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Nation Wide Teach In On Civil and Human rights Violations (Arizona)

Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County in Arizona.
Deplorable human rights violations have resulted in a Nation Wide Teach in on Human Rights on Feb 23 2009.
Maybe Sheriff Joe (tent city) ought to go to the workshop as well.
Major demonstration planned for 2.28.09
Date: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 16:31:54 -0800

From: Elizabeth Fussell < development@portlandvoz.org> *Upcoming events and opportunities * *Nation Wide Teach In On Civil and Human rights Violations in Maricopa County Arizona

Monday February 23rd 7pm 6025 E Burnside* meeting in Portland

Last week, Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa, Arizona marched 200 chained andshackled immigrants from a detention center to a segregated "tent city," in the desert surrounded by a recently installed electric fence, where it willsoon reach 120 degrees daily. Sheriff Arpaio has cut their accessto healthcare and plans to force them to work in chain gangs if they "misbehave."

The National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON) along with National Jobswith Justice and a broad coalition of grassroots and national organizationsare calling for nation wide teach-ins and actions leading up to a massivemarch and demonstration in Phoenix 2/28 to shut down the immigrant detentioncamp.

These teach-ins serve to resist the systematic normalization of hate andxenophobia occurring in Arizona through the use of immigrationlaws. Arizona is the testing ground for right-wing immigration policy. If we cannot stop it there, we'll see similar activities spread across the country.

The teach-ins explore the latest civil and human rights violationsin Arizona as an alarming trend to criminalize immigrants that last weekreached apartheid-like proportions. NDOLN is calling for federal intervention in this crisis and for Pres. Obama's appointee to the Dept. of Homeland Security, Arizona GovernorNapolitano, to sever Sheriff Arpaio's agreement with federal immigrationauthorities due to his gross human rights violations.

For more information contact Eliana at 503-236-5573

* Presentaciones a nivel nacional sobre las violaciones de derechosciviles y humanos en el condado de Maricopa en Arizona** Lunes 23 de Febrero a las 7pm**6025 E Burnside * La semana pasada el sheriff Joe Arpaio del condado de Maricopa en Arizonahizo marchar a 200 immigrantes en las calles para ser trasladados en una"ciudad de carpas" que se encuentra localizado en el desierto esta rodeadode una valla electrica, en donde alcanzara los 120 grados de temperatura.

El Sheriff Arpio les quito el acceso a la salud y forzarlos a trabajarencadenadamente si ellos no se portan bienLa red Naciona de Jornaleros en el que voz es miembro, y otras coalisionesnacionales estan haciendo un llamado para hacer presentaciones de lo queesta pasando en Arizona y tambien una demostracion en Phoenix el 28 deFebrero para cancelar esos campos de detenciones. Estas presentaciones tienen como fin de resistir la normalizacion de odio ysenofobia del uso de las leyes de imigracion en Arizona. Arizona ha sidoel campo de experimento de las polizas de la derecha. Si no podemos pararalla, veremos mas actividades similares alrededor del pais.

Durante laspresentaciones exploraremos las violaciones de derechos civiles y humanosque esta alarmando a todos los imigrantes. La red Nacional de Jornaleros esta haciendo un llamado a las autoridadesfederales a su intervencion en esta crisis y hacer presion a nivel nacional.

Obama designo al gobernador de arizona para el departamento de la seguridadnacional para que sirva los acuerdos del sheriff arpaio con las autoridadesfederales de imigracion a pesar de de sus feas actuaciones de laviolaciones de derechos humanos.

Para mas informacion llamar a Eliana al 503-236-5573