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SF Rally at Wells Fargo Bank urges end to oppression of Day Laborers
by Bill Carpenter (wcarpent [at] ccsf.edu)
Sunday Sep 21st, 2008 3:57 PM
Bay Area demonstration supports Day Laborers in Arizona in their challenge to Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County

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Several Bay Area organizations were contacted by the Phoenix Day Laborer Center (Casa Mazahuali) and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network (NDLON), requesting thay organize a solidarity action in front of Wells Fargo Corporate Headquarters, in San Francisco.

Wells Fargo leases office space to the Maricopa County Sheriff, Sheriff Joe Arpaio, who has been conducting a campaign of terror against Latinos, inspiring widespread hate and racism and creating conditions for a burgeoning human rights crisis in Arizona. As one activist put it, "Arizona has become for the immigrant rights movement what Mississippi was for the Black Civil Rights Movement."

Sheriff Arpaio's actions include:
--Physically removing and driving migrants out of Phoenix.
--Charging undocumented migrants with felonies, including "co-conspiring to smuggle themselves".
--Arresting and deporting hundreds of migrants.
--Using fear and intimidation tactics against Latino residents of Maricopa County.
--Collaborating with ICE to deport migrants.
--Stopping Latino drivers without cause.
--Targeting Latino day laborers.

Many local and national organizations have converged in Phoenix and are holding long-term demonstrations in front of the Phoenix Wells Fargo Bank.
§Demonstration at Wells Fargo Bank
by Bill Carpenter Sunday Sep 21st, 2008 3:57 PM
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§Demonstration at Wells Fargo Bank
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§Demonstration at Wells Fargo Bank
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§Demonstration at Wells Fargo Bank
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§Demonstration at Wells Fargo Bank
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