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ACTION ALERT: November 25: San Diego March in Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan


November 22, 2018
The San Diego Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition & National Immigrant Solidarity Network, et al.

We migrant rights and social justice groups, invite individuals and organizations to demonstrate in their cities, and if they are able, to join our rally and march to the US/Mexican border. November 25th marks the anniversary of the 2017 Honduran election stolen by the US-backed, right-wing military dictator Juan Orlando Hernandez. We are demonstrating on this day to draw attention to the US role in creating the current social and political crises driving the mass-exodus from Central America.

http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org

ACTION ALERT: November 25:
San Diego March in Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan

The San Diego Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition & National Immigrant Solidarity Network, et al.

Fellow Workers, Friends,

Please join the Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition for this
San Diego March in Solidarity with the Refugee Caravan
Sunday, November 25 at 9 AM – 12 PM
Larsen Field, 4100 Camino de la Plaza, San Ysidro, California 92173
Facebook Event Page

ACTION: To endorse the call to action, sign up here

International Call to Action for the
Refugee Caravan and Central American Exodus


As thousands of our refugee relatives -- children, elders, brothers, sisters, LGBTQI+ siblings and people with disabilities -- make their way to the border, we are calling for an International Day of Action in Solidarity with the Caravan and Exodus from Central America on Sunday, November 25, 2018.

We, the San Diego Migrant and Refugee Solidarity Coalition, composed of migrant rights and social justice groups, invite individuals and organizations across the country and globe to organize demonstrations in their cities, and if they have the capacity, to join our rally and march to the border.

We call for an action on November 25th to commemorate the anniversary of the 2017 Honduran election stolen by the US government-backed, right-wing military dictator Juan Orlando Hernández (JOH). We are demonstrating on this day to acknowledge and draw attention to the current social and political crises driving the exodus from Central America.

We understand that these crises -- drug wars, military coups, destruction of indigenous lands for the benefit of corporations, and environmental catastrophe in the region -- are all symptoms of US foreign policy, corporate profiteering and war-making.

Moreover, we see that the Trump administration is creating a warlike atmosphere against the caravan. It should be clear that they are not just acting with the support of a cabinet of white supremacists and a majority GOP in the Senate but are also emboldened by the last few decades of bipartisan militarization of the border, mass raids, expansion of for-profit detention centers, and mass deportations -- with more than 2.5 million migrants under Obama and Trump alone.

Further, these policies are a continuation of a long history of anti-Indigenous colonial violence and genocide.

These attacks have been complemented by decades of pushback against the migrants' rights movement and years of terror against all who participated in the mega marches for Migrant's Rights back in 2006 and since. We must continue to build and consolidate our gains no matter how large or small.

Legal precedent, "civility," regard for life: the administration has no respect for any of it. The only thing that it responds to is resistance from below.

The US government, as with all governments, and the people of the United States have a choice: We can reject the humanity of the refugees and buy into the racist anti-migrant rhetoric of the Administration and the media. OR, we can do what humans have an obligation to do and what the US government owes the people of Central America: insist on allowing all the refugees the right to seek asylum!

Demands
1. Respect for the right of asylum for all members of the Central American Exodus. Stop the profiling and criminalization of refugees; lift the executive order limiting access to asylum.

2. Process all asylum claims made at Ports of Entry with expediency. We reject Custom and Border Protection's claim that Port of Entries lack capacity to let in refugees. We also reject the shift away from decades of international asylum agreements that allow for requests to be made anywhere on the border.

3. The US government must publicly acknowledge a) its role in Honduran Coup in 2009, b) that the Honduran government is a US supported dictatorship, and c) recognize the political and social crises throughout Central America as caused by US foreign policy.

4. Call for international solidarity beyond the US and Mexico. The United Nations and Red Cross must also recognize the Humanitarian crisis at the US/Mexico Border.

5. We demand freedom for incarcerated migrants now and free movement for asylum seekers. No incarceration of migrants in shelters or for-profit detention centers.

6. No impunity for governments that violate international asylum agreements and processes. Prosecute officials who violate the human right to seek asylum in any country of their preference.

Endorsing Organizations
See latest list online here.

Endorsing Organizations
Activist San Diego
Af3irm SD
AIM OTIPEMISIWAK
American Friends Service Committee
American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931
American Indian Movement Southern California
Anakbayan San Diego
Alíanza de Salvadoreños Retornados
Asamblea de Solidaridad con México - País Valencià
Binational Conference Organizing Committee
Binational Conference on Border Issues Organizing Committee
Border Angels, San Diego
Brown Beret National Organization and all Texas Brown Berets
CARECEN
California for Progress
Centro Cultural De la Raza
Center for Interdisciplinary Environmental Justice
Center for the Advanced Study of American Institutions and Social Movements
Committee Opposed to Militarism and the Draft
Coalición Fronteriza de Centro Americanxs
Colectivo Zapatista
Colectivo Somos Migrantes - España
Colectivo Ollin Calli Tijuana
Defend Boyle Heights
Democratic Autonomous Federation
Democratic Socialists of America- San Diego Chapter
Democrat Socialists of America
Employee Rights Center (ERC)
Enclave Caracol
Enclave Caracol TJ
Enlace
Environmentalists Against War
Food Not Bombs
Freedom Road Socialist Organization
Halifax in Solidarity with the Migrant Caravan
Honduro-Canada Solidarity Community
Human Rights Alliance for Child Refugees and Families
Immigrant Justice League
International Socialist Organization
Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) San Diego Local 13
Indivisible (Normal Heights/Hillcrest)
Jews for Palestinian Right of Return
La Diáspora Hondureña
Labor for Palestine
Las Luchonas
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee
Legalization 4 All
Mark Brazil
Migrante San Diego
Movimiento Cosecha
Mujeres en Resistencia Chicago
No Space for Hate
Otay Mesa Detention Resistance
Our Revolution SoCal OC
Party For Socialism and Liberation
PSL Salt Lake – Party for Socialism and Liberation
People over Profits, SD
Pueblo Sin Fronteras
QTPOC colectivo
Raices sin Fronteras
Racial Justice Coalition
San Diego Committee Against Police Brutality
San Diego County Central Committee of the Peace and Freedom Party
SAN DIEGO BORDER DREAMERS
San Diego Workers World Party
San Diego Ground Zero Players
School of the Americas Watch-L.A.
Showing Up for Racial Justice, San Diego
Stop Tribal Genocide
Students for Justice in Palestine, San Diego
Students for Justice in Palestine @ UCSD
The Coalition to Free Mumia Abu Jamal and All Political Prisoners
The Freedom Socialist Party
Transfronterizx Alliance Student Organization (TASO) UCLA
UMAS y MEXA de CU Boulder
Union Del Barrio
Union de Vecinos
Undocutravelers
Uaptsd San Diego Copwatch
Veterans for Peace, San Diego
Veterans for Peace, Chapter 72 Portland, OR
Veterans For Peace (national)
Women's Labor Network
43 San Diego

Information about making donations to support the temporary refugee shelters:
for the shelters in Tijuana
https://www.facebook.com/SDMRSC/photos/a.2137167843204479/2137163909871539/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/SDMRSC/photos/a.2137167843204479/2137163936538203/?type=3&theater
https://www.facebook.com/SDMRSC/photos/a.2137167843204479/2137163926538204/?type=3&theater
for the shelter in San Diego
http://www.rapidresponsesd.org/documents/Migrant-Shelter-Press-Release.pdf
See more information also at http://www.rapidresponsesd.org/

Solidarity,
Monty Kroopkin, branch secretary
IWW San Diego Local 13

National Immigrant Solidarity Network http://www.ImmigrantSolidarity.org
ActionLA Coalition http://www.ActionLA.org
Peace NO War Network http://www.PeaceNOWar.net
Activist Video Service http://www.ActivistVideo.org
China-US Bi-National Activist Solidarity Network http://www.chinadelegation.org

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