SB1070 Supposedly Gutted While Politicians Play It Safe
During the protest at ICE headquarters in Phoenix, a white bus arrived with people who were detained for being in the country without proper documentation. Protestors rushed to the fence to yell and make noise for all the detainees to hear. Parts of SB1070 had been removed but ICE was still transporting prisoners.
JT Ready's Last Rant: The Complete Text
JT Ready walks through the crowd of protestors at the National Socialist Movement rally in Phoenix on November 13th, 2010.
Nick Martin from the TPM Muckraker just published a story about a recent screed written by JT Ready on the now defunct US Border Guard website. The story did not include the full text, just snippets and quotes. I was able to extract the entire account from the Google cache of the page before it went away. Below is the entire text posted by JT Ready, the Arizona border militia leader who was involved in a murder-suicide this past Wednesday
Occupy May Day Protest (Video)
Protestors walk through the valet parking at Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall
Every police force has a distinctive way for how they handle demonstrations. Scottsdale Police Department also has theirs. When they detect activity developing, they send an officer to speak with the crowd to announce in a friendly manner that they expect everyone to follow the laws by not leaving the public sidewalk or obstructing the street. It is a bit uncanny how much this information officer resembles actor Steve Carell.
Tempe PD Harass Citizen Journalists (Video)
Sunday afternoon, a group of fifty local residents gathered near the corner of Ash and University in Tempe to plant a garden on a vacant commercial lot. Tempe Police Department showed up in force to prevent them from doing so and handcuffed and detained one man who walked to the top of a neighboring parking structure to take photos. The detainment was captured on video by local citizen journalist, Michelle Lewis, who was also harassed repeatedly on video by Tempe Police officers.
Arizona Rally Against the War on Women
Saturday afternoon, approximately five hundred people met outside the Arizona State Capitol in Phoenix for the UniteWomen.Org Rally Against the War on Women. The attendees were protesting a variety of recently proposed laws introduced by the Arizona Legislature relating to women's health. Videos were recorded by Michael Royer of Occupy Phoenix.
Nine Arrested During SB1070 March
Daniela Cruz, 20, and Rocio Sanchez, 17, hold hands high in defiance of the Phoenix Police.
Nine people were arrested in Phoenix, Arizona at the end of a march marking the two year anniversary of the signing of Arizona's infamous SB1070 law.
US Senate SB1070 Hearings
Former Arizona Senator Russell Pearce, Former U.S. Senator Dennis DeConcini, Arizona Senator Steve Gallardo, and Todd Landfried spoke at the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Refugees & Border Security today.
Tim Wise Speaks at Arizona State University
Tim Wise visited Arizona State University to give a lecture about racial nostalgia and white anxiety in the United States. You can watch the videos below...
Arizona Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin
Over two thousand people marched through Downtown Phoenix in protest of the shooting death of Trayvon Martin last month in Sanford, Florida. Event organizers were surprised by the large turnout.
Sierra Club Vigil for a Responsible Canada
The Sierra Club hosted a nationwide vigil Friday evening in ten major cities to bring attention to the environmental damage caused by Canada's tar sands mining. Members of the Sierra Club in Phoenix, Arizona met at the Consulate General of Canada's office building.