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July 28, 2010

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Filed under: Direct Action Community — Tags: , , , — Adrienne Maree Brown @ 7:35 pm

We have dropped the Stop Hate banner in Arizona just hours before SB1070 goes into effect. We will not comply, we will not be silent, and we ask you to join us.

Statement from the Activists:

“SB 1070 and the federal program 287g are hateful laws. President Obama has the power to immediately stop them both.

We came to Arizona to support those at the epicenter of one of the largest human rights crises of our time. We join Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Cardinal Mahoney, and an outraged global community in denouncing SB 1070 in its entirety.

We know a partial injunction is not a solution for the people already living under Sheriff Arpaio’s terror, the day laborers who will be treated as criminals, or the communities soon to see their police enforcing immigration laws.

We say ‘stop hate’ because SB 1070 is not immigration policy. Like the experience of the Irish, Italian, Chinese or others, SB 1070 is simply scapegoating and targeting of the most vulnerable among us in these uncertain times; times that should call us to stand together as a people. Within days of SB 1070 passing, we witnessed vicious hate crimes against Latinos in the Southwest. We know that hateful laws legitimize hateful acts and that tolerating their passage signals a dangerous direction for the country.

We call on President Obama to do more than sue the state. Actions speak louder than lawyers. President Obama could solve the human rights crisis in Arizona with the stroke of a pen. Obama’s 287g program is what gave birth to the monster in Arizona he is now trying to slay. Stopping the hate means not just stopping SB 1070 and Sheriff Arpaio in Arizona but stopping all the Arpaios that the president’s ice access program is creating all across the country.”

Check the video!

Follow at @puenteaz, @nohateinaz, or search #altoarizona to see the latest updates today, and for the next few days as we support the community to escalate this campaign.

5 Comments »

  1. Gorgeous y’all ~ what beautiful work!

    Comment by Bon — July 29, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

  2. Great work! Nothing like making the struggles of the most vulnerable highly visible. Glad there is a shred of courageous conscience where i live. Thanks so much for this action.

    Comment by swaneagle harijan — July 29, 2010 @ 10:22 pm

  3. Ruckus continues its NPIC ways… what about supporting the grassroots community instead of the vanguardist Puente?
    What about calling Obama out on his push to further militarize the border?
    Indigenous Peoples continue to suffer from concessions the immigration rights reform movement makes, unfortunately Ruckus is now also adding to the silencing of the struggles facing the O’odham Nations.
    Obama will not fix the issue, only the people will.

    Comment by M Begay — July 31, 2010 @ 9:09 pm

  4. i live in the north east of scotland in a rural area, but at my school there is such a variety of races that everybody is very tolerant of all ethnicities and races.

    however when i hear of such anti-immigration laws in various countries and states around the world, i am absolutely disgusted, and know something should be done, even though i am too afraid to stand up for it myself. seeing this website (on a link from the RATM website) has made me glad that there are others in the world who are braver than I, and who are willing to raise awareness and campaign for such a worthy cause.

    rock on brothers and sisters, i love your upfront methods and boldness to fight for what you know is right.

    Comment by S.D. — August 18, 2010 @ 1:12 pm

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