Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Photo Essay: MAY 29, 2010, Alto Arizona Protests

May 29th, 2010: Phoenix Arizona.
Below is my photo gallery from the actions against the racial profiling “show me your papers” law (SB 1070) in Arizona.

See more artwork from the event here, very cool stuff:

Over 100,000 people came out to Phoenix to march against injustice and racism. We performed 3 different times at the protests, playing Deportees, Fighting Song and Que Queremos, sharing the stage with Los Jornaleros Del Norte and the Mexican banda pop star Jenni Rivera. It was very important to be out there with a message of “No Borders, No Nations” as too many well-intentioned folks opposed to racism and fascism were out there with signs asking Obama to stop the law. Obama's response to this has been to send 1200 federal troops to "secure" the border. These are the same soldiers trained to kill accross the globe and putting them on the border is no good for the people. We need a whole other way.