ALL OUT AGAINST OPERATION GUARDIAN and the deaths along the border
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ALL OUT AGAINST OPERATION GUARDIAN ON OCTUBER 2ND, 2004
BORDER COMMUNITIES SAY ENOUGH TO
THE MILITARIZATION OF OUR COMMUNITIES
Contact: Benjamín Prado (619) 696-9224
In Los Anglees: 323-299-3157
Preparation continues for the march/rally planned for San Ysidro, Ca.
on Sat. Oct. 2nd against 10 years of Operation Guardian and the neoliberal
policies and theft against the people of LatinoAmerica. The Raza Rights
Coalition together with other Mexican, latin and progressive organizations seeks to
not just denounce this crime against humanity with this call to march, but also
to organize our people for our self-defense. The activities will begin at Noon
at Howard Lane Park (intersection of Beyer Blvd. and Dairymart Road) in San
The Raza Rights Coalition, with more than 15 years struggling in
defense of the democratic and human rights of the Mexican people in San Diego,
again denounces Operation Guardian as a crime against humanity. Operation
Guardian is the result of the economic policies advanced by the United States in an
attempt to control the labor force of migrant workers. The Free Trade
Agreement (Treaty) has been the reason why millions of workers and peasants risk
their lives to be able to feed their families. In the last 10 years, more than
3,000 migrants have died crossing the imposed border.
The U.S. government hipocritically seeks to "control" our labor force
by militarizing the border, while promising legalization for a limited number
of "undocumented" workers. The now infamous tactic of the carrot and stick, we
will not accept. The organized community says enough with the militarization
and the passing of unjust laws. We will not accept green cards at the cost of
more deaths and more raids.
This Oct. 1st and 2nd, the Raza Rights Coalition in conjunction with
the American Friends Service Committee-US Mexico Border Program, invites the
border communities and all persons who consider themselves progressive and on
the side of justice and dignity to come to San Ysidro and protest against 10
years of Operation Guardian, 10 years of policies and initiatives that act
against the physical integrity and basic human rights of our people and 10 years of
"free trade" that have been the direct cause of the hunger and misery facing
the great majority of the latinamerican people.
FOR JUSTICE, DIGNITY AND LIBERTY:
THE PEOPLE ORGANIZED WILL TRIUMPH!
This march and the Oct. 16th march is being supported by the Alianza
Mexicana por la Autodetermination (Mexcian Alliance for Self-determination) in
Los Angeles. We are sponsoring a community forum/organizing event on Sept. 18
at the Eastside Cafe in East Los Angeles. Please call for more information.
ALSO on Oct.16th, there will be a statewide march against
Immigration Raids, for legalization for all and against the government's
anti-immigrant policies. We will gather at 9 am at Five Points in East Los Angeles: Corner
of Cesar Chavez and Lorena Streets. Marching to 1st and Spring Streets. For
more info: 213-385-7800 x127, 909-888-1800, 909-827-1826. Organized by the
Coalition for Immigrant Rights and Against the Raids.
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