SF Bay Area Indymedia indymedia
About Contact Subscribe Calendar Publish Print Donate

San Francisco | U.S. | Immigrant Rights | Labor & Workers | Front Page

Tue May 1 2007 (Updated 05/07/07) National Day of Protest for Immigrant Rights on May 1st
May 1, 2007 was the first anniversary of the Great Boycott of 2006, in which immigrants led walkouts, boycotts, and protests all over the US. May 1st is the original International Workers' Day, and it has been reclaimed in the last few years to honor immigrants' labor and contributions to the society and economy of the United States. The 2007 national day of action called attention to the "unfinished agenda" of fixing the country’s broken immigration legal system, and demanded a just and humane immigration reform law that grants full legalization for all people. Across the country, millions protested ICE's increasing militarized raids on families' homes, in which people are captured and held incommunicado, violating their due process of law and causing financial hardship to immigrants' US-born children. The Movement for an Unconditional Amnesty says, "These measures do not serve to stop immigration, but (force) immigrants underground, encouraging black market immigration and (causing) the separation of families."

Reports are that thousands marched in imc_photo.gifOakland, San Francisco (imc_photo.gif1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | imc_video.gif1 | 2 | ), and imc_photo.gifSan Jose. In Los Angeles, police shot projectiles at a rally tens of thousands strong. Protests were held in other cities including imc_photo.gifBerkeley, Davis, Mountain View (imc_photo.gif1 | 2), Sacramento, imc_photo.gifFresno, Santa Cruz ( imc_photo.gif1 | 2 ) , and Watsonville ( report | imc_photo.gif1 | 2 ). The ILWU reportedly stopped work in 6 west coast ports, and May 1st was also a day of nationwide student walkouts. In Mexico, the teachers' union and APPO entered Oaxaca's zocalo for first time since October 29. In Turkey, police responded to the annual May Day rally with mass arrests, beatings, tear gas, and water cannons.

07/30/14 Community Calls for End to U.S. Funded, Seven-Year Siege by Israel's Military   Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/28/14 Project Could Launch New Oil Field in Condor Habitat, Waste Millions of Gallons of Water   Environment & Forest Defense | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/27/14 Feds Close Over 25,000 Square Miles of Ocean Off California’s Coast to Destructive Gear   Environment & Forest Defense | California
07/26/14 DA's Decision Not to Prosecute Erick Gelhaus Prompts Civil Disobedience in Santa Rosa   Police State and Prisons | North Bay / Marin
07/26/14 Eden Foods Wants to Stop Covering Birth Control for Its Employees   Womyn | Peninsula
07/25/14 Rallies Statewide Commemorate the Day 30,000 Prisoners Refused to Eat   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/14 Protests in East Salinas Resume Following Fourth Police Killing   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/16/14 Hundreds of Palestinians, Including Whole Families, Have Been Killed in Gaza Since July 8   Palestine
07/11/14 Frank Alvarado, Killed by SPD, Spoke in Santa Cruz Against Prison Expansion   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Letter Writing Group to Focus on Political Prisoners in the California Prison System   Police State and Prisons | Santa Cruz Indymedia
07/07/14 Santa Cruz Anti-War Community Returns to Ocean Street for Annual Independence Day Rally   Anti-War | Santa Cruz Indymedia