Activists Scale Flagpoles at Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Display 625-square-foot Banner Demanding RNC Not “Trump” Communities

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350.orgFour activists have scaled a pair of 60-foot flagpoles at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH, attaching a 625-square-foot banner. The team of activists involved in the fight against fracking and the immigration justice movement is t…

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Betts and Bernal only TUSD candidates to oppose SB1070-enforcing cops in schools

TUSD is going to spend over $2.2 million not on educating students in magnet schools but by paying the salaries of Tucson Police officers who will be placed in the mostly-Latino schools full-time. The TPD chief has said repeatedly that his officers MUST obey the state law, which includes enforcing SB1070 on children. At a recent forum, the Arizona Daily Star summarized the candidates’ positions. On the issue of having school resource officers on campus and whether they should be able to question students on immigration status… Bernal and Putnam-Hidalgo opposed the officers’ presence on campus all together. via TUSD candidates […]

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Wednesday 8/6/2014: Action for immigration activist arrested in Tucson

U.S. Pursues Charges Against Activists Who Spoke Out Against U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Abuse Three Arrested at Nogales Port of Entry Demand Charges be Dropped, Accountability What: initial appearance, press conference for activists charged by Customs and Border Protection When: Wednesday, August 6; hearing at 9am, press conference at 12pm Where: DeConcini Federal Courthouse, 405 W. Congress St., Tucson, AZ FOLLOWED BY What: Rally Demanding TPD Stop Needless Collaboration with Immigration Who: The Protection Network Coalition Where: Tucson Police Department Headquarters, 270 S Stone Ave. When: Wednesday, August 6th at 4:30PM Tucson, AZ- On Saturday May 24, 2014, […]

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John Huppenthal’s own “I’m not a racist, but…” rant

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It’s a popular meme by now and we all know what is going happen whenever a white man begins his sentence with “I’m not a racist, but…” Arizona’s Own Espresso Pundit has decided to search his own blog comments for posts by the infamous “Falcon9” who we all now know as our state superintendent John Huppenthal. He has a whole gem of pendejadas by our top school chief compiled into a PDF, so I thought it would be interesting to do a search of it for the word “racist.” The following dialog actually took place featuring John Huppenthal, ardent supporter […]

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Arizona Senate passes bill to ban “illegal feces” from undocumented migrants

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The great state of Arizona has a bill in the works to ban sewage access to undocumented human beings living here. State Senator Frank Gabacho took to the Senate Floor and said “Mexicans are coming here illegally and literally shitting all over our country. And now we have to use our precious water to dispose of their illegal feces?” The new bill would require each household that is connected to the public sewage system to first get a license before the local municipality allows any waste to be discharged from the house. “We’ve already got enough problems here in the […]

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Court of Appeals upholds parts of Alabama’s HB56, even worse than SB1070

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The Court has thrown out Section 28, which is the provision that required schools to collect data on the immigration status of students who enroll in school. The Court has temporarily blocked two sections of the law, Section 10 and Section 27.  Section 10 is also known as the “papers please” section.  It created a state crime if an immigrant was not carrying an alien registration document.  Section 27 forbid citizens from entering into contracts with illegal immigrants. The Court upheld Sections 12a, 18, 30 of the law.  Section 12a allows police to detain suspected illegal aliens.  Section 18 required authorities to make a reasonable effort to determine the immigration status […]

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Jan Brewer turns up the racism, issues executive order attacking undocumented youth in Arizona

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First Tom Horne did not understand that federal trumps the state, and neither did John Pedicone and the TUSD board when it came to HB2281 and the federal desegregation order that created Mexican American Studies in Tucson. Now, Jan Brewer thinks she can supersede the President on the new DREAMers policy that went into effect today, which is probably good for a few Fox News cycles of hate: Republican Gov. Jan Brewer reiterated to state agencies today that they must deny driver’s licenses and other public benefits to undocumented youth who can remain in the country without fear of deportation […]

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DHS Proposes “Expanded Border” allowing Mexican nationals into USA

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In an era when border travel has become increasingly problematic, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is now proposing to expand the geographic area Mexican nationals can travel within the state of New Mexico.Invoking its rule-making authority, the DHS proposed August 9 an expansion of the geographic limit in New Mexico for holders of a Border Crossing Card, or other proper documentation besides a CBP Form 1-94, from the current 25 miles north of the border to 55 miles.“This change is intended to promote commerce and tourism in southern New Mexico while still ensuring that sufficient safeguards are in place […]

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