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Big March for Immigration Reform in Fresno
by Mike Rhodes ( mikerhodes [at] comcast.net )
Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM
Over 1,500 people participated in an immigrant rights march organized by the United Farm Workers and community groups in Fresno. The march through southeast Fresno demanding a fair immigration process started and ended at Saint Anthony Claret Catholic Church.

All photos by Mike Rhodes
§This march took place on Sunday, March 24 2013
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

§There was Enthusiasm in the middle of the march
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

§UFW march for immigration reform 3-24-13
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

§There were young and old participants in the march
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

§Some of the 1,500 participants
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

§The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

§Marchers came from all over the Central Valley
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

§Immigration Reform was the main theme of the march
by Mike Rhodes Sunday Mar 24th, 2013 8:28 PM

The next immigrant rights march in Fresno will be held on May 1 at 4 p.m., starting in Courthouse Park in downtown Fresno.

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by Retired Union Worker
Monday Mar 25th, 2013 7:07 PM
A rather tame demo to say the least. The folks marching in Oakland on 1 April have rightly called for "Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrant" which is the only way forward for the immigrants and the entire American working class. All the so-called reform, proposed by the capitalist government that enslaves us all, is meant to continue and increase the division between foreign born and "native" workers. That is how the ruling class, which is a miniscule percentage of the total, maintains their control over the overwhelming majority of the population. Divide and rule which has been going on since the creation of private property in human relations.
Meanwhile the Catholic Church, which has been accepting and encouraging the disparity of wealth since their beginnings, acts as a leader of many of the immigrants forcing them into a begging and passive stance.

Full Immigrant Rights to All Immigrants. Organize the unorganized. Break for All Capitalist Parties. Build a Fighting Workers Party. Struggle for A Workers Government.