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1,000,000 Signs Of Hope, Latino Immigrant Rights Activists Stage 27 Days Of Hunger (tags)
This is the promise to the immigrants coming to America. The promise of justice, the promise of prosperity, the promise of being able to work hard, and prosper, as a result of your own efforts, and to do so in safety, for not only yourself and your family, but your work enterprise as well. This promise has been broken for the most recent immigrants to the United States. They seem to be no longer welcome on our shores or in our cities anymore. Instead of being welcomed, they are hunted, their families are torn apart, their adults tried as criminals for the dubious “crime” of being street vendors on the streets of Los Angeles.
David's Daily, Day Journal Of A Freelance Reporter, "Signs Of Hope" (tags)
I spent the latter half of the week, in a numbed state of anger, fear, uncertainty and a compelling urge to get involved, get active, and try and put my slim, frail shoulders to the wheel of a stuck wagon, mired in sinking in mud, in the hopes that my meager efforts might somehow help all we face today. I am sure, nearly all other Americans, and indeed, even international citizens, feel exactly the same way, or nearly the same way, these past few days.
David's Daily, Day Journal Of A Freelance Reporter, 09/12/08 (tags)
According to the people who work with the homeless in Los Angeles, the problem of homelessness is getting worse, much, much worse, not better. According to one source, "We are seeing people we have never seen before, full time students from very good schools like USC and UCLA, full time working singles who cannot afford to pay the high rents in Los Angeles, Grandmothers, the elderly, with retirement incomes, forced out of their apartments by the ever escalating rents, even during a time when housing prices are spiraling downward, the inflated rents of Los Angeles keep going ever higher, not lower."