Rise of the Brown Emcee pt 4 (Dedication to Arizona)-Free the Land


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This has been a trying week especially if you are of Brown hue and live in the racist state of Arizona.  Fortunately lots of folks are fighting back and we wanna show support by highlighting the many emcees withing Hip Hop who are putting down the smash.. We call this Rise of the Brown Emcee pt4.

Pay close attention to new music from Chuck D and Toki Wright who have released songs addressing the situation. Chuck makes the connection to the Berlin Wall and its eventual fall and whats taking place in Arizona. ‘Tear Down That Wall’ is a masterpiece.

Toki Wright delivers the goods by remaking the Public Enemy classic ‘By The Time I get to Arizona’. here Toki intersperses his voice with Chuck D’s from the original. It starts off with him asking ‘What would Chuck D do in this situation?.. Toki  had no idea that Chuck had just penned a song of his own a few days earlier.

Immortal Technique, Quese IMC, Ana Tijoux, Deauce Eclipse  and Rebel Diaz all have slamming songs that underscore the theme of Brown Power and Unity..

Enjoy this week’s offerings.

 Rise of the Brown Emcee pt 4 (Dedication to Arizona)

Davey D in the Mix

01-Arizona Rally-Man Speaking about SB1070

02-Arizona Rally-Woman Speaking about SB1070

03-Chuck D – Tear Down That Wall

04-Tha Mexakinz – Confessions

05-Commentary-The IndiansAre Coming Back

06-J Boogie’s Dubtronic Science – ¿Qué Pasa? feat. Deuce Eclipse

07-Ana Tijoux – Crisis De Un MC

08-Rebel Diaz – Free Again Featuring M1 of Dead Prez

09-Ana Tijoux – La Nueva Condena

10-2mex – Across And Down

11-Quese Imc – Hey Young World feat. Rusty Diamond

12-EPMD – Immigration-Give People What They Need-Az Mi

13-Euphrates – Iraqnaphobia

14-Public Enemy – Security of the First World

15-The Game w/ 50 Cent – Immigration-hate it orLuv It-192

16-various – BreakdownFM-25Joints-RiseofLatin-short

17-Orishas – Trese

18-Orisha w/Tony Touch-Represent

19-Fulatino – Serenata Negro

20-Mexicano 777 – Funcion Mental

21-Immortal technique – Poverty of Philosophy

22-DJ Muggs Vs Sick Jacken Feat. Cynic – Black Ships

23-commentary-Indians Are coming Back

24-Toki Wright – By The Time I Get To Arizona 2010 Reduex

25-Ras K’dee– Mother Earth

26-Cihuatl Ce – Dreamah

27-Big Dan – My People Mi gente

28-Bang Data – Mi Viejo (A Mi Padre)

29-Ras Ceylon – Afrocentric Azian

30-Maria Isa  w/ Tone Capone– Street Politics Ft. Killa Capone

31-Savage Family – Sacrifice

32-K’naan – T.I.A.

33-Blackalicious – Smithzonian Institue of Rhyme

34-Mala Rodriguez – Elgallo

35-MV Bill – So Deus Pode Me Julgar- (Brazil)

36-Kanye West – jesus walks

37-Kashmere Stage Band – Ain’t No Sunshine

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Greg Palast: End Game w/ All This Arizona Stuff is to Suppress the Vote

Investigative Reporter Greg Palast hits the nail on the head with this piece. It coincides with things I’ve been seeing which includes a fallback on the efforts to recruit Latino voters..Instead of trying to win folks over the name of the game is suppression..I’m still waiting how the final version will play out..I personally feel like there’s a couple of extra tricks up the sleeve including state wide (not national) but statewide round ups of Brown folks because something big and catastrophic takes place on one of the borders.

-Davey D-

Behind the Arizona Immigration Law: GOP Game to Swipe the November Election


Our investigation in Arizona discovered the real intent of the show-me-your-papers law.

Phoenix – Don’t be fooled. The way the media plays the story, it was a wave of racist, anti-immigrant hysteria that moved Arizona Republicans to pass a sick little law, signed last week, requiring every person in the state to carry papers proving they are US citizens.

I don’t buy it. Anti-Hispanic hysteria has always been as much a part of Arizona as the saguaro cactus and excessive air-conditioning.

What’s new here is not the politicians’ fear of a xenophobic “Teabag” uprising.

What moved GOP Governor Jan Brewer to sign the Soviet-style show-me-your-papers law is the exploding number of legal Hispanics, US citizens all, who are daring to vote – and daring to vote Democratic by more than two-to-one. Unless this demographic locomotive is halted, Arizona Republicans know their party will soon be electoral toast. Or, if you like, tortillas.

In 2008, working for “Rolling Stone” with civil rights attorney Bobby Kennedy, our team flew to Arizona to investigate what smelled like an electoral pogrom against Chicano voters . . . directed by one Jan Brewer.

Brewer, then secretary of state, had organized a racially loaded purge of the voter rolls that would have made Katherine Harris blush. Beginning after the 2004 election, under Brewer’s command, no fewer than 100,000 voters, overwhelmingly Hispanic, were blocked from registering to vote. In 2005, the first year of the Great Brown-Out, one in three Phoenix residents found their registration applications rejected.

That statistic caught my attention. Voting or registering to vote if you’re not a citizen is a felony, a big-time jail-time crime. And arresting such criminal voters is easy: After all, they give their names and addresses.

So I asked Brewer’s office, had she busted a single one of these thousands of allegedly illegal voters? Did she turn over even one name to the feds for prosecution?

No, not one.

Which raises the question: Were these disenfranchised voters the criminal, non-citizens that Brewer tagged them to be, or just not-quite-white voters given the Jose Crow treatment, entrapped in document-chase trickery?

The answer was provided by a federal prosecutor who was sent on a crazy hunt all over the Western mesas looking for these illegal voters. “We took over 100 complaints, we investigated for almost two years, I didn’t find one prosecutable voter fraud case.”

This prosecutor, David Iglesias, is a prosecutor no more. When he refused to fabricate charges of illegal voting among immigrants, his firing was personally ordered by the president of the United States, George W. Bush, under orders from his boss, Karl Rove.

Iglesias’ jurisdiction was next door, in New Mexico, but he told me that Rove and the Republican chieftains were working nationwide to whip up anti-immigrant hysteria with public busts of illegal voters, even though there were none.

“They wanted some splashy pre-election indictments,” Iglesias told me. The former prosecutor, himself a Republican, paid the price when he stood up to this vicious attack on citizenship.

But Secretary of State Brewer followed the Rove plan to a T. The weapon she used to slice the Arizona voter rolls was a 2004 law, known as “Prop 200,” which required proof of citizenship to register. It is important to see the Republicans’ latest legislative horror show, sanctioning cops to stop residents and prove citizenship, as just one more step in the party’s desperate plan to impede Mexican-Americans from marching to the ballot box.

(By the way, no one elected Brewer. Weirdly, Barack Obama placed her in office last year when, for reasons known only to the Devil and Rahm Emanuel, the president appointed Arizona’s Democratic Governor Janet Napolitano to his cabinet, which automatically moved Republican Brewer into the Governor’s office.)

State Senator Russell Pearce, the Republican sponsor of the latest ID law, gave away his real intent, blocking the vote, when he said, “There is a massive effort under way to register illegal aliens in this country.”

How many? Pearce’s PR flak told me, five million. All Democrats, too. Again, I asked Pearce’s office to give me their names and addresses from their phony registration forms. I’d happily make a citizens arrest of each one, on camera. Pearce didn’t have five million names. He didn’t have five. He didn’t have one.

The horde of five million voters who swam the Rio Grande just to vote for Obama was calculated on a Republican website extrapolating from the number of Mexicans in a border town who refused jury service because they were not citizens. Not one, in fact, had registered to vote: they had registered to drive. They had obtained licenses as required by the law.

The illegal voters, “wetback” welfare moms, and alien job thieves are just GOP website wet dreams, but their mythic PR power helps the party’s electoral hacks chop away at voter rolls and civil rights with little more than a whimper from the Democrats.

Indeed, one reason, I discovered, that some Democrats are silent is that they are in on the game themselves. In New Mexico, Democratic Party bosses tossed away ballots of Pueblo Indians to cut native influence in party primaries.

But what’s wrong with requiring folks to prove they’re American if they want to vote and live in America? The answer: because the vast majority of perfectly legal voters and residents who lack ID sufficient for Ms. Brewer and Mr. Pearce are citizens of color, citizens of poverty.

According to a study by professor Matt Barreto, of Washington State University, minority citizens are half as likely as whites to have the government ID. The numbers are dreadfully worse when income is factored in.

Just outside Phoenix, without Brewer’s or Pearce’s help, I did locate one of these evil un-American voters, that is, someone who could not prove her citizenship: 100-year-old Shirley Preiss. Her US birth certificate was nowhere to be found, as it never existed.

Ok, I admit, I was a little nervous, passing through the iron doors with a big sign, “NOTICE: ILLEGAL ALIENS ARE PROHIBITED FROM VISITING ANYONE IN THIS JAIL.” I mean, Grandma Palast snuck into the USA via Windsor, Canada. We Palasts are illegal as they come, but Arpaio’s sophisticated deportee-sniffer didn’t stop this white boy from entering his sanctum.

But that’s the point, isn’t it? Not to stop non-citizens from entering Arizona – after all, who else would care for the country club lawn? – but to harass folks of the wrong color: Democratic blue.

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Arizona Legislature Bans Ethnic Studies-Wants to Remove Teachers w/ Accents From Classes

arizona bans ethnic studiesJust so folks know this new law to ban ethnic studies was first proposed by the same white supremacist/ Neo-nazi  Russell Pearse who co-wrote the immigration bill. It was SB 1108.. If folks have not realized it, what we see is all out war..supported by out and out ignorance. The banning of ethnic studies in Arizona is no different then the Texas Text book saga where they are removing ethnic heroes like Thurgood Marshall and Cesar Chavez.  Some people feel like some of what is going on in Arizona won’t impact them, when in fact it will sooner or later.. Right now they are firing teachers in Texas who teach outside the lessons and try to slip in the extra history. In Arizona they are removing teachers who speak with an accent.. This is happening in 2010. Hope folks stay abreast and keep pushing back..

-Davey D-


Just a week after signing into law the country’s toughest immigration bill into law,Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer will soon decide whether to endorse another piece of legislation that outlaws ethnic studies programs in public schools.

The bill forbids Arizona schools from using any curriculum that promotes “the overthrow of the United States government” or “resentment toward a race or class of people.” It also disallows any curriculum that’s “designed primarily for pupils of a particular ethnic group” or that seeks to “advocate ethnic solidarity instead of the treatment of pupils as individuals.”

Arizona’s Superintendent for Public Instruction Tom Horne has said he’s backing the measure because ethnic studies programs encourage “ethnic chauvinism”; he’s also suggested that such programs could breed secessionist sentiment among Hispanic students.

Republican state Sen. Jack Harper also voted for the bill, saying that certain Hispanic-themed ethnic studies programs are “trying to say that somebody who came to this country illegally is somehow oppressed. That’s crazy stuff.”

But the legislation’s detractors say that, if the bill is signed into law, the state, not the targeted programs, would be promoting a politicized curriculum. Democratic state Sen. Linda Lopez says the bill would target a Mexican-American studies program used in her home district of Tucson. She offered an amendment—which the legislature approved— mandating that Arizona schools adopt curricula that include discussions of genocidal such as the Holocaust., so that such material would not be considered as promoting “ethnic resentment.”

In another controversial shift in state education policy, the Wall Street Journal has reported that the Arizona Department of Education has begun telling principals to remove teachers who speak English with an accent from classes with students who are still learning English. Some school officials are complaining that the move will remove experienced teachers from classrooms that need them. Margaret Dugan, the state’s deputy superintendent of schools, told the Journal the request is “politicizing the educational environment.”

“Teachers should speak good grammar because kids pick up what they hear,” Johanna Haver, an adviser to Arizona educators, told the Journal. “Where you draw the line is debatable.”

The Education Department permits teachers who don’t meet fluency standards to take classes to improve.

—Liz Goodwin is a national affairs writer for Yahoo! News

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