November 16, 2010- Arizona’s neo-Nazi’s rally in support of Arizona’s anti immigrant law SB1070 caused a riot on the streets of Phoenix this weekend. They were however, heavily outnumbered by equal rights protesters who challenged the neo-Nazi spectacle while they headed to the federal courthouse. Police dressed in riot gear separated the two groups, and used pepper spray to calm them down, however, people were injured and two rock throwing protesters were arrested.
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The anti-immigration protest was in support of the draconian Arizona's “papers please” law called SB 1070. The law in its entirety would have permitted police to interrogate anyone they suspected of being in the country without legal papers. The neo- Nazi’s were upset that the most controversial aspects of the law have been blocked by a district court decision.
The National Socialist Movement is a neo-Nazi group that advocates a white separatist nation, where “Only those of pure White blood, whatever their creed, may be members of the nation. Non-citizens may live in America only as guests and must be subject to laws for aliens. Accordingly, no Jew or homosexual may be a member of the nation.”
In their 25 point treatise the neo-Nazi's make it very clear that nothing American is sacred to them. For example it state that “[a]ll non-White immigration must be prevented. We demand that all non-Whites currently residing in America be required to leave the nation forthwith and return to their land of origin: peacefully or by force.” They further demand that “[t]he Party combats the Jewish-materialistic spirit within and without us.”
Arizona is not new to neo-Nazis. In fact, evidence establishes that the Arizona's SB1070 anti-immigrant law was written and introduced to Arizona congress by Neo Nazi supporters. ((Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce, who championed the bill, has, for many years, been associated with local Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups)).
In the video, J.T. Ready the neo-Nazi march organizer, can be seen explaining to a group of protesters that the assault of his members is not acceptable. Ready reportedly shares a connection to SB-1070 architect and Arizona state Rep. Russell Pearce (R).
According to tucsoncitizen.com, JT Ready collaborated with Sean Pearce when the Minutemen were in existence. Sean Pearce is the son of Senate President and creator of SB1070 Russell Pearce, who also sanctioned JT Ready when he ran for office in Mesa in 2006.
Kris Kobach, an attorney and virulent anti-immigration who was recently defeated in his challenge to California’s in-state tuition law, authored the anti immigrant law, SB 1070. Kobach is an attorney for Immigration Reform Law Institute, the legal arm of the chameleon organization named Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. As Rachel Maddow revealed her program, the founder of FAIR is a well-known racist. The seed money he used to start FAIR came from an infamous Eugenics (the same thing the Nazi’s did) outfit.
Not surprisingly, a recent poll conducted by the Arizona Republic exposed that nearly half, 46 percent, of Arizona adults agreed that the immigration debate has "exposed a deeper sense of racism in our community."
SALT LAKE - At a press conference on Friday, Utah Governor Gary Herbert discussed a state investigation into the source of a list of alleged illegal immigrants circulated to media outlets and law enforcement offices.
Herbert called the action of the people who generated and sent the list "deplorable" and "unfortunate." Herbert explained that the investigation involves Utah Department of Workforce Services employees and at least two state employees may have been responsible for compiling and distributing an illegal list containing the names and personal information of 1,300 people who, the senders charged, are illegal immigrants and should be deported immediately.
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Herbert did not identify the individuals involved as the investigation was "ongoing" but commented that the results of the investigation would to be turned over to Mark Shurtleff, Utah Attorney General.
The Department of Workforce Service employees have been placed on leave, In their position, they have access to a database containing information matching that on the list. There could be more state employees involved. Officials stated that the investigation is ongoing.
The list was sent to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in Salt Lake City this April. It was redistributed this week adding morel names and sent to Utah lawmakers, news organizations and police chiefs. The anti-immigrant list senders called themselves Concerned Citizens of the United States and insisted that authorities start deportation proceeding for people on the list.
The list included addresses, Social Security numbers and incredibly whether some women were pregnant and expected date of birth. According to Utah Atty. Gen. Mark L. Shurtleff "Most likely both federal and state privacy laws may have been violated
June 9, 2010 -- Just last week, the notorious Governor Brewer promoter of the draconian anti- American law SB 1070, which in essence throws the entire civil rights movement into the proverbial garbage was caught claiming that her father had “died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany.” Her comment came out when she was discussing her state's destructive new anti-illegal immigrant law. It’s difficult to believe she meant anything else when she said : "Knowing that my father died fighting the Nazi regime in Germany, that I lost him when I was 11 because of that... and then to have them call me Hitler's daughter. It hurts. It's ugliness beyond anything I've ever experienced," Brewer told the paper.
Shortly thereafter, trying to clean up her mess, Paul Senseman, a spokesman for Brewer's office “explained” that the governor's remarks had not been meant literally, and that Mr. Drinkwine had passed away as a result of the toxic fumes he had inhaled while working as a civilian at an ammunition factory in Hawthorne, NV. Senseman said she was not "embellishing" the story and did not mean her father had died while a soldier in Germany.
"The fact is she didn't say, `My dad got a disease working in a munitions plant and he died from that 10 years after the war,'" said Jennifer Johnson, communications director for the Arizona Democratic Party. "She used words that made it sound like her father died on the battlefield fighting the Nazis."
Johnson said Brewer's comments were "disrespectful to veterans who died in combat."
It seems that Arizona cannot get past its, neo Nazi and white supremacist underbelly. Recently it was uncovered that ((Arizona’s new anti-immigrant law was written and introduced to Arizona congress by Neo Nazi supporter Arizona State Senator Russell Pearce)). Pearce has been associated with local Neo-Nazi and white supremacist groups. Just take a look at his background.
In 2006, he spoke emphatically about the 1950’s deportation act called “Operation Wetback.” In doing so he sent emails to his supporters expounding the greatness of this program. In this email he included an attachment from a white supremacy group and made the conspiratorial claim that journalists pushed the view of: “a world in which every voice proclaims the equality of the races, the inerrant nature of the Jewish ‘Holocaust’ tale, the wickedness of attempting to halt the flood of non-White aliens pouring across our borders…”
In 2007, Pierce was photographed with J.T. Ready spokesman for the National Socialist Movement, better known as the Nazi Party. They refer to themselves, “the premier white civil right organization in the world.” The group claims to be true patriots claiming that they are only against non-white immigration. J.T. Ready has said that closing the borders is crucial to preserving the white race. “Let's face it,” he said. “We're not being invaded by Swedish nuns here. We're on a border with a country that is a hostile country.” Pierce is also known for speaking at Neo-Nazi rallies and conferences.
Just recently in Los Angeles, Neo-Nazi rallied against illegal aliens. They waved American flags and banners with swastikas, wore black military uniforms and helmets. They shouted ‘Sieg Heil’ before each of their members began speaking.
In 2008, Pierce sponsored Senate Bill 1108, which would make it impossible for students at Universities to join groups based in whole or part because of their ethnicity, claiming it would indoctrinate people with anti-American mentality. As if the relationship could not be any clearer, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer yesterday signed a bill targeting a school district's ethnic studies program, Arizona law now prohibits classes that promote ethnic solidarity, that are created primarily for students of a particular race or that promote resentment toward a certain ethnic group.
Kris Kobach, who is currently running for Secretary of State of Kansas, authored the anti immigrant law, SB 1070. Kobach is an attorney for Immigration Reform Law Institute, the legal arm of the chameleon organization named Federation for American Immigration Reform, or FAIR. As Rachel Maddow revealed in a recent program, the founder of FAIR is a well-known racist. The seed money he used to start FAIR came from an infamous Eugenics (the same thing the Nazi’s did) outfit.
FAIR is just one piece of a vast and powerful anti-immigrant organization, created over the last 30 years, and orchestrated by John Tanton. His organization has been able to insinuate itself into many of the social and political debates of our time.
Tanton developed many different entities so that it appears that there are numerous advocates for what he sees and the ideal society. Another of his group, the Center for Immigration Studies, acts as so-called "think tank" to the anti-immigrant movement. Some other entities he is invalid with are the Coalition for the Future American Worker, Progressives for Immigration Reform, NumbersUSA, Immigration Reform Law Institute, United to Secure America Coalition. These are just a few of his many groups that work in unison trying earnestly to modify America's thinking on immigration.
The Southern Poverty Law Center and Anti-Defamation League have connected these groups with racists, white supremacists, and political extremists.
The Tanton message is blatantly clear - no more immigrants in the U.S. and those that are here should leave.
These are the background players in Arizona's new anti-immigrant laws.
"Today's republicans have forsaken the ideals and political precepts of men like Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater"
There was a time that Republicans were committed to protect America from anything that appeared to be connected to violations of personal liberty and would have emphatically fought against these type or organizations. Apparently in 2010 the Republican Party has morphed into something else. Today's republicans have forsaken the ideals and political precepts of men like Ronald Reagan and Barry Goldwater and seem have chosen to forget the American dream and it's integrity.
It's truly difficult to comprehend how Arizona, a state whose population is one-third Hispanic would want to alienate a significant segment of their residents; mostly hard working family members. Even as I write other states are following Arizona's lead.
Yes, it is irrefutable that the borders have to be secured to prevent criminals from entering the United States as well as to prevent future illegal immigration. It is also understandable that Arizona has been pushed into this position by the federal government's failure to fix the broken immigration laws. However, the Arizona law, as written, will never accomplish its intended goal of security and instead, will only serve to violate the rights of all Americans. Only with comprehensive immigration reform can this country resume the path intended by our founders and America will once again be "the land of the free and the home of the brave."
And who can blame Governor Brewer’s Nazi slip, it must have been on the tip of her tongue.
New York - May 7, 2010-- A new research was made regarding the persons who are attracted by Camel cigarettes. In conclusion it was established that teen girls have more interest in Camel cigarettes than any other category. Another study made on 1,036 adolescents, also says that the ads for Camel No. 9 cigarettes, that are found in magazines like: Glamour, Cosmopolitan and Vogue represent a big hit for teen girls aged from 12 to 16.
This new brand was launched in 2007 and in promotional giveaways for it were included cell phone jewelry, wristbands, purses and berry-flavored lip balm.
The spokesman for tobacco company R.J. Reynolds, which is the manufacturer of Camel cigarette brand, David Howard said that the ads were from the beginning aimed for adults. He also said that more than 80% of the persons who read it are over 18. In 1998 Master Settlement Agreement agreed with the tobacco companies not to influence kids in smoking habit. The same spokesman said that the number of the teens has declined since the ads were introduced.
Cheryl Healton is the president of the anti-smoking group the American Legacy Foundation and co-author who conducted a study about teenagers and said that the teens were very interested in the ads. She also asked teens if they realize what kind of cigarette brands exist.
In the year of 2008, there were 22% of girls who listed Camel brand as their favorite cigarette ad. But before that, there were made other four studies and the number was twice smaller. Healton said that all of that happen because Camel launched the new campaign and it is not because of the old one.
The cigarette ads are attracting kids too, said John Pierce of the Moores Cancer Center at the University of California-San Diego. If a non smoking teen is able to name a favorite tobacco ad then he is more likely to start smoking with 50% than other children.
When the boys were asked to say what their favorite cigarette ad was, they didn't show many preferences in comparison with the girls, who could name a favorite tobacco ad. So the cigarette ads are still reaching kids, even though there is a marketing ban on them. If on the ads is drawn smoking as being fashionable, then teens is even more attracted to it.
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In response to AZ's draconian anti-immigrant bill...
SEIU Members from AZ, CA, CO, DC, IL, IN, MA, MN, NM, NY, OH, TX, WI
to participate in May 1st Immigration rallies
Washington, DC - On Saturday, May 1, thousands of SEIU members will join faith, business and civil rights leaders across the country to rally against Arizona's draconian anti-immigrant law and call for comprehensive reform. The message they will deliver is simple: our system is broken; the need for comprehensive immigration reform is urgent and we expect our politicians to lead on this issue.
Since last Friday's signing of Arizona's SB 1070, SEIU members have been making phone calls, signing petitions, and holding rallies and vigils to urge local and national leaders that America cannot wait any longer; the time is now to pass comprehensive reform. From Phoenix, Arizona to Washington, D.C., SEIU members will be marching on Saturday to remind politicians and citizens that comprehensive immigration reform is good for our economy and good for America.
Saturday, May 1, 2010
WHAT: Thousands of SEIU members in cities across the country
WHO: Janitors, nurses, home care providers, public sector workers, security officers; immigrants and native-born workers
WHERE:Locations of May, 1 rallies and marches are as follows -
To speak directly with SEIU members and leaders prior to the May 1st rallies, please contact Ali Jost at Ali.Jost@seiu.org or at (202) 730-7159.
SEIU's Comprehensive Immigration Reform Principles:
SEIU believes the current immigration system is broken and must be updated and replaced by one that does a much better job of addressing the needs of U.S. and immigrant workers in the global economy of the 21st century. As the largest union of immigrant workers, and also a union that represents more than a million workers who are not immigrants, we hope and expect that our nation's leaders will enact workable solutions to our immigration problems and that they will recognize that punitive, anti-immigrant measures are neither realistic nor workable. Moreover, it is not only right, but in our long-term interest, to treat immigrant workers in accord with our nation's highest values. Doing so will tie us closer together as a nation; and if we can come together we will be better able to address all of the other vexing challenges that plague America's working families. Read more about the Change to Win and AFL-CIO's Unified Immigration Reform Framework.
With 2.2 million members in Canada, the United States and Puerto Rico, SEIU is the fastest-growing union in the Americas and the largest union of immigrants. Focused on uniting workers in healthcare, public services and property services, SEIU members are winning better wages, healthcare and more secure jobs for our communities, while uniting their strength with their counterparts around the world to help ensure that workers--not just corporations and CEOs--benefit from today's global economy.
April 24, 2010 - For the 11th time, more than 100 magazines from all over the world—including Mix, Electronic Musician and Remix—came together to vote the best audio and musical instrument products of 2009/2010.
Chosen from three finalists in each of dozens of categories, the winners were announced at the annual MIPA (Musikmesse International Press Awards) ceremony on the evening of March 25, 2010, held during the Musikmesse/Pro Light + Sound show in Frankfurt, Germany. More than 300 representatives of manufacturers and distributors of musical instruments and audio were on hand for this truly international event, including guests from the USA, Canada, Japan, Brazil, South Africa, Russia, Poland, Great Britain, Italy, France, Greece, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg, Sweden, Denmark, Austria, Switzerland and Germany.
The coveted "Best Innovative Product" award went to TC Electronic for its impressive PolyTune guitar tuner. The honoree for this year’s MIPA Lifetime Achievement Award was Hartley Peavey.
AND THE WINNER IS...
The following lists the 2010 MIPA winners in the recording, live sound and electronic music categories, as chosen by more than music/audio journalists from dozens of countries worldwide. Congratulations to all the winners!
Most Innovative Product: TC Electronic PolyTune
Studio Microphone: Neumann TLM 102
Studio Monitor (Near-field): Focal CMS 65
Recording Software: Steinberg Cubase 5
Recording Hardware: Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 100
Mixing Desk (Project Studio): PreSonus StudioLive
Mixing Desk (High-End): SSL Matrix
Audio Processor (Software): Universal Audio UAD-2
Field Recorder: Zoom H4n
DAW Controller: Cakewalk SONAR V-Studio 700
Hardware Synthesizer: Dave Smith Instruments Tetra
Stage Piano: Yamaha CP1
Controller Keyboard: Novation ReMote SL Mk II
Software Instrument: Synthogy Ivory II
Sound Library: Vienna Symphonic Library
Live Performance Tool: Korg Kaossilator Pro
Electronic Drums: Korg Wavedrum W-DX
PRO AUDIO (LIVE)
Portable Sound: Fohhn Linea Focus
P.A. System: d&b T-Series
Live Microphone: Neumann KMS 104 Plus
Sound System Technologies: Optocore SANE
Mixing Desk (Live): Soundcraft Vi2
Visit MIPA at www1.mipa-award.de.
April 24, 2010 - The Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) has called for nominations for its International Press Freedom Awards, intended to give recognition to journalists who dedicate and risk their lives to the freedom of the media.
The winner of the award will be a journalist or media organization who: reports on human rights issues or other issues; demonstrates a commitment to human rights; has not won a major press freedom award from another organization; will benefit from international exposure due to the difficulty/threats caused by their work; has overcome enormous odds simply to produce the news; and has taken personal risks or suffered physical reprisals.
In 2008, CJFE honored journalists from Sudan and Zimbabwe.
Awards come with a CAN$3,000 prize (approximately US$2,992). For more information, visit the CJFE website here.
New York -- Brazilian Film at the Havana Film Festival New York - BEYOND THE LIGHT is a documentary film about six blind Brazilians, who expose their difficulties, joys, dreams and emotions. Ivy Goulart, the director, connects past and present by exploring the life of Louis Braille, inventor of the powerful reading and writing system, which allows the visually impaired access to education and integration into a seeing world.
There will be ONE SCREENING ONLY! / Sunday, April 18 @1pm / Quad Cinema - 34 W. 13th St. (bet. 5th & 6th Av.), NYC. For a complete schedule of events and venues, please log on to http://www.hffny.com - Check out trailer on http://www.goulartfilmes.com
Synopsis: Beyond the Light takes us into the universe of the visually impaired through six blind people in Brazil. Their difficulties, joys, dreams and emotions. In upbeat accounts, they expose the reality of their lives and show that the road to a better life is through education and information. The importance of Louis Braille in this process is crucial and, therefore, Goulart went to France to discover the story of this renowned man who invented a simple and useful writing system, which opened the doors of knowledge to all those who can’t see.
"Poor blind woman, why do these eyes of yours cry so much?
No, my eyes don’t cry.
It’s the tears that cry
Longing for my eyes."
(Álvaro Moreyra, Brazilian poet)
Production: Goulart Filmes and Avanturi Productions
Executive producers: Marcelo Nigri and Nayglon Goulart
Producers: Marcelo Nigri, Ivy Goulart and Nayglon Goulart
Director and screenwriter: Ivy Goulart
Photography: Ivy Goulart
B&W photographs: Walter Carvalho
Editing and research: Marcelo Nigri and Ivy Goulart
Sound operator: Nayglon Goulart
Sound recording: Timothy Korn and Marcelo Nigri
Re-recording mixer: Tim Starnes
Portuguese audio description and narration: Ivy Goulart
English audio description: Allie Bethea
English narration: Josh Philip Weinstein
Interviewees: Laélio Inácio, Vilmar Dal Toè, Francisco de Assis Domingos, Alexandre Rzatki, Maria da Gloria Almeida, Manoel de Souza, Valnei Teixeira, Luiz Goulart, Albertina Pessoa Domingos, Eulália Pereira Inácio, Rosimeri de Fátima Dal Toè and Claudia Rodrigues
Voice-over actors: George Shepherd (Laélio Inácio), Tom Shewchuk (Vilmar Dal Toè), Rhasaan Oyasaba Manning (Francisco de Assis Domingos), Mike Catapano (Alexandre Rzatki), Hilma Falkowski (Maria da Gloria Almeida), Morris Mandell (Manoel de Souza), Stephen Moskovitz (Valnei Teixeira), Dan Royer (Luiz Goulart), Minna Taylor (Albertina Pessoa Domingos), Cathy Figuccio (Eulália Pereira Inácio), De Anne Dubin (Rosimeri de Fátima Dal Toè) and Laura Augeri (Claudia Rodrigues)
Music: Heitor Villa-Lobos, by Aldo Baldin
Audio description consultant: Ana Fátima Berquó
Art designer: Luciane Nard
Translation: Marcelo Nigri and Robert McCullough
* Federal Senate of Brazil – Week Honoring Persons with Disabilities (Brasília, Brazil, December 2009);
* United Nations – International Day of Persons with Disabilities (New York, December 2009);
* Benjamin Constant Institute (Rio de Janeiro, June 2009).
Showing in Celebration of Louis Braille's Bicentennial:
* Rio Grande do Sul Public Library (Porto Alegre, Brazil, August 2009).
* 11th Havana Film Festival New York – Official Selection (New York, April 2010);
* 9th Picture This...International Disability Film Festival (Calgary, Canada, February 2010).
New York -- The Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) launches its second decade April 16-23 with a program of award-winning films, panel discussions, and Q&A sessions with noted international filmmakers, actors and producers. Forty highly anticipated and influential films from and about Latin America, the Caribbean and Latinos in the U.S. will be screened.
This year’s Festival has a variety of genres and themes from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Guatemala, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela, U.S. and Uruguay, ranging from comedy, thrillers, drama, film noir and children’s tales, as well as films and documentaries about the influence of music and dance.
On April 16th, HFFNY opens with the New York premiere of the Brazilian film, Veronica, 1 pm at the Quad Cinema, the Festival’s primary screening venue. In honor of the occasion the Consulate General of Brazil in New York will be providing refreshments. VERONICA, directed by Mauricio Farias. 2009. Brazil. Fiction. QUAD CINEMA APRIL 16 @ 1:00 PM & APRIL 19 @ 5:00 PM.
Veronica, a 40 years old teacher, works in a periphery poor school in Rio de Janeiro. One day, after class, Leandro, a seven year old kid is waiting for his parents by the school gate but they never come. She decides to take him home. Guided by him, she enters in the slum and discovers that his parents were killed by a gang. The boy's life is in danger. Veronica decides to protect him. She discovers a network of corruption and traffic power. The enemy is growing bigger and they are totally wrapped. The Opening Night Ceremony and Screening takes place at the New York Directors Guild Theatre, 110 West 57th Street, at 7 pm with the New York premiere of Los Dioses Rotos, the box office sensation and award-winning film by Cuban director Ernesto Daranas. Actress Silvia Aguila will present the film. For a complete schedule of events and venues, please log on to http://www.hffny.com
New York -- On April 22, 2010 you can see the cinebiography of the notorious musician Arnaldo Baptista, former lead singer of the band Os Mutantes.
This film is one of a series of Brazilian films featured at the 92Y Tribeca theatre.
Cinema Tropical’s Music + Film Series premiered summer 2009 in conjunction with 92YTribeca and among other Latin American music documentaries, the debut series featured the Brazilian film The Man Who Bottles Clouds by Denise Dummont.
The Fall 2009 edition was devoted exclusively to Brazilian music documentaries, acknowledging the numerous Brazilian filmmakers who have turned the camera to follow and record the great traditions of Brazilian music. Following the success of the Fall series the 2010 edition of Cinema Tropical’s Music + Film Series focuses again on Brazilian music documentaries and will continue to expose New York audiences to a variety of different themes in Brazilian music and culture.
Helena Solberg’s film The Enchanted Word is a reflection on how popular music is an unexpected vehicle for poetry and literature in Brazil, a country with a strong oral tradition while The Mystery of Samba directed by Carolina Jabor and Lula Buarque de Hollanda pays homage to the “Velha Guarda" founding members of Portela, one of Rio’s most famous samba schools.
Simonal - No One Knows How Tough it Was directed by Claudio Manoel, Micael Langer and Calvito Leal tells the political and personal story of the fall from grace of one of Brazil’s biggest stars during the dictatorship era and Paulo Henrique Fontenelle’s film “Loki -Arnaldo Baptista “ focuses on another notorious musician of the 60’s, the leader of the world famous band “ Os Mutantes“.
Loki – Arnaldo Baptista
Part of the series Cinema Tropical's Music + Film Series – Focus on Brazil
Thu, Apr 22, 2010, 7:00pm, 92YTribeca, 200 Hudson Street
Part of the series Cinema Tropical's Music + Film Series – Focus on Brazil
"This is the cinebiography of the notorious musician Arnaldo Baptista, former lead singer of the band Os Mutantes. The artist portrays his life in painting, while remarkable archive footage illustrates the career of this great Brazilian rock star. Interviews with Tom Zé, Nelson Motta, Gilberto Gil, Sean Lennon and others." -Rio Film Festival
Directed by Paulo Henrique Fontenelle. 120 min. 2008.