Pro-Migrant Sanctuarysphere: November 2008 Archives
As always The Unapologetic Mexican brings us some poverful words. Read Anti-Migrant Democrats Aiding Wave of Hate Crimes.
You know what's worse than a scumbag politician who uses his position of power to blur lines between humans in need and criminals, apathetic to or ignorant of the fact that they are feeding a tide of violence that gets innocent people killed? When that politician is so cowardly that he tries, at the same time, to distance himself from his own doings and come off like a saint.
The Real First Thanksgiving: Revisted at Para Justicia y Libertad.
The trouble is, almost everything we've been taught about the first Thanksgiving in 1621 is only half the story. Little is told about the pilgrims persistent injustices to its indigenous peoples after this "harvest feast." Even worse, the root of America's history is on Colonial American history, which is solely based on the 13 New England colonies. But this is no surprise because this pattern of belief is one of the pillars of American nationalism. And because our desire to view this country in a positive light, it is also not surprising that the subject of US genocide against American Indians is conveniently swept under the rug.
This first post on dismantling the DHS couldn't be more right on. If we want real change we'll do away with the DHS and create an organization that does not treat immigrants as terrorists. The DHS was created in response to 9/11 and has since simply been a tool to demonize immigrants.
Forget Janet Napolitano; Dismantle the DHS at The Sanctuary. Dream Activist explains that no matter who you appoint to head the DHS it was built by Bush and should be dismantled if we want real change.
I was recently asked by a reader if I felt all immigration retrictionists were racists. Basically I'd have to say that yes, on some level, I believe their desire is based in racism whether it be fostered or innate. My view comes from the fact that I'veseen no immigration retrictionists who have sought to do what is necessary to ebb the need for migrating to the United States - helping others abroad.
Another group of teens have targeted, and killed, a man simply for being Hispanic. The anti-Mexican sentiment is becoming so strong that even a Hispanic youth teamed up with a group of whites to "beat up some Mexicans."
Police and prosecutors say the teens _ six of them white and one Hispanic _ were hanging out in a park on Saturday night around midnight when someone suggested they go "beat up some Mexicans." (link - KTAR)
These teens didn't care who they attacked as long as they 'looked' like a Mexican. Just like Luis Ramirez in Shenandoah, PA Lucero was attacked for sport. How could a man be killed simply out of hate? We've warned time and time again that this will keep happening as long as hate groups are allowed to spout their venim. Some do it in small communities and other can do it from a cushy studio - broadcast to millions.
Friends in Patchogue found it both tragic and ironic that Lucero, 38, was stabbed to death Saturday night in what police describe as a hate crime. They describe him as a thoughtful, quiet man who avoided arguments and often went out of his way to help neighbors. (link - Newsday)
ICE and the Stargazers is an excellent post on the ICE and its task and tactics. With Julie Myers resigning and Obama moving in to the White House it's an great time to work on changing the terrible organization. I wonder why Julie left? Does it have anything with the 11th hour story on Obama's aunt? We all remember when Julie awarded a white colleague for his jailed Rastafarian costume. Do I really need to say more?
ICE Raid Results in the Closing of Agriprocessors in Postville and the END of this Small Town! at Immigration Talk With A Mexican American. I believe we all wanted to see Agriprocessors prosecuted after this terrible raid, but we didn't want to see the town shut down. Unfortunately this is the outcome.