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May Day 2010 Immigrant Rights March In San Francisco
by Z
Sunday May 2nd, 2010 10:21 AM
Thousands took to the streets of San Francisco on May 1st to protest for immigration reform and against the oppressive new anti-immigrant law in Arizona. The march started at 24th and Mission and ended with a rally in Civic Center Plaza.

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by Z Sunday May 2nd, 2010 10:21 AM

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by Z Sunday May 2nd, 2010 10:21 AM

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by muchismas gracias
Sunday May 2nd, 2010 10:34 AM
keep it up. Arizona must not spread hatred!
by Jack
Monday May 3rd, 2010 10:01 AM
What is the most common agreed upon Crowd Estimate ? KPFA just said '' Thousands ''. Not good enough .More details please. Size does matter in politics .
I applaud the fact that via the Immigrant Rights movement May Day has been revived .
Partially that is . The theme is still mostly , understandably , Immigrant workers rights .
I wish it was both a general working class holiday/show of strength (with a strong orientation towards the most oppressed ) and a Immigrant rights protest .
Contradictions still abound . One of the ones that especially struck me was a Middle aged Latino man wearing a Che Guevara t-shirt but wearing a cap of the US Navy ship that he served on and carrying a American flag !
Also several Non Latino Immigrant friends have noticed some Latino centric bias among some of the organizers .
Many may be unaware of the fact that while Latinos are the most vulnerable to arrests and deportations many Asians and even some Europeans (especially those from the Former Yugoslavia ) are also super exploited working in jobs like Meat packing plants , Non Union Construction and Janitoral work.
But overall I'm very happy May Day is back !
(PS I do have some skeptical thoughts about the call to '' Boycott Arizona ''. How do you boycott a State ? Should Long Haul Teamster truckers refuse to drive to Tuscon (and be fired ) ? If among the hundreds of thousands of retirees living in Arizona a couple happen to be your parents should you insist they have to visit you if they want to see their grandkids ? etc.
I think the struggle to overturn this reactionary bill has to take place primarily in Arizona . In that regards i was a bit disappointed by the fact that apparently only about 3000 turned out in Phoenix on May Day . Yes of course Undocumented workers might be leary about attending but there are hundreds of thousands of other Latinos that are not only legal but some have been in Arizona for generations . Not to mention other progressives of any race or Nationality .