Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Ningun Ser Humano es Ilegal

Wow, Wow, Wow, Wow.

I've been busy the last couple of days, and only just had time to find out what happened on May Day. I'm out of town at the moment, and I'm sitting in an internet cafe going through the indymedia protests, looking at photos, and almost crying over how unbelievably amazing the American Mayday immigrant right protests were.

That photo is from San Francisco, and those links each go to a different indymedia sites. You can also find out more information, here, here, here and here.

What really got to me (and made me all emotional) was the solidarity. Immigration is a workers issue, and it doesn't just affect illegal immigrants. The photos from Chicago, which had the biggest protests, showed that people understood that. As a history geek, I was particularly excited the Chicago. May day marks the campaign for the 8 hour day, and the Haymarket riots, and the state murder that followed. The people who fought for the eight hour day were mostly immigrants and those organising now are continuing that fight.

This photo is from Chicago, near Haymarket:

PS I stole the title from a banner; I don't speak spanish. I hope it's not too hideously wrong.


  1. Steve the pirate: You are being disrespectful, the least you could do would be to own it. Could you please not bother me on my blog, go mock me on your own blog.

  2. Not to be disrespectful, capitalists, but if you hate this blog so much, why do you bother reading it and commenting on it? As far as I know, Maia doesn't troll your blog with rude comments, so why are you trolling hers?

  3. Sofiya,

    Who says we "hate" this site? I may disagree with the views expressed here, but I often read and explore the opinions of others that differ from my own. Sometimes, when I find compelling arguments I alter my own opinions. That is one of the great things about a free society. We can disagree, argue and discuss differing opinions without fear of harm or arrest. Why would you think that free and open discussions are a bad thing?