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athens greece weekend and till now
An unknown flu-like contagious disease outbreak is on-going at the NWDC located on the Tacoma Tarpits Superfund site and exceptional precautions have been put inplace for visitirs and staff.
Canada has higher standards than the United States, so stay out!
Citizen patrols hit Italy streets
Migration not infrequently gets a bad press. Negative stereotypes portraying migrants as "stealing our jobs" or "scrounging off the tax payer" abound in all sections of the media and public opinion. For others, the word "migrant" may evoke images of people at their most vulnerable.
Basics from Times article:
"... Baltazar Cruz speaks only Chatino, barely any Spanish and no English. Last November, she went to Singing River Hospital in Pascagoula, Miss., where she lives, to give birth to a baby girl, Rubí. According to documents obtained by the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger, the hospital called the state Department of Human Services (DHS), which ruled that Baltazar Cruz was an unfit mother in part because her lack of English "placed her unborn child in danger and will place the baby in danger in the future."
"Rubí was taken from Baltazar Cruz, who now faces deportation."
CIRILA BALTAZAR'S DAUGHTER HAS BEEN PLACED WITH A MISSIPPI FAMILY.
Fascist attack against a squat in Greece.
from the 'after the Greek Riots' blog
Come to this event if you support midwifery -- if you have kids -- if you like music -- if you like me -- if you know that everyone deserves healthcare -- if you care about border and immigration issues --if you wanna have FUN!
Even the most optimistic Obama supporter should cringe in response to the White House's recent "bi-partisan immigration talks." What could Democrats and Republicans possibly have in common over immigration? Quite a lot it turns out.
An enormous sell-out is being prepared for the U.S. immigrant population and Latinos especially — who came out in record numbers in many swing states to vote for Obama last year. Attached to these votes are huge expectations.
Many Indian nationals had their marriages in India and domicile in the United States. They travel back to India for the purpose of obtaining divorce judgments according to the Hindu law. The issue of jurisdiction becomes important factor for the recognition of their foreign divorce judgments in the United States. This article analyzes this issue.
On Saturday, May 23, 2009, the racist and anti-immigrant organization Oregonians for Immigration Reform (OFIR) is holding its membership meeting at the Best Western: Mill Creek Inn in Salem, Oregon. OFIR is a statewide group with organizational and political ties to the national white supremacist movement.
El líder latino del Noroeste de los Estados Unidos, el mexico-americano; Ramón Ramírez de PCUN, el sindicato SEIU y la coalición CAUSA , organizaciones que coordinaron la marcha del 1 de Mayo en Salem, Oregon.Con el objetivo de apoyar una reforma amplia de inmigración.Garantías sociales a los Campesinos, Los Obreros, Los Estudiantes y Los Trabajadores Norteamericanos, Inmigrantes, Residentes y Ciudadanos. Declaraciones a Mismo Mundo TV. De Ramírez, durante el plantón y marcha del 1Mayo 2009 frente al Capitolio en Salem, casa del Congreso de Oregon
On Friday May 1st, over 3000 people rallied and marched at the Oregon State Capitol in commemoration of International Workers' Day.
The economic crisis which has crashed down on society has already had and for a long time will have disastrous consequences for the lives of the masses, as every worker can see in his daily life or her work. The bourgeois economists themselves admit it: they do not know what the causes of the crisis are - satisfying themselves by blaming the greed of the bankers or excessive financial deregulation - and they do not know when it will end and give way to the long-awaited "economic recovery". The current crisis is the crisis of the capitalist mode of production, incapable of stopping itself, forced to produce always more commodities, at a certain point it comes up against the limits of the market.
May Day Rally and March in at the on the State Capitol Steps in Salem today at 11:00am. Join US!
Here is the text of the Seattle Anti-Imperialist Committee (SAIC)'s agitational leaflet being used to build for International Workers Day 2009. A Spanish-language translation will be available shortly. For more on SAIC, see: http://www.seattleaic.org
Measure 5-190 Exceeded Columbia County Jurisdiction and Violates Federal Law. April 13, 2009 -- St. Helens -- A Columbia County judge today overturned an anti-immigrant ballot measure approved last fall because it conflicts with federal immigration law and would have required the county to take enforcement actions beyond its authority.
Join Immigrant and Labor Rights advocates at the Oregon State Capitol on May 1st!
Coast Guarding police caused deadly injuries to a 29-year-old Kurdish man from Iraq.
Last year noted bigot and repressed dick head Wayne Mayo set his sights on higher office, and decided to pave the way with the blood of immigrants. He wanted to capitalize on the redneck, anti-immigrant nature of the right-wingers he pals around with. So he parked his pompous self outside the Scappoose post office, soliciting signatures to get Measure 5-190 on the ballot. He did manage to get it on the ballot, and alas, it passed by a slim margin. But the poorly written, badly conceived piece of hate legislation will never become law. Here is why, and why it matters.
Well, before 2 days I was discriminated again, so I decided to spread information about institutional racism and fascism in Scandinavia. Discrimination became so wide in society that you should always ask Danish for his/her opinion about East Europeans in Denmark before you gives them place for sleeping or anything in your country.
"The Young Republicans were all dressed up—men in suits and ties, women in dresses—and looked like they were attending a business meeting at the country club. Even though the Young Republicans were all white and most of them came from Wisconsin, I can't say that I related to them much. But I felt even more alien at the meeting of the antiwar committee. The attendees were dressed in a much more Bohemian style and there was a lot of intense talk about politics. And they were Jewish."
Video of Cesar Chavez March
I just happened to catch this march coming by me so I followed it for 15 minutes. The information about this event was taken from the calendar right here on Indy Media.
Lets keep building for a powerful, uncompromising May Day...starting...NOW
So much to say, but circumstances require a short message.
Teach-in at Reed College - Stop Joe Arpaio! Stop 287gs! Stop the ICE Raids! From Arizona to Oregon, from Sea to Shining Sea - It is time for a change!
Come hear local activists report back from Phoenix, Arizona. Stop the hate! Stop Joe Arpaio! Stop ICE raids!
Nation Wide Teach In On Civil and Human Rights
Violations in Maricopa County Arizona
Monday February 23rd 7pm
6025 E Burnside
Taken from the Department of Homeland Security "Leadership Journal" website.
This article brags about getting the bad guys.
The real bad guys to make us safe.
Well OK maybes some "not-so-bad guys" ... but hey they might "turn bad" so get them anyway. That way we all are safer here in the good ole boy US of A
(some of the pro ICE comments posted on their websites page are so pretty ugly messages)
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
WHEN: Wednesday, February 18, 2009. 4pm - 6pm
WHERE: St. Helen's, Oregon. Starting out front of the Catholic Church at 175 S 13th, and ending at the County Courthouse
WHO: New community organization Latinos Unidos para un Futuro Mejor (LUFM), in collaboration withColumbia County Citizens for Human Dignity (CCCHD).
Leader of notorious anti-immigrant group in California wants Oregon to burn because of Latino firefighters
thursday feb. 5, 9am-3pm, Embassy Suites Portland-Airport, 7900 NE 82nd St...for info call 360-332-1610
Looks like a high powered event. NASCAR might be there. I bet they'll have free pens.
Last November, sadly, Columbia County voters quietly passed measure 190. While the measure was largely misunderstood and not discussed much, it's one of the most sweeping pieces of anti-immigrant racism to crop up in recent memory. And this Friday, it goes to court.
Please join me there.
This is the famous gumball video on world population.
The secretary of the Union of Housekeepers and Cleaners was attacked with sulfuric acid !
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ICE Raids and Popular Resistance in Flagstaff
By the Time I Get to Arizona
By GEORGE CICCIARELLO-MAHER
The Rural Organizing Project, the NW Worker's Justice Project, the ACLU, and others officially filed a complaint today in Columbia County Circuit Court to challenge the racist anti-immigrant Measure 5-190 that was (alas!) passed by Columbia County voters during the recent election. Below is the associated press release. I urge Columbia County residents to get involved in this struggle, as many of our friends and neighbors are already being impacted by this measure. It would also be great for people from other counties to contact the individuals below to see how they can help. Solidarity!
How ICE was confronted in Flagstaff.
This is a good example of great in-your-face direct action done creatively, theatrically - and nonviolently.
Relegating the world's future to the hands of same leaders who created the current global economic crisis is a recipe to further disaster, according to Partido ng Manggagawa (Workers Party), a militant labor party in the Philippines which joined hundreds of other protesters in a march to the US embassy this morning in time for the G20 Summit in Washington DC.
Does Oregonians For Immigration Reform (OFIR) have no obligation to respond to its history of palling around with those who speak of "n[****]rs" and "sp[**]s"? Anyone who requests an honest answer to this question is, to OFIR Vice President Rick Hickey's mind, a "dummy". The people of Oregon and beyond deserve far better than such scorn.
A self righteous resident of Columbia County had two anti-immigrant measures added to the ballot out here. One would have required signs proclaiming Columbia County to be an "illegal worker-free zone." That one failed, thank goodness. A second measure, however, mandates a fine of $10,000 for anyone who hires a so-called "illegal alien." Apparently, it could also mandate that the sheriff's office check people's papers. This one passed.
Lots on the ballot besides representatives.
As the Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) opened today in Manila, at least 5000 workers from the Philippines and other countries in every region of the world came together in one of the broadest labor mobilizations ever organized in the entire history of the global trade union movement.
Denmark, Sandholm. After thousands of people tried to free asylum seekers from a danish asylum camp police brutally attacked the crowd with tear gas and began to beat up people.
For the past few months, members of BTR, the Threewayfight blog, and others have been debating fascist potentials and their significance for a liberatory political project. The questions which this debate provokes lead to the need for an evaluation of current conditions, and an assessment of what has changed since previous high points of struggle. In the midst of this debate, capitalist markets were rattled with what has now become a global economic crisis. We're posting edits from the two sections of the debates here: debates on the crisis, and debates on fascism. We hope that folks find them useful, and will weigh in.
Let's take the organizing, networks, friends, and lessons from DNC/RNC and fight the terrorist Immigration and Customs Enforcement while supporting migrant communities.
full story at:
please read, forward widely, discuss with others, and ACT!
Portland, OR - Sept 1, 2008 - Evangelical from the Portland area will gather at Terry Shrunk plaza at 4 p.m. to bring attention to injustices suffered by immigrants in our state. With song and stories we will celebrate immigrants enrichment of our lives and thank them for their contribution to the cultural diversity of our state. From there we will march to the I.C.E. office to hold a press conference and and prayer vigil at 5:45 pm and pray for a heart of compassion for immigrants and their families.
The recent raids in IOWA and Mississippi are a giant step backwards for all workers. They are part of the employers' divide and rule strategy aimed at taking back from all of us the gains that where made during the great mass movements of the 1930's.
Rhode Island bishop, priests work to stop immigration raids in state
We of the Solidarity Without Borders Delegation call upon groups in the
United States to participate in August 30, as a day of remembrance and a
day of action for those disappeared and those detained.
List of contract (privately owned and run, rather than federally run) immigrant detention centers in the us as of Wednesday, July 30, 2008
GEO Group and Corrections Corporation of America
During a decade when border issues between the U.S. and Mexico have intensified and the Democrats and Republicans have gone on the attack against immigrants, Vice Presidential Candidate Stewart A. Alexander is proposing a common U.S.-Mexican currency and establishing a Basic Income Guarantee (BIG) for working people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border.
US businesses invested $120 billion in Mexico between 1994 and 2006. Only 80,000 jobs were created per year while 730,000 Mexicans pressed on the labor market every year. While migration climbed 95% from 1980 to 1994, it soared an incredible 452% from 1994 to 2006.
Take Nationally-Coordinated Action To Show Solidarity And Fight ICE on July 21st!
We have begun the attack by spraypainting an ICE van with many anti-Migra(ICE) slogans. May our spark spread into a wildfire.
A new video released from the Southern Poverty Law Center reveals what now is an undeniable link between anti-immigrant organization and white supremacists
French undocumented immigrants, workers but isolated, begun the occupation of the Center of the Unions in Paris two months ago !