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Weekly Diaspora: Justice for Brisenia as Minutemen Leader Convicted of Murders

by: The Media Consortium

Thu Feb 17, 2011 at 11:36:57 AM EST

By Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger

Days after Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and Attorney General Tom Horne filed suit against the federal government for allegedly failing to protect the state from a Mexican "invasion," the high-profile murder conviction of a Minutemen border vigilante underscores the state's misguided border priorities.

 
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Weekly Diaspora: Why Sexual Violence Against Latina Farmworkers is a Hate Crime

by: The Media Consortium

Tue Feb 08, 2011 at 12:38:47 PM EST

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger

This week, two high-profile trials involving the racially motivated murders of Latinos in Pennsylvania and Arizona are exposing the unsettling implications of growing anti-immigrant sentiment. But while antagonistic political discourse and incendiary policy are shown to provoke ethnic violence-correlating with a 52 percent increase in hate crimes-they also indirectly drive sexual violence against immigrant women. The combination of stricter enforcement and increased cultural animosity toward immigrants renders undocumented women workers more susceptible to workplace rape and sexual exploitation-violent crimes that don't generally register as hate crimes but that nevertheless bespeak of racially charged motives.

 
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Bad Apples in A Decaying Orchard

by: nezua

Wed Jun 17, 2009 at 14:39:01 PM EST

harvestinghatebyxolagrafikWHEN LUIS RAMIREZ WAS BEAT TO DEATH in the street for simply being Mexican While in Public, the Founding Editors of (award winning site!) The Sanctuary penned this piece. We did it carefully and over a few days, because we had a point we wanted to make very clear; one we did not see being underlined in the media. A point crucial to understanding the Ramirez killing as well as the killing of Marcelo Lucero and  Wilter Sanchez and Jose Sucuhañay...and so many other vicious attitudes and assaults against the Latino comunidad.
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Flores por Brisenia

by: nezua

Sat Jun 13, 2009 at 15:59:29 PM EST

60arivacainvasion.jpgI'M VERY SORRY TO SAY that Brisenia Flores and her father Raul are dead. That's her on the left. The Flores familia was sleeping when anti-immigrant crusaders busted down their door and invaded their home, ICE-style, before shooting the father and daughter to death.
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Notorious Anti-Immigrant and Racist to Run for Public Office

by: nezua

Thu Apr 23, 2009 at 14:28:33 PM EST

OH THIS oughtta be grand! Chris Simcox, notorious racist and xenophobe and embezzler and all around embarrassment to the US has decided that he would best be able to fulfill his very interesting worldview were he to run for office.

PHOENIX - Minuteman founder Chris Simcox announced his bid for U.S. Senate against John McCain Wednesday, blaming the senator for deaths caused from violence on the Mexican border and promising a national campaign to unseat the four-term incumbent.

"We have the ability to run a national campaign as well as a state campaign," Simcox said outside the Arizona state Capitol. "There are millions of supporters around the country who have been waiting for some leadership in Washington to take on this border security issue."

Yeah....'cuz I seem to recall that politicans have done real well lately on these types of platforms.  

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My Video on the Racism of the San Diego Minutemen

by: kyledeb

Thu Jul 24, 2008 at 06:20:24 AM EST

It's a little late, but as promised, I've put together a video from the footage I caught while I was at the annual National Council of La Raza conference in San Diego.
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Obama and NCLR: F@$! You Brown Boy... F@$! La Raza

by: kyledeb

Sun Jul 13, 2008 at 18:04:11 PM EST

Cross-posted at Citizen Orange.

I'm here in San Diego where Barack Obama just spoke at the annual National Council of La Raza (NCLR) conference.  NCLR flew out me here and provided with me accommodations at the luxurious San Diego Marriot Hotel & MarinaI was given the opportunity after I helped publicize NCLR's latest We Can Stop the Hate video using Digg and StumbleUpon, among other new media tools.  I didn't do it to advance myself in an particular way.  I just thought the video provided the most succinct description of the link between leading "anti-illegal immigration" groups and white supremacy.  I wanted as many people to see it as possible.

In fact, when NCLR invited me here, I did everything I could to get them to bring one of my blogmig@s along with me, or in my stead.  I identify as white and there should be a latin@ blogger here covering this conference.  I hear Todd Beeton of MyDD, and Lucas O'Connor of Calitics are here liveblogging Obama's speech, as well.  They probably weren't hand picked by NCLR like I was, but if you don't see a problem with three white male bloggers covering a National Council of La Raza conference, I'll leave that for a post that I'll write when all of this is done.  For now, we'll get back to Obama's appearance here.

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Shot Yourself? Blame a Hispanic: Pro-Migrant SanctuarySphere

by: symsess

Thu Jun 19, 2008 at 07:34:46 AM EST

Watch Members Embarrassing the Minuteman group at Pro Inmigrant. This video tell us of the wife of a Minuteman who claimed she was shot and raped by Hispanics when the truth was she just shot herself. Also read Lou Dobbs Nightmare. Since When is Searching For A Better Life A Crime? While the U.S./Mexico border is constantly given attention there's a huge wide open border to the north. And we learn of more raids in New Instructions to ICE: Get FEMA. Find Every Mexican Available. Feds Make Immigration Raids In Rutherford County.

Oh Stop Saying Republicans Are Racist at Vivir Latino. Also read Bloggers of the World Unite Against AP. Apparently the AP is going after bloggers who link to their news stories.

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"Operation Open Season": Pro-Migrant SanctuarySphere

by: symsess

Wed Jun 18, 2008 at 08:12:29 AM EST

The Minutemen see the removal of the National Guard from the border as "open season" for undocumented migrants. Therefore they're calling for more rogue bands of gun wielding extremists to join in the "pride" of protecting the border. Strangely I don't feel any safer.

Breaking News! Minutemen Vigilantes Declare "Operation Open Season!" and Promptly 3 Mexicans are Shot on the Mexican Side of the Border! at Immigration Talk With A Mexican American.

Does marriage determine level of assimilation? at DMI Blog.

Lots has been said about assimilation and whether or not today’s immigrants are assimilating. A recent report published by the Manhattan Institute offers an inadequate approach to analyze the assimilation of the U.S. immigrant population. To discuss this further, I recently wrote an op-ed that was published by El Diario last Thursday.

Abandoned two-year-old is the poster child for immigration debate at Latina Lista.

With so much trauma and stress happening to these undocumented families, children witness it and internalize it. There's not much for them to be happy about in their young childhoods. If the case of Martin is true, some will no doubt pat themselves on the back for an immigration enforcement policy that seems to be working.
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An End To The Minutemen?: Pro-Migrant Sanctuarysphere

by: symsess

Thu May 22, 2008 at 08:03:28 AM EST

Dream Act Texas has a link to today's Congressional Hearing on Immigration Enforcement & Reform. Also No Racial Profiling?

NPR does a report on the death of a high school student involving an undocumented youngster. Shawl's family is now fighting to pass a law in order to question SUSPECTS on their legal status in the United States.

Gilchrist says: "The Party is OVER for the Minutemen! The ANTI Mission is Lost-Forgotten!" at Immigration Talk With A Mexican American.

One of the most visible groups in the anti-illegal immigration movement could be defunct in seven months, its leader says. "We've lost the battle," said Minuteman project founder Jim Gilchrist. "My intuition tells me … this entire movement will fizzle to nothing by the end of the year."
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Web site pick: Minutmen Unvarnished

by: Duke Reed

Tue Apr 22, 2008 at 11:04:49 AM EST

This weeks Web Site Pick is "Minutemen Unvarnished" a site sponsored by the California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation's Border Project, which monitors day labor sites in San Diego County.

Minutemen Unvarnished tracks the activities of the San Diego Minutemen as they harass and threaten day laborers, employers, and Latinos in general, at various locations throughout the region. They video the minutemen in action and present them uncensored in all their racist glory.




The San Diego Minutemen (SDMM) and related groups are targeting day laborer hiring sites--and the laborers themselves--throughout San Diego County, chasing away potential employers in what they claim is simply a campaign to secure our borders.

SDMM's public line is that they stage protests at the sites to discourage the hiring of "illegal slave labor." However, among themselves, they make it clear that their target is Latino day laborers, period... legal or illegal.

In the videos presented here, SDMM members and supporters speak and act for themselves. You be the judge.

Minutemen Unvarnished

Here's a sample of what the folks from "Minutemen Unvarnished" deal with daily:


For more see: Minutemen Unvarnished

Also check out their sister site; Minutemen Uncensored where they post up uncensored e-mails from Minutemen listserves that give an inside view of what the San Diego Minutemen say to each other when there are no cameras or observers around.

Minutemen Unvarnished shows the true face of Lou Dobbs "patriot" friends

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Huckabee's New Strategy - Embrace Hatred

by: Duke Reed

Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 00:04:31 AM EST

ORIGINALLY POSTED: 12/11/07

Today, two important events demonstrated just how far to the right the Republican Presidential candidates are shifting on the immigration issue. The first was the endorsement of Iowa front runner, Mike Huckabee, by Minutemen founder, Jim Gilchrist ... not so much for the fact that Gilchrist is once again trying to thrust his agenda center stage ... but rather Huckabee's willingness to embrace it.

On stage at an event in Council Bluffs with Gilchrist ,Huckabee characterized the anti-immigrant vigilante as  "a person who just got fed up with what he saw as a breakdown of his own government....Since October of 2004 he's been one of the leading voices in this country trying to bring sanity to an issue that's spiraled.." adding:

"Frankly, Jim I've got to tell you there were times in the early days of the Minutemen I thought what are these guys doing, what are they about," Huckabee said. "I confess I owe you an apology." He said of Gilchrist, "nobody can question his commitment to his country."

Washington Post

The second event was an announcement by the leading civil rights watchdog group, The Southern Poverty Law Center, that the parent organization of the Washington think tank that's been credited with formulating Huckabee's new tough nine-point plan on immigration has been officially placed on their list of Hate Groups operating in the US.

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