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Copwatch in Eastside San Jose this Cinco de Mayo: In the Spirit of Puebla!
Date Friday May 05
Time 5:30 PM - 1:30 AM
Location Details
Community March & Rally 5:30 PM
Story & King to King & McKee
(La Tropicana) to (Plata de Arroyo Park)
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorNo More! and Peninsula Anarchist Collective

Cinco de Mayo: In the Spirit of the Battle of Puebla
Resist Police Brutality!
No HR 4437!
Demand Total Amnesty For All Undocumented Peoples!
Community March & Rally 5:30 PM
Story & King to King & McKee
(La Tropicana) to (Plata de Arroyo Park)

Copwatch teams will assemble at Plata de Arroyo Park at 8:00p and then be dispatched into the community. Bring a video camera, a still camera and your homies! Be out on the streets this Friday night on Cinco de Mayo!
These streets are watching!

This Cinco de Mayo honor the liberation struggle of the people of Mexico and build resistance to police brutality through a community copwatch!

Eastside San Jose is the home of the largest Cinco de Mayo celebration in Northern California with celebrations, lowriders, cruising, art, music, and a huge fiesta that feels like a 5 square mile block party. Mexicano people claim a day to party down, but the celebration of Cinco de Mayo started in honor of the victory of Mexico against a French invasion force on May 5, 1862 at the Battle of Puebla. Mexico had spent decades fighting to kick out the Spaniards (O.G., original genociders) and the Yankees (who stole half of Mexico in 1845 to prevent their own Civil War which was raging in 1862 in spite of their conquest).

Today, the liberation struggle is against the repression of workers crossing artificial borders and against the neoliberal economic organizations and policies (like NAFTA, FTAA, WTO) which force them to cross the borders as their land is stolen from them by the Mexican government to be sold to the greedy U.S. and international elites. The ICE raids and the Department of Homeland Security keep the workers living in fear so they will work for enragingly low wages, and the police are the first line of attack in this state terrorism against undocumented workers and people of color in the U.S.

Basta Ya! No Mas!
Enough! No More!

Eastside San Jose has been the site of tremendous police brutality for years. Chicano, Latino, African, and Asian youth are constantly being pulled over, detained, shoved to the ground, brutalized and disrespected by the San Jose Police and the Santa Clara County Sherriffs. Many people of color have been killed by the police recently in San Jose (Rudy Cardenas Presente!) and there has been no justice for their killers. The fear is real and everyone who feels it knows it must be stopped.

All who believe in self determination and self defense for communities under attack are invited to participate in a community copwatch after a march for self determination and for unconditional Amnesty for the people who live and work in our communities.

All power to the people!

No More! (No Mas!)
&
Peninsula Anarchist Collective
Added to the calendar on Wednesday May 3rd, 2006 1:29 PM
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