Can’t hear you, Speak up : The power to Vote


Being prepared to vote, to stand up for your: rights, thoughts, opinions, for those who have no voice. That is what it’s all about. Considering the current state of affairs &  all hot topic issues at stake, this round of elections is nothing short of imperative!  Hispanics, young voters, EVERYONE who can, should participate!  Some would argue that they don’t vote because their choice never wins. Even if your choice doesn’t come out on top, a vote means: allowing your presence to be felt, &  numbers most certainly do count. Special attention is dedicated to statistics when it comes to voting. Voting is you saying : “Present!” “I am part of this country too  & will not be overlooked , under or falsely represented”  We can not sit idly by during the decision-making process then become outraged if unjust or reprehensible laws are passed by inadequate leaders.

Get familiar with the issues being discussed & decided on for the Nov elections.  Listen to what others have to say, &  get a feel for what those getting ready to hit the polls are thinking by visiting the Yahoo ask America forum http://askamerica.yahoo.com/

Be an informed voter. Find out: Who’s running & for what, What propositions are being voted on.  It’s super easy to do a bit of research by checking out sites like: http://www.voterguide.sos.ca.gov/

ISSUES AT STAKE:  Have you heard talk about changing  the constitution to make it so that even if you were born in the USA you will no longer be considered an American? Read about here : http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/07/us/politics/07fourteenth.html

IF YOU HAVEN’T REGISTERED YET check out: : http://www.rockthevote.com/ or http://www.votolatino.org/


SB 1070 Update


Jan Brewer: “Bloqueo parcial de ley Arizona es ‘un pequeño sobresalto en camino”

http://noticias.terra.com/articulos/act2442933/jan_brewer_bloqueo_parcial_de_ley_arizona_es_un_pequeno_sobresalto_en_camino

Arizona Immigration Law: Sections BLOCKED By Federal Judge

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/07/28/arizona-immigration-law-s_n_662376.html

Judge blocks parts of Arizona immigration law

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_arizona_immigration

SB1070 Partial injuction Denounced by  Puente Movement

http://www.altoarizona.com/

Update On Prescott Mural


Check it out the Prescott AZ school district has decided not to mess with the mural and issued an apology.  Blair has lost his radio spot, yet continues to be and idiot about the issue.  He called the mural a “defacement of a historical building.” So here’s what he says is his main beef with the mural, Blair says that he doesn’t see a good representation of  the mural’s theme “Go Green”.   Alright, well then that would mean that a change to what the kids are doing to exemplify “going green”  would be in order not to the kids themselves. I like the way an article described the issue saying  the reason why they were trying to avert the mural was, because it represents change and they find  it  threatening.  That point is clearly illustrated in this quote “”It was too big, too in your face, wrong place, wrong time,” said Blair.  Great news that the mural won’t be “adjusted due to artistic issues”  because if a  city witnesses growing animosity amongst its citizens it has a duty to promote peace. It is the easy and coward’s way, acceding to those who are pro hate, discrimination, and division of the community.  By acceding, the city would be basically saying  “our city will stand for these sorts of inclinations and sentiments, such things can go on in our community. Whether active or passive, it is wrong to support such detrimental tendencies.

For more on this story & videos, including one of Blair on the radio talking about the mural visit the following link

http://www.tucsonsentinel.com/local/report/060510_prescott_fired

Lighten up, no really we don’t like ethnic representations


An elementary school in Prescott Arizona  altered a  mural that depicts the faces of its own students. Why?  It has been reported that intolerant antagonizers where driving past the mural and yelling racial slurs, not only that but  city councilman Blair had an issue with it as well. He stated on the radio that when he saw the mural and the fact that the   focal point was a black person one question came to mind “Why?” The spineless jelly fish of administrators who are not only tolerating this bull crap but acceding to it say that it was nothing more than a touch up, brought on by issues stemming from an artistic point of view. That they thought lighter shading represented the kids “coming into the light”.  I agree with the HuffPo reporter there are no two sides to this story, and it’s a shame that the story is not being diffused in a broader manner. I also agree with the fact that the school should have said NO WAY to the ludicrous idea of messing with the way the mural was. Ironic, yesterday on Twitter I read a tweet by someone who said he had gone out to a Mexican restaurant in solidarity, to show support to the business and its owners, he said “If they get rid of them you know who’s next”

READ ABOUT THE MURAL IN THE FOLLOWING ARTICLES

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/06/04/arizona-elementary-school-mural_n_601436.html

http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2010/06/04/20100604arizona-mural-sparks-racial-debate.html

Fighting:discrimination, fear, and hate. What it means to get on the bus!


Video of those ridding in  the caravan of buses headed  to Arizona in order to make their presence felt and voices heard, against racist law SB1070. This video posted by Jose Lara. Mr. Lara is a social justice educator with United Teachers Los Angeles and  Union del Barrio South Central L.A.  He is the 2010 winner of California Teachers Association’s Cesar Chavez Human Rights award. Find him on Facebook and YouTube by searching JoseLara’s Video Blog

RADIO AD AGAINST SB1070 ON DODGERS RADIO LISTEN TO IT HERE:

http://launionaflcio.org/fullstory/?id=1306

Congressman Luis Gutierrez Arrested @ Rally


About 35 immigrant advocates have been arrested in front of the White House fence, including a U.S. congressman, after they sat down and defied orders from police.

Protesters are usually required to stay in motion when demonstrating in front of the White House. U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez of Illinois was among those detained on a nearby bus.

Many of those arrested Saturday held letters of a sign saying, “Obama, Stop Deporting our Families.”

Hundreds of protesters turned out for the rally at Lafayette Park, urging President Barack Obama to fulfill his campaign promises to achieve immigration reform.

SB 1070 :Paisanos we got your back


Across state and national borders the message is resounding “This law is wrong and we won’t stand for it. Brothers & sisters we stand in unity with you. We condemn the trampling of human dignity and human rights ” If you think this is wrong too then join us and let us make our voices heard, let us be peaceful but strong. You can sign petitions, write to your local and national authorities, &  support groups like  C.H.I.R.L.A= Coalition for Humane Immigrant rights of Los Angeles,  your local MECHA, LULAC= Leauge of United Latin American citizens,  NCLR= National Council of La Raza

FOR THOSE JOINING THE BOYCOTT here is a list of some Arizona-based companies that either have operations or sell stuff around there.

  • Best Western
  • Cold Stone Creamery
  • Dial Corporation (brands include Citré Shine, Coast, Combat, Dial, Dry Idea, L.A. Looks, Loctite, Purex, Renuzit, Right Guard, Soft & Dri, Soft Scrub, Tone)
  • Fender Musical Instruments
  • Go Daddy
  • PetSmart
  • P.F. Chang’s
  • U-Haul

Above the Law


Not only above the law but above the constitution is what these people think they are. Well, well, well how ironic!  Hmm, for people that claim to be filled to the utmost with patriotic zeal and devout love for their country,  sure doesn’t seem like they have much respect for a little something called the US Constitution.

Whether they’re being sarcastic or not about the KKK remark, these fool just don’t get it.

ICE Police, the new Gestapo


RAIDS = BLATANT PERSECUTION! Join the fight against HEARTLESS, ambush ICE Raids! For many who are not well-informed, or perhaps uninterested in immigration issues, it is because they think the situation for immigrants is simply: you get caught ,you get told to go home. NO! People are being abused,bullied, terrorized, permanently scarred. Their lives made into a living hell by those who claim to act in the name of “PATRIOTISM” , those who claim they are only looking to protect the laws.  In reality it is not patriotism, it’s CLEAR-CUT PREJUDICE! What it really is, it’s those who are filled with a SENSE OF SUPREMACY, ANIMOSITY , &  who believe it is their given right to carry out twisted acts that will lead to their idea of  “JUSTICE”. The government loves to approach the HISPANIC PUBLIC for two things : to APPEASE it, and to look for its support when needed, like during ELECTIONS. We do our part  by: being patient,being cooperative; but then after giving them support they renege , turn a def ear to our problems, & carelessly place them in LIMBO.  “We’re working on it” they say.  Well, whether talks or plans are in the works or whether legislation takes time , we don’t  give a care!!  Do something NOW!! We know that it’s within your power! The government should not allow ANIMALISTIC PRACTICES such as raids to take place. Sometimes it seems like the nation is regressing in a major way. One of the reasons why prejudice, hate, and ignorance is making a “comeback” (as if it ever totally went away) is because the government is allowing it to be so with their passive attitude. Why aren’t they promoting respect and togetherness for our country? They’re too busy talking about the same thing over and over again not fixing a darn thing, while ignoring other important situations going on! Allowing for WASTE OF TAX DOLLARS and excessive power to be handed to authority figures who are perpetrating the senseless abuse.

September 5 and 6, 2009:
“While Sheriff Arpaio utilized most of his resources for an anti-immigrant crime sweep in South Phoenix,
African American’s were victimized by white supremacist vandalism in Fountain Hills. Sheriff deputies put a white male sited for extreme DUI back on the streets of Mesa because they had no transport available.He was later arrested the same day driving 120 MPH by Police.”- Humanleague002

SIGN CHIRLA’S(Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles) petition against the ICE Raids

http://www.chirla.org/stop+raids

Stay informed, stand up against injustices and inhumane treatment towards our immigrant brothers and sisters. Standing Firm is a blog dedicated to diffusing the latest on immigrants and their situation.

http://standing-firm.com/

READ THE UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS

http://www.un.org/en/documents/udhr/

Visit Flickr & or Photobucket to view pictures from: photojournalists, activists,community groups, &  independent photographers who cover topics such as ICE Raids, marches, &  immigration. Watch the true story come alive through their pictures.

Disclaimer: these are pictures found online all rights belong to their owner. No rights claimed by melatesupermegachidoymas.wordpress.com

Immigration Nazis: Woman Gives Birth Chained to hospital bed


The immigrant experience, the reality of what is isn’t being diffused is  upsetting , repulsive,  ,appalling, deplorable, and  ghastly…  Pure and unmitigated indignation.  Everyday the hate breeds more and more, and things become grossly enveloped in sadistic animosity , and ugly, gratuitous violence. For immigrants the situation has advanced far past just being looked down on & being told to go home. The fact of the matter is  that there are people  in high places who have set out on a mission to make their lives a living hell as a form of “lesson”.   They claim to be patriotic citizens, upholders and advocates of the law. Immigration Nazis is what they truly are.  It is “their America” & their “struggle.” Let us take a closer look at their despotic, tyrannical tactics.  A fine example of those executing unjust and morally  reprehensible acts  wholeheartedly & with a fervent  passion is Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County Arizona, better known to Immigration reformists & human rights activist as public enemy #1.

“In 2007, reporters Paul Giblin and Ryan Gabrielson began investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona. Their findings (as many of you know) were that Arpaio’s hellbent focus on hunting down undocumented immigrants was detrimental to overall public safety in the county. The  five-piece set of articles entitled “Reasonable Doubt” highlighted the racial profiling inherent in Arpaio’s 287(g) campaign.”- http://standing-firm.com/tag/joe-arpaio


TAKE  the case of a mother who was arrested in her ninth month of pregnancy (Mrs. Chacon seen here during an interview with Telemundo channel 52 as she recalls the tragic & unjust treatment she endured during 2008)
MRS. CHACON
She was stopped  by one of Arpaio’s officers for no other reason than ,  her Hispanic appearance .  She had her daughter with her  at the time & was told that if someone did not come & pick up the child with in half an hour she would be given up to the state.  She was placed in a cell where that night she began to bleed, she was afraid of giving birth there. She was removed and taken to a local hospital, but not before being handcuffed, hand & feet. “I rode in the ambulance, bound, by hands and feet.”  she said during a interview . “As we approached the hospital I thought, Once we get there I’m certain they will untie me.”
They did not. Mrs. Chacon was cuffed, both hands and feet to the hospital bed. Not even when the nursed asked to preform routine tests such as a urine sample was she untied.  The officer who was in custody of Mrs. Chacon merely responded insensibly and indifferently, “I will not untie her,  I don’t care what you do or how you figure something out.”
As the officer said, through the whole ordeal, she was Never untied. Mrs. Chacon gave birth chained to a bed like an animal. From the start she was  restrained and confided in the matter in which distraught and dangerous criminals are handled.  She was treated in ways that, if were  it not an immigrant being put through such methods, but an “American Citizen” it would be scandalous and unheard of.
Mrs. Chacon recalls that the saddest and hardest part of it all was being by herself. “I was alone, I had no one there. Not a friend or family member present to console me. ”  As if the humiliation and abuse had not been enough, when a nurse asked the guard  if she could please have Mrs. Chacon hold her child a moment, she was denied.   It was also said of the new born that if a family member did not come and claim the child with in 72 hours, the baby would be given up to the state as well. After giving birth Mrs. Chacon was returned to the detention center, once again bound hands & feet. Because of the poor conditions,  treatment , and neglect she suffered and infection after giving birth that was practically ignored. For the next few months she endured humiliation, fear, and loneliness at the detention center.
She says that what really broke her heart was not being able to see her child in the most important first moments of her life. She never got to do all the special and essential things such as breastfeeding her baby. It is criminal atrocities such as these that Immigration Nazis like Arpaio back , promote & propagate.  His response to those against his actions “Too bad, I’m going to keep up all that I’m doing, no matter how ever long it takes as longs I can make them uphold the law.”
I say: Tell us then Sir, who will make YOU uphold the  laws of humanity & common decency??!!

For many ICE has become the new Gestapo.


If you are obtuse enough, you  can come up with enough labels to separate & classifies us all now in the past, in  future and beyond, but the truth is :a human being, is a human being, IS A HUMAN BEING!