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Immigrant Rights Now! May Day Action & Background Reading

From PCASC: As May Day approaches, ICE (aka la migra, formerly known as the INS) is picking up their campaign of raids targeting the Latino community. While the aim of these raids is to terrorize immigrant communities and scare them behind closed doors, they have only made people more determined: this May Day we will stand up once again for immigrant and worker rights. See event details below. Legalization now! Stop the raids! No militarization of the border!
may day 2006 in portland -- 20,000 strong
may day 2006 in portland -- 20,000 strong
Push and Pull: Free Trade and the Immigration Debate
Thursday April 19, 2007 6:30 PM
AFSCME Offices, 6025 E. Burnside St., Portland

The dramatic debate over immigration that played out in America's streets and the halls of Congress last year is about to return to the national stage with the almost certain introduction of Comprehensive Immigration Reform Legislation in coming months. David Bacon and Juan Sandoval, two leading scholars and activists, one from each side of the border, will help us grapple with the complex and controversial issues surrounding free trade and immigration using photos and stories from their years of organizing.

International Workers' Day Celebration on May 1st
Let's march for immigrant and Workers' rights! We demand just and comprehensive Immigration Reform Legalization NOW!

STOP the attacks on immigrant workers!
STOP the raids and deportations!
Stop breaking families apart!

Come and join us!
When: May 1st 2007, 4:00pm
Where: SW park blocks and SW Salmon St., Portland
What to Bring: food, water, and white, red or blue T-shirt and all of your friends!

This event is organized by the Portland Immigration rights Coalition composed of major labor, faith, community and grassroots organizations in the Portland area. A lot is going on right now politically and legislatively. Read up:

David Bacon's article on the recent spike in ICE raids against immigrant communities. (Archive of Bacon's articles on immigration)

Mike Davis interview on the Flake-Gutierrez immigration legislation in the House.

AFSC analysis on the recent raids against immigrant workers.

Sin Fronteras Portland Mayday events! 17.Apr.2007 00:45

Sin Fronteras Portland pdxsinfronteras@riseup.net

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Sin Fronteras is happy to finally announce our plans for May First this year and invite everyone to participate in all the events leading up to Mayday and to march with us as part of L@s Macheter@s de Justicia!

We have several fund raiser and community events planned up to and on May 1st, and will be marching as a bloc with machetes raised high to highlight the revolutionary struggles of Latin America, the people, the places, the movements.

5 PM Blue Heron Info shop, Reed College, Grey Campus Center room 34
We are meeting up to build several dozen cardboard machetes. the plan is to cut them out of layered cardboard, and write names of people, organizations, autonomous territories, or movements of Latin American that we seek to bring to our struggles and inspirations here in Portland. bring box cutters, tape, paint, etc.. we will have plenty of supplies on hand but never hurts to have more! plan to stick around southeast for whats next that night!

SATURDAY APRIL 21st: Cumbia Insurrecta!
8PM SE 13TH AND POWELL (directions and address coming soon)
Dance to Cumbia's and the mexica hip hop of Dj RpOd.
Plus live performances acoustic performances by L@s Revolocionari@s de
Sudeste and Nicktab.
Food, drink, music, and community.
Donations asked for Sin Fronteras Mayday organizing.

8PM @ the Portland Collective Housing house on SE 25th and Holgate.
(direction and address coming)
Bands, booze, community, food, dj's the works
Bands include: Adelit@s (first show in forever!), and Rag and Bone Men (accordian fueled gypsy punk), Gogol Bordello dj stylings.

This event will be a split benefit for Sin Fronteras Mayday organizing and Chico Mendez(a grassroots reforestation project that has been planting endangered Pinabete pine trees  http://www.proyectochicomendes.blogspot.com).


4PM March and Rally with the Immigrant Rights Coalition. Meet down town at SW park blocks and SW Salmon St. Look for L@S Macheter@s de Justicia and
the Sin Fronteras banner!

8PM @ the Watershed off of Southeast Powell (address and directions coming soon)
Bands: Adelit@s, Squalora, and Drunken Boat(tentative). plus dj's food, tables, and other fun stuff!
Its all about building radical anti capitalist anti authoritarian
community! come and join us all and celebrate our holiday!

More information, fliers and posters will be out as soon as it comes in. If you are interested in getting in on the organizing of all of this and more, or have any questions and or resources you thing we might need, get in touch with  agonzalez@riseup.net who is setting up two Sin Fronteras Mayday organizing meetings the 18th and the 26th of April. Check out the Sin Fronteras Mission Statement below!

Love and Revolution,
Sin Fronteras Portland

Sin Fronteras Mission Statement
Sin Fronteras Portladn formed to confront the growing violence, and
economic disparity caused by the U.S./Mexico Border (and all national borders) and U.S. Imperialism. The movement for immigrant rights and border justice has been focused on pandering to politicians, and trying to "reform" blatantly racist laws. We do not believe white supremacy can be "reformed". Where we see the left in the United States has failed, we seek to participate in the building of popular social movements towards economic and social justice; here in the belly of the beast.

Portland Sin Fronteras is committed to bringing the popular resistance struggles of Latin America across the U.S. border into the heart of the global capitalist empire. We seek to educate, mobilize and empower people by disseminating the radical ideas and culture from these struggles. We seek to inspire and build with others, towards taking action in our lives and our communities against racism, militarization, liberalism and build our vision of another world. A world driven by needs and not profit, a world where freedom of movement is about people not global financial

Our focus as a group lies in building and understanding the border and in fighting white supremacy; and our aim is to combat capitalism as a system of domination and to link the anticapitalist struggles of Latin America to our own struggles here at home.