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  • Anti-immigrant sentiment grows into nationwide hate crimes

    05/21/2006 2:43:16 PM PDT · by SJackson · 45 replies · 1,482+ views
    Final Call ^ | 5-21-06
    Anti-immigrant sentiment grows into nationwide hate crimesBy Charlene MuhammadUpdated May 16, 2006, 03:32 pm   Protesting students from across California march towards city hall in Los Angeles, Apr. 15. The march is dedicated to 14-year-old Anthony Soltero, who committed suicide after allegedly being threatened by a school official for participating in immigration protests. Photo: AP/World Wide Photos LOS ANGELES ( - As nationwide pro-immigrant conferences, marches and rallies continue alongside the increasing debate over immigration reform legislation, anti-immigrant sentiments are transforming into hate crimes against immigrants, particularly Latinos. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger recently informed that some Latino officials, including California...

    05/15/2006 1:01:00 PM PDT · by crazyhorse691 · 16 replies · 658+ views
    The Oregonian ^ | May 15, 2006 | Norman R. Williams(professor of law)
    Our double standard on U.S. citizenship The nationwide marches on May 1 generated the expected counter-reaction among anti-immigrant groups and politicians, who voiced outrage at the demonstrations and, in some cases, the demonstrators. Professed outrage is the rhetorical currency of our polarized political climate, but here the reactions concealed something far more troubling and ultimately disabling for the immigration debate: a pronounced inability to see Mexican Americans -- even those who are citizens and who have lived here for decades -- as authentic, loyal Americans. For starters, take the hostility generated among opponents of immigrant rights by the sight of...
  • Immigration rallies force L.A. mayor into political tight spot

    05/15/2006 3:06:38 AM PDT · by Sharks · 9 replies · 779+ views
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | May 14, 2006 | James Sterngold, Chronicle Staff Writer
    Los Angeles -- When the immigration rights movement erupted from coast to coast beginning in March, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa embraced it with greater energy and visibility than just about any other political leader. Villaraigosa, the first Latino elected mayor here in modern times, spoke at every major demonstration in the city, in Spanish and in English, backing the calls for a fair path to citizenship for millions of undocumented immigrants. He was lauded by many of the demonstrators as a champion of their cause. But the normally voluble mayor was uncharacteristically restrained in discussing the issue in an interview last...
  • Sleeping giant of American politics continues its siesta

    05/14/2006 8:56:42 AM PDT · by ncountylee · 20 replies · 630+ views
    sfgate ^ | May 14, 2006 | Alan Greenblatt, A.G. Newmyer III
    The day after one of the big pro-immigrant marches, a woman sat on a bench chatting about the event on her cell phone. She was recapping in Spanish, but switched to English to quote its key slogan: "Today we march, tomorrow we vote." Many commentators have taken the marchers at their word, believing that the congressional debate over immigration has finally roused Latinos to become more engaged in the political process. But there's reason to suspect that Latinos -- long considered the "sleeping giant" of American politics -- may yet continue to slumber. Latinos have never voted at the same...
  • Vintage Rally Spurs Clash

    05/06/2006 9:48:35 AM PDT · by reformed_dem · 23 replies · 819+ views
    Napa Valley Register ^ | May 6, 2006 | Cristina deLeon-Menjivar
    A lunchtime pro-America demonstration by Vintage High students turned into a tense verbal clash Monday, as Anglo and Latino students taunted each other. In one case, two female students got into a fight. The demonstration in Vintage High's back parking lot was organized by Anglo students. About 30 teens came together around several pick-up trucks, proudly waving American flags and blasting country music. The demonstration angered some Latino students, who banded together and confronted the others. According to Vintage Principal Eric Schneider, about 50 students were involved, and there were many spectators. "It's unfortunate, this was supposed to be a...
  • What the main street media is not telling the American people about the May 1 march

    05/05/2006 8:31:30 PM PDT · by The Bronze Titan · 28 replies · 1,802+ views
    TheRealCuba ^ | May 5, 2006 | TheRealCuba
    What the main street media is not telling the American people about the May 1 march... "Some of the immigrant groups who marched on May 1 have complained about the lack of participation by Cuban-Americans. But how can they expect us to participate in marches organized by groups who support the terrorist regime in Cuba, with people wearing che Guevara t-shirts and who are interested in hurting this country that allowed us to begin a new life when our own country was taken over by a brutal dictator? One thing is to ask for fair treatments for all immigrants and...
  • Covenanters Join Marches in L.A., Chicago (barf alert Evangelical Covenant)

    05/05/2006 10:18:54 AM PDT · by Terriergal · 24 replies · 486+ views ^ | May 3, 2006 | The Evangelical Covenant Church
    Covenant News Covenanters Join Marches in L.A., Chicago LOS ANGELES (May 3) - Two Evangelical Covenant Church conference leaders were among those participating in the immigration reform demonstration here Monday, and a Covenant pastor in Chicago says it was important that he and several students participated in the Midwest city's march the same day. Two walks occurred in Los Angeles, and Greg Yee and Walter Contreras found themselves near the front of the second event, walking alongside Cardinal Roger Mahoney. They were subsequently joined by other Covenant pastors participating in the march, which police say attracted some 500,000 individuals. Yee...
  • 'El Uno de Mayo' Online

    05/05/2006 7:02:04 PM PDT · by SquirrelKing · 28 replies · 1,675+ views [via Libertas] ^ | 05/05/2006 | Stuart Browning
    Jason Apuzzo of the Conservative film & entertainment blog LIBERTAS has posted a link to On The Fence Films' incredible 4.5 minute docuentary on the organization and support for the massive May 1 rallies held across the country. It is extremely revealing. Link to video HERE.
  • Media Is Mum About Mexican Anti Wal-Mart Riots

    05/05/2006 11:03:29 AM PDT · by Sam Hill · 26 replies · 1,244+ views
    Sweetness & Light ^ | May 5, 2006 | N/A
    Why is our one party media not telling us who is behind the riots in Mexico and why they are rioting? Here's a prime example of the purposeful lack of information from the DNC's Associated Press [excerpted]: Villagers clash with police in the village of San Salvador Atenco, about 31 miles east of Mexico City May 3, 2006. Violence erupted in the village this morning after police arrived to evict a small group of street vendors and villagers rallied in their support. The clashes have left at least two dead so far, an dozens injured, and the villagers are holding...
  • MORMON BATTALION MONUMENT (the true story vs. the lies of KTTV reporter Tony "Reconquista" Valdez)

    05/04/2006 9:55:00 AM PDT · by doug from upland · 32 replies · 2,799+ views ^ | 2006 | Susan Easton Black
    Hear the incredible MP3 of the exchange between KTTV news reporter Tony Valdez and KFI's John and Ken -- CLICK AND LISTEN "And here in California there's a monument to the Mormon Battalion, the great heroes who killed a lot of Mexicans, enough Mexicans so that this part of the world could be taken by force, by force by the United States." ...Tony Valdez, KTTV Newsman, 5-1-06 Simulcast on KFI radio and KTTV ===================================================================== I've spoken to the public affairs spokesman for the Mormon church in Los Angeles and sent them the clip. I suspect that the apology the station...
  • MEMO TO FED-UP ALIENS: FEEL FREE TO GO HOME (boycott sends message of anarchy)

    05/04/2006 8:40:48 AM PDT · by Liz · 61 replies · 1,877+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/4/06 | EDITORIALS
    **** I am outraged that persons illegally in our country are determined to change its laws....Fairfield, Conn. **** On May 1.....there was not one nationally recognizable, elected political official speaking on behalf of amnesty. Even super-panderers Kennedy, Schumer and Clinton, high-profile speakers the last time, were nowhere to be found. East Setauket **** Illegal immigrants are out of control and, sadly, are causing upset within our country......enough is enough. If they're not happy with the way we do business in the US, they should go home...... Illegal aliens work off the books, drive around without auto insurance and licenses and...
  • Boycott? More like bullying

    05/04/2006 5:17:36 AM PDT · by conservativecorner · 36 replies · 878+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | May 4, 2006 | Leslie Sanchez
    MONDAY'S "Great American Boycott," which was timed to coincide with the traditional May Day communist celebration of the worker, has been compared to the nonviolent 1965 march for voting rights from Selma to Montgomery, Ala. Organizers even passed out copies of "We Shall Overcome" in Spanish. Don't buy it. ADVERTISEMENT The Selma-to-Montgomery march was about voting rights afforded to citizens under the Constitution; the May Day boycott was a demand for entitlements grounded only in the imaginations of the organizers. What happened at the Edmund Pettus Bridge outside Selma was a nonviolent demonstration to build sympathetic political support for legislation...
  • FROM KFI'S JOHN AND KEN: KTTV's Tony Valdez to apologize for his racist comments!

    05/03/2006 5:47:27 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 73 replies · 2,464+ views
    John and Ken show ^ | 5-3-06 | Doug from Upland
    ORIGINAL THREAD John and Ken have just read an email that was received by a KFI listener from KTTV. Apparently, KTTV has been bombarded with complaints about the racist comments made by newscaster Tony Valdez --- "You took this country. You killed people to take this country for yourselves." According to the email, Valdez will apologize on his Sunday television show. In Los Angeles, it is at 9am on channel 11 following FOX NEWS SUNDAY. After posting the number, I have a feeling that many FReepers made complaints. I left a message on Valdez's machine demanding an apology and...
  • CA: May 1 absenses may not have impact on schools

    05/03/2006 5:13:43 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 13 replies · 352+ views
    Daily Bulletin ^ | 5/3/06 | Andrew Silva
    Schools shouldn't see a major financial hit because of Monday's immigration rallies because the state quit counting students for funding purposes two weeks ago. Several districts reported up to a threefold jump in absences Monday, so there was potential for a serious loss of funding. Students who missed class won't face any unusual punishments beyond the normal steps for unexcused absences, school officials said. Schools are paid by the state based on the number of students in attendance. If a student has an unexcused absence, the district doesn't get paid for that student on that day. Funding is "based on...
  • Byron York: At immigration rallies, look for the union label

    05/03/2006 6:20:11 PM PDT · by Jean S · 14 replies · 864+ views
    The Hill ^ | May 4, 06 | Byron York
    Did you notice the blue signs that said “We Are America” at the pro-illegal-immigration rallies in Washington and elsewhere? They might just as easily have said, “We are organized labor.”If you look at the small print on those signs, you’ll see a reference to an organization called the New American Opportunity Campaign. Find the group’s website and click on the line to send a donation and you’ll be told, “Make checks payable to: Coalition for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, 1775 K Street NW, Suite 620, Washington DC 20006.”Look up that address and you’ll find it is the Washington headquarters for UNITE...
  • 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...
  • Did illegals' boycott waken sleeping giant?

    05/03/2006 12:52:13 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 55 replies · 2,844+ views
    Valley Press . ^ | on Wednesday, May 3, 2006
    Among the mostly fawning news coverage of Monday's "Great American Boycott" there was footage of a protester with a sign that said, "The sleeping giant is awake." Despite its oxymoronic syntax, the sign may have been far more prescient that the bearer realized. We don't believe the open-borders crowd can in any way be described as a sleeping giant. It's pretty vocal, whether it's gigantic or not, and it always gets tons of favorable media coverage. No, the real sleeping giant is the American people. Sold down the river by both political parties and a federal government that steadfastly refuses...
  • Photos from Los Angeles illegal alien march - 1 May 06

    05/02/2006 6:37:44 AM PDT · by Spiff · 83 replies · 6,040+ views
    2 May 06
    Here are some photos of the Los Angeles rally and march for the criminal invaders that were posted by their supporters. These are pics you will not see in the Mainstream Media.
  • 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...
  • Charlie Daniels (our flag has stars and stripes, please get that other one out of my face)

    05/03/2006 7:08:14 AM PDT · by IrishMike · 81 replies · 6,941+ views
    April 10, 2006 | Charlie Daniels
    Mexican Standoff I dont know how everybody else feels about it, but to me I think Hispanic people in this country, legally or illegally, made a huge public relations mistake with their recent demonstrations. I dont blame anybody in the world for wanting to come to the United States of America, as it is a truly wonderful place. But when the first thing you do when you set foot on American soil is illegal it is flat out wrong and I dont care how many lala land left heads come out of the woodwork and start trying to give me...