:: Monday, March 27, 2006 ::

Workers not Criminals

women with placards, originally uploaded by polizeros.

I blogged the big protests in Chicago a couple of weeks ago, which were against the proposed anti-immigrant legislation in the US.

Now even these huge protests have been dwarfed by a demo of up to a million in the streets of Los Angeles. The latino communities of California took to the streets to make their feeling known. Banners read 'workers not criminals', 'we make your country better, this is how you reward us' and 'we can die in your wars but not live in your country'.

The real power of the hispanic communities in America is awakening.

More here: Politics in the Zeros.

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Just to let you know, the mainstream media in the States were more up to speed on reporting this demo. I think the sheer scale of the Chicago demo caught them unawares.

By Blogger Darren, at 5:09 pm  

Thanks for the link!

Latino leaders are meeting early next month to plan for targetted boycotts, works stoppages, and walkouts if demands aren't met. The demads are anmesty and full rights for immigrants.

This could be the birth of a new civil rights movement.

We flyered for 2 1/2 hours as the march went by, and it was still going strong.

A LAPD officer with 38 years on the force was quoted saying it was the biggest march he'd ever seen.

By Blogger polizeros, at 8:59 pm  

That's great. It's fascinating to see this process develop. Minimal coverage in Britain so far though.

By Blogger Alister, at 3:57 pm  

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