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  • May 1 closures: who to boycott? Rallies (Live thread)

    04/30/2006 9:38:02 PM PDT · by Heartofsong83 · 1,385 replies · 35,974+ views
    This should be a list of who is planning to close their business on Monday, May 1 in response of the Great American Boycott. We should compile it and boycott them ourselves if possible! Remember to go shopping or work overtime on May 1!
  • Debra J Saunders: The Great American turnoff (California)

    04/30/2006 9:09:32 AM PDT · by calcowgirl · 93 replies · 2,034+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 04/30/2006 | Debra J Saunders
    I AM ONE American who will be moved in the direction not intended by sponsors of the May 1 National Day Without Immigrants Great American Boycott demonstrations. (snip) When I read, no escuela, (no school) on MAPA flyers, and that the Los Angeles Times reported that in Southern California some 40,000 students may have skipped school to join in past protests, I think of the 18 percent of Latino high-school seniors who have not yet passed the state exit exam. When I read no trabajo (no work), I see activists who are ready to stick it to their most potent...
  • ANSWER: Join in the May 1st Boycott and Day of Action for Immigrant Rights! [Major BARF Alert]

    04/28/2006 9:18:12 PM PDT · by upchuck · 36 replies · 1,248+ views
    Email from ANSWER | April 28, 2006 | International ANSWER
    [I periodically receive email from ANSWER. Here, stripped of all the "send money" pleas, for your amusement, is their latest spew. I know y'all will have fun with such a "target rich" post :] Join in the May 1st Boycott and Day of Action for Immigrant Rights! On Monday, May 1, International Workers Day, we will all be participating in one of the most momentous political events as millions of immigrant workers and students, and hopefully a large number of their allies, participate in the Great May 1st Boycott. Initiated from within the immigrant workers movement itself, the call for the May 1 Boycott...

    04/28/2006 3:06:15 PM PDT · by Texas Mom · 83 replies · 3,862+ views
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    THE GREAT AMERICAN BOYCOTT -- MAY 1st 2006 WASHINGTON (AFP) Immigrants' rights advocates, elated by the resounding success of Monday's "National Day of Action," which drew the backing of hundreds of thousands of protesters across the United States, now are planning a national boycott which they hope will have an even greater resonance. Organizers are planning the May 1 "Great American Boycott," urging illegal immigrants -- who cannot vote and who have only limited political power -- to flex their economic muscle. Protesters are being urged to refrain from shopping, and to stay away from school and work. You should...
  • Mexican lawmakers will travel to Los Angeles to support immigrant protests

    04/28/2006 12:26:22 PM PDT · by bordergal · 93 replies · 1,868+ views ^ | 4/27/2006 | Ioan Grillo
    MEXICO CITY – Mexican lawmakers issued a declaration of support for immigrant protests planned in the United States on Monday and said they will send a delegation to Los Angeles to show their solidarity. The declaration, issued late Thursday by all the political parties in the lower house of Congress, contrasts with the position of Mexico's Foreign Department, which has said it will discipline any consular officials who take part in the protests. The delegation of lawmakers will meet with Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, it said in a news release from Congress. “The only thing we are looking for...
  • California Senate Votes Against America

    04/28/2006 2:11:49 PM PDT · by Columbine · 73 replies · 1,798+ views
    GOPUSA ^ | April 28, 2006 | Bobby Eberle
    The planned boycott of American businesses on Monday by groups who support “rights” for illegal aliens has gained a new ally: the California Senate. In a mind-boggling move, the legislative body passed a resolution which supports the “Great American Boycott 2006.” In other words, the California Senate is siding with illegal aliens and against the overwhelming will of the American people. As noted by the Associated Press, “California’s state senators on Thursday endorsed Monday’s boycott of schools, jobs and stores by illegal immigrants and their allies…” The California Senate vote was along party lines, 24-13, but it really makes you...
  • California lawmakers support May Day boycott

    04/28/2006 3:14:55 AM PDT · by CodeRouge · 41 replies · 877+ views
    The state Senate on Thursday spoke out in favor of a boycott of schools and jobs planned by immigration activists for Monday. Senators approved a resolution officially recognizing the nationwide protest, which will include rallies in cities throughout California and the United States.
  • (CA) State Senate Supports Immigrant Walkout On Monday

    04/28/2006 6:48:40 AM PDT · by Daytyn71 · 42 replies · 810+ views ^ | April 28, 2006
    AP) SACRAMENTO California's state senators on Thursday endorsed Monday's boycott of schools, jobs and stores by illegal immigrants and their allies as supporters equated the protest with great social movements in American history. By a 24-13 vote that split along party lines, the California Senate approved a resolution that calls the one-day protest the Great American Boycott 2006 and describes it as an attempt to educate Americans "about the tremendous contribution immigrants make on a daily basis to our society and economy."
  • [California] State Senate endorses boycott

    04/28/2006 9:44:58 AM PDT · by radar101 · 52 replies · 757+ views
    San Bernardino Sun ^ | April 28, 2006 | Stephen Wall and Andrew Edwards
    As state senators threw their support behind next week's massive boycott planned in support of immigrant rights, the state's top education official warned school districts Thursday not to expect financial compensation if students miss class to protest. By a 24-13 party-line vote, the state Senate approved a resolution that calls the one-day protest the Great American Boycott 2006 and describes it as an attempt to educate Americans "about the tremendous contribution immigrants make on a daily basis to our society and economy." "One day doesn't sound like a lot, but imagine one day of Latinos not spending a dime," said...
  • California lawmakers support `Great American Boycott'

    04/27/2006 5:47:53 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 174 replies · 2,167+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | Apr. 27, 2006 | STEVEN HARMON
    SACRAMENTO, Calif. - Some Democratic state lawmakers are planning to walk off the job Monday - just as millions of others around the country are expected to - in support of immigrants' rights. The Democratic-controlled Senate, on a party-line vote, approved a resolution supporting the May 1 "Great American Boycott 2006," which supporters say will serve as a warning to Congress to avoid punitive immigration reform. Organizers believe the boycott, in which large numbers of students also are expected to participate, will show just how vital immigrants are to America's major cities and the nation's economy. "These immigrants are fighting...
  • CA: Organizers gear up for rally - May 1 protest

    04/25/2006 1:27:47 PM PDT · by calcowgirl · 67 replies · 1,061+ views
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 04/25/2006 | RACHEL URANGA
    Organizers gear up for rally Employers urged not to punish workers who take part in May 1 protest Readying for a massive national rally on May 1, organizers are calling on employers not to punish employees who skip work to protest, while state legislators are expected to vote this week on a resolution that would formally recognize a boycott. For weeks, organizers have been calling for a massive mobilization on May 1, Labor Day in the United States or International Workers Day abroad, to show the force of the undocumented immigrant community across the U.S. - an estimated 5 percent...