No racist vigilantes on campus! Protest the minutemen on 4/10!

This just in: Protest in San Antonio shuts Simcox down. More than 700 students, faculty, and staff came out to tell Simcox that racist hate is not welcome in our state.

Video at
http://www2.mysanantonio.com/multimedia/video/VideoPlayer/playvideo.cfm?action=view&skintop=display/dsp_top.cfm&skinbottom=display/
dsp_bottom.cfm&type=nod&ids=45235&play=1&format=WMV&showpoll=No

and http://www.woai.com/mediacenter/local.aspx?videoid=383207@video.woai.com

No racist vigilantes on campus !
Protest the leader of the Minutemen !
Defend Immigrants’ Rights !

Tuesday, April 10

After the major march for immigrants’ rights on Tuesday. . .

Meet at 7 pm at the MLK Statue for march to Chris Simcox’s speech.

On Tuesday, April 10 — the anniversary of the historic mega-march in
Austin for immigrants’ rights — the President of the Minuteman Civil
Defense Corps will be speaking at forum hosted by the Young
Conservatives of Texas.

Chris Simcox is slated to speak at 7:30 pm in Geology 2.324.

While Minuteman claim to be “patriotic citizen soldiers,” they are in
fact a reconfiguration of existing racist, paramilitary formations
that have been given new legitimacy in the polarized debate over
immigration.

But this is the real face of the vigilante movement: At the Arizona
border, Ranch Rescue — a group instrumental in establishing Simcox’s
first group, the Civil Homeland Defense — held two undocumented El
Salvadorian immigrants at gun point, pistol-whipped them and harassed
them trained attack dogs. Early this year, several migrant camps in
Southern California were terrorized and vandalized in attacks linked
to the leader of the San Diego Minutemen.

Regardless of how Simcox tries to sanitize his message for a
university audience, his more candid statements reveal the racism the
fuels vigilante groups like the Minutemen. Speaking about Mexicans
and Central American immigrants, Simcox once commented, “They have no
problem slitting your throat and taking your money or selling drugs
to your kids or raping your daughter and they are evil people.”

Join a protest to tell Simcox that racism and violence toward
immigrants has no place on our campus.

To endorse this call or for more information: StopMinutemenATX@yahoo.com

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And don’t forget. . .

STATEWIDE RALLY AND MARCH FOR IMMIGRANT RIGHTS

Tuesday, April 10
Gather at the Capitol at 4:30 PM

Join thousands of Texans to march for immigrants’ rights and a day of
action for positive Texas legislation. At this very moment Texas
legislators are proposing a series of bills that would be harmful to
immigrants and all Texans. Thousands will converge at the Texas
Capitol to demand justice for immigrants. You can help by organizing
your church, local organization, friends, or family to converge on
Austin on April 10. There will be a rally on south steps of Capitol
at 4:30 PM, followed by a march at 5:30 PM.

March sponsored by the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition. More info:
300-8011 or airc.atx@gmail.com

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2 thoughts on “No racist vigilantes on campus! Protest the minutemen on 4/10!

  1. Hello,

    I’m co-host of a Denver media watchblog called the Try-Works, which, I’m proud to say has drawn a little blood here and there amongst our locals. One of our primary foci has been the Denver media’s neo-Stalinist smear of CU Professor Ward Churchill. I’m leaving this comment because you’ve shown some interest in either the Try-Works or Ward Churchill. If I’ve misjudged and you’re interested in neither — my apologies.

    As you know, though Ward Churchill drew the right-wing’s ire for questioning American exceptionalism, it was understood that attacking him for exercising his right to free speech might raise some uncomfortable questions. As such, the local media’s coverage immediately took on a viciously personal bent, the main charge being that Professor Churchill wasn’t a “real Indian.”

    Only two pieces of evidence have ever been offered that Churchill is an “ethnic fraud” — whatever that means.

    1. A genealogical study in a June 8 Rocky Mountain News article, performed by an incredibly unqualified team made up of two anti-Churchill bloggers and a New Jersey cop. (http://tinyurl.com/byp32)

    2. The word of several people affiliated with a splinter offshoot of the American Indian Movement — primarily Suzan Shown Harjo, Vernon Bellecourt and Carole Standing Elk — who have a longstanding feud with Professor Churchill. Professor Churchill (along with Russell Means, John Trudell, Robert Robideau, Glenn Morris, George Tinker and others) have earned their lifelong enmity by contending that members of this group brutally raped and murdered a young American Indian activist. (http://tinyurl.com/3av3sp)

    Professor Churchill, on the other hand, has videotape of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee council discussing his membership application and affirming his every word. Videotape tape the UKB mailed Professor Churchill along with his enrollment card. Videotape which the Denver media knows of, and has chosen to ignore as inconvenient.

    But we have made a copy. And we have posted relevant clips to the Internet, accompanied by a breakdown penned by Try-Works member Charley Arthur.

    Just click here: http://tinyurl.com/36uat6

    For those of you who support Professor Churchill (or who just have a passing interest in journalistic integrity), enjoy.

    For the inveterate liars among you — especially among the Denver local media — we’re going to be having a lot of fun at your expense. Do drop by.

    Sincerely,
    Benjamin Whitmer
    http://www.tryworks.org

  2. You are total and utter hypocrites. You defend the ‘rights’ of leftist professors who advocate violence against Americans, but attacked this man’s right to speak. And you smear him to boot with a pack of lies intending to stir up hate and violence. You are shameful, ignorant, hateful hypocrites.

    While you wallow in your ignorance, Minutemen are monitoring the border, exposing the failure to proect it, and in some cases rescuing the very people you falsely claim they are attacking …

    http://www.minutemanhq.com/hq/article.php?sid=245
    “MCDC volunteers rescued 7 illegal aliens urgently requiring aid, food and water, among who were included a seven year old child. The illegal aliens stumbled across Minuteman Corps border monitoring posts is a distressed state.”

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