Youth and their allies from around the Pacific Northwest rally outside the Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE – a federal government organization) privately run, for profit, detention center. The Undocumented and Unafraid youth protested the targeting and criminalizatoin of immigrant communities with racist legislation like the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) SB1070 bill in Arizona.
People in over 80 cities across the US participated in creative and direct actions against corporations that benefit from their relation to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a shadowy “non-profit” that buddies up state legislators with the biggest business interests in the world. In Portland over a thousand people braved the freezing sideways rain Read more about Smart ALEC: Portland F29 Day of Action[…]
The world is now smarter about ALEC. Thousands of people in 80+ in the US and many more abroad gathered to shed light on the shadowy American Legislative Exchange Council and their destructive involvement in communities around the world. #F29 marks the most coordinated global occupy action to date.
The shadowy American Legislative Exchange Council has been forced into the limelight today as thousands of people from Portland to Mexico City, to New York and Spain take part in protests against this destructive and un-democratic body. Watch Portland’s live stream here: Watch live streaming video from occupyptown at livestream.com
So you’ve heard about Seattle and the WTO but have you heard about ALEC?