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“¡Sí, Se Puede!” ( “Yes, We Can!” ) 11 April, 2006

Posted by ~V~ in Images, Philosophy, Politics.
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Hundreds of thousands of people demanding U.S. citizenship for illegal immigrants took to the streets in dozens of cities from New York to San Diego on Monday in some of the most widespread demonstrations since the mass protests began around the country last month.

~ from a story on the AP newswire

We shall strike. We shall organize boycotts.
We shall demonstrate and have political campaigns.
We shall pursue the revolution we have proposed.
We are sons and daughters of the farm workers’ revolution, a revolution of the poor
seeking bread and justice.

Until the chance for political participation is there,
we who are poor will continue to attack the soft part
of the American system – its economic structure.
We will build power through boycotts, strikes,
new union – whatever techniques we can develop.
These attacks on the status quo will come,
not because we hate, but because we know America
can construct a humane society for all its citizens –
and that if it does not, there will chaos.

~ César E. Chávez (1927-1993)

We are an entire nation of “illegal” immigrants…
Consider this: you would not be the person you are today if your relatives
had not immigrated to this country at some point in history.

History is now.

We are making history.

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