Via: Michelle Malkin
I wouldn't leave the house on May 1, 2006 if you're anywhere near L.A. Illegal aliens have co-opted the Communist Intern day of celebration as day of boycott for "immigrant rights." The effect is focused on one community, in the state with an economy larger than those of most countries, but the planning is nationwide. Some are even calling for a national boycott or work AND school stoppage, or mass walkout for that day. Naturally forces in Mexico are in favor, and are planning a "Nothing Gringo Day," with accusation of The Hijacking of Mexican Immigrants and Dreams.
A.N.S.W.E.R. calls it A Day Without an Immigrant. Those "rallying" with A.N.S.W.E.R. are "Marching with Stalinists.
Others are getting on bandwagon. Guatemala will boycott US products, Spanish language broadcasters are spreading the word. Protesters need to be careful as some actually lost their jobs after the last "rally."
Black leaders declare solidarity with immigrant workers, and a Cardinal of the Catholic Church in the United States is urging immigration supporters to avoid the May 1 boycott in contrast to religious and business leaders in Mexican border cities.
Here is a forwarded message posted at Michelle Malkin:
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Date: Fri, 14 Apr 2006 20:34:59 -0700
Subject: [nohr4437] Two major May Day boycott/strike actions in LA
The taxi drivers are planning to shut down LAX on May, and the troqueros are planning to close the harbor and rally in Banning Park. There is also a May Day march sponsored by MIWON (Multi-Ethnic Immigrant Workers Organizing Network) on the evening of May 1 starting from Olympic and Broadway. MIWON includes a number of Asian, Mexican and Central American organizations and has marched on May 1 for the past 6 years.--Michael
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Subject: SUPPORT THE TRUCKERS' STRIKE AT THE PORT OF LA, CAB DRIVERS' STRIKE AT LAX
I'm a member of Southern California Students / Movement for a Democratic Society (SDS/MDS ) and putting out a call for students, non-students, community members and members of other organizations to support the truckers at the Port Los Angeles and the cab drivers at LAX who will strike and shut down ( totally shut down ) the Port of Los Angeles and LAX before, on and after May Day.
In 2004, the Truckers shut down the Port of L.A. and can and will do it again !
Both truckers and taxi cab drivers are asking for support for possible rallies, pickets, vigils and leafleting at rail yards, freight depots, the Port , LAX taxi cab holding lot , Metropolitan Detention Center and local campuses around the May Day Strike.
This is a opportunity to support DIRECT ACTION as opposed to symbolic protest and demonstrations/marches.
It's time we move up to a new level!!
To quote Michelle: "Forewarned is forearmed."
One wonders what they will do IF the boycott doesn't produce the desired results! Will this action make you more or less sympathetic to their cause?