Routing Out The Fascists in Fremont

Twice a month, the East Bay Coalition for Border Security, a racist, anti-immigrant group in Fremont that is seeking affiliation with the Minutemen, holds a rally at the corner of Mowry Ave. and Fremont Blvd. On July 28th, about 75 anti-minutemen protesters claimed the intersection that in previous weeks, the racists had used to draw attention to their anti-immigrant message. The East Bay Coalition for Border Security, in an effort to hide the location of their demonstration from the anti-minutemen protesters, rallied a couple miles down Fremont Blvd in the Irvington neighborhood. By foot, bike and car, about 40 anti-minutemen protesters left Mowry Ave. and Fremont Blvd and went to the Irvington neighborhood (Fremont and Washington) to show solidarity with immigrants and route out fascism in Fremont.

For more detailed information on the July 28th immigrant solidarity demonstration in Fremont, please see the following articles and photos published on Indybay.org

Immigrants’ Rights Protesters Attacked in Fremont AGAIN
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/28/18292517.php

Fremont PD Attack and Arrest 6 Anti-Minutemen Protesters on July 28th, 2006.
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/28/18292521.php

Police Tactics in Fremont: Infiltration, Intimidation, Racial Profiling
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/29/18292538.php

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Spread the word! Ya Basta Con Los Minute Klan!
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/27/18292145.php

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For information on the July 14th immigrant solidarity demonstration in Fremont, please see the following articles and video published on Indybay.org

Anti-Minutemen Demonstrators Attacked in Fremont
http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2006/07/18/18289079.php

Crossposted at Indybay.org.

Author: Bradley Allen

Bradley Allen is a reporter and photographer in the Monterey Bay Area, and a collective member of the San Francisco Bay Area Independent Media Center (Indybay). Follow him on social media: @BradleySA.

5 thoughts on “Routing Out The Fascists in Fremont”

  1. Thank you for reporting for Fremont as well. We could use all of the help we can get. Now if I could only get my sewing machine some space I could get my idea going. I wish to hold a sign with the “Give me your poor….” quote as I stand dressed up as the Statue of Liberty.

  2. I live in Fremont and run a little Livejournal community for the area (though politics are verboten). The stories on Indy Bay are really shocking. (I wandered by via the Roll Call from WordCamp.)

  3. hi Jenn. Thanks for the comment! I am happy to help out. I found the quote you mention:

    Give me your tired, your poor

    A line from a poem, “The New Colossus,” by the nineteenth-century American poet Emma Lazarus. “The New Colossus,” describing the Statue of Liberty, appears on a plaque at the base of the statue. It ends with the statue herself speaking:

    Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me:
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door.

    Jenn, when you pick a date to display your soon-to-be-awesome sign, post an announcement on Indybay.org and hopefully other people will show up in support.

    Clarissa, thank you too for the comment! Can you please post a link to the Livejournal for Fremont? Be sure to bookmark Indybay’s East Bay page. Which stories on Indybay are shocking to you? Are you talking about these “blurbs”:

    Anti-Minutemen Demonstrators Attacked in Fremont from July 14th and Routing Out The Fascists in Fremont from July 28th?

    Please do use Indybay.org to publish the news!

    Make Media, Make Trouble!

  4. Hi–yeah, those are the ones. Okay, the Fremont group blog is http://aroundfremont.livejournal.com/ –however, it’s politics-free. (It’s OK to post event announcements, but with comments turned off so the arguing doesn’t start.) I know that may seem draconian but it was necessary to keep the community useful. :/ However, I plan to start my own Fremont blog soon, on WordPress, where I can discuss politics and other things.

  5. Clarissa, thanks for the link to Around Fremont. It is nice that Around Fremont already has a link to the Routing Out The Fascists in Fremont post on deleteTheBorder.org. When you get the Fremont wordpress blog up, drop a link here 🙂

    Thanks again for contacting me. Hopefully some regional WordPress meetings are organized.

    Fight Fascism

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