An American Suicide Terrorist by William John Cox

by William John Cox
Featured Writer
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www.thevoters.org
January 12, 2011

The shooter of Congresswoman Giffords acted as a domestic suicide terrorist on the political “battleground” of American politics. His YouTube postings and “goodbye” phone messages are ominously reminiscent of the traditional farewell videos of Islamist martyrs.

The deadly combination of suicide terrorists’ mental instability, their political and religious indoctrination, and readily available bomb materials and firearms explode in violence almost every day somewhere in the Middle-East.

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Keiser Report №84: Oscar León

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This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, look at Larry Summers and your mom, the toxic yes votes on Tarp and a second American Revolution. In the second half of the show, Max goes to Arizona to talk to Oscar Leon, director and producer of Once Upon A Time In Arizona.

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Immigration, A Perennial Issue Of Concern In The U.S. by Brian McAfee

by Brian McAfee
Guest Writer
Dandelion Salad
Sept. 19, 2010

The issue of immigration was brought to the forefront recently by Arizona’s discriminatory immigration law SB 1070, which would require police and other public officials to ask all or any Latino looking people to show their ID’s. This demonstrates an attitude oriented towards criminalizing immigrants in general and a hostile outlook towards Hispanics in particular. The anti-immigrant attitude was also evident in Utah a few months ago when a list was published and widely distributed with the names and personal information of 1,300 supposedly illegal immigrants concerning which some were actually born in the U.S., but happened to have Hispanic looking names. The people that created the list signed it “anonymous”, i.e.- cowards.

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‘Go Ahead, Try and Make Me Pay You’: Wage Theft and S.B. 1070 + Illegal Invasion Or Economic Scapegoat?

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By Danny Postel and Ted Smukler
http://www.inthesetimes.com
July 27, 2010

The Arizona Interfaith Alliance for Worker Justice, a worker center in Phoenix, has seen a “huge spike” in wage theft since SB 1070, Arizona’s draconian immigration law, passed in April. Trina Zelle, the group’s executive director, has seen a “noticeable shift” in the four months since the measure was signed into law.

“Employers are even more brazen in their mistreatment of workers,” Zelle says. “Increasingly, “Go ahead, try and make me pay you” is the response workers hear when they confront their employers over unpaid wages.

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via ‘Go Ahead, Try and Make Me Pay You’: Wage Theft and S.B. 1070 – Working In These Times

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Shining the Light of The New Colossus Into Arizona by Walter Brasch

by Walter Brasch
Featured Writer
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www.walterbrasch.com
July 26, 2010

Two things are assured this coming week. One is that Arizona will do its best to put into practice its controversial anti-immigration bill. The other is that a federal district court will rule whether that law is constitutional.

The Arizona law requires all law enforcement officials who stop anyone for any reason to determine if that person may be an illegal resident. If the person can’t produce documentation, the police are required to detain the individual and to notify Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).

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The Truth Shall Not be Spoken in Arizona by Glen Ford

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A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
Black Agenda Radio Commentaries
19 May 2010

As Arizona moves past the “tipping point” of non-white population, its government scrambles to safeguard historical white lies from exposure by public school ethnic studies programs. The governor “intends to wipe the white historical slate clean of actual genocides, enslavements, land piracies, and all manner of crimes against darker peoples.” The truth shall not be spoken in Arizona.”

“The truth shall not be spoken in Arizona, if it is detrimental to the reputation and sensibilities of white people.”

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Economic Power: Avoid Arizona and Boycott BP by Joel S. Hirschhorn

by Joel S. Hirschhorn
Featured Writer
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www.foavc.org
May 16, 2010

Money is power.  Each of us has it to varying degrees.  Our challenge is to use our spending to advance worthy goals.  Right now we see economic power being used against the state of Arizona because of the awful legislation recently passed that makes it all too easy for police there to seek proof of citizenship from virtually anyone they choose.  Many groups and government entities have already canceled conferences and other activities in Arizona, sending state and business leaders into a frizzy.  They deserve to suffer as do the vast majority of Arizona citizens that supported the legislation.  Every American that professes love and respect for the Constitution should avoid spending their tourism and other kinds of spending in Arizona.

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Arizona and the Alien-Nation of America by Walter Brasch

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www.walterbrasch.com
May 9, 2010

My father, a federal employee with a top secret clearance, carried a copy of his birth certificate when he went into Baja California from our home in San Diego. Many times, when he tried to reenter the U.S., he was stopped by the Border Patrol. He had thick black hair and naturally dark skin, and the Patrol thought he was a Mexican brazenly trying to sneak back into the country by claiming to be married to the black-haired, blue-eyed, light-skinned woman he claimed was his wife.

If my father were still alive, and chose to drive into Arizona or to walk on the streets of any of its cities or towns, he probably would be stopped and asked to provide identification. Naturally, he wouldn’t be carrying a U.S-issued visa or Mexican-issued passport, since he was an American citizen. He probably wouldn’t even be carrying his birth certificate, since he would have assumed he was traveling within the United States, and there was no need to carry it. He would probably have a Social Security card and his California-issued ID card—he didn’t have a driver’s license because he was blind in his left eye—but both of those could easily have been forged.

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Sowing The Seeds Of Violence by Bruce Gagnon

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by Bruce Gagnon
featured writer
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Organizing Notes
April 29, 2010

A Mad Tea Party
by Helen Cox, used with permission

I am on the train to NYC and the wireless connection seems to come and go on this “Downeaster”.

I got an email this morning from a Tea Party list that somehow got my name. One line in particular that stands out is “Arizona is being targeted by millions of illegal aliens for race riots!”

A virtual call to arms is now being sounded by some Tea Party organizers. One of them says:

“How many more Citizens must die before Washington realizes America is under a full scale attack? TeaParty.org will NOT negotiate our values. We will NOT stand down and we will NOT go silently into the night. ”
Stephen Eichler J.D. Executive Director – TeaParty.org

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Behind the Arizona Immigration Law: GOP Game to Swipe the November Election by Greg Palast

by Greg Palast
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www.gregpalast.com
forTruthout.org
April 26, 2010

Our investigation in Arizona discovered the real intent of the show-me-your-papers law.

[Phoenix, AZ.] Don’t be fooled. The way the media plays the story, it was a wave of racist, anti-immigrant hysteria that moved Arizona Republicans to pass a sick little law, signed last week, requiring every person in the state to carry papers proving they are US citizens.

I don’t buy it. Anti-Hispanic hysteria has always been as much a part of Arizona as the Saguaro cactus and excessive air-conditioning.

What’s new here is not the politicians’ fear of a xenophobic “Teabag” uprising.

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Simple Ancient Techniques For Reclaiming The Desert by Guadamour

by Guadamour
Dandelion Salad
featured writer
Dec. 4, 2007

Thousands of miles of land is being lost to advancing deserts each year. That coupled with the exponential population growth does not bode well for the planet and the people and animals and plants that inhabit it.

The loss of plants and the advance of the desert creates a snowball effect. Without vegetation the rain that falls does more harm than good, creating floods and washing valuable top soil away.

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