and against the racist measures that have been used against the mostly brown and indigenous people that form such a large part of our community, in the name of “Homeland Security” since 9-11.

Immigrant Rights Marches (tags)

Find 19 images and a short commentary about the two marches and the two rallies, about immigrant rights, that took place in East Los Angeles and Downtown Los Angeles on Saturday, October 16th, 2004 Between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.

OCT 16 MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS! (tags)

Join over 100 groups and thousands of individuals for a mass march and rally for immigrant rights on October 16, 12 noon, at the corner of Olympic and Broadway.

CONFLICTING IMMIGRANT RIGHTS MARCHES? (tags)

It is fairly well known among "activist"circles that on Oct. 16 there are two planned immigrant rights marches and rallies in L.A. It is fairly well known among "activist"circles that on Oct. 16 there are two planned immigrant rights marches and rallies in L.A.

9/25 10 AM: LOS ANGELES DREAM BREAKING FAST CEREBRATION (tags)

After 2 weeks, the DREAM Fast Vigil will be coming to a close. Please come out and support the DREAM Act.

9/19: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 7) (tags)

Teacher/Student Day: Students and Teachers gather to support Higher Education

9/16: DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 4) (tags)

Fasters hold "General Supporter Day"

Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 5) (tags)

DREAM Act Fasters Highlight the Importance of Voting

9/15: Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 3) (tags)

[Los Angeles] Day 3 of the DREAM Fast Vigil kicked off with the theme "Higher Education Day." The highlight of the day came through paintings that fasters drew that tied higher education to the DREAM Act. Fasters also drew pictures depicting their thoughts and feelings. These will be hung as part of the existing visuals at the fasting site throughout the 2 weeks. The fasters are also engaged in daily journals and writing daily letters to Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist and to President Bush.

9/14 Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 2) (tags)

Los Angeles, CA - Across the street from an institution of higher learning, the Los Angeles DREAM Fast and Vigil participants continued their efforts to inform the public about the significance and necessity of passing the DREAM Act.

9/13 Los Angeles: DREAM Fast Vigil Day 1 (tags)

[Los Angeles] At the corner of Jefferson Street and Hoover Boulevard, with the University of Southern California as the backdrop, over 40 supporters, allies, students, and community leaders gathered for a press conference to kick off the DREAM Fast Vigil Campaign.

Fast for the DREAM Act - part of the week of Immigrant Rights Action Sep 20-26 (tags)

From: Terry Burke elbop@sbcglobal.net National Immigrant Solidarity Network Tel: (213)403-0131

Assi Workers Seek Settlement (tags)

Two years into the boycott suspended employees of Assi Market in Korea town have offered to settle out of court rather than continue with a million plus dollar law suit. Vi a spokesperson for Korean Immigrant Workers Advocate and the Immigrant Workers Union stated, “It Makes sense to settle, because if we don’t settle now we’re just going to get tied up in the courts. So it makes sense on both sides to settle, but sometimes Assi does things that don’t make sense ”.

New American Freedom Summer 2004 (tags)

Volunteer immigrant rights activists work to maiximize voter turnout in key immigrant communities in project commemorating the 40th anniversary of Freedom Summer 1964

Sat.Jun26 3pm Event - MALDEF& Music - Defend Immigrants Rights (tags)

Reception for photo exhibit features speaker from MALDEF, music by Domingo Siete, poetry from EnDependence. Images from the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride by Peter Holderness. Event to benefit Border Action in Arizona: New American Freedom Summer.

June 24 04: Civil Liberties and Immigrant Rights News Updates (tags)

Last two weeks had been one of the dark moments in US civil liberties and immigrant rights, U.S. conducted several horrible raids against immigrants across the California, arrested and deported many people. Meanwhile, in Washington, DC, the House passed the so-called "Intelligence Bill". Lee Siu Hin National Immigrant Solidarity Network Peace No War Network United Students Against Sweatshops

Viewing Chairman Avakian's speech in the heart of the barrio (tags)

On May 1st, in a restaurant in the Pico-Union section of Los Angeles, a group of a dozen Latino proletarians and others gathered to watch the video clip of the historic speech by Chairman Avakian, "Revolution: Why It's Necessary, Why It's Possible, What It's All About."

Part 1- May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

May 1st. Caravan for Justice (tags)

Los Angeles- May 1,2004 Hundreds of immigrants and immigrants rights advocates canvassed the city of Los Angeles on May Day, otherwise known as International Workers Day, a day in celebration of working class struggles all across the world.

May Day Caravan (tags)

Los Angeles, May 1st, 2004, the May Day Caravan, a coalition of immigrant worker organization (MIWON) departed from the McArthur Park in Downtow LA at 12:30 PM. About 500 immigrant workers and others showed up to take buses . . .

Building Bridges Radio-Bush's Plan for Immigrants (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community and Labor Report presents this 27 minute Radio Program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON WEB LINK

BTL:U.S. Labor Movement Opposes Bush Plan to Create... (tags)

...Immigrant Guest Workers Program Interview with Anna Avendano, senior adviser on immigration issues for the AFL-CIO, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Immigration plan ‘chains workers’ (tags)

The “more compassionate” immigration system for undocumented workers proposed by President George W. Bush on Jan. 7 will grant corporations greater ability to pit U.S. workers against the global work force for domestic jobs, say labor and immigrant rights leaders.

[gangbox] LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION (tags)

LA NUEVA CARA DE CONSTRUCCION...how mass immigration has changed the American building trades

Building Bridges Radio-On the Buses with the Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders (tags)

Building Bridges Radio presents this 15 minute radio program. To listen click on indymedia link

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Rally a Huge Success! (tags)

As the culmination of Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride, on Saturday, October 4th, tens of thousands of immigrant workers joined friends and allies for a fabulous rally in Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, New York.

A historic message — Justice for immigrants (tags)

WASHINGTON – Busloads of Immigrant Workers Freedom Riders brought their agenda into the heart of the nation’s political arena, Oct. 1, demanding Congress enact comprehensive reform of the nation’s immigration laws.

Legislation to Expel Iranians (tags)

Congressman Introduces Legislation to Expel Iranian Visitors and Students from the U.S.

Kidnapped at Federal Plaza (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report presents this 28 minute radio program. TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

BTL:Immigrant Workers' Freedom Ride Aims to Raise Awareness of Low Pay... (tags)

...Dangerous Working Conditions. Interview with David Glaser, national director of the Immigrant Workers' Freedom Ride, conducted by Between the Lines' Scott Harris

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Send-Off Rally (tags)

September 20 2003 --- City Hall, Los Angeles Immigrant freedom riders will be boarding buses September 23rd to take part ...

Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride Send-Off Rally (tags)

Immigrant workers fighting for human rights follow in the footsteps of the 60’s civil rights movement.

Building Bridges Radio-Immigrant Worker Freedom Ride & The Next Pres.of El Salvador (tags)

Building Bridges presents this 28 minute Radio Program, TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

Schwarzenegger defended South African apartheid and liked doing Hitler impressions (tags)

Wayne once asked his friend how an Austrian immigrant had conquered Hollywood. In a moment of ``pure mischief,'' he said, Schwarzenegger stood up, looked him ``straight in the eye and said, `Because I've got the greatest physique in the world, I'm sharp, I'm super talented.' Then he stood up, walked down the hall, looked over his shoulder and said: `And I'm white.' ''

Building Bridges Radio - Organizing for the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride- 28min (tags)

Building Bridges: Your Community & Labor Report-National Edition presents this 28 min Radio Program"Organizing for the Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride" TO LISTEN CLICK ON INDYMEDIA LINK

July 19th PROTEST in Hollywood to repeal "Patriot Act." (tags)

Come to a Candlelight Vigil to Defend Civil Liberties! DEFEND OUR RIGHTS! STOP THE REPRESSION! An Injury to One is an Injury to All!

Miwon - Points of Unity (tags)

May 1, 2003 MIWON – multi –ethnic immigrant workers organizing network (Coalition for Human Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA), Garment Workers Center (GWC), Korean Immigrant Workers Center (KIWA), Pilipino Workers’ Center (PWC)

May 1st Downtown Los Angeles (tags)

Holding claim to the Rights of the Immigrant a broad coalition marched down Broadway then rallied at Temple St. & Los Angeles St

(3) MAYDAY PROTEST (Photos) (tags)

May first March, in Downtown Los Angleles against the war and against immigrant bashing

(4) MAYDAY PROTEST (Photos) (tags)

May first March, in Downtown Los Angleles against the war and against immigrant bashing

(5) MAYDAY PROTEST (photos) (tags)

May first March, in Downtown Los Angleles against the war and against immigrant bashing

Immigrant Workers Contact Numbers (tags)

A list of MIWON multi language contact numbers.

Taking a stand on March 5 has a long history; once again, the young lead the way (tags)

Editorial on March 5th student strike.

Assi Boycott Lunar New Year Action (tags)

Los Angeles CA ---- January 31, 2003 On the eve of the Lunar New Year, suspended Assi workers and community supporters took to the streets. The Korean Immigrant Workers Advocates (KIWA) has been in a struggle with Assi bosses for over a year to rehire workers suspended during an attempt to unionize.

ACLU Calls Immigrant Registration Program Pretext for Mass Detentions (tags)

By January 10, 2003, citizens of 13 additional countries – Afghanistan, Algeria, Bahrain, Eritrea, Lebanon, Morocco, North Korea, Oman, Qatar, Somalia, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen – must also submit to registration, a move that could push the detentions into the tens of thousands, the ACLU said.

Pictures from the Anti-INS Immigrant Rights Protest (tags)

Pictures from the Anti-INS Immigrant Rights Protest against the arbitrary detainment of Iranian and Arab Americans!!!

Assi / Forever 21 March and Rally (tags)

Immigrant workers and supporters march through Koreatown to Assi Market, as more unions come under attack, the IWU presses on.

Assi / Forever 21 March and Rally (tags)

Immigrant workers and supporters march through Koreatown to Assi Market.

Assi / Forever 21 March and Rally (tags)

11/16/02 Los Angeles CA Immigrant workers and supporters march through Koreatown to Assi Market as evening arrives for The Immigrant Workers Union.

Holloween Action: Boycott Assi (tags)

Holloweend Action. 6pm-8pm @ Assi Market, (8th & Oxford). Support Immigrant Worker Rights.

Empowering Los Angeles’ immigrant workers: (tags)

Over 100 community supporters are anticipated to mark the one-year anniversary of two emerging campaigns for immigrant workers’ rights in a town hall meeting. Supporters will discuss the larger context and national implications of the Forever 21 and Assi Market campaigns, as well as learn about the latest directions of both efforts.

Breaking the Chains - People of Color and the War on Drugs (tags)

Hyatt Regency Los Angeles at Macy's Plaza 711 South Hope Street · Los Angeles, CA

Korean and Latino workers in struggle together! (tags)

A very spirited Multi-Ethnic demonstration in support of workers attempting to Unionize the Assi Supermarket at 8th and Oxford took place May 18th. Participants included the Korean Immigrant Workers Association(KIWA), Immigrant Workers Union, Chirla, MIWA, The Bus Riders Union, the National Lawyers Guild, and others...

May 2: Latest Updates on ActionLA! (tags)

**For complete information, please visit: http://www.ActionLA.org

Massive May Day March in LA (tags)

This evening an estimated 10,000 marched for immigrant rights and international working class solidarity in Downtown Los Angeles.

PEACEFUL NON-VIOLENT MAYDAY IN OC! (tags)

*** PEACEFUL MAYDAY EVENT IN OC FROM 3-6! ***

Emergency Demo to Stop the INS Raids at LAX Thurs. 11am! (tags)

Up from the listserves

March 10-11 Taco bell Actions in Los Angeles/Irvine, please come! (tags)

*Living wage for immigrant workers! No immigrant bashing! Support farm workers' rights!** ***Would you be willing to pay 1/4 of 1 penny more for your Taco Bell's chalupa if it meant that Florida and California farmworkers who pick tomatoes and other farm products for Taco Bell and other restaurants could earn a living wage?**

ART & ACTIVISM OPEN DIALOG (tags)

An open dialogue supporting the exhibition: "Invisible... From Angel Island To The Underground Economy" Saturday, January 26, 2002, from 7 pm to 9 pm, at The Avenue 50 Studio.

PROTEST RACISM & IMMIGRANT BASHING IN ANAHEIM (tags)

Protest fascists, racists, nazis and immigrant bashers this Saturday in Anaheim

Protest Racist, Nazi Immigrant Bashers in OC THIS SATURDAY DEC 8 (tags)

Protest the Nazis in Anaheim to show support for our local Immigrant community

RADIO IMC-LA: The Invisible Workforce, Part Two - The Day Laborers (tags)

Over 25,000 men stand on the street corners of Los Angeles every day looking for work. Known as Day Laborers this predominantly immigrant population must support their families on the tenuous living provided by day to day jobs. Chirla (Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights in LA) has spent the last 10 years working with the men and the communities in which they solicit work to address concerns and safeguard their ability to earn a living with dignity and respect.

A 2nd "Backlash" MURDER! (tags)

A second "backlash" murder... this one involving a Pakistani immigrant in Texas.

March in Solidarity With Immigrant Students Seeking Higher Education (tags)

(This is a flyer distributed by CHIRLA calling for new state education laws that will allow long term undocumented immigrants to pay in-state fees.)

300 workers and MIWON Present Platform to Politicos (tags)

MIWON and 300 workers present a platform

Immigrant Workers of Los Angeles Demand Their Rights! (tags)

Los Angeles, August 18, 2001: MIWON, the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network,held a Community Town Hall Meeting to present platform on worker’s rights on August 18. Hundreds of workers from restaurant, garment, day laborers, domestic workers, home health-care workers and other low-wage industries united to present an immigrant worker platform to a panel of government and community leaders.

Immigrant Workers of Los Angeles Demand Their Rights! (tags)

Los Angeles, August 18, 2001: MIWON, the Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network,held a Community Town Hall Meeting to present platform on worker’s rights on August 18. Hundreds of workers from restaurant, garment, day laborers, domestic workers, home health-care workers and other low-wage industries united to present an immigrant worker platform to a panel of government and community leaders.

La Resistencia! (tags)

La Resistencia, what we're all about, our plans for the summer, meeting summary from 6/30, building the movement for immigrant rights, soping migra brutality, and the militarization of the border.

MAYDAY LA. -My Working Hands (tags)

Workers march to defend Immigrant's Rights.

MAYDAY LA. -An Alien? (tags)

An Immigrant Women and her creative protest.

Immigrant Worker Network Issues a MAYDAY!!! (tags)

A demonstration marks May 1 International Workers Day and seeks public support to challenge wholesale violations of immigrant rights.

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