ARIZONA NATIONAL OPPRESSION AND RACISM ...NO 1070 RACIST LAW!
San Antonio Resolution Arizona and National Oppression of Mexicans Southwest Workers Union PO Box 830706 San Antonio, Texas 78283 210.299.2666 www.swunion.org Contact: Che Lopez firstname.lastname@example.org 210.378 5132 cell For Another World to be possible, and another United States, we must have another Arizona… The passage of 1070 law in the state of Arizona, criminalizing migrants with out papers, is a violation of Human Rights and constitutes oppression based on the color of the skin and ones national origin and nationality. It is a law targeted towards all brown skinned people, Latinos and Indigenous in general, and Mexicans in particular. SWU proposes this as a resolution against the Arizona 1070 because it is rooted in racism and slavery, an institution lost to the wheel of history, an oppressive institution practiced in Arizona against Indigenous and Africans first by the Spanish Empire and later by United States imperialism. SWU proposed this resolution against 1070 because this law is rooted in the genocide of indigenous peoples in Arizona and Sonora. Arizona was ‘ground zero’ in the extermination pogrom by the United States government. The indigenous people that survived the ‘genocide’ were put in prison or reservations. SWU proposes this resolution links the development of the racist law 1070 to the establishment of the Confederacy in southern Arizona at the end of the civil war, where they were seeking to establish another slave state like Texas. The 1070 law is racist and profiles Brown people The 1070 law is a violation of Human Rights The 1070 Law violates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (The war of the United States against Mexico) We therefore, Propose to Liberate Arizona Campaign & defeat 1070. Make July 29th a National & International day of ACTION to defeat 1070 …Adopted as part of the PMA: Liberation Caravan… that took 50 delegates of social movements in San Antonio to protest in AZ on the National and International Day of Action on May 29, 2010. …Adopted at the Zocalo in Mexico DF by the World Social Forum-Mexico …Adopted at the May 1st International Workers Day in Mexico DF by the Independent Unions.