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Close the concentration camps now!
July 11 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PDT
Over the past months we have witnessed the brutality that refugees and the displaced have faced at the hands of this administration. We have seen and heard the reports of children sleeping on concrete floors, locked in cages and denied basic human rights. This is not a protest about political issues but one about moral responsibilities. The severe overcrowding and denial of basic needs like food, beds, soap, showers and medical care are unacceptable.
For years the US has supported coups abroad, installed puppet governments and allowed multinational corporations to buy and sell freely all over Central and South America without providing any benefits to their populations and disrupting economic and basic rights. In fact, the displacement of workers, the expropriation of farmers and the Indigenous people from their lands and the destruction of habitat and resources, have forced migration and people to face these dire situations.
We cannot tolerate the way that our government is treating these refugees and immigrants. People always say that Immigrants created this country but then leave out many parts like the removal and killing of Native Peoples, enslaving of Africans, segregation pre and post Jim Crow laws and the massive exploiting of the land and natural resources. We see repeating images of our government separating and housing these displaced people in the same conditions as the Japanese internment camps!! We have seen them enslave, segregate and continue the incarceration of the African American community, the disparate treatment of our Middle Eastern relatives after 9/11 and now the persecution of our Central and South American refugees. How much longer will we allow for this to continue? Because if we do not stand up against this then we are being complicit.
Today hundreds of children are still waiting to be reunited with their families. They are living in detention centers facing psychological and physical trauma. Since Trump took office we have lost 24 people including 6 children and many more injustices. This not the world we want to live in!!? What side of history do we want to stand on? Follow us @El Comite, get informed about what is happening and teach, share, protest ACT. We are asking that all of the people who care to come out and join us this Thursday at 5pm at Westlake Park. Let me know if you need more information.