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Round-ups in Santa Barbara / DESAPARECIDOS (bilingual)

INS (or whatever Homeland Security Dept. acronym they've got now) have recently raided businesses, picked people off the street, and racially profiled and harassed community members and leaders in a campaign against undocumented people and allies.
EN ESPAÑOL EN SEGIUDA

We must be prepared to defend and fight for people who are rounded up, detained, disappeared, imprisoned, or murdered by police whether they are religious leaders, political activists, undocumented workers, students, or right-wingers. Human beings are being jailed for entering Vandenburg AFB, deported for testifying against police thugs, murdered for resisting false arrest, search, and seizure, and put under surveilance for their work as community organizers.

Or, simply for being poor, crossing an arbitrary border without permission (and being encouraged to do so by neoliberal economic policy by all three north american governments) in search of work that has been rendered impossible (by said economic treaties).

Self defense is a must. We must not allow them to take us willingly into their private prisons and public gas chambers.

The U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. A.C.T. makes it possible for those of us who *do* have US Citizenship to lose it at the whim of military courts if and when we are effective enough as radical progressives to make our leaders fear our power as people. We can not allow the state to abuse people because they are not citizens, because they will come for us next.

Tuesday night I overheard a conversation at a pizza place during the Lakers loss to Detroit in which a man (who works for Monsanto) propose to his nodding-in-agreement friends that we (white amerikkkans) should " put a laser sensor on the border" to which his friend added "and a bug zapper!... zzzz zzzz."

!!?!?!!!
This is San José, Califaztlan...
What are we to do?


Hay que hacernos preparad@s defender y luchar para l@s impresados, desaparecidos, l@s que les tomaron y mataron sin piensas si son lideres spirituales, politicas, trabajadores sin papeles, estudiantes, o tambien los de la politica del derecho. Seres humanos estan encarcelados por entrar Vandenburg AFB, deportados por estar testigos contra la policia, matados por resistir arresto falso, y puso bajo vigilancia por su trabajo como organizadores del pueblo.

O, simplamente, por estar pobre, cruzando una frontera caprichosa sin permiso (y estar alentado hacerlo por los tres gobiernos norteamericanos neoliberalismos) para buscar trabajo que es imposible en el sur porque de este sistema misma.
La autodefensa es importante. No debemos dejar que nos toman con nuestro gusto a sus presidios privados y cámeras de gas publicas.

Con el U.S.A. P.A.T.R.I.O.T. A.C.T., es posible que l@s que sean ciudadanos puedan perderla al gusto de los cortes militares si y cuando damos miedo a los lideres con nuestra fuerza y poder como comunidad. ¿Vamos a dejar en paz el estado en abusarnos porque no seamos ciudadan@s? Porque para nosotros van a venir proximamente...

El la noche de martes yo oí por casualidad (en un restaurante pizza durante el final entre los lakers y los pistons)... un hombre quien trabaja por Monsanto dijó a sus amigos (piensan de acuerdo) que nosotros (estadounidenses blancos) debemos poner una barrera con laser, y su amiga añadió "con una maquina para electrocutar bichos y insectos... zzz zzz!"

Pasó en un restaurante en San José, Califaztlan.
!?!?!?!?!?!?
¿Que podemos hacer??
 
 


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clarification wanted

danielsan,

Are roundups happening in Santa Barbara or San Jose or both?

Round-ups in Santa Barbara/DESAPARECIDOS

This is San José, Califaztlan...

www.sbindymedia.org/newswire/display/412/index.php
 

Clarification

There have been people arrested at their workplace, and on the street in Santa Barbara county. You can get more information at sbindymedia.org.
The San Jose encounter was a frustrating sidenote that occured later in the same day I heard. Sorry about the confusion...!
 

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From LA Indymedia

Southland Becomes Police State for Working Class Latinos, 10,000 Protest

Rumors of planned raids by the Border Patrol in the Los Angeles area are running rampant. Last week, the Border Patrol created a frightening environment for Latinos, by conducting arrests of suspected undocumented people, which always means brown people, regardless of status or country of birth. Massive protests have been conducted in Ontario and Pomona, drawing over 10,000 people.

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From Santa Barbara Indymedia

Local Groups Denounce Immigration Round-Ups

On Wednesday, June 16th, Latino activists from PUEBLO, La Casa de la Raza, and El Congreso came together to denounce recent immigration round-ups and to call for preparedness in case of future round-ups.
 

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