Mexican Products Boycott
On May 1st, supporters of illegal immigration are planning a May 1st. boycott of all American owned companies and American produced products.
They're calling it "Nothing Gringo". (May Day, how appropriate, although April 1st. would be even more appropriate!)
From this CNN News Article: Mexican unions, political and community groups, newspaper columnists and even some Mexican government offices have joined the call in recent days.
Roberto Vigil of the California-based immigrants rights group Hermandad Mexicana said his group has asked some of Mexico's largest labor unions to back the protest. Elias Bermudez, president of the Phoenix-based Immigrants Without Borders, is actively promoting the boycott in interviews with Mexican radio and television stations.
Pablo Gonzalez, spokesman for one of Mexico's largest labor unions, the Federation of Revolutionary Workers and Farmers, said his organization will support a boycott against "at least four of the most important U.S. firms, among them Wal-Mart," Mexico's largest retailer.
Two other major labor groups -- the telephone workers' and auto workers' unions -- also are expected to join, Vigil said. Even parts of the Mexican government have signed onto the protest. "We are not going to be buying any products from the United States on May 1," said Lolita Parkinson, national coordinator for the National Board of State Offices on Attention for Migrants, which represents state government-run migrant aid offices.
In response, a group called Nothing Wetback, is planning to turn the tables and promote a one day boycott of all Mexican products, also on May 1st.
Nothing Wetback is asking all supporters to boycott all merchandise manufactured or assembled in Mexico. The Mexican government needs to condemn the actions of illegal immigrants and help the U.S. to secure the borders. Absent this, Nothing Wetback will continue to support a complete boycott of all Mexican exports and urge our government to impose sanctions on Mexico.
Thanks to Azreel at FreeSpiritMind.com for the story.