Date: Wed, 02 Oct 2002 17:06:03 -0700 (MST)
From: thekoba 
Subject: Re: [azsecularhumanists] FWD: Call to Border Moblization!

The solution is quite simple. We must demand a closed border and an end to immigration or visitation from Mexico. The German Democratic Republic accomplished this in 1961. So can we. No longer will Mexicans steal our jobs for miniscule wages and bust our trade-unions. No longer will they import narcotics to poison our youth. No longer with their gangs infest our neighbourhoods and steal our cars.

Mexicans who want to struggle for human rights and labour rights can do so within their own country and make Mexico a better place in which to live. As long as Mexicans feel they have the option to move north if things get too bad, there will never be enough incentive to do this. As long as American employers haveMexicans to use as scabs, white Americans will have little chance to organise to improve conditions here.

Mine the border, post machinegun turrets, and fire without mercy anyone daring to cross the border. If anyone thinks what I have to say is chauvinist or racist, they should ask why the Mexican government takes similar measures to keep out Guatemalans.

--Kevin Walsh

>Date: Tue, 01 Oct 2002 22:11:16 -0700
>From: (Kyrsten Sinema)
>Subject: [aapjannouncements] Call to Border Moblization!
>To: (AAPJ announcements)
>Greetings to all,
>This is an invitation to all activist, human rights, indigenous,
>social justice, religious, and student organizations to join us in
>solidarity on Saturday, October 12, 2002 for a Border Mobilization.
>This event, which will start with two simultaneous marches (Nogales,
>Arizona and Nogales, Sonora) will merge on the border. Those of us
>on the US side will cross the border to join our allies in Mexico,
>then march together as a unified force to the Plaza Miguel Hidalgo
>for a program of speakers, music, spoken word, and theater.
>We invite all organizations who are interested in this peaceful mass
>mobilization on the border to demand immediate changes to the border
>policies and government practices on both sides of the border to come
>out and stand with us in solidarity. Come out with your banners,
>signs, noisemakers, and spirit of unity as we demand justice on the
>Below is the Call to Border Mobilization. We invite you to send it
>on and spread the word. Simultaneous actions will be taking place in
>several cities across the United States-- come out and be part of the
>southwest border mobilization.
>If you would like more information, or your group is interested in
>endorsing and participating in this event, please call (520) 770-1373
>or e-mail
>En solidaridad,
>Kat Rodriguez
>Derechos Humanos/Alianza Indmgena
>Call to Border Mobilization
>Building Power Without Borders In the Spirit of Our People
>(October 12, 2002)
>The Southwest Network for Environmental and Economic Justice (SNEEJ)
>and its affiliate organizations and allies, united under the common
>call for social, racial, environmental and economic justice, call
>upon all allies to come together in solidarity on Saturday, October
>12, 2002 for a Southwest Network US/Mexico Border Mobilization.
>We recommend that on Saturday, October 12 thru 18, 2002, affiliates,
>associates, and ally organizations mobilize in their respective
>border corridors. During the mobilization a letter, including a list
>o demands addressed to Presidents Fox and Bush, should be hand
>delivered to U.S. congressional representatives and Mexican
>governmental officials. The participating Southwest and West U.S.
>cities for this set of mobilizations are: San Francisco, Los Angeles,
>Brownsville, San Diego, Tucson, Phoenix, Albuquerque, El Paso,
>Austin, Del Rio, San Antonio, Laredo, Denver, and Dallas. The
>Northern Mexican cities that will participate are: Cd. Juarez,
>Tijuana, Chihuahua, Matamoros, Cd. Acuna, Nogales, Laredo and Torreon.
>We encourage your organization to participate in a mobilization at
>the U.S./Mexico border. If you cannot take part in the action on the
>border, but can assist in the coordination of a solidarity action in
>your respective communities, please contact us.
>The primary demands of the Border Mobilization include, but are not
>limited to:
>1. Bi-national Environmental and Economic Justice
>2. Restructuring of the Bracero Program to include Labor Rights
>and the legalization of migrant workers
>3. Economic recompense to fomer Bracero workers
>4. Removal of the failed border enforcement policies known as
>Operations Gatekeeper, Hold the Line, Rio Grande, and Safeguard
>5. Guaranteed Human and Civil Rights protection for all
>6. Labor rights for all workers to unite and organize on both
>sides of the U.S./Mexico border
>7. The right to a living wage on both U.S. and Mexican sides of
>the border
>8. Healthy and sustainable communities along the U.S./Mexico
>9. Amnesty for all undocumented migrant workers in the United
>States. Enactment of a broad and comprehensive legalization program
>for all nationalities of undocumented immigrants and their families
>in the U.S.
>10. Respect for women's rights and an end to violence against
>women along the U.S./ Mexico border, specifically the assassinations
>and disappearances of women in Cd. Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico
>11. Elimination of FTAA, Fast Track and NAFTA, which perpetuate
>the exploitation of workers, mainly women and children of color from
>poor communities, people of color and indigenous peoples in the
>12. Implementation of economic policies that will effectively
>resolve problems of displacement, unemployment, and migration of poor
>13. Recognition of rights of mobility and passage. Autonomy for
>indigenous peoples, collective land and sovereignty.
>14. Dignity for all agricultural workers, including farmworkers
>and small farmers
>15. Legislation to assure the sustainability of small organic
>16. Guaranteed rights of equal education for all
>If you would care to participate or assist in the organization of
>these events, please contact:
>Tucson,AZ - Alianza Indmgena Sin Fronteras at (520) 770-1373 / 1-800-
>682-4280 or

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