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Anti-Racist Wednesday
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

About 50 anti-racist protesters demonstrated outside the Garage Door Saloon in Oakland on Wednesday, April 2 from 9-11pm to bring further attention to the presence of a racist bar in Pittsburgh.

Anti-Racist Wednesda...
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Recently, the bar began running a drink special for Coronas and tacos called "Wetback Wednesdays." When it started making headlines in early March, it spawned a lot of controversy. Most either insisted that it was offensive and should be taken down or that it was a harmless joke. Those who came out Wednesday strongly disagree that using a racial slur in a joke is harmless, and also don't think that it's enough to claim that the drink special itself is the whole of the problem. The problem is deeper than a sign; the problem is that a white supremacist who owns and operates two bars in our city is trying to spread his hateful ideas through his business. The owner's name is Michael Papariella. As reported here on Indymedia recently, rumors have been flying for some time that Papariella, former drummer for local hardcore band Built Upon Frustration, had been kicked out of Built Upon for his white power views. On Wednesday night, demonstrators sent a message to Papariella, passersby and patrons of the bar that racist businesses and organizing will not be tolerated in our city. Some attendees handed out flyers about the bar. The group even convinced five people not to go in. The protesters left shortly before 11pm and promised to be back soon.

some people went in anyways
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

some people went in ...
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some stopped to find out what the deal was
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

some stopped to find...
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and read the flyer
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

and read the flyer...
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and thought about it
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

and thought about it...
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and came back out! victory!
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

and came back out! v...
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'merica
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

'merica...
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nuthin' beats drunken arguing
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

nuthin' beats drunke...
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hahahahaha
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

hahahahaha...
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immigrants are welcome here
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

immigrants are welco...
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these guys REALLY showed the anti-racists what's up
by alice Thursday, Apr. 03, 2008 at 4:38 AM

these guys REALLY sh...
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you watch it
by Steve Tuesday, Nov. 03, 2009 at 7:37 AM


EVEN CNN IS GETTING UPSET ABOUT THIS!!!!!!!!!!
Pass this on after you watch it. NOTICE THAT THIS IS FROM CNN, NOT FOX!!!




Watch this and then call your rep. This is going to cost you a lot of money. Your kids are in so much trouble.

http://d.yimg.com/kq/groups/17260182/1610997888/name/ftc-vi26.wmv

Be Proud
by Peter Post Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010 at 9:43 AM

Be Proud...
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Be Proud of Mexico (our 51st state)

protest march
by Doug Matson Friday, Sep. 10, 2010 at 11:56 PM

Interview of Mexican Immigrant


James Moore


Here is a REAL INTERVIEW with an illegal Mexican at a protest march in Texas .
This is good! Below is a good example of a discussion with a master of circular logic.

Don't be logical, don't respect the truth or your adversary, just say what you think that
makes a new case when the previous case gets too difficult to defend.

Jim Moore reporting for a Houston TV station on the streets of downtown Houston


Jim: Juan, I see that you and thousands of other protesters are marching in the streets
to demonstrate for your cause.

Exactly what is your cause and what do you expect to accomplish by this protest?
Juan: We want our rights. We will show you how powerful we are. We will bring Houston to its knees!
Jim: What rights?
Juan: Our right to live here...legally. Our right to get all the benefits you get.
Jim: When did you come to the United States ?
Juan: Six years ago. I crossed over the border at night with seven other friends.
Jim: Why did you come?
Juan: For work I can earn as much in a month as I could in a year in Mexico .

Besides, I get free health care, our Mexican children can go to school free, if I lose my job I will get
Welfare, and someday I will have the Social Security. Nothing like that in Mexico !
Jim: Did you feel badly about breaking our immigration laws when you came?
Juan: No! Why should I feel bad? I have a right to be here. I have a right to amnesty.

I paid lots of money for my Social Security and Green Cards.
Jim: How did you acquire those documents?
Juan: From a guy in Dallas . He charged me a lot of money too.
Jim: Did you know that those documents were forged?
Juan: It is of no matter. I have a right to be here and work.
Jim: What is the "right" you speak of?
Juan: The right of all Aliens. It is found in your Constitution. Read it!
Jim: I have read it, but I do not remember it saying anything about rights for Aliens.
Juan: It is in that part where it says that all men have Alien rights, like the right to pursue happiness..

I wasn't happy in Mexico , so I came here.
Jim: I think you are referring to the declaration of Independence and that document speaks
to unalienable rights .. Not Alien rights.
Juan: Whatever.
Jim: Since you are demanding to become an American citizen, why then are you carrying a Mexican Flag?
Juan: Because I am Mexican.
Jim: But you said you want to be given amnesty ... to become a US citizen.
Juan: No. This is not what we want. This is our country, a part of Mexico that you Gringos stole from us.

We want it returned to its rightful owner.
Jim: Juan, you are standing in Texas .. After winning the war with Mexico , Texas became a
Republic, and later Texans voted to join the USA . It was not stolen from Mexico .
Juan: That is a Gringo lie. Texas was stolen. So was California , New Mexico and Arizona .

It is just like all the other stuff you Gringos steal, like oil and babies . You are a country of thieves.
Jim: Babies? You think we steal babies?
Juan: Sure. Like from Korea and Vietnam and China . I see them all over the place.

You let all these foreigners in, but try to keep us Mexicans out. How is this fair?
Jim: So, you really don't want to become an American citizen then.
Juan: I just want my rights! Everyone has a right to live, work, and speak their native language
wherever and whenever they please. That's another thing we demand. All signs and official
documents should be in Spanish . Teachers must teach in Spanish. Soon, more people here in
Houston will speak Spanish than English. It is our right!
Jim: If I were to cross over the border into Mexico without proper documentation, what rights
would I have there?
Juan: None. You would probably go to jail, but that' s different.
Jim: How is it different? You said everyone has the right to live wherever they please.
Juan: You Gringos are a bunch of land grabbing thieves. Now you want Mexico too?

Mexico has its rights. You Gringos have no rights in Mexico . Why would you want to go there anyway?

There is no free medical service, schools, or welfare there for foreigners such as you.

You cannot even own land in my country. Stay in the country of your birth.
Jim: I can see that there is no way that we can agree on this issue. Thank you for your comments.
Juan: Viva Mexico !



Pass this along to every American citizen in your address books and to every representative in the state and federal government.

If you choose to remain uninvolved, do not be amazed when you no longer have a nation to
call your own nor anything you have worked for left since it will be "redistributed" to the
activists while you are so peacefully staying out of the "fray"..
Check history, it is full of nations/empires that disappeared when its citizens no longer held their core beliefs and values.

One person CAN make a difference. One plus one plus one plus one plus one plus one........
The battle for our secure borders and immigration laws that actually mean something, however, hasn't even begun.

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