Several schools missed hundreds of students today as not only was it "senior ditch day," it was rumored, but one of the most historically significant, largest and most vibrant protests called students out of their classrooms and into the streets against the newest American pariah state, Arizona.
One week after Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R-AZ) signed Senate Bill (SB) 1070 into law, thousands of students around the United States participated in school walkouts akin to the 1968 school blowouts that famously marked the rise of the Chicano movement in Los Angeles, an inspiration that spread rapidly around the U.S., and a fire that still hasn't dimmed as of yet. It's looking like it is only picking up momentum, enough to burn out that unconstitutional law in Arizona, as today's school walkouts are in concert with May Day (May 1st), "International Workers Day," for which an even larger critical mass is expected to turn out, and the theme this year is what is becoming an apparently fast-spreading and mostly spontaneous (self-motivated/grassroots) world-wide boycott of the State of Arizona. Not merely by not visiting but by not buying produce from Arizona, and other materials. A state with world famous amenities attracting tourists from all over can't withstand the blow delivered by a loss in the workforce, a loss in visitor profits from tourism, divestment and a drop in exports of produce and other useful materials.
Perhaps Gov. Brewer believes the personal cost doesn't outweigh the benefits, but politically her signing that bill was probably the most ridiculous political blunder by any Governor since ... George W. Bush? Sarah Palin? Pick one. What a sad state of affairs.
I WOULD THINK THAT AMERICA'S VOTING BLACK COMMUNITY NATIONWIDE IS ENTITLED TO HEAR FROM SENATOR OBAMA ABOUT THIS HORROR AFFECTING OUR POORER AMERICAN BLACKS ???
** SADLY THIS REPRESSIVE JUDICIAL INJUSTICE HAS BECOME AN AMERICAN ART FORM !!!
*** WHEN GOD'S FACE BECAME VERY RED ***
Commemorate Our Leaders: Fight Racism From the Mexican Border, to New Orleans, to Palestine and to IraqSubmitted by strongwindsahead on January 2, 2008 - 12:56pm
Come to a public meeting to discuss the organizing to
reclaim the commemoration of Martin Luther King Jr.
and to build a fight against racism in all its forms
and to build unity of the oppressed Monday January 7th, 2008 6pm-830pm Brother Jeff’s Cultural Center and Cafe
2836 Welton Street, Denver 80205
Refreshments will be served.
Moderated by: Day Acoli
Martin Luther King Jr. Day for World Solidarity
“…And I knew that America would never invest the necessary funds or energies in rehabilitation of its poor so long as adventures like Vietnam continued to draw men and skills and money like some demonic, destructive suction tube. So I was increasingly compelled to see the war as an enemy of the poor and to attack it as such.” Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
MLK JR. STOOD FOR SOMETHING
TAKE BACK MLK DAY
For a Peoples March in Denver, CO on MLK DAY
Cream and Coffee
“There is at the outset a very obvious and almost facile connection between the war in Vietnam
and the struggle I and others have been waging in America. A few years ago there was a shining
moment in that struggle. It seemed as if there was a real promise of hope for the poor, both black
Jena Six Speak Out & Rally
CALL TO ACTION to speak out and rally in support of the six African-American youth in Jena, Louisiana being charged as adults and facing up to 100 years in prison for a school-yard fight following the hanging of three nooses from a school tree.
Rally includes a timeline of events leading up to their arrest, an examination of the legal aspects, the social ramifications in our own community, a call to action, Q & A, dance, spoken word, music, dramatic readings.
PLEASE JOIN US IN THIS CALL TO ACTION!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
6:00 – 8:00 P.M.
October 5th - 7th, 2007
405 S. Teller
Lakewood, CO (near downtown Denver)
INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, is a national activist organization of radical feminists of color advancing a movement to end violence against women of color and their communities through direct action, critical dialogue and grassroots organizing. Ending Colonial Legacies (ECL) is a Colorado based, women of color led initiative that has worked toward dismantling the legacy of colonialism & eventual abolishment of Columbus Day through non-violent resistance and political education.