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  • ‘Five of Four’: Obama Mangles Spanish in Cinco de Mayo Salute at White House (video)

    05/04/2009 7:19:44 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 41 replies · 1,573+ views
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2009
    "Welcome to Cinco de Cuatro—Cinco de Mayo at the White House."
  • (in Chicago) Cinco de Mayo fest canceled over swine flu

    04/30/2009 8:21:51 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 25 replies · 1,076+ views
    Cinco de Mayo fest canceled over swine flu April 29, 2009 1:12 PM | 1 Comment A Mexican organization in Chicago has canceled a Cinco de Mayo celebration this weekend over concerns about the swine flu. Performers, vendors and public officials from Mexico were planning on coming to Chicago for the event at Navy Pier sponsored by the Mexican Civic Society of Illinois and scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, said Chairman Eduardo Rodriguez. Although some of the performers had trouble getting flights from Mexico, organizers cancelled the event because of the flu outbreak, Rodriguez said. "We had to cancel it...
  • List of who is organizing the Pro Illegal - May Day Events

    04/30/2007 4:51:11 PM PDT · by Ladycalif · 33 replies · 1,144+ views
    [IMG][/IMG] TRANSLATION: For the moment we have the backing of ten states of the American Union who stand against the roundups. These states are clearly part of the campaign against roundups. These states are, Rhode island, Massachussets, California, Texas, South Carolina, Kentucky, Nevada, Atlanta Georgia, New mexico, Florida, and we expect that in the following days we will be joined by more states, organizations, politicians, syndicates, churches, businesses, in this noble cause that concerns all of us. The 22 institutions, organizations, media, churches, syndicates, politicians, businessess and more...YES WE CAN!!! Julio César Aragón Presidente de la Asociación Social, Cultural y...
  • Series of pro-immigration rallies to demand overhaul of laws on Tuesday

    04/30/2007 12:14:43 PM PDT · by Fawn · 24 replies · 673+ views
    Sun Sentinel ^ | 3/30/2007 | By Ruth Morris & Tal Abbady
    South Florida immigrants and their supporters will attend marches and rallies Tuesday to demand that Congress approve an overhaul of immigration laws that includes leads to legal status for millions of undocumented families. Scheduled events include a 10 a.m. pro-immigrant rally at Pioneer Park in Belle Glade and a 3 p.m. rally with local clergy and commissioners in West Palm Beach. Immigrants and their advocates will gather at the corner of Okeechobee Blvd. and Sapodilla Ave. before marching to the Paul G. Rogers Federal Building at 701 Clematis Street.
  • A Year Later, Immigrant Action Muted (Fewer 'May Day' Protests This Year?)

    04/28/2007 6:20:53 PM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 8 replies · 477+ views ^ | April 28, 2007 | Pat Schneider
    Latinos poured onto the streets in astonishing numbers a year ago to demonstrate for immigration policy reform, but as May 1 -- the National Day of Action -- approaches, marches this year have drawn far fewer people. Organizers admit it is unlikely that they can again inspire the flood of humanity that brought home the issue for those far removed from their immigrant roots."It was spontaneous," Madison organizer Alex Gillis said of the flood of demonstrators -- officials put their number at 10,000; organizers at twice that -- who marched up West Washington Avenue to the Capitol last April 10...
  • Immigration Groups Split on Boycott

    04/24/2007 11:37:58 AM PDT · by SmithL · 11 replies · 628+ views
    AP via SFGate ^ | 4/24/7 | PETER PRENGAMAN
    LOS ANGELES, (AP) -- Last year, popular Spanish-language disc jockey Eduardo "Piolin" Sotelo was hailed for helping to persuade hundreds of thousands of people to join protests demanding amnesty for illegal immigrants. But at a recent immigration rally, many people called him a traitor, accusing him of not working hard enough to support the cause. The change opens a window onto the immigration reform movement, which has grown increasingly divided — and, some say, frustrated — as it approaches a national day of protest planned for May 1. Immigration groups have called for such actions as a work stoppage, after-hour...
  • May Day protest organized by communists

    05/03/2006 2:47:57 PM PDT · by rightalien · 29 replies · 1,379+ views ^ | May 3, 2006 | Jerome R. Corsi
    Radical organizations, including active communist and revolutionary socialist organizations, were the driving force organizing the immigration boycott rally at Union Square in New York City on Monday. WND attended the event and took over 350 photographs documenting the effort by the radical political left to deliver an anti-American, anti-imperialist message under the guise of an "immigration rights" rally. The "Immigrant Boycott Day" was intentionally scheduled for May 1, worldwide known as the communist and socialist "May Day" holiday celebrating the struggle of "exploited workers" internationally. This scheduling decision was downplayed by the mainstream media. Documenting how carefully the radical political...
  • Day Without an Immigrant gets mixed reaction in Napa (Illegals still take free services that day)

    05/03/2006 11:52:50 AM PDT · by skyman · 49 replies · 1,716+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | 5/2006 | JULISSA McKINNON AND CRISTINA DE LEON-MENJIVAR
    Mario Medina works seven days a week, usually from the 6:30 a.m. start of the breakfast run until he shuts down his "Tacos Michoacn" truck around 11 p.m. Monday marked a rare day of respite for the 30-year-old entrepreneur who joined thousands of people in Napa County -- and hundreds of thousands across the nation -- in a day-long economic boycott in support of immigrant rights. "To unite ourselves with the rest of the Latino community, we're not doing any business today," Medina said in Spanish, taking a break from hosing down one of his two trucks' aluminum-plated interior in...
  • Boycott "Cinco de Mayo"

    05/03/2006 7:34:20 AM PDT · by Monk Dimittis · 140 replies · 2,376+ views
    We don't need no steenkin' source | May 3rd | Vanity
    Fed up with the Mexican illegals and their supporters, many of whom are Mexicans also (those who didn't support the illegals were rather quiet)? Boycott Cinco de Mayo. Stay away from everything Mexican on May 5th. Don't buy Mexican beers.
  • Are California, Nevada and Arizona really THEIR land...

    05/02/2006 3:48:34 PM PDT · by persephone35 · 95 replies · 2,007+ views
    The Aftermath of War Vast New Territories by Robert W. Johannsen University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign What did the Mexican War mean to Americans in the mid-19th century? The answer reflects the nature and character of mid-century America itself. Americans were reaching out beyond their border. Advancements in transportation and communications technologies were dissolving the nation's geographic and cultural isolation. Commerce expanded and travel increased as interest in exploration carried Americans around the globe. The war was a "window" through which Americans saw a strange and exotic land of alien manners, customs, and attitudes. Many were convinced that America would...
  • 'Day Without Gringos' a Flop [Day Without Illegal Hispanics A Success]

    05/03/2006 5:11:53 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 54 replies · 1,695+ views
    NewsMax ^ | May, 2, 2006 | Carl Limbacher
    The boycott of U.S. businesses dubbed "A Day Without Gringos," and aimed at supporting migrants in the U.S., appears to have had little impact, the head of the American Chamber of Commerce in Mexico said Tuesday. Monday's protests were timed to coincide with "the Great American Boycott" in the United States, where hundreds of thousands of immigrants stayed away from jobs and schools across the country. "Even though we don't have conclusive numbers, I think there wasn't a lot of negative effect," Chamber President Larry Rubin said by telephone from Washington, where he and other business leaders are lobbying for...
  • Border Patrol Group Seeks More Enforcement ~ After yesterday's unreported riots.....

    05/03/2006 8:31:36 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 45 replies · 1,906+ views
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | May 03, 2006 at 4:17:4 PDT | GILLIAN FLACCUS ASSOCIATED PRESS
    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Minuteman Project civilian border patrol group planned to kick off a 12-city tour Wednesday to build support for its get-tough border stance in the wake of pro-immigant rallies around the country. Organizers said they will use the caravan, which is scheduled to finish on Capitol Hill, to mobilize voters and recruit members. The group is made up of volunteers who patrol the border and strongly oppose illegal immigration. The group hopes to counter the impact made by the more than 1 million illegal immigrants and their supporters who took to the nation's streets earlier this...
  • MASSIVE photo essay on the Los Angeles immigration protest!

    05/03/2006 8:31:18 AM PDT · by connell · 19 replies · 1,220+ views ^ | Christopher Cook
    We've got over 125 photos---along with some descriptions and commentary---from Monday's immigration protest in downtown Los Angeles. We will be adding more photos and videos throughout the day today (and possibly into tomorrow). It really is a pretty comprehensive photo essay---enjoy! PS - Feel free to download and use any of our pictures, but please include a link to our site ( Thx, CC
  • Rep. Tom Tancredo: Boycott is a Bust

    05/01/2006 5:10:36 PM PDT · by Aussie Dasher · 106 replies · 3,335+ views
    NewsMax ^ | 2 May 2006
    Rep. Tom Tancredo, R-Colo., a longtime opponent of illegal immigration, says the May 1 Latino worker boycott is "a bust” when it comes to changing public opinion in America. Tancredo, appearing on Fox News Channel, said the waving of Mexican flags, the chanting of "Today We March, Tomorrow We Vote,” and the in-your-face flaunting of U.S. immigration law will not win many converts outside of large Latino strongholds. "When the average American looks out on the streets and sees people demanding ‘rights’ ... even though the protesters illegally snuck into our country, it doesn’t play well in Peoria,” Tancredo said....
  • Candidates are strangely quiet as voices of immigrants grow

    05/03/2006 7:34:27 AM PDT · by SmithL · 5 replies · 451+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 5/3/6 | Carla Marinucci
    During the rallies, Schwarzenegger left the state -- and neither Angelides nor Westly issued a statement -- In California, where the emotional nationwide debate over immigration came to life Monday when hundreds of thousands of people marched in the streets, the three leading candidates for governor have been surprisingly passive in the discussion over the role of immigrants -- despite their personal connections to the issue. Republican Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-born immigrant and naturalized American citizen. Democratic Controller Steve Westly is married and has two children with a China-born immigrant, Anita Yu, who arrived in this country as...
  • 1M Immigrants Skip Work for Demonstration

    05/01/2006 6:40:53 PM PDT · by LouAvul · 72 replies · 1,312+ views
    ap/yahoo ^ | 5/1/06 | gillian flaccus
    LOS ANGELES - More than 1 million mostly Hispanic immigrants and their supporters skipped work and took to the streets Monday, flexing their economic muscle in a nationwide boycott that succeeded in slowing or shutting many farms, factories, markets and restaurants. From Los Angeles to Chicago, Houston to Miami, the "Day Without Immigrants" attracted widespread participation despite divisions among activists over whether a boycott would send the right message to Washington lawmakers considering sweeping immigration reform. "We are the backbone of what America is, legal or illegal, it doesn't matter," said Melanie Lugo, who with her husband and their third-grade...
  • Los Angeles: Port Truckers Set to Strike May 1st

    05/01/2006 4:51:58 PM PDT · by claudiustg · 15 replies · 664+ views
    Si Se Puede Collective ^ | 1May06 | John Riley
    For the past 20 years port truckers in Los Angeles have been organizing for employee recognition, respect, dignity, and decent wages. Their struggle has past through various ups and downs, but this May 1st might just be the beginning of a new wave or radicalism for Los Angeles port truckers. If all goes as planned LA Harbor, the biggest port on the west coast, will come to a screeching halt on May 1st. Unlike the common vision of a trucker, an old white man wearing a cowboy hat drinking a big gulp full of coffee, most truckers in LA are...
  • A Day Without an Illegal Immigrant

    05/01/2006 3:23:15 PM PDT · by Maynerd · 21 replies · 936+ views
    National Review ^ | May 1st, 2006 | Tom Tancredo
    May 01, 2006, 7:08 a.m. A Day Without an Illegal Immigrant An imaginary exercise. By Tom Tancredo What would a day without illegal aliens really be like? Let’s try to imagine it. On May 1, millions of illegal aliens working in meat-processing plants, construction, restaurants, hotels, and other “jobs Americans won’t do” are supposed to stay home from work to show the importance of their labor to our nation’s economy. Doubtless, there will be some inconvenience if that happens, but there is another side to the story that is not being reported. We are talking about illegal aliens, not mere...
  • Mexican president urges prudence during immigration marches [A Day Without Gringos]

    05/01/2006 9:40:30 AM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 43 replies · 1,562+ views ^ | May 1, 2006
    MEXICO CITY Hundreds of Mexican union members took to Mexico City's streets today to back Mexican migrants living and working in the United States. They're also showing support to boycotts U-S goods in Mexico in what's called a "A Day Without Gringos." At least a half-dozen state governors in Mexico endorsed the boycott of McDonald's, Wal-Mart and other U-S firms here. But measuring the impact of the actions was likely to prove difficult. Mexico celebrates May First as the International Workers Day holiday, when business is usually cut to a fraction of normal levels. Federal officials have tried to distance...
  • Thousands of Hispanics rally in New Orleans

    05/01/2006 2:32:44 PM PDT · by Ellesu · 43 replies · 1,383+ views ^ | 05/01/06 | JANET McCONNAUGHEY
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Thousands of Hispanics carrying signs that said "Nobody is illegal" and "Proud to rebuild" took Monday off to join a national day of protest and boycotts to show their importance to the country and to the area devastated by hurricanes Katrina and Rita.