Monday, June 14, 2010

Taking the Fight to Arizona: Two Articles on the May 29 March

Native contingent leads anti-S.B. 1070 March
Standing in solidarity with indigenous migrants

By Shadi Rahimi, Indian Country Today
June 9, 2010

PHOENIX – As an estimated 100,000 people marched six miles May 29 to protest Arizona’s new immigration law, they were led by Lakotas, Paiutes, Yavapai-Apache, Tohono O’odham, Akimel O’odham, and other tribal members.

Those in front held a banner that read, “Lakota-Nation: America Was Built With Stolen Land. No Border. No Boundaries.” [...]

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From Mississippi to Arizona: For Freedom and Human Rights

By Linda Burnham, Immigrant Rights News
June 10, 2010

The room was small, but it was filled with enormous possibility. And everyone in there knew it.

On Saturday, May 29th, after a long, hot day of marching, chanting and rallying, a group of activists met in a windowless room at the Phoenix Doubletree Inn. Many had worked non-stop for weeks on end, mobilizing the tens of thousands who poured out of their homes in support of justice for the migratory workers and families whose lives and livelihood are threatened by Arizona immigration policy. Their phone-banking and door-knocking and e-mailing and community meetings had produced sea of people who filled the streets with their bodies and their voices. [...]

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