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<nettime> Latino political influence in the US?
Benjamin Geer on Wed, 3 May 2006 10:13:23 +0200 (CEST)


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<nettime> Latino political influence in the US?


The American immigrants' rights movement has been getting a fair
amount of media attention outside the US.  Is there anyone here
knowledgeable enough to comment on any broader effects that Latino
political movements might be having on American politics, beyond the
specific issue of immigration?  Have they shown much interest in
leftist currents in Latin American politics or been influenced by
those currents?

Ben

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http://news.independent.co.uk/world/americas/article361313.ece

Millions mark America's 'day without immigrants'
The Independent
By Andrew Gumbel in Los Angeles
Published: 02 May 2006

The surging movement for immigrants' rights across the United States
reached new heights as millions of foreign-born workers walked off
their jobs, withheld all but the most necessary consumer purchases and
joined noisy, peaceful May Day protest marches in more than 50 cities.
[...]

"There's no question in my mind that we are in the midst of an
historic, new social movement," commented Marc Cooper, a border and
immigration specialist with the University of Southern California's
Institute for Justice and Journalism. "It's taken decades to build and
reach critical mass and it is still going to take years to mature and
fully pay off. So far, the cool-headed long-term strategists have
dominated."





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