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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!

April 7: Day of Action Against Human Trafficking (tags)

On April 7, 2012 the Radical Feminists of San Diego will mobilize a direct action in solidarity with 2012’s Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) campaign on a local, national and global level to demand the abolition of human trafficking, the modern-day form of slavery. The event will start at noon on the southeast corner of 30th Street and El Cajon Boulevard in North Park.

Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)

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CORRECTION:MEXICA NEW YEAR, SAT. JAN. 30, 2010 (tags)

Speakers Include: Gabby Trujillo * Scott Keltic Knot * Arturo Tolenttino * Gema Suarez * Nelyollotl Toltecatl * Carlos Cordova * Citlalli Citlalmina Anahuac * Olin Tezcatlipoca Special invited speaker: Enrique Morones from Border Angels to speak on the 2010 Caravana For Human Rights Event Program: 11 A.M. to 2 P.M : Spanish Language Lecture (presentacion en español) 2:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. English Language Lecture The lecture will cover Nican Tlaca identity,Nican Tlaca education and liberation,“Four Corners” history and cultures,“Indian Schools” of 16th thru 20th centuries, feminism, Purepecha Civilization, "spirituality", our theology, and mislabels: Hispanic, Latino, Raza. This event is free but we accept donations. There will be food and posters for sale to help fundraising for the two non-profit organizations sponsoring this event.

A Radical Proposal: Open the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)

That's what immigrant rights activist David Schmidt called for at a September 21 meeting of Activist San Diego. Originally called to discuss the closure of Friendship Park along the U.S.-Mexico border, the meeting expanded into a consideration of border issues in general. Schmidt and his better-known co-speaker, Enrique Morones of Border Angels and Marcha Migrante, both questioned why under NAFTA and similar “free trade” agreements, capital, commerce and corporations are allowed to move freely across national boundaries — while workers are trapped inside their home countries and routinely exploited for the greater profits of capital. If business is free to locate wherever it wants, workers should be too, they said.

"Migrant March III" Marches Through Los Angeles (tags)

Enrique Morones launches new caravan movement to raise awareness of humanitarian tragedies along the US-Mexico border.

San Diego Hosts Alternative King Day Event (tags)

Though only 30 people attended San Diego's alternative Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative cvelebration January 21, it represented an important challenge to the way King's "official" celebrations have been co-opted by his enemies: the police, the military and the poltiical establishment.

White Supremacist Lou Dobbs Confronted At UC San Diego (tags)

Report from Lou Dobbs protest at UC San Diego

Oct 28 Noon Press Conference re Forgotten Fire Victims (tags)

Noon, Sunday, Oct. 28, Downtown Federal Building--Join us for a press conference in support of migrants, farm workers, and the people on our streets and reservations--the forgotten and invisible victims of San Diego's firestorm.

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.

Stop Blackwater West Demo Oct. 6 & & (tags)

Encampment and Demonstration to Stop Blackwater West from building a training facility in San Diego County

Protest Against Pete Wilson Statue (tags)

A united coalition of San Diego and Los Angeles activists protested the dedication of a statue honoring ex-governor and supporter of Proposition 187, Pete Wilson.

Marcha Migrante II (tags)

Caravana Por Justicia!

Sanctuary City, National City (tags)

Hundreds of residents of the small community of National City outside San Diego proudly celebrated their new sanctury city, a refuge for the foreign-born, free from profiling and discrimination.

Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)

By Luciente Zamora

The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.

Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.

Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.

In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”

It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.

“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.

Save Our Face – SOS, Fascistic Immigration Laws + the “Thrill” of Defeat (tags)

The war is on. It’s a war the Mexican People and their allies must win.

Current TV on the Border Angels and MMP (tags)

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