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Monday, 24 April 2006
Shop America
One week until we all need to go SHOPPING!
I am bumping this post up.

I and others have been posting recently on the Illegal Immigration issue and also on the recent demonstrations and Boycotts.

Some of my previous posts are here:

Boycott the Boycotts
!Este no es su Bario Vato! This is not your Neighborhood Homeboy.
We Can IF We Choose To

Today in Captain's Quarters we learn of the next forth coming Demonstrations and boycotts.

Boycott For Illegals On May Day
"The traditional Communist holiday of May Day has been selected for a boycott protesting the push to secure the southern border of the United States, the Washington Times reports this morning. The timing is not coincidental, as the Stalinist sympathizers International ANSWER has led the effort to stage the economic protest:

Immigration rights organizers today will call for a nationwide boycott of work, school and shopping on May 1 to protest congressional efforts to clamp down on illegal aliens as part of pending immigration-reform legislation.
he "Great American Boycott of 2006" is only one in a series of large-scale events the protesters hope will sway lawmakers to put millions of illegal aliens on track toward permanent residency and U.S. citizenship.

"The massive March 25 march and rally in Los Angeles of well over one million immigrant workers and their supporters -- along with protests and student walkouts throughout the United States -- is irrefutable evidence that a new civil rights and workers' rights movement is on the rise," said Raul Murillo, one of the key organizers and president of the Hermandad Mexicana Nacional. ...

The Act Now to Stop War & End Racism (ANSWER) coalition, which organized the Los Angeles march to win "full rights for undocumented workers," is confident its new "national action" will prove successful.

ANSWER's steering committee includes the Free Palestine Alliance, the Partnership for Civil Justice, the Nicaragua Network, the Korea Truth Commission, the Muslim Student Association, the Mexico Solidarity Network and the Party for Socialism and Liberation. It denounces as racism attempts to criminalize illegal aliens.

The selection of May Day as its target date reveals much of the philosophical underpinning of the illegals movement. They wish to deny the United States sovereignty over their own territory and control of its own borders. It follows from their political ambition to recreate the Communist hegemony that died in Europe from its own internal rot and to fuel the notion of mob rule in the name of a rising proletariat. Workers of the world, unite! and all that."

My first reaction is just when did breaking the Law become not a criminal act?

Second is a call to Americans who feel that our Laws should be respected.

Do you feel that what you do cannot have any impact on the national scene?

Do you feel that no one pays attention to how you feel and think?

NOW is the time you can make a difference.

Now is the time that average American Citizens, the one's who work for a living can send a message to Washington in the clearest and loudest terms.

Put your money where your mouth is!


Have you been planning a major purchase?

Do it on that day.

How about your weekly or bi-weekly grocery shopping?

Do it that day.

Take your family out to dinner. Buy that new dress, new suit, new computer.

AND if you see a business closed on May 1st? Don't spend your money there from that day hence. You might even stick a note under the door informing them of your decision.

Let us make this May 1st one of the BIGGEST shopping days of 2006.

If we can do that? Congress will know we mean business and if they choose not to listen?

They will know the price they may pay this November and the one two years from now.

Remember Montebello High!


Doll at Freedom Watch has posted the demands
we are presented with in "The Great American Boycott 2006"

"I demand full rights and equality for all immigrants living in the United States. Neoliberal economic policies targeting Latin America, like NAFTA and CAFTA, have pushed millions of people into abject poverty. Immigrants are forced to come to the U.S. to look for work. Nobody should be criminalized for attempting to survive. No human being is illegal. Racism against immigrants emanates from the same forces behind the U.S. war to conquer and control the wealth of Iraq."

**This was a production of The Coalition Against Illegal Immigration (CAII). If you would like to participate, please go to the above link to learn more. Afterwards, email the coalition and let me know at what level you would like to participate.

UPDATE I posted this article on a discussion board and this was one responce.

"I emailed THE WIFE (yes I think of her that way...with curliques (sp?) and stuff too) and told her to go shopping, bring the kids, go out to eat and bring friends... I'll do mine at the PX on Arifjan...
58 days and counting down"


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Updated: Monday, 24 April 2006 6:48 AM CDT

Tuesday, 4 April 2006 - 9:35 PM CDT

Name: Doll
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I am with you. If I see any shop closed on May 1st I will NEVER step foot in it again, even if it is the only shop open in the world. This is outreagous and you have made an excellent point. Let us hope that this will catch on. Enough is enough.

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