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Friday, December 22, 2006

If This Isn't Child Abuse...

...I don't know what is. Bear with me through a short setup.

Source: People's Weekly World

In an upbeat mood, more than 140 labor, community, peace and justice activists gathered at the Parthenon Restaurant to celebrate the November election victory and honor several groups for their outstanding work during 2006.

In a spirited keynote, Alderwoman Freddrenna Lyle blasted the obscene wealth accumulated by global corporations and said this proved the need for the labor movement.


Elwood Flowers, Illinois AFL-CIO vice president, who introduced Lyle, said she had stood with labor in every difficult fight. More Lyles are needed at all levels of government, he added.

John Bachtell, Communist Party district organizer, welcomed the gathering.
Some of the individuals and groups honored at the gathering?

Bea and Frank Lumpkin, lifelong members of the Communist Party USA and well-known leaders of many labor and community struggles...

...the March 10th Movement, organizers of the first gigantic immigrant rights rally in 2006 in Chicago...
And let's not forget Elvira...

Elvira Arellano of La Familia Latina Unida, who has taken sanctuary in a church to avoid deportation, was another honoree. Arellano represents 3 million families in danger of being split up by the Bush policies. Unable to leave the church, she sent a video greeting. Emma Lozano, president of the immigrant rights group Pueblo Sin Fronteras, and Arellano’s son Saul accepted on her behalf.

Evidently it's not enough to ship her 7-year-old son off around the country and to Mexico to demand that millions of illegal alien lawbreakers be allowed to remain in the country because they managed to pop out anchor babies. Elvira is kicking the child abuse up a notch by sending Saul to a gathering of hardcore communists.

Gee, thanks, Mom.

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