Immigration

Submitted by tnjp on October 6, 2010 - 12:22pm.



By Kevin Gosztola
Video: Interview w/ Medea Benjamin on Pushing Hard to Get Peace Message into "One Nation" Rally
Medea Benjamin, co-founder of CODE PINK and "fair trade" advocacy group Global Exchange talks about the One Nation Working Together rally. She explains what it took for the peace movement to be a part of the organizing committee and what she thinks progressives should do to get their demands for peace and justice acted upon. She also addresses how CODE PINK has been singled out by Jon Stewartas a group contributing to insanity in politics...

Submitted by ciw on March 5, 2009 - 7:31pm.

JOIN FARMWORKERS AS THEY ASK GOV. CHARLIE CRIST TO TAKE A STAND AGAINST SLAVERY

Immokalee Workers to Stage Theater Re-enacting Slavery Case on Steps of Old Capitol, Deliver Petitions to Governor Crist

WHO: Farmworker members of the Coalition of Immokalee Workers; religious, student, human rights, and community leaders from across the country.

WHAT: Members of the CIW will travel to Tallahassee this March 9th to stage a creative protest designed to bring the reality of 
human rights violations in Florida's fields to the governor's doorstep. 
The CIW and allies will re-enact the facts of a recently prosecuted brutal slavery operation in "popular theater"
 presentation "so Governor Crist can no longer turn his back on the crimes against human rights in this state's fields." The farmworker delegation will also deliver petition signatures gathered from the community of Immokalee and across the country to the governor's office calling on Governor Crist to take a stand against slavery and to meet with the CIW.

WHEN: Monday, March 9 at Noon

WHERE: Steps of the Old Capitol, 400 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL.

For more information: www.ciw-online.org

Submitted by tnjp on July 31, 2007 - 8:26pm.

The Big Bend Farmworker Alliance will be hosting a workshop "Welcoming the Stranger: Creating a Support Network for Immigrants in Our Community" at St. Eugene's Catholic Chapel on Monday, August 13 at 7:00PM.

The presentation will focus on getting to know the local immigrant community and the issues that affect their lives. The presentation will be a great opportunity to connect with members of the local immigrant community and learn about the issues they face. The workshop will also be the beginning of a community conversation about how we can make Tallahassee a community that is welcoming to immigrants, and prepared to support immigrant families in the case of immigration raids like those that happened in New Bedford, MA this spring...

Submitted by tnjp on May 10, 2007 - 9:45pm.

United Nations Independent Expert on Rights of Migrants Continues U.S. Fact-Finding Mission in Florida

Florida Visit Includes Investigation of Migrant Conditions in Immokalee and Haitian Detention and Deportation Policies
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 9, 2007

CONTACTS
Paul Silva, ACLU, (212) 549-2689 or 2666, media@aclu.org
Brandon Hensler, ACLU of Florida, (786) 363-2700

IMMOKALEE, Fla. The American Civil Liberties Union today welcomed the official fact-finding visit to the United States by the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Migrants. The ACLU is among several groups and individuals selected to meet with the Special Rapporteur to testify about the conditions of immigrants and migrants living in the United States....

Submitted by tnjp on May 3, 2007 - 3:51pm.



5-1-07 LAPD ASSAULTS IMMIGRATION REFORM DEMONSTRATORS
Towards the end of what would otherwise have been a peaceful march and rally, LAPD riot police fired rubber bullets into a crowd of immigration reform demonstrators in Los Angeles Tuesday, May 1, 2007... (more videos below the fold)

Submitted by tnjp on May 2, 2007 - 1:07pm.

National Immigrant Solidarity Network, ActionLA Coalition
Statement on LAPD Brutally Attacks May Day Immigrant Marchers at McArthur Park
May 1, 2007 10:00 PM PST

National Immigrant Solidarity Network and Action LA is outraged to learn that at about 6:30 PM, May 1, the LAPD fired rubber bullets and tear gas into crowds of hundreds of people at the May Day rally in McArthur Park. This was after the police had declared an unlawful assembly. Most of the people present did not hear or know about the police declaration..

Submitted by tnjp on April 24, 2007 - 6:22pm.

UFPJ Stands with Immigrant Communities to Challenge Bush’s Policies at Home and Abroad

On May 1, immigrant communities and rights groups across the country will vigil, march, boycott and rally for justice. Last year, more than a million marched on May 1 for immigration law reform.

In solidarity, United for Peace and Justice urges our member groups to join the May 1 activities in communities near you. We join the call for justice for immigrant communities as we challenge the Bush administration’s policies both at home and abroad. http://www.fairimmigration.org/events/

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