May 26, 2010 by tristan savage
Instead of listening to the international calls for intervention and condemnation of the criminalizing laws of Arizona, President Obama has ordered the National Guard to the Arizona Border. If we needed any proof that federal officials will not solve this crisis for us, and that grassroots democracy and resistance to immoral laws is going to be necessary to legalize our families, friends, and neighbors, that proof is here.
In Pheonix on May 29, Alto Arizona is expecting tens of thousands to march from the barrios, from as far away as Rhode Island, alongside notables such as AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Dolores Huerta, Eliseo Medina, and original participants in the Mississippi Freedom Sumer of the 1960s. Across the country more than 22 states are planning events in solidarity with Arizona and to push back against the police-immigration collaborations that led to the rise of SB1070 and are spreading in all of our communities.
For those who cannot make it to Arizona, Alto Arizona is organizing a Virtual March on Phoenix to demand intervention and express our outrage at the President’s responding to the human rights crisis with further militarization.
Blocking 1070’s implementation and repealing all police/immigration agreements are the first necessary steps toward a legalization that gives undocumented people full equality in our society. Criminalization and militarization are not only the wrong direction for our society, they’re morally reprehensible.
More information here: http://altoarizona.com/