Posts tagged "boycott"

To boycott or not boycott Arizona?

To boycott or not boycott Arizona?
One of the nation’s leading Latino civil rights organization, the National Council of La Raza, announced that it was ending its boycott of Arizona. The group had initiated a boycott last year after the state passed S.B. 1070, the immigration law that has largely been held up in the courts. That it hasn’t advanced is... Read more »

Arizona residents speak out against SB1070 at Netroots Nation

Arizona’s new immigration law, SB1070, is set to officially take effect Thursday unless a federal judge stops it. At the Netroots Nation conference in Las Vegas, I interviewed several people who live in Arizona to get their take on how it is impacting their state already. Carmen Cornejo, an activist for the DREAM Act with... Read more »

Soundstrike: Musicians to boycott Arizona, including Kanye West, Juanes and Los Tigres del Norte

Musicians from the world of rap to rock and Latin music are now calling for a boycott of Arizona due to the new immigration law passed there. Zach de la Rocha Among them are Chicago-raised Kanye West, hip-hop’s Cypress Hill, Colombian rocker Juanes and Mexican banda Los Tigres del Norte. Leading the boycott is Zach... Read more »

Boycott the Census? That's silly.

We’re coming up on 2010 and that means it’s time for the U.S. census. But there is a group of evangelical pastors telling undocumented immigrants they shouldn’t be counted, according to a recent story in the Los Angeles Times. They are doing this as a form of reverse protest to call on the Obama Administration... Read more »