Sunday, March 26, 2006

Immigrant Solidarity Network spreading analysis and news about growing movement

That's one of the most amazing photos I have ever seen - from today's Sunday LA Times.
The Immigrant Solidarity Network has been doing a tremendous job with analysis and information about the growing immigrant rights movement throughout the United States. Though they are based in Los Angeles where the strongest base of the movement seems to be, they are also linked with organizations from Milwaukee [where 30,000 people marched and demonstrated for immigrant rights on 3/24/06] to Denver [where the mainstream press reported over 50,000 in the streets and folks are protesting a Colorado version of CA's Prop 187 which scapegoats immigrants]. More on Denver protest.
In Sacramento, CA where at least 5000 marched, and in Stockton immigrant communities are also rising up.
Check out this blog. Sacramento
Also see the report from the Stockton Record - Hundreds take to the streets in protest of immigration bill Zachary K. Johnson Record Staff Writer Published Sunday, Mar 26, 2006.

From the Immigrant Solidarity Network -
3/25: Los Angeles: Between Half-million to One Million People Protest against Anti-Immigrant Law!
For More Photos, go: Photo Album
Today in downtown Los Angeles, over 1 million people demonstrated in support of immigrant rights. This was the largest demonstration in the history of California. March organizers announced from the stage that the crowd was over 1 million. Univision and other Spanish-language television reported that up to 2 million people marched. The Los Angeles Times, reflecting police estimates, gave the march 500,000 - police estimates have been trying to minimize pro-immigrant rights demonstration for the last few weeks.
By Immigration News Briefs (INB) Between Mar. 20 and 25, tens of thousands of immigrants demonstrated in cities and towns across the US to protest anti-immigrant legislation being considered by the Senate and to demand legalization for out-of-status immigrants
By Immigration News Briefs (INB): In the Los Angeles area on Mar. 24, school district officials estimated that more than 2,700 students walked out of at least eight schools to protest anti-immigrant bills being considered by Congress.Video: Drummers Marchers-1 Marchers-2
Photo Album
More background info about HR 4437:

NO to H.R. 4437!
NO to Sensenbrenner/King!
NO to murderous walls
NO to death
NO to incarceration of human rights workers

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