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Help Stop Immigrant Detention Center in Farmville!!!!

5 Dec

So, the Town of Farmville and a private company called Immigrant Centers of America are trying to build a 1,000 bed immigrant detention center in Farmville. ICA has zero experience with prisons or detention centers. Their previous experience is constructing Arby’s and BP Gas stations. This project has already received over 500,000 dollars from the State Tobacco Commission. This is not a done deal, the project can still, and will be stopped.

You can help stop it by sending an email to some of the folks involved, letting them know you think it is a bad idea. I’ve put a list of emails below, that includes people on town council, people from the VA Tobacco Comission, people from DHS, and people who run ICA.

Also below are copies of a couple letters- one from the Richmond Anarchist Black cross, one written to farmville religious community, and one written to the farmville business community. Feel free to use any of these letters as a format for your own, or just copy one. THough creating your own email will help them see just how much resistance there is. The more emails we send them, the more pressure will be put on them to stop the construction.

Keep alert for more news from the People United, the Richmond Anarchist Black Cross, and other organizations in the Commonwealth working to stop this detention center from being built. Continue reading

Riots in France

29 Nov

France – More than 80 police officers were injured, five of whom are in critical condition, after two nights of anti-police rioting in the Parisian suburb of Villiers-le-Bel. Now authorities are trying to cope with a third consecutive night of unrest. Trouble broke out following the death of two youths who died in a automobile accident with a police car. The two were riding a motor-bike at the time and police fled the scene of the wreck. By the second night, violence had spread to 6 more towns in the Parisian suburbs and has now flared up in the southern city of Toulouse.
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