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Anti-Immigrant Protest this weekend
by danielsan
Friday Jul 21st, 2006 8:22 AM
Some out-of-town "anti-alien" group is trying to organize a rally this weekend in Santa Cruz. Check the website, check out the rhetoric. Come out to meet & greet, Saturday at noon at the town clock.
Might some Santa Cruz locals want to respond or confront, to educate or
bear witness? To cover the protest for local independent media so as to
avoid a rehash of the Senile's coverage of the Republicans vs. the
BusDrivers event? (where a small conservative counter protest was given front page news and extensive attention while larger-scale labor solidarity was ignored)

Turnout will *likely* be low and it might not be worth a mention or a
response, but who knows... these days, maybe a bunch of racists will come out of the closet to profess their disgust for their fellow humans.

I don't think we should spend all day every day reacting to the ridiculousness that is conservative politics, but what with Maria Shriver coming to Watsonville and a real life anti-immigrant protest coming to town, it's tempting to spend all weekend defending ourselves and raising some hell.

an announcement for the rally follows:

roberta [at] wrote:
Date: Mon, 17 Jul 2006 12:31:39 -0700
From: roberta [at]
To: Roberta Allen <rj2841 [at]>

Hi All,

There is a small contingent protesting Illegal Immigration in
Santa Cruz. This group really needs our support, so
PLEASE Join us if you can! Here is the info:

There is an Illegal Immigrant Protest Rally in Santa
Cruz THIS SATURDAY, July 22, from NOON to 3pm in front
of the TOWN CLOCK, at the intersection of Water St. and
Front St.

Valerie Posting For Flag Lady Roberta
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Any reports on the protest and counterprotest?Robert NorseMonday Jul 24th, 2006 2:43 PM
answerstop the hateSunday Jul 23rd, 2006 8:43 PM
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