Last week in Harlem, we hosted a meeting entitled “Immigrant Rights are Civil Rights” with radical sportswriter Dave Zirin and civil rights activist Yusef Salaam. Although we didn’t get to post it here on the blog, rest assured we’ll soon be helping to put on a meeting for anyone who wants to do local actions that help the campaign to BOYCOTT ARIZONA!
In the meantime, this Saturday is a National Day of Action against SB 1070. Although there isn’t a big protest or action planned for NYC, tens of thousands of people are converging on Arizona to protest the racist law as I write this. Socialist Worker online published a series of articles about the boycott movement and some of the questions that have come up already in the struggle. Check it out!
Alto Arizona | May 29, 2010
National Day of Action Against SB 1070
Column: Sharon Smith
LAWS THAT NEED BREAKING
There is a new civil rights movement emerging today, with the goal of preventing a return to racist tyranny–this time on the backs of Mexican immigrants.
Comment: Eric Ruder
THE BATTLE HEATS UP IN ARIZONA
Tens of thousands of people are making their way to Phoenix for a march to condemn the state’s racial profiling law.
Interview: Joel Olson
ORGANIZING AT GROUND ZERO
An Arizona activist explains how people and organizations are coming together across the state in the fight against the anti-immigrant law SB 1070.
Statement: Nativo López
THE DREAM ACT FRONT AND CENTER
A prominent activist considers the recent protests by undocumented students fighting for the DREAM Act–and the legislation itself.
Ideas for changing the world
Chicago | June 17-20 | Palmer House Hilton
Oakland | July 1-4 | Oakland Marriott
These conferences will feature several meetings on the fight for immigrant rights and against Arizona SB 1070 and will bring together activists organizing on the front lines of these struggles.
Arizona and the Fight for Immigrant Rights | Youths Organizing for Immigrants’ Justice | Capitalism, Borders and Migration | Here Come Los Suns: Sports and Resistance to Arizona’s SB 1070
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More SocialistWorker.org coverage of Arizona SB 1070 and the struggle for immigrant rights
THIS IS A FIGHT FOR ALL OF US
A revived immigrant rights movement has the potential to turn back Arizona’s racist law, renew the push for genuine reform and inspire other struggles.
Comment: Jesse Hagopian
ARIZONA TEACHES THE FOUR R’S
With a new law that bans ethnic studies, Arizona schools will get back to the basics–Reading, ‘Righting, ‘Rithmatic and Racism.
Comment: Elizabeth Schulte
IMMIGRATION: COUNTERING THE RIGHT’S LIES
SocialistWorker.org examines the right wing’s myths and lies about immigration–and provides the facts you need to expose them.
Column: Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
ARIZONA’S “JUAN CROW”
Arizona’s draconian anti-immigrant law will create fear and intimidation–but it is also sparking resistance in the state and beyond.
Comment: Dahr Jamail
DYING IN OUR BACKYARD
Even before the latest set of anti-immigrant laws, Arizona was ground zero for the federal government’s deadly war on the undocumented.
Column: Dave Zirin
ANOTHER REASON TO PROTEST ARIZONA
Gov. Jan Brewer signed a bill that outlaws the Tucson school district’s academically successful ethnic studies program.