top
From the Open-Publishing Calendar
From the Open-Publishing Newswire
Indybay Feature
Related Categories: East Bay | Immigrant Rights
Thousands Join Oakland March for Immigrant Justice
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net)
Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
Oakland, California (April 10, 2006) – Nearly five thousand people marched and rallied this morning in Oakland for immigrant rights. What began as a relatively small group at 100th avenue this morning, swelled to thousands as clusters of immigrant workers, families, youth, and supporters awaited the march all along International Boulevard. The eight mile march ended with a rally outside the Oakland Federal Building. This was only one of hundreds of actions today being held under the “National Day of Action for Immigrant Justice” banner (http://www.april10.org).
1-not-criminal.jpg
§International Blvd.
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
2-march.jpg
§"Full Rights for All"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
3-alto.jpg
§Earth Flag
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
4-earth-flag2.jpg
§"...The Border Crossed Us"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
5-border2.jpg
§"No HR4437"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
6-no4437.jpg
§Victory or peace
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
7-v.jpg
§Lead banner
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
8-banner.jpgcln9pu.jpg
§Youth
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
9-no.jpgyur1em.jpg
§Better view
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
10-big.jpg
§"We are not terrorist, we come to work"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
11-not-terrorist.jpg
§Tired kids
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
12-families.jpg
§"Mujeres Unidas y Activas"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
13-majeres.jpg
§Fist
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
14-fist.jpgosbta2.jpg
§Lake Merritt
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
15-pr.jpg
§"Si Se Puede!"
by Jeff Paterson, Not in Our Name (jeff [at] paterson.net) Monday Apr 10th, 2006 4:48 PM
16-si.jpg

Comments  (Hide Comments)

by anon
Monday Apr 10th, 2006 5:12 PM
I'd guess maybe 20,000-30,000 today in Oakland????? Anybody else?
by Brendan Collins
Monday Apr 10th, 2006 10:51 PM
------But almost as many U.S. flags ! The turnout was excellent . Overwhelming working class crowd . Great spirit . Semi-mass strike atmosphere . (Who knows how many bosses had to grit their teeth and tolerate the absence of a large portion of their workforce ? ) But all the American flags ,very few signs or banners clearly stating what the march was about , even chants of USA , USA ! at least somewhat undercut it's effect . at least in my view . Also unlike marches in Chicago. L.A., and New York , no visable Asian, African , Arab , Iranian , or European immigrant contingents . (Whether that was from lack of interest and/outreach on the part of the organizers or from organizations from the above mentioned nationalities is unclear )
And Unions ! Nada !!! Except for a few people wearing union buttons or t-shirts the labor movement was a.w.o.l. I'm glad i went and despite those observations overall it was good . But there are problems .
by deanosor
(deanosor [at] comcast.net) Tuesday Apr 11th, 2006 12:37 AM
For the next events April 23rd and Mayday people should make their own banners with slogans they want. And epsecially on May 1st, they should make Blakc flags, and black and red flags to equal teh amount of amerikkkan flags.
by Shari Goldman
Monday May 22nd, 2006 5:28 PM
This message is positive and happy. I offered constructive criticism at another indymedia site and they blocked my IP.