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"Americans watched in horror as the World Trade Center collapsed. Yet it was a horror no different from what the U.S. government has done with it's bombing of civilian populations in Iraq, Yugoslavia, Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, and Korea. The U.S. bombings of just these countries, not to mention many other U.S. acts of war, murdered millions of civilians. Terror against civilians is never justified. Now the U.S. government is preparing to terror bomb Afghanistan…"
-Liberation News, September 11, 2001

Imperialist War, Mass Murder, and Torture, But Did September 11th Change “Everything”?
 
By Steven Argue
 

event details

posted by: gio

begins: Oct 14, 8:00 pm

ends: Oct 14, 10:00 pm

location: Lava Zone, 4134 Lancaster Avenue

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Question: what do all these things have in common?

- Fighting SB1070 and all anti-immigrant laws in Arizona

- Fighting for justice for Oscar Grant and all victims of police violence in Oakland

- Fighting policing and prisons in the south



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Since 2005, Republicans members of Congress have used immigration and border issues as a political football to gain conservative votes during elections. Steve Lister says “congressional Republicans have sunk to lower lows to rob children of their constitutional rights, birth rights and human rights.”

Stephen Clarke

SP-California

Staff Writer

 

Within the past four years, Republicans have been gaining support in Congress to end the automatic citizenship of children born to undocumented immigrant parents; now, these Republican are proposing a constitutional amendment to prevent the children of undocumented immigrants to having the right of U.S. citizenship.

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posted by: redphilly

begins: Aug 14, 4:00 pm

ends: Aug 14, 6:00 pm

location: William Way Center, 1315 Spruce St, Philadelphia

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Speakers:
Cristobal Cavazos,  Immigrant Solidarity Dupage (Chicago area) and Grassroots
Immigrant Justice Network

Other speaker TBA

The struggle for a comprehensive and fair immigration reform has been waged for years. The Democratic Party and Obama have promised a reform that is fair to all immigrant workers. What is the truth? How do we defend against racist attacks on the 14th Amendment to the Constitution?  Have workplace raids ceased? Have racist profiling laws been stopped? Local law enforcement cooperate with Federal authorities and racist laws. What can activists do to win justice?



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posted by: Brandywine Peace Community

begins: Sep 3, 8:00 pm

ends: Sep 3, 10:15 pm

location: Peace Center of Delaware County, 1001 Old Sproul Road, in Springfield, PA.

Friday, September 3, 7p.m. - Labor Day Weekend Showing of BREAD & ROSES.



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Today in the United States, under the Democratic administration of Barack Obama, xenophobic and racist violence is escalating. The criminal agents of the Border Patrol have reached the point of killing in cold blood, before the eyes of hundreds of witnesses. On May 28, construction worker Anastasio Hernández Rojas was beaten to death by some 20 agents of the U.S. Border Patrol. Then on June 7 in Ciudad Juárez, across the river from El Paso, Border Patrol agents fired into a group of youths on the Mexican side of of the border, murdering 14-year-old Adrián Hernández with a shot to the head. These crimes are part of a policy of racist repression looking for scapegoats, typified by the legalization of xeonophobia and police use of racial profiling in Arizona’s SB 1070 law. But while Obama criticize the law, “Obama, listen, we are in the struggle,” his thugs are killing on the border. It is an illusion to think that the commander in chief of U.S. imperialism, or his counterpart and semi-colonial underling, Mexican president Felipe Calderón, will defend the workers. It is necessary to mobilize the power of the working class to defend immigrants.

The<br />
Internationalist  
June 2010 

After Racist Arizona Law, Obama’s Border Patrol Kills Mexicans

Blood on the Border

Protest march in San Diego, June 3, over the killing of Anastasio Hernández Rojas, murdered by the U.S. Border Patrol on May 28. (Photo: Alexandra Mendoza/Diario San Diego)

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What is Checkpoint response? Checkpoint response is a network of volunteers who spread information about where and when checkpoints are to take place through e-mail, social networking, and text messages. When possible, we also warn the drivers in our communities through standing protests on the affected streets at a distance of a block from the checkpoint. If you would like to report a checkpoint announced in your local press or that you've seen in your community, or if you would like to receive text alerts, please email noretenes@gmail.com.

¿Qué es Checkpoint response? Checkpoint response es una red de volutarios y voluntarias que se dedican a la difusión de información sobre dónde y cuándo se efectúan retenes policiales a través de correo electrónico, redes sociales, y mensajes de texto. Cuando nos sea posible, también avisamos a los conductores de nuestras comunidades con plantones en la calle afectada a la distancia de una cuadra del retén. Si usted quiere reportar un retén anunciado en su prensa local o que haya visto en su comunidad, o si quiere recibir alertas por texto, favor de enviar un email a noretenes@gmail.com.

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Retenes / Checkpoints este weekend (18-19/jun/2010)
by Checkpoint response Friday, Jun. 18, 2010 at 1:31 PM
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Retenes / Checkpoint...
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Como siempre cuando hay mobilizaciones de obreros y obreras, las fuerzas represivas del estado salen a suprimirlas. Les urgimos mucha precaución en lo que salen manejando, y aunque es necesario manifestar nuestro descontento, lo hay que hacer con cautela, siempre echando un ojo a las agencias del llamado "orden público."

As always when there are workers' mobilizations, the repressive forces of the state come out to supress them. We urge you caution as you drive, and although it is necessary to manifest our discontent, we must do it very carefully and always with an eye on so-called "law enforcement" agencias.

"El mes que entra" (impreciso) / "Next month"

CLEARFIELD COUNTY (PA) - "In accordance with Pennsylvania State Police Checkpoint Strikeforce II, Troop C will conduct a sobriety checkpoint within Clearfield County during May. The checkpoint will take place on roads that have high incidences of alcohol related crashes." (http://gantdaily.com/2010/04/27/psp-clearfield-9/)

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Por fin la cuestión de los retenes ha salido a la luz, debido a una investigación llevado a cabo en la Universidad de California y publicado a través del New York Times y PBS, entre otros.

At last, the issue of the checkpoints has come to light, thanks to an investigation done aat UC Berkeley and published in the New York Times and PBS, among others.

La investigación analiza las cifras producidas por distintas agencias de autoridad pública y concluye que el retén es más eficaz para aplicar leyes antimigrantes, como la discriminación que prohibe licensias a conductores indocumentados, que para contrarrestar los conductores ebrios. Además, recalca que las encautaciones de autos resulta con grandes ganancias para municipalidades.

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If we want to end arbitrary detention and improve conditions of immigration detention as part of the comprehensive immigration reform expected in 2010, then we have to start building support in Congress now. Tell your Senator to co-sponsor two new bills in Congress aimed at protecting the human rights of immigrants and U.S. citizens locked up in jails across the U.S.

Throughout the summer, Amnesty researchers have continued to collect new evidence that exposes the shameful immigration system in America. We've seen U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylum seekers, undocumented immigrants, and even survivors of human trafficking and torture paying the price for a broken system.

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