Skip to comments.La Cucuracha...pass the RAID!
Posted on 12/23/2002 11:55:16 AM PST by madfly
I created the Sierra Times War Room message board at the request of J.J. Johnson one day after 9-11. In that time, I have only made one post that was posted in both the War Room and the Sagebrush Saloon, preferring to keep the two message boards separate as much as possible.
So, when I make that exception to my own rule, you can bet it is for a darned good reason! Yesterday, I read an article listed here from the L.A. Times entitled "Halt to Ariz. Citizen Border Patrols Urged" and there was something in it that literally made me see red and, as usual, to start checking out the money trail.
The comment was this: "It's not their job to defend, to harass people, stalk people, injure people. That's nobody's job," said Jennifer Allen, co-director of the Tucson-based Border Action Network. "They (illegal immigrants) have civil rights and human rights that take precedence over defending the country."
Today, I read a second article from the Tucson Citizen. This is the quote that set me off a second time: "If you shine the light on the cockroaches, they don't like it," Rep.-elect Raúl Grijalva says at a press conference yesterday in calling for an investigation of citizen patrols, which he says are racist.
Grijalva said this at a press conference hosted by Coalicion de Derechos Humanos, a group that advocates for illegal immigrants. Both groups were referring to the civilian militia groups springing up on the border that are dedicated to doing what the Feds refuse to do -- defend our borders against illegal aliens and terrorists.
While Border Action Network gets a major portion of its funding from the Norman Foundation, dedicated in its own words to countering right-wingers, the common denominator for both BAN and Coalicion de Derechos Humanos is Resist, Inc. and a raunchier group of Democratic Socialists would be darned hard to find!
Noam Chomsky and Benjamin Spock were founders of Resist, Inc. Check out their leadership and history listed on their site linked below. Radical is not the name for these folks. From tinkerbelles to Che Gueverra and SDS, these folks show the raised red fist. Oh, and a third funder is the ubiquitous Ben and Jerry's.
Border Action Network is the new name, minus the commie logo, of Southwest Alliance to Resist Militarization (aka SWARM), but I guess that was just a tad militaristic sounding for these folks. I have done my civic duty and included their email addy for those of you wishing to sound off.
feel free to repost this.
Rep.-elect Raúl Grijalva,
I have put the Klieg lights on the REAL cockroaches...somebody hand me a can of RAID!
Border Action Network
PO Box 384
Tucson, Arizona 85702
Southwest Alliance to Resist Militarization
842 S. Sixth Ave
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Resist, Inc. -- Funding Grassroots Progressive Activist Radical Groups and Organizations Since 1967
Resist n. 1. An activist foundation that strives for social change and works against injustice. 2. A grantmaker for groups defending the rights of lesbians and gay men, workers, women, the poor, native people, people of color, the disabled, and immigrants. 3. A different kind of funding organization seeking out groups that withstand reactionary government policies, corporate arrogance, and right-wing fanaticism through organizing, education and action.
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With all respect, Feliz Navidad!
Today, I read a second article from the Tucson Citizen. This is the quote that set me off a second time:Thank you and Merry Christmas!
"If you shine the light on the cockroaches, they don't like it,"
Rep.-elect Raúl Grijalva says at a press conference yesterday in calling for an investigation of citizen patrols, which he says are racist.
Apparently "our" elected officials agree with this.
Excuse me???? They are NOT Americans. Is that what this "person" really believes? Why do these people insist that foreigners in our country have the same rights as citizens? Wonder where she thinks ANYBODY's civil rights will be when there is no longer a country to defend.
(brightly) Why, because the words "cockroaches" and "Sierra Times" both appear in the article!
This isn't representative of their articles.
This is a woman sounding off on the War Room forum section of the site. And the comment's by Grijalva made her mad enough to dig up the goods on the "recently renamed" group, Border Action Network, who compiled a 20 page .pdf file for Grijalva to present to our Governor Elect (Napolitano) and Attorney General, calling for an investigation of the Citizen Patrol groups, when it's the group that compiled the report that has a lot more to hide, it seems, and should be investigated.
The enemy of my enemy is not always my friend.
Anyhow, what's are your thoughts on this particular article, please, if we are done dancing around the topic.