Cross posted from The Uncooperative Blogger
This one is long, but worth it…
A boycott on May Day has likewise been called in many cities across the country as part of
pro-immigrant pro-illegal alien invader demonstrations. Called a paro in Spanish, the term is generally understood to mean both refusing to buy and refusing to work or go to school.
Activists are urging illegal alien invaders across the United States to skip work, avoid spending money and march in the streets to demonstrate their importance to the U.S. economy.
But the plan for a paro is not universally endorsed by all
immigrant Illegal Alien invader-rights groups. In Chicago, the organizing coalition known as the Movimiento 10 de Marzo, or the March 10 Movement, decided not to call for a boycott or general strike in the city, largely because of the involvement of labor unions that said they could not legally endorse such an action because their contracts prohibit them.
The question of whether to participate in nationwide calls for a May 1 boycott was hashed out at a contentious April 22 meeting, where the local coalition decided to support calls for boycotts in other cities, but refrain from a boycott in Chicago. But some organizers described this as caving in to unions and politicians that were pushing for a more moderate stance.
“I wish the unions had stayed out of it and let people celebrate May Day the way they wanted,” said Rafael Cervantes, an activist from Monterrey, Mexico who has lived in Chicago for decades. “The boycott was a symbol for people, an icon, a way to say we matter, we are an important cog in this machine, we produce and we consume. It’s ironic that the unions are saying they could not support it because it would be illegal, but the whole reason we’re marching is that people are here ‘illegally.’”
Did Rafael just say that the whole reason we are marching is because people are here illegally? So, that means they should illegally march in our streets? Hmm…
In Los Angeles, where other mass protests are planned, some groups will be carrying out work stoppages and boycotts and attending a daytime downtown march. Others who plan to go to work and school will attend a separate demonstration in the late afternoon.
Thousands of truck drivers working out of the Port of Los Angeles and cab drivers who serve Los Angeles International Airport are expected to strike for the day or possibly the week.
“If truckers aren’t trucking, the port isn’t working,” said Los Angeles attorney and organizer Jim DeMaegt. “If cab drivers don’t drive, LAX will be shut down. Nobody knows precisely what will happen, but there is a lot of support.”
Well, we will know which employers hire illegal alien invaders now won’t we? I say we fine the companies that are affected by this protest. I hope they are put out of business, and as to the Airport and port? If it cannot stand one day of this than I say screw it. I also say we re-think allowing Mexican truck drivers on our roads. They do not get the same level of training as our truck drivers and pose a serious safety threat. Heck, most of them cannot even read our signs!
In Arizona, the coalition that organized a 100,000-strong protest on April 10 in Phoenix waffled about supporting a boycott. Last week, the Somos America (We are America) coalition announced it was supporting demonstrations and other forms of protest, but not endorsing the boycott due to fear of a backlash and concern for
immigrants’ illegal alien invaders’ job security.
But, according to the group’s chairman, Roberto Reveles, who spoke to the Arizona Republic, the recent arrests of 1,187 undocumented immigrants in federal raids on pallet maker IFCO Systems locations in 26 states including Arizona, spurred the group to change its mind.
Reveles told the Republic that his group wanted “to make a statement against the latest raids,” which came “at a time when they should be working toward immigration reform rather than instilling additional fear in the lives of undocumented workers and their families.” I say the raids should be going on daily. All this is only making me angrier, they are not winning my heart or mind.
At the March 10 Chicago demonstration, during which more than 100,000
immigrants illegal alien invaders and their supporters hit the streets, a group handed out flyers for a hastily organized boycott of Miller beer. Demonstrators targeted Miller Brewing Co. because the company’s PAC had donated $2,000 to Wisconsin Republican Congressman F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., sponsor of the only decent bill, 4437, that passed the House of Representatives last year.
Merchants on 26th Street, Chicago’s main Mexican commercial drag in the Little Village neighborhood, said that by evening customers were refusing to buy Miller. The message reached beer distributors quickly, and by the following week officials from the company’s Milwaukee headquarters had met with coalition organizers and put out a statement opposing the House’s legislation.
For this reason we, U.S. citizens, should boycott Miller Brewing Company products. I am starting TODAY.
“The only thing we are looking for is to end this dehumanizing situation and get the recognition of the migrant labor force,” Federal Deputy Maria Garcia said. “People who go looking for work should not be treated like criminals with the risk of being tried in federal courts.”
It is called free will, God gave it to you and it is up to you to use it wisely. Illegally sneaking into a country to work illegally opens you up to be used and abused.
Hollywood stars, including Edward James Olmos and Salma Hayek, have joined ranks with a boycott planned for May 1 to protest the proposed tightening of US immigration laws.
Oscar-winning Argentine composer Gustavo Santaolalla and Colombian actor John Leguizamo also lent their names to the cause.
Hayek, who is Mexican, said she knows herself what it means to “open a path” in the United States, as she told the Mexican press.
Before departing on a European promotional tour, Hayek was considering how she could support the May 1 boycott, a source close to the actress said.
“We have to demand respect and dignity, because we are all workers and because we are already part of the DNA of this country,” Santaolalla, Oscar winner for the score to “Brokeback Mountain,” told AFP.
Leguizamo, who played in “Moulin Rouge” (2001) and “Carlito’s Way” (1993) among other films said that the was “proud of the protests” in which millions of Latinos took to the streets in recent weeks to protest some of the tougher immigration measures being debated in Washington.
“It is insulting that the law would call an immigrant a criminal,” he said. “It’s horrible.”
Big surprise Hollywood doesn’t get it. We call people that come to this country illegal aliens as defined by our laws. I call them illegal alien invaders, what they are not is immigrants.
Teachers’ unions in major cities have said children should not be punished for walking out of class.
A spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Unified School District said school principals had been told that they should not try to keep students in class but instead should walk with the children to help keep order.
Our wonderful teacher’s Union at work undermining our country as usual.
In New York, leaders of the May 1 Coalition said a growing number of businesses had pledged to close and allow their workers to attend a rally in Manhattan’s Union Square. But if all the city’s
immigrants illegal alien invaders walk off the job, many New Yorkers will go hungry, or at least be forced to eat at home for a change. Which I consider to be a good thing. Anything to inconvenience a NY City dweller is ok by me! They could use a little reality in their lives. I should know I used to live and work in NYC.
Personally, I will not miss any illegal alien invader or their supporters. But I say we all save up for May 1st to do our shopping. Don’t shop this weekend, shop Monday after work or school. Think how nice that shopping day will be for us. We just all turn out and spend our money on Monday to teach them a lesson; we don’t need you.
Mexican lawmakers issued a declaration of support for
immigrant illegal alien invaders protests planned in the United States on Monday and said they will send a delegation to Los Angeles to show their solidarity. Also, activists south of border have called for a boycott of all U.S. businesses on Monday in support of the protests.
I think U.S. Businesses should re-think doing business in Mexico, lets see how they like that idea!
Mexicans living in the United States sent back home about $20 billion in remittances last year. That is money REMOVED from our economy, and fed into the Mexican economy. Do you still think they are helping our economy?
Did you know the Mexican consulate helps illegal alien invaders to sue our people, in our courts?
Okay Mexico, you want to play? I say we all Boycott Cinco de Mayo! That is the big May 5th celebration Mexico celebrates in which we consume huge amounts of Mexican food and products. So, on May 5th we will buy NO Mexican products this year. We will celebrate Cinco de Mayo by staying home and ignoring anything Mexican. Heck why don’t we extend this idea to boycotting Mexican products all together until this mess is fixed. No Mexican beer, produce, or any other product made in Mexico. Mexico should have stayed out of our politics.
**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let us know at what level you would like to participate.
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