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Los Calles Son Del Pueblo
by amanda
Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
On Tuesday, May 1, the MIRA Coalition (Movement for Immigrant Rights Alliance) organized a march in solidarity with International Workers day and to denounce the ongoing raids affecting communities all across the country. Students also demanded an end to the militarization of the US-Mexico border, amnesty for undocumented migrants and to close the detention centers being used by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to house entire families and other detained persons. The students met up with another march, this one originating in the Beach Flats, at the clocktower in downtown Santa Cruz and the two groups united to form one large protest.
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On Tuesday, May 1, the MIRA Coalition (Movement for Immigrant Rights Alliance) organized a march in solidarity with International Workers day and to denounce the ongoing raids affecting communities all across the country. Students also demanded an end to the militarization of the US-Mexico border, amnesty for undocumented migrants and to close the detention centers being used by ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) to house entire families and other detained persons. The students met up with another march, this one originating in the Beach Flats, at the clocktower in downtown Santa Cruz and the two groups united to form one large protest.

M.I.R.A. is organizing an entire week of activities to bring awareness to the struggle facing migrants in the United States and around the world. Events include film screenings, discussions and guest speakers. For a list of events, please visit: https://indybay.org/newsitems/2007/04/30/18407341.php

Estudiantes por aqui!
Trabajadores por aya!
Luchando por justicia!
Y por la dignidad!
§unidos
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM

§Pendientes
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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§Aqui Estamos
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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§Filistine
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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Next week on campus, May 7-10, the CJP (Committee for Justice in Palestine) will be presenting a series of events for Palestine Awareness Week.
Monday, May 7: Scott Kennedy - Nonviolent Resistance to the Occupation, Classroom Unit 1 @ 7pm
Tuesday, May 8: Movie Screening - Occupation 101, Classroom Unit 1 @7pm
Wednesday, May 9: UCSC Professors on Israel and International Law, Engineering 101 @ 7pm
Thursday, May 10: Cultural Event
§1604 Mission Street
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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Workers cheer on the march!
§Our Streets
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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At intersections the march held up traffic while chanting and jumping, then laughing at all the migra (those who weren't jumping)
El que no brinca es migra!!! El que no brinca es migra!!!
§Noisemakers
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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Marchers made noisemakers with whatever they found, plastic water bottles and rocks from the side of the road work great!
§Repeal NAFTA
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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Because of neoliberal economic policies like NAFTA, money and merchandise are free to cross borders, but people are not.
§Didn't Cross the Border
by amanda Thursday May 3rd, 2007 1:37 AM
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The Border Crossed Us