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Latinos Plan Nationwide Worker Strike
NewsMAx ^ | March 30, 2006 | Carl Limbacher

Posted on 03/30/2006 10:54:32 AM PST by Icelander

Hispanic groups in the U.S. are planning a major boycott of American life dubbed a ”day without Latinos” to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigration.

Mexican American Political Association (MAPA) President Nativo Lopez, one of the organizers of the recent protests in Los Angeles that saw at least 500,000 people take to the streets, said the May 1 "day without Latinos” would send a stern message to Washington.

"We are looking forward to a major action in all large U.S. cities where immigrants make up a significant proportion of the workforce,” Lopez told Agence France-Presse.

"We are asking people not to go to school, or work, or shopping, and instead to go out and protest against the racist and inhumane measures in this bill.”

MAPA and other grass roots Latino groups are also organizing an April 10 protest in 20 major American cities – including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Dallas – in a bid to defeat the proposed immigration reform bill, Lopez said.

And a third day of protest is scheduled to take place Saturday in Costa Mesa, a town in Orange County, Calif., that has been a focus of anti-illegal immigrant protests for the past several months.

The city’s mayor has pushed a proposal through the city council to train police to nab and deport illegal aliens who commit crimes.

Said Lopez: "We are going there to make a tough statement right in the bedrock of the anti-immigrant movement.”

Perhaps not surprisingly, May 1 is also known as "May Day," the International Worker's Day, which is infamously celebrated in Moscow's Red Square and by communists and socialists throughout the world.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Mexico
KEYWORDS: aliens; borders; bordersecurity; bushamnesty; illegal; illegalaliens; invasionusa; nouvas; openborders
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To: mlc9852; keymaster; cinives
"In the next 3 years we will be moving to NC."

Don't stop there, come to central PA. I've lived here 5 yrs and haven't seen anybody Mexican yet. Not even anybody black or Asian. You want to see pasty white folks doing their own most miserable jobs, they're doing them just fine here! We hardly have anyone BUT pasty white folks. :)

151 posted on 03/30/2006 12:01:01 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: My2Cents
Cinco de Mayo is the celebration of the victory over the French at the Battle of Puebla.

Everyone beats the French. What's the big deal?

They are the only people the Mexicans ever beat. Kinda puts it into perspective doesn't it?

152 posted on 03/30/2006 12:01:04 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Islam's true face: http://makeashorterlink.com/?J169127BC)
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To: Icelander

Just gives me more incentive to go out and blow a ton of money that day with friends and family who are not hispanic to prove businesses can survive with out being blackmailed into accepting illegal immigrants threats.


153 posted on 03/30/2006 12:01:19 PM PST by My Favorite Headache ("Scientology is dangerous stuff,it's like forming a religion based around Johnny Quest and Haji.")
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To: I'm ALL Right!
I hope they lose their jobs to Americans or other LEGAL immigrants who want to work.

Don't you listen to the President? These are jobs Americans refuse to do.

154 posted on 03/30/2006 12:02:30 PM PST by Euro-American Scum (A poverty-stricken middle class must be a disarmed middle class)
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To: AuH2ORepublican
I was only commenting on Cinco de Mayo. Sorry to have accidentally misled you.

You're correct, of course, about the spirits industry's exploitation of 5 May, but the Mexicans (where I was, at least) celebrated loud and long.

155 posted on 03/30/2006 12:03:25 PM PST by SAJ
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To: Euro-American Scum

Silly me.


156 posted on 03/30/2006 12:03:43 PM PST by I'm ALL Right!
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To: Soul Seeker

I wonder how those same people would like it if there was a "Don't wait on a Mexican Day"?


157 posted on 03/30/2006 12:05:00 PM PST by Txsleuth
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To: onyx

LOL!
Someone sent me this one the other day:

Subject: Life In Southern California


A Highway Patrolman pulled a car over and told the driver that because he had been wearing his seat belt, he had just won $5,000 in the statewide safety competition.

"What are you going to do with the money?" asked the policeman.

"Well, I guess I'm going to get a driver's license," he answered.

"Oh, don't listen to him," yelled a woman in the passenger seat. "He's a smart aleck when he's drunk." This woke up the guy in the back seat who took one look at the cop and moaned," I knew we wouldn't get far in a stolen car."

At that moment, there was a knock from the trunk and a voice said, in Spanish, "Are we over the border yet?"


158 posted on 03/30/2006 12:11:53 PM PST by antceecee
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To: Icelander

dont worry theres 250 million other actual Americans thatll keep the country moving fwd


159 posted on 03/30/2006 12:14:29 PM PST by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: Graymatter

Don't go to Lancaster PA or Coatesville PA or Kennett Sq PA or Reading PA - lots of illegals (mostly Mexican) there.


160 posted on 03/30/2006 12:14:48 PM PST by cinives (On some planets what I do is considered normal.)
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To: I'm ALL Right!
I hope they lose their jobs to Americans or other LEGAL immigrants who want to work.

Lets all hang out in front of Home Depot or Lowes and get a job that illegals refuse to do,

161 posted on 03/30/2006 12:14:53 PM PST by afnamvet
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To: Icelander

Don't go away mad, just go away.


162 posted on 03/30/2006 12:22:26 PM PST by bordergal
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To: Wolfstar

Well it certainly set a distasteful precedent.


163 posted on 03/30/2006 12:25:16 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Truth will set us all free. Libs will get us all killed.)
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To: Graymatter

I love central PA... I think we've been on every mine tour in the state that one can take! We love mines.


164 posted on 03/30/2006 12:26:00 PM PST by Fudd Fan (Truth will set us all free. Libs will get us all killed.)
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To: Icelander

I think there is a day proposed in April for a Day Without the Gringos.


165 posted on 03/30/2006 12:29:14 PM PST by Sender (As water has no constant form, there are in war no constant conditions. Be without form. -Sun Tzu)
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To: reagan_fanatic
Crap - who's gonna pick my lettuce?

We're Americans, we can make a machine that can pick lettuce.

166 posted on 03/30/2006 12:33:14 PM PST by NeoCaveman (the freeper formerly known as dubyaismypresident)
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To: Graymatter
"Don't stop there, come to central PA. I've lived here 5 yrs and haven't seen anybody Mexican yet. Not even anybody black or Asian. You want to see pasty white folks doing their own most miserable jobs, they're doing them just fine here! We hardly have anyone BUT pasty white folks. :)"

Here, our immigrants are mostly white or Americans. The white immigrants are Russians, and the Americans are Samoan. But I've only been back for about 8 months, so I'm not sure just what the official makeup is. Things have changed a lot since I lived in Valdez.

167 posted on 03/30/2006 12:33:31 PM PST by redhead (www.opinions3.com and http://halfbakedsourdough.blogspot.com, if you would like to read more...)
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To: Icelander

Imagine the line at Taco Bell.


168 posted on 03/30/2006 12:34:45 PM PST by gate2wire
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To: Icelander

Good, let them strike. In honor of the strike, will they also stop driving unlicensed, gaining access to social services to which they have no right, and committing the crimes that Americans won't commit?

I say, if you're going to strike, walk out on EVERYTHING!


169 posted on 03/30/2006 12:36:32 PM PST by Altamira (Get the UN out of the US, and the US out of the UN!)
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To: Icelander

I'll be impressed if they go back to their nation of origin in protest, anything less is just Drama Queenery.


170 posted on 03/30/2006 12:37:19 PM PST by samcgwire ("I voted for President 'Better Than Kerry'")
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To: Altamira

The local parks are gonna be full that day.


171 posted on 03/30/2006 12:37:19 PM PST by antceecee
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To: Fudd Fan
We love mines.

Then you'd love it here. We've got Centralia, where the mine has been on fire for about 35 years. Talk about your cheap real estate! :)

172 posted on 03/30/2006 12:41:01 PM PST by Graymatter
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To: Icelander

Cool...may 1st, I go to McDonalds and won't get a teller that speaks broken english.


173 posted on 03/30/2006 12:42:46 PM PST by Texans
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To: antceecee

Vote here: http://www.nevadaappeal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/frontpage

"Should illegal immigrants be allowed to stay in this country and take the jobs that Americans don't want?"


174 posted on 03/30/2006 12:43:58 PM PST by Altamira (Get the UN out of the US, and the US out of the UN!)
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To: Icelander
Good afternoon.
"by
Ernesto Cienfuegos
La Voz de Aztlan"

Wasn't Cienfuegos one of Castro's fellow revolutionaries who was put up against a wall and shot by Che in one of the Cuban Communist purges?

Michael Frazier
175 posted on 03/30/2006 12:48:40 PM PST by brazzaville (no surrender no retreat, well, maybe retreat's ok)
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To: Icelander

Two observations:

1.) I am quite familiar with the area surrounding L.A. City Hall, and that photograph looks funny, altered. Maybe a fish bowl lens.

2.) What is it with the "Jews"?


176 posted on 03/30/2006 12:51:06 PM PST by reagandemocrat
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To: Icelander

And I hope they all get fired.


177 posted on 03/30/2006 12:52:44 PM PST by msjhall
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To: Icelander

A day without Latinos would be a breath of fresh air. Bring it on.


178 posted on 03/30/2006 12:52:49 PM PST by hershey
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To: RightWhale

Nope and you can still get a yumbo yack, too i'll bet ya!!!


179 posted on 03/30/2006 12:53:36 PM PST by cajun-jack
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To: Dead Corpse

Spread the word. I'm in! Besides thats the day I have to share that generous tax cut I got with both the feds and the state.


180 posted on 03/30/2006 12:53:49 PM PST by Always Independent
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To: Icelander

Note to self:

May 1st: Peking, not Chipotle...


181 posted on 03/30/2006 12:54:43 PM PST by Corin Stormhands (http://www.cafepress.com/liberalitees - Because they're too fun not to mock!)
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To: Icelander
May 1 "day without Latinos”

Why don't we organize a 50 million "send the invaders home permanently" protest on the same day?

We could also use that same day to voice outrage at Bush and Congress for selling America out to the lowest bidder.

182 posted on 03/30/2006 12:55:35 PM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The purpose of this forum is to fight socialism (see FR homepage), not to defend Republicans.)
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To: Icelander

I wonder if the stage managers of this mob action will successfully replace the Mexican flags with US flags. They lifted the curtain a little too soon last time around.


183 posted on 03/30/2006 12:56:37 PM PST by mikemc282002 (Blood, toil, sweat, and tears.....Not Schumer, Clinton, Kerry and Kennedy.)
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To: Yo-Yo

All the Cinco de Mayo parties at Bennigans and other bars are a thing of the past now--at least, who in their right mind would attend one of those?


184 posted on 03/30/2006 12:57:19 PM PST by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 (The purpose of this forum is to fight socialism (see FR homepage), not to defend Republicans.)
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To: Icelander

Now if we could just get them to stop sucking our social services dry for one day.

No free trips to the hospital, no welfare.

And it would be nice if they would stop the killing, robbing and raping even if just for one day.


185 posted on 03/30/2006 12:57:59 PM PST by Pylot
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To: Icelander; doug from upland
DOUG started with this thread U.S. BORDER PATROL: Turn In Illegal Aliens (and employers, followed by this one U.S. BORDER CONTROL Turn in illegal aliens

Go to either thread for more details on what to do. The TOLL FREE number to report ILLEGAL aliens or those employing ILLEGAL aliens to ICE is: 866-347-2423

How it works:

You are not required to provide your identity to ICE. All that is necessary to request an investigation by ICE is mere suspicion of any activity by ILLEGAL aliens.

ICE and the IRS are especially interested in "visiting" those businesses that employ ILLEGALS "off the books" to avoid the payment of payroll taxes.

I suggest looking around and see if you might spot a suspect. At work, at school, at a job sight, Micky D's, Store etc.

On the day of this march check to see if you can determine if someone took the day off. Then MAKE THE CALL

Again the number is

866-347-2423

Doug you might want to expand on this idea on your thread.

:) Easy Does It

186 posted on 03/30/2006 1:00:32 PM PST by eazdzit (Vote AGAINST All NWO PuboCrats !! DO NOT re-elect the least of two evils!!!)
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To: Icelander
”day without Latinos”

Where in the hell is my taco?

187 posted on 03/30/2006 1:02:54 PM PST by the_rightside (Union Corruption : http://www.nlpc.org/artindx.asp)
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To: absolootezer0

Yup, I must live near you.


188 posted on 03/30/2006 1:07:51 PM PST by randog (What the...?!)
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To: Icelander

Go for it. I've been wanting a second job and will apply if they'll just stay on strike.


189 posted on 03/30/2006 1:10:59 PM PST by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin (Freedom is the freedom to discipline yourself so others don't have to do it for you.)
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To: OkieDoke

hmmm... even the radical libs at PMSNBC want a wall...


190 posted on 03/30/2006 1:12:44 PM PST by fhlh (Polls are for Strippers.)
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To: Icelander

Every damned one of them should be fired. This ain't France.


191 posted on 03/30/2006 1:13:57 PM PST by RetiredArmy (Democrats: The communist, socialist, and Al Qaeda loving party of America.)
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To: onyx
Four women were driving across the country. Each one was from a different place; Georgia, Nebraska, California and Mexico.

Let's add a fifth: a Kumeyaay Indian.

Shortly after the trip began, the woman from Georgia started pulling peaches from her bag and throwing them out of the window.

"What the heck are you doing?" demanded the Nebraskan.

"We have so many of these darn things in Georgia, I'm just sick of looking at them!"

A moment later, the gal from Nebraska began pulling ears of corn from her bag and tossing them from the window.

"What are you doing that for?" asked the gal from California.

"We have so many of these things in Nebraska, I am just sick of looking at them!"

Inspired, the gal from California opened the car door and pushed the Mexican out.

Almost there on the punchline, here, let me work it:

Inspired, the Kumeyaay Indian shoved the palefaces out after the Mexican.

OK, now it's really funny!

192 posted on 03/30/2006 1:39:28 PM PST by BeHoldAPaleHorse ( ~()):~)>)
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To: rellimpank
"--Cinco de Mayo isn't much of a holiday except for American brewers--"

Yeah! Budweiser could go broke. It's the brew of choice.

193 posted on 03/30/2006 1:48:52 PM PST by bcsco ("He who is wedded to the spirit of the age is soon a widower" - Anonymous)
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To: I'm ALL Right!; potlatch; ntnychik; PhilDragoo





194 posted on 03/30/2006 1:51:13 PM PST by devolve ( upload to free imagehosts Photobucket & Imagecave)
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To: Icelander
Hispanic groups in the U.S. are planning a major boycott of American life dubbed a ”day without Latinos” to protest proposed legislation that would criminalize illegal immigration.

Could you make it _two_ days?

How about three?

How about.....

195 posted on 03/30/2006 1:51:40 PM PST by Fishrrman
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To: Centurion2000

It's worse than that, if memory serves me correctly. The Mexicans won the battle (which is celebrated on May 5th), but lost the war.


196 posted on 03/30/2006 1:59:04 PM PST by My2Cents ("The essence of American journalism is vulgarity divested of truth." -- Winston Churchill)
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To: All

Thank our Founding Fathers for the RKBA.

If there is a day to ccw, this is it.

I feel sorry for those who live where it is criminal to carry.


197 posted on 03/30/2006 2:35:22 PM PST by Stopislamnow (Muslims are heading full speed down the road to annihilation. We'll grow the stones eventually.)
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To: DonaldC

Thats a temporary condition.

Most end up quite matronly......and make J'Lo's butt look quite svelte.


198 posted on 03/30/2006 2:39:07 PM PST by Stopislamnow (Muslims are heading full speed down the road to annihilation. We'll grow the stones eventually.)
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To: devolve

LOL, countless people will try to 'save' that wonderful 'panorama' up there and will be SO disappointed when they see what they saved!


199 posted on 03/30/2006 2:43:32 PM PST by potlatch (Does a clean house indicate that there is a broken computer in it?)
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To: Icelander

Day Without Latinos....will they also stop using social services for that day too?


200 posted on 03/30/2006 2:45:03 PM PST by Bella_Bru
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