Skip to comments.Latinos Plan Nationwide Worker Strike
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 citys 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.
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. :)
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?
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.
Don't you listen to the President? These are jobs Americans refuse to do.
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.
I wonder how those same people would like it if there was a "Don't wait on a Mexican Day"?
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?"
dont worry theres 250 million other actual Americans thatll keep the country moving fwd
Don't go to Lancaster PA or Coatesville PA or Kennett Sq PA or Reading PA - lots of illegals (mostly Mexican) there.
Lets all hang out in front of Home Depot or Lowes and get a job that illegals refuse to do,
Don't go away mad, just go away.
Well it certainly set a distasteful precedent.
I love central PA... I think we've been on every mine tour in the state that one can take! We love mines.
I think there is a day proposed in April for a Day Without the Gringos.
We're Americans, we can make a machine that can pick lettuce.
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.
Imagine the line at Taco Bell.
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!
I'll be impressed if they go back to their nation of origin in protest, anything less is just Drama Queenery.
The local parks are gonna be full that day.
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! :)
Cool...may 1st, I go to McDonalds and won't get a teller that speaks broken english.
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?"
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"?
And I hope they all get fired.
A day without Latinos would be a breath of fresh air. Bring it on.
Nope and you can still get a yumbo yack, too i'll bet ya!!!
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.
Note to self:
May 1st: Peking, not Chipotle...
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
Doug you might want to expand on this idea on your thread.
:) Easy Does It
Where in the hell is my taco?
Yup, I must live near you.
Go for it. I've been wanting a second job and will apply if they'll just stay on strike.
hmmm... even the radical libs at PMSNBC want a wall...
Every damned one of them should be fired. This ain't France.
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!
Yeah! Budweiser could go broke. It's the brew of choice.
Could you make it _two_ days?
How about three?
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.
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.
Thats a temporary condition.
Most end up quite matronly......and make J'Lo's butt look quite svelte.
LOL, countless people will try to 'save' that wonderful 'panorama' up there and will be SO disappointed when they see what they saved!
Day Without Latinos....will they also stop using social services for that day too?