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Strategizing Meeting to Fight the Minuteman Project
Date Wednesday June 22
Time 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location Details
New College of California
Room 4
777 Valencia (between 18th and 19th)
near 16th St./Mission BART
Event Type Meeting
Organizer/AuthorScott Campbell
Come to a strategizing/organizing session to fight these right-wing racists! Following the lead of activists in Southern California, the Bay Area, and the immigrant, Latin@, Chican@ and indigenous communities who are most impacted by these heinous racists, we will attempt to formulate a plan of resistance to counter those who would divide us with borders and selectively proclaim some human beings as “illegal.” In April, under the rhetoric of fighting terrorism and protecting the economy, an armed and insidiously racist vigilante organization called the Minuteman Project organized patrols of the Arizona border with Mexico. These right-wing, anti-immigrant activists and their allies are now expanding the border patrol project to New Mexico, Texas and California. In California, one patrol will begin on July 18, another on September 16 (intentionally scheduled on Mexico’s Independence Day) and a third during October. In their words and deeds they have shown they have no qualms about using violence. At a protest against a talk being given by Minuteman founder Jim Gilchrist, a Minuteman supporter drove his car into a group of demonstrators, sending two to the hospital. While he was not charged by police, seven protesters were arrested and charged with eight felonies. Some had bail set as high as $50,000.
Added to the calendar on Thursday Jun 16th, 2005 3:34 PM

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