Chicago, November 25, 2018: Solidarity march for Central American asylum-seekers

Solidarity march for Central American asylum-seekers

1824 S Wood Street, Harrison Park, Chicago, 3-5 P.M.

Chicago’s heart is with the Central American exodus trapped in Tijuana. This march will join with dozens of demonstrations nationwide as we answer a call to action from a coalition of organizations based in San Diego and Tijuana. Their statement reads in part:

“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.”

Read the full statement, demands, and endorsers list here:

Down with US-backed dictators forcing people to flee for their lives! Open the borders and let the asylum seekers in now!

Please let us know if you can cosponsor, send a speaker, help organize, and help spread the word!

Chicago endorsers include:
American Friends Service Committee
Black Youth Project 100
Boricua Resistance
Chicago Comittee for Human Rights in the Philippines
Chicago Solidarity Center
Chicago Teachers Union Latinx Caucus
International Socialist Organization

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