juan jose gutierrez

Juan Jose Gutierrez

President of Latino Movement USA. Current or former executive director of One Stop Immigration (as of 1996[1] and 1999 [2]; the latter has more on a NLRB case they lost)

Linked to ANSWER.

Latinos Threaten to Take to the Streets

[[October 28, 2007]] video shows him at an ANSWER rally explaining why his organization is joining forces with the anti-Iraq war movement: because the same "criminals" who are "ordering massacres of innocent civilians" are the same ones conducting immigration raids, and because the anti-war movement attracts the most progressive people. He thanks ANSWER and supports "full rights for the undocumented."

On their [[October 26, 2006]] broadcast, NBC News featured him as a spokesman for the Hispanic community in a news segment. [3]

Video of Gutierrez disrespecting the U.S. flag and National Anthem then saluting Mexico here. Pictures here.

Mexican immigrant who sought U.S. sanctuary deported (compares illegal aliens to slaves)

Socialism Conference to take place in Los Angeles

special PSL public forum on immigrant rights

In October 1994 organized a rally against Proposition 187 featuring Fabian Nunez [4]

More: [5] and [6]

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March 25 Coalition Statement - 10/30/07

From the March 25 Coalition PDF dated [[April 4, 2006]]

The massive March 25 demonstration in Los Angeles of well over one million undocumented workers, legal residents and their supporters-along with protests and walkouts throughout the United States-is irrefutable evidence that a new Civil Rights and workers' rights movement is on the rise.

Special PSL public forum on immigrant rights - 09/21/07


picture of flyer

Promotes a "special public forum on immigrant rights" which was to be held on [[October 20, 2006]] in New York City. Tag lines: "Build a movement to fight back!", "Stop government and Minutemen attacks!"

Lists just the following as "guest speakers":

Mexican immigrant who sought U.S. sanctuary deported - 08/22/07

Reuters/Kemp Powers/[[August 20, 2007]]/ link

Article about the Elvira Arellano case.

Meet Fabian Nunez, Hillary Clinton's campaign co-chair - 05/12/07

On this uninteresting April 30 video (youtube.com/watch?v=kUvnyf8qzk8), you can see Hillary Clinton introduced by California Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez, one of her campaign's co-chairs.

Meanwhile, back in the 90's, Nunez was just a bit more radical than that video might suggest. On this video (youtube.com/watch?v=FgbCB8QlQWw) from an anti-Proposition 187 rally in Los Angeles:

Fabian Nunez is seen on stage introducing Juan Jose Gutierrez of the SEIU to make a speech to the crowd. To the right stands a Mexican trumpet band. Behind the stage is a large colonial-era American flag, signifying a U.S. at its original 13-state size. After Gutierrez's speech, the band performs a droning rendition of the American national anthem while Nunez, Gutierrez and Kevin de Leon stand on stage talking to each other. After the U.S. anthem is finished, with chants of "Mexico, Mexico" from the crowd, the band begins an enthusiastic performance of the Mexican national anthem - and then Nunez, de Leon and Gutierriez all snap to attention and salute.

June 24: illegal immigration rally at Hollywood and Vine - 05/08/07

According to this, the ANSWER-linked Juan Jose Gutierrez - director of Latino Movement USA - is planning yet another illegal immigration march, this time for June 24 at the famous corner of Hollywood and Vine:

"All of us here today are united in expressing in the clearest voice possible that our community will not be intimidated into inaction... The struggle for democratic rights and democratic immigration reform will continue."

Immigration groups tap into war debate - 03/14/07

Peter Prengaman/Associated Press/[[March 14, 2007]]/ link

Frustrated by Congress' lack of progress on immigration reform, pro-immigrant activists want to tap into growing anti-war sentiment this spring by combining the two issues at dozens of rallies nationwide.

Groups Call for 'A Day Without an Immigrant' - 02/21/07

[[Selene Rivera]]/[[Eastern Group Publications]]/[[April 15, 2006]]/ link

Activists with the March 25th Coalition, organizers of the massive immigration rights protest which took place in Los Angeles two weeks ago, are now calling for an economic boycott to take place next month. (note: May 1 marches)

Socialism Conference to take place in Los Angeles - 02/20/07

[[November 8, 2006]]/Sarah Sloan/ link

This Saturday, Nov. 11, the Los Angeles branch of the Party for Socialism and Liberation will hold its third annual Socialism Conference. Click here to register for the conference.

Latinos Threaten to Take to the Streets - 11/15/06

[[Prensa Latina]]/[[November 14, 2006]]/ link

Tuesday US Latino organizations threatened to carry out mass demonstrations on the streets of the United States if Congress refuses to take actions favoring immigrants.

Juan Jose Gutierrez, ANSWER, Party for Socialism and Liberation, and NBC News - 11/15/06

Juan Jose Gutierrez Juan Jose Gutierrez is the director of Latino Movement USA, and NBC News featured him as a spokesman for the Hispanic community last month. A week before then, he was a featured speaker at a public forum sponsored by the "Party for Socialism and Liberation". The flyer for that is to the right, and a description of the event is here. Note that the other featured speaker was Karina Garcia, the Political Chair of the Chicano Caucus at Columbia University (columbia.edu/cu/chicanocaucus).

Did NBC News know about this? Perhaps they did, but they were convinced to run the segment without identifying his underlying beliefs because of his links to the SEIU and Los Angeles mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

Maybe after airing that report they also found out about the Los Angeles branch of that party holding their 3rd annual "Socialism Conference" on November 11:
...The day will begin with a focus on fighting the capitalist offensive, including the meaning of the capitalist mid-term elections; immigrant rights and the case for amnesty; fighting the Minutemen and right-wing attacks; Black liberation and socialist struggle; and the struggle against racism, sexism and homophobia, and for working class unity...

...Featured speakers include Brian Becker, Party for Socialism and Liberation and National Coordinator of the ANSWER Coalition (Act Now to Stop War and End Racism); Karina Garcia, Political Chair of the Chicano Caucus at Columbia University in New York; Muna Coobtee, Free Palestine Alliance; Eugene Puryear, Howard University student leader; Gloria La Riva, Coordinator of the National Committee to Free the Cuban Five; Ian Thompson, Editor of PSLweb.org; Juan Jose Gutierrez, Director of Latino Movement USA; Carlos Alvarez, Youth & Student ANSWER; Angelina Corona, Executive Director of Hermandad Mexicana Nacional; and Preston Wood, Coordinator of ANSWER Coalition-LA...
Surely, the crack researchers at NBC News discovered this.

And, just as surely, they've read the article "Latinos Threaten to Take to the Streets":
Tuesday US Latino organizations threatened to carry out mass demonstrations on the streets of the United States if Congress refuses to take actions favoring immigrants.

[The executive director of the DC chapter of the Central American Resources Center (CARECEN-DC) Saul Solorzano]* urged for an all-embracing migratory reform to authenticate 11.2 million people with no identity papers.

We'll wait 110 days [for the new Democratic Congress], if in that time the legislative body does not act, "we will," he warned.

...USA Latino Movement director Juan Jose Gutierrez expressed his opposition to Congress and White House propaganda for their interests to the detriment of immigrants.

One of the points on the Democrats agenda will be modification of the US migration laws, which House Democratic leader Harry Reid called a failed system.

Nancy Pelosi, who will be first female House speaker, hopes to reach a bipartisan accord on this topic.
*In the article, he's refered to as "Central American Resources Center executive director Raul Solorzano", but his first name is actually Saul.

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