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Immigration Activists Rally Against ALEC Friday

by Eric S. Peterson
- Posted // 2012-07-26 -

The American Legislative Exchange Council is wrapping up its conference in Utah pimping business-friendly legislation to state lawmakers. This Friday immigration activists are keeping the heat on conference goers with a rally and candlelight vigil Friday.

ALEC, a nonprofit organization that advances limited government and free enterprise is also about advancing private parlays between corporate behemoths and state lawmakers, just like how the for-profit prison industry courted lawmakers in regards to “get-tough” immigration bills which invariably would mean more bodies to house in detainment and correctional facilities as City Weekly reported on in 2010. With ALEC influencing Arizona’s controversial Senate Bill 1070 and similar versions of the bill later passed in the Utah Legislature, local activists are rallying against ALEC’s stop in Salt Lake City.

The event will feature speakers from the Salt Lake DREAM Team, United for Social Justice, Industrial Workers of the World and the Revolutionary Student Union, as well as food, music, ALEC piñatas and later a candlelight vigil in remembrance of those affected by ALEC’s direct actions. Check it out Friday, July 27, from 7-10 p.m. at the Salt Lake City & County Building, 451 S. State

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Posted // July 27,2012 at 12:18

Join ALEC Welcoming Committee Saturday Morning 9am as we take aim and a final shot at ALEC.
 
For the past several years, on the Saturday of ALEC's annual meeting, the NRA has regularly hosted an outing for ALEC legislators and lobbyists to go shooting together -- with complimentary guns and ammo plus plenty of food and drink (this time it is a barbeque). Meet in Washington Square Park 9am and walk over to the Hotel to the departing NRA busses full of lobbyists and legislators.

 

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Posted // July 27,2012 at 11:05

clovis,

I pity you for seeing the world in terms of color alone. That must be incredibly limiting and contribute to a very skewed vision of the world. Particularly, it must be troubling for you to deal with the complete and utter falsity of your vision of America as a "white" country. It's not. It never has been.  

What America is, is a country in which there is a lot of potential for every individual, and the infrastructure to support dreams. Everyone deserves access to that. Regardless of where they happenned to be born.  

Your argument that people only migrate to western countries is also both false and taken out of context. Consider, for example, the large amount of Germans and Japanese who have relocated to Latin America. . . Or the amount of Dutch in South Africa.  

I hope that one day you will find a way to love everyone.

 

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Posted // July 27,2012 at 09:56

ASIA FOR THE ASIANS, AFRICA FOR THE AFRICANS, WHITE COUNTRIES FOR EVERYBODY!

Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries.

The Netherlands and Belgium are just as crowded as Japan or Taiwan, but nobody says Japan or Taiwan will solve this RACE problem by bringing in millions of third worlders and quote assimilating unquote with them.

Everybody says the final solution to this RACE problem is for EVERY white country and ONLY white countries to “assimilate,” i. e. , intermarry, with all those non-whites.

What if I said there was this RACE problem and this RACE problem would be solved only if hundreds of millions of non-blacks were brought into EVERY black country and ONLY into black countries?

How long would it take anyone to realize I’m not talking about a RACE problem. I am talking about the final solution to the BLACK problem?

And how long would it take any sane black man to notice this and what kind of psycho black man wouldn’t object to this?

But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.

They say they are anti-racist. What they are is anti-white.

Anti-racist is a code word for anti-white.

 

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Posted // July 27,2012 at 06:52

 This is our big closing event.   The immigration rally is preceeded by SLC BIKE SWARM OCCUPIES ALEC !

Come to the rally early and join the bike swarm.   The Bike Swarm will end at Washington Square for the immigration rally!

 This Friday JULY 27th 6-7 pm @ Grand America Hotel Meet at Washington Square (500 s State St. SLC) between 4 and 6pm (City/ County Bldg. ) 500 South and State St.

Bike decorating begins at 4pm!

A special bike swarm to protest corporate rule and control of State Government. The American Legislative Exchange Council or ALEC is holding an annual meeting at the Grand America Hotel July 23-28th.

This Bike Swarm around the Grand America is the cap of a week long series of actions and activities to raise awareness about ALEC and to disrupt business as usual for the Elite members of ALEC.

 

 

 
 
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