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Stop ICE!
by MC
Friday Oct 31st, 2008 2:15 PM
protest the ice raids in SF
by MC Friday Oct 31st, 2008 2:15 PM
by MC Friday Oct 31st, 2008 2:15 PM
by MC Friday Oct 31st, 2008 2:15 PM

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by nik
Friday Oct 31st, 2008 2:35 PM
It is really motivating to see so many take the time to participate in that.

If you think about it, after many working class people lose their jobs due to the housing slowdown and a dismal x-mas retail season, and the disastrous capital markets, a lot of people at the bottom will be left to deal with it in an isolated fashion on their own. They lose their income, and won't be able to pay their rent as a family, and will end up having to move out of state or not feed their kids. A few people who lose programming jobs in Silicon valley or construction jobs will need to go suffer unemployment on their own, even though they didn't cause the problems leading up to this. If everyone just remains disorganized, it is easy to feel ashamed and depressed by yourself.
However, when these students show an organized front, it brings this forefront in the news and puts a human face on the problem.

By the way, here is a march on the INS building a few years ago, where people were angry about men were being called in for interviews based on their origins in arabic or west asian countries. (scroll down
by Eric
Sunday Nov 2nd, 2008 1:39 PM