The Tar Pit

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Illegals to speak at radicals' forum in Kansas City

Several far left groups have invited illegal aliens to speak out at a forum tonight in Kansas City.

From today's Kansas City Star:

Forum planned for temporary workers

A meeting billed as "Temp Workers Speak Out" is scheduled for 7 p.m. tonight at the Southeast Library, 6242 Swope Parkway.

The event will be a forum to discuss Hurricane Katrina reconstruction jobs, Mexican day labor, "permatemp" jobs in the information technology sector, and other temporary-job issues.

Tonight would be a great opportunity to see if Department of Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff's tough talk against illegal aliens and the problems they create during wartime is more than talk, or even a little tough.

Here's a transcription of an event flyer (from a pdf):

Got the Termp-Work Blues?
Temp Workers Speak out

Wednesday November 9 at 7:00 P.M.
Southeast Library
6242 Swope Parkway

*Katrina reconstruction temps from KC
*Mexican day laborer
*Misclassified (1099-contract) workers
*IT Temp
*Your stories

Are we all in the same boat adrift in the globalized economy?

What solutions are there for all of us?

Sponsored by The Cross Border Network for Justice and Solidarity, The Institute for Labor Studies and Interfaith Worker Justice.

For more information, call 816-835-4745

Note the forum's sponsors.

Last year, Cross Border Network for Justice and Solidarity President Judy Ancel promoted a fundraising dinner at the leftist radicalendar site. Radicalendar has also been used to promote events featuring Judy Ancel on other occasions.

The The Cross Border Network for Justice and Solidarity recieves some of its funding from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, which is dependent on annual collections in parishes nationwide. Their next target date is November 19-20, 2005. I wonder if the priests or parishoners know that some of that money is funneled to a radical left pro-illegal alien group?

By the way, Judy Ancel wears a few hats. She's been Director of The Institute for Labor Studies since 1988, another sponsor of tonight's forum in Kansas City. I wonder if she has to send memos to herself?

Then there is Interfaith Worker Justice. How radical are they? Not very, unless it's radical to try to protect illegals from immigration enforcement on military bases:

After serving coffee and doughnuts, an official announced that he had bad news -- the immigration office had called the meeting, not OSHA, and immigration agents filled the room.

Forty-eight workers, hired by subcontractors at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base in Goldsboro, North Carolina, were arrested on charges that they were illegal immigrants. At least one

person was later released upon proof of citizenship.

OSHA had no knowledge of the Immigration Bureau's plans. It has protested the Bureau's misuse of its name and reputation.

The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement claimed it was protecting us from terrorism and that "ruses" are part of its standard way of operating.

Interfaith Worker Justice is outraged! It has requested a meeting with ICE, is mobilizing its affiliate groups to contact local ICE officials and is organizing outreach to national media outlets.

Nice to know that OSHA is doing all it can to keep our military facilities secure during wartime.

It's also reassuring to know that members of stalwart anti-terror orgs like Board Development Chair Imam Mahdi Bray of the Muslim American Society Freedom Foundation and Mr. Hussam Ayloush, Executive Director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations Southern California office, sit on the Interfaith Worker Justice board of directors.

Hamas supporter Mahdi Bray, once a membermember of the Students for a Democratic Society, is now a defender of Ahmed Omar Abu Ali (accused of plotting to assassinate President Bush), saying "Nothing short of his release and return to his family is acceptable to us."

Hussam Aloush is an anti-war activist who has raised funds for the terror front Holy Land Foundation.

Nice bunch, eh?

"Calling Secretary Chertoff! Would Secretary Chertoff please report to the courtesy desk?"