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Thread: Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres .

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    Bustamante Silent on Separatist Past

    Wednesday, September 03, 2003

    By Matt Hayes



    It means "Tell me with whom you hang out, and I will tell you who you really are."

    Who does California gubernatorial candidate Cruz Bustamante (search) "hang out" with? By now, Californians know that Bustamante refuses to repudiate the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, known as MEChA (search), the separatist student organization he joined in college. But do they know what MEChA does, or refuses to do, and what, apparently, are Bustamante's reasons for not condemning MEChA?

    The term "MEChA" has recently been lumped together with the term "La Raza" (search) or "The Race." While there is an organization whose name is "The Race," other "Raza" organizations abound. The term "Raza groups" is used to describe those organizations who seek to "reclaim" the U.S. southwestern states for Mexico, or at least for people of Mexican descent. Most of these groups have termed the U.S./Mexico border "false." In an age when the slightest trace of racial intolerance can destroy a candidacy, how is it possible that Bustamante thinks it is just fine to not go on the record and condemn MEChA and what it stands for?

    The aims of Raza groups are easier to pin down than most. Their members talk. A lot.

    Rudy Acuna (search), a Cal State Northridge professor of Chicano studies, is a self-described socialist (search), an advisor to MEChA, and a card-carrying separatist who has reportedly publicly urged Chicanos to get more militant about defending their rights and has warned Chicanos that they are living in a "Nazi U.S." where they are in danger of being taken to "intellectual ovens."

    Acuna recently wrote this defense of Bustamante. While Acuna denies that MEChA is anti-Semitic, he is a regular contributor to the rabidly anti-Semitic La Voz de Aztlan. Acuna would no doubt contend that his own articles are not anti-Semitic and that Aztlan.com did not reflect his own opinion of Jews. But that would be no different than submitting editorials to the Ku Klux Klan's newsletter and arguing that the Klan's views do not reflect one's own opinions.

    In May of 1995, Voz Fronteriza (search), an explicitly Raza student newspaper based at the University of California at San Diego, ran a front page article exalting the line-of-duty death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Luis A. Santiago (search). On May 9, 2001, anti-immigration activist Hal Netkin invited the country's MEChA chapters -- reported to number 300 -- to repudiate the publication. To date, only two have.

    And Cruz Bustamante refuses to repudiate MEChA. The only logical conclusion is that Bustamante gives his tacit approval to sentiments like those featured in Aztlan.com, in the comments of Rudy Acuna, and in Voz Fronteriza. It's also possible, and perhaps worse, that Bustamante is personally offended by those sentiments but is enough of a cynic to capitalize on them through his silence.

    It was state representative Cruz Bustamante who, according to Mother Jones (search) magazine, participated in a 1993 conference on illegal immigration where he said, "We could not conduct business without the immigrant." Reporters present then asked if Bustamante endorsed illegal immigration. "My district requires it," he answered. Gov. Gray Davis, in a horribly conceived attempt to curry even greater favor among Hispanic voters, stated again this week that he will sign a bill just passed by the California assembly that will allow illegal aliens in the state to obtain driver's licenses.

    The issue confronting California voters should not be that Bustamante was a MEChA member. The issue is that, even today, he refuses to condemn MEChA and the "false border" MEChA philosophy, a philosophy that is even now reflected in Bustamante's politics. By not repudiating the MEChA philosophy he thereby validates the ideology of MEChA's leadership.

    Matt Hayes began practicing immigration law shortly after graduating from Pace University School of Law in 1994, representing new immigrants in civil and criminal matters. He teaches at Berkeley College, and is author of The New Immigration Law and Practice, to be published in October.

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    http://www.sacbee.com/content/politi...-8289192c.html

    Schwarzenegger egged as he opts for speech instead of debate
    - (Published September 3, 2003)
    LONG BEACH -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, skipping the first debate of California's recall election, was egged Wednesday on a university campus but went ahead with a speech in which he said he is running for governor to give back to a state that is responsible for all his success.

    A thrown egg splattered on the back of his left shoulder as he waded through the crowd at California State University, Long Beach. An aide tried to wipe it off, but he simply peeled off his coat and went ahead with his speech.

    "You have such a fantastic life, Arnold, you make millions of dollars to do movies and all those kinds of things, why do you want to do this?" Schwarzenegger asked rhetorically in his address.

    "And you know something, because everything that I've gotten -- my career, my money, my family -- everything that I've gotten and achieved is because of California," he said to cheers.

    Hundreds of students crammed the university quad for the speech under the hot afternoon sun. Some were Young Republicans invited from other schools, according to the actor's campaign.

    A knot of opponents from La Raza Student Association heckled him for his past support of Proposition 187, which sought to deny services to illegal immigrants. They held a sign saying "Hasta la vista Latinos." Supporters drowned out the hecklers with chants of "Arnold, Arnold, Arnold."

    Schwarzenegger delivered his 15-minute talk as five other candidates prepared to take part in the first recall campaign debate later Wednesday in Walnut Creek.

    His campaign also released three new television ads, one 15 seconds long and two lasting 30 seconds, showing Schwarzenegger sitting at a table with people and promising to fight special interests and clean up the state.

    "Now, here is my plan: audit everything, open the books, and then we end the crazy deficit spending," he says in one ad. The campaign also launched a 60-second radio ad featuring the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which has endorsed Schwarzenegger.

    The ads began airing on the same day as a new ad from Democratic Gov. Gray Davis which features Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaking against the recall.

    Schwarzenegger's aides defended his decision to opt out of the Walnut Creek debate, noting he will participate in a prime-time debate with the other candidates Sept. 24. Organizers of that debate, arranged by the California Broadcasters Association, will allow candidates to see questions in advance.

    Rep. David Dreier, co-chair of the actor's campaign, sent a letter to the CBA on Wednesday asking that it reconsider the decision to give candidates the questions in advance.

    "We prefer a more traditional format where the candidates hear the questions for the first time at the debate," the letter said.

    Schwarzenegger's absence from the debate fit into his campaign strategy of appearing in public in controlled settings where he avoids protracted questioning from reporters.

    One of his Republican opponents, former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, held a press conference over the weekend urging Schwarzenegger to attend, and he also faced criticism from aides to the leading Democrat in the race, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante.

    "He's going to get beaten up for a while" over his absence from the debate, said GOP strategist Allan Hoffenblum.

    "It's not that he's not going to debate, but he's going to do it at his own time," Hoffenblum added. "But he needs to get out there and talk to more reporters."

    Also Wednesday, Schwarzenegger picked up the endorsement of the Lincoln Club of Northern California which urged other Republicans to unite behind him.

    -- Associated Press

    This is what the MEChA Constitution says (Article II, section 1):
    "General membership shall consist of any student who accepts, believes and works for the goals and objectives of MEChA, including the liberation of AZTLAN, meaning self-determination of our people in this occupied state and the physical liberation of our land."
    From "El Plan de Aztlan": In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal "gringo" invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.
    From the Hoover Institute
    ...Thus Rodolfo Acuña's Occupied America claims the Southwest for Mexicans. Chicano activists (Chicanismo) push not only for civil rights for illegal Mexicans but also for the return (reconquista) of the lost provinces to form Aztlán. Chicanismo demands Spanish language and culture education, not English or American cultural schooling. The Movimiento Estudiante Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA) in 1970 formed a political party, La Raza Unida, won control of Crystal City, Texas, and tried to make it into a Chicano city. The party split and has had little political impact since but could easily revive in California or Texas. More....

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Latest on the MEChA scourge......



    Governor? Matt Hayes -- Fox News -- September 3, 2003
    Bustamante Silent on Separatist Past
    There is a popular saying among Hispanics, Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres . It means "Tell me with whom you hang out, and I will tell you who you really are." -- Who does California gubernatorial candidate Cruz Bustamante "hang out" with? By now, Californians know that Bustamante refuses to repudiate the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, known as MEChA...



    Gobernador
    de Califas? Patrick Rooney -- Washington Dispatch -- September 3, 2003
    Race, California's Final Solution
    ...There's a reason Bustamante won't repudiate his old club-he doesn't want to lose the racist vote. He knows there are plenty of Anglophobes out there who would drop him in a Mexican minute if he were to turn from them. Consider this: There are as many as 300 MEChA chapters nationwide, 100 in California alone, and many of these chapters are in our high and even junior high schools! God help America!



    Newsmax.com -- September 2, 2003
    Bustamante Won't Denounce Supremacist Slogan
    California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante refused over the weekend to expressly denounce the racist-sounding slogan of Latino-supremacist group MEChA, which preaches to its members, "For the race everything. For those outside the race, nothing." -- Asked about the slogan no fewer than four times on Saturday by Fox News Channel's Tony Snow, Bustamante first responded that he loved his culture and would represent all Californians if he became governor.



    Gobernador
    de Califas? Weekly Standard -- September 1, 2003
    Bustamante can't shake the scourge of MEChA
    ...[Cruz] Bustamante, the only prominent Democrat on the second half of the recall ballot, hasn't been able to shut down the media's interest in his involvement with the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA) while he attended Fresno State back in the mid-1970s. MEChA, which advocates a separate Chicano nation, goes by the slogan: "For the race everything. For those outside the race, nothing."



    Mechista Fox News -- August 28, 2003
    Bustamante praises Ku Klux Klan-like group (MEChA)
    California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, the grandson of Mexican immigrants who counts improving race relations among his biggest pursuits, refused Thursday to renounce his past ties to a little-known Hispanic organization considered by critics to be as racist as the Ku Klux Klan. -- Instead, Bustamante, who is running to be governor of California, praised the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, or MEChA, and said he still supports it.



    Governor? Fox News -- August 27, 2003
    Bustamante under fire for involvement in racist group
    Critics are wondering why Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, who is running to be governor of California, hasn't renounced his association to a little-known Hispanic organization that they say is as racist as the Ku Klux Klan. -- "Joining MEChA was a right of passage just like if a black student joined a black student union. And if you didn't join, you weren't Chicano. The question is why hasn't he renounced it now. It is racist organization," said radio talk show host Larry Elder.



    Fox News Channel spills beans on Cruz's MEChA involvement
    Report on Cruz Bustamante aired on August 27, 2003.
    Watch



    Mechista Rush Limbaugh -- August 21, 2003
    Bustamante Fondled Racist Group, Terms
    In the audio and news link below, I share a story headlined "Who's Cruz?" in Wednesday's Investor's Business Daily. It makes me wonder when the mainstream media will explore Cruz Bustamante's background, record and views. The paper calls Bustamante "the most famous unknown candidate in the race," and cites two stunners about the Democrat. [Audio link on page - 5 min., 23 sec.]



    Michelle Malkin Townhall.com -- August 20, 2003
    Bustamante, MEChA and the media
    Now that Democrat Cruz Bustamante is California's gubernatorial recall front-runner, we can look forward to in-depth media investigations of the Latino candidate's long-held ties to the racial separatist group MEChA, right? -- Ha. -- While Katie Couric complains about GOP candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger being "the son of a Nazi party member" and international media outlets assail Schwarzenegger adviser Pete Wilson as "anti-immigrant"...



    We Get E-Mail -- June 8, 2003
    Got MEChA?
    At high schools and colleges across the United States, chapters of this revolutionary group are up and running. MEChA is an acronym for "Movimienta estudiantil de Chicano de Aztlan," the student movement of Aztlan Chicanos. The primary goal of this group is to liberate and return to Mexico the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The true objective of this group is hard to believe, but don't take it lightly...



    Statesman Journal - Salem, Oregon -- April 30, 2003
    Chicano/Latino students, leaders to be honored
    ..."These people are the ones that make a difference and care about our future," said Rudy Rodriguez, the co-chairman of MEChA, which will host the event. -- The goal of MEChA is to strive for educational, cultural, economical, political and social empowerment within the Chicano/Latino community in order to liberate their people [they're fifth columnists, in other words].



    Linda Bentley -- Sonoran News -- April 3, 2003
    Paving the way to Aztlán with propaganda, politics, racism
    ...The myth of Aztlán is heavily promoted through MEChA club meetings at college campuses across the nation, rapidly gaining acceptance at high school campuses as well. MEChA stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán. Their logo depicts an eagle holding a stick of dynamite.



    Salt Lake Tribune - March 6, 2003
    Latinos Rally for Immigration Reform
    The Latino student group MEChA claimed the steps of the Utah Capitol on Wednesday after marching from the Federal Building to protest what they say is harassment of Utah Latinos [read: illegal alien criminals] by federal immigration officials. --- Karla Motta, co-chairwoman of MEChA, thanked the crowd of Latinos, Anglos, students and businesspeople for coming. "Chicanismo is a state of mind. Anyone can be part of us."



    The Daily -- U. of Washington - Seattle -- January 23, 2003
    MEChA rallies for cheap tuition for lawbreakers
    A new state legislative bill may recast everyday tuition as a symbolic measure of social justice by qualifying undocumented and immigrant students in Washington state for resident tuition. -- Around 25 students and other UW denizens turned out in rainy weather for a rally, sponsored by the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), in support of the bill late yesterday morning.



    Elected to Congress on November 5, 2002
    Arizona, meet your new Mechista Congressman
    Arizona congressman-elect Raul Grijalva is a former MEChA member, according to a 1997 article in the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Did voters know that Grijalva is or was involved with an anti-American seditionist organization? Will he denounce MEChA now that he's headed to Washington? Will he represent MEChA interests or the interests American people when he gets there? -- Grijalva also isn't happy about "civilian patrols" whose members are seeking to deter illegal immigration, and is in agreement with meddlesome Mexicans that an investigation is needed.
    Download 11/26/02 17-minute interview of reconquista MEChA-boy Grijalva by Alex Jones (2 mb. May stream using some browsers). -- More on this questionable character.



    ChronWatch.com -- Jim Sparkman - November 19, 2002
    More Reporting on MECHA at U.C. Berkeley. Disturbing
    Juan Carl Leal Solis, writing in the Cal Patriot, gives us another disturbing look at the MECHA group at U.C. Berkeley. This revolutionary group gets funding from compulsary student fees, and seems to fly in the face of the university authorities. Or, even more disturbing, MECHA peddles hatred and prejudice with university approval.



    David Orland - Boundless Webzine - November 8, 2002
    The Road to Aztlan
    Radical politics have been part of the game on American campuses since at least the mid-1960s but have recently taken a new and disturbing turn. At colleges and universities across the country, the Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan (The Student Movement of Aztlan Chicanos) - better known by its acronym, MEChA - is calling for the surrender of wide swaths of American territory to Mexico.


    SDSU's Samano: Flag incident shows America's bias (9/23/02, Daily Aztec - SDSU)
    ...One could argue that calls were made because of the positioning of the flags -- the American flag below the Mexican flag -- but I would argue that it was simply because "Old Glory" wasn't hanging alone. [Now you're getting it, amigo.]

    American flag display on campus ticks off Mechistas (9/17/02, Daily Aztec - SDSU)


    Hal Netkin vs. MEChA (Quality improved on this clip)
    Hal Netkin, a candidate for city council in the possible new Valley City (north of Los Angeles), chats with Armando Cervantes, a MEChA leader on a show aired on the internet and on KUCI, Irvine, Calif., on Monday, July 15, 2002. (Alternate low-quality clip)


    Spencer denounces 'misunderstood' reconquista gang (MEChA) - 3/29/02

    Fascism grows right here - Mark A. Dwyer - 3/18/02

    MEChA Chairman Spills the Beans on The O'Reilly Factor - 3/8/02

    Berkeley conservatives tell of death threats for criticism - (3/5/02 - Washington Times)
    Former MEChA Leader

    Former California Assembly speaker and former MEChA Leader Antonio Villaraigosa (right) being endorsed in his failed attempt to become mayor of L.A. by then mayor Richard Riordan, a RINO and cheerleader for amnesty for millions of Mexican criminals. Villaraigosa lost to James Hahn, a Democrat who later went to Mexico and told Fox that L.A. is a Mexican city.

    Censorship, Robbery, and Threats at Berkeley - (3/1/02)

    UCB paper stolen, MEChA suspected -WorldNetDaily.com - (3/1/02)

    MEChA: Student Funded Bigotry and Hate (3/1/02)

    Clinton intends to appoint former Mechista (Bustamante) to Census Monitoring Board - 1/4/2001

    Mexican Revolutionaries Infiltrate Academy - March 10, 2000

    We Get E-Mail Re: New Mexico will secede to new nation, professor says - February 7, 2000

    Mechista Runs for L.A. Mayor - December, 1999

    MEChA - Image Clean-up attempt? - November 14, 1999

    "ALIEN NATION" - By K. L. Billingsley

    Calif. Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante - Mechista

    Antonio Villaraigosa - Mechista

    MEChA Rants over CSUN Student Paper Editorial (Editorial - Rip Rense) - November 10, 1999

    MEChA Rants over CSUN Student Paper Editorial - November 3, 1999

    MEChA Infects another Calif. school- December 4, 1998

    MEChA Graduate - Antonio Villaraigosa - January, 1998

    'Anti-Immigrant Forces' Find a New Enemy in MEChA - January, 1997

    MEChA calls for the Liberation of 'Aztlan' - October, 1996

    La Marcha for Social and Economic Justice - June, 1996

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    Bustamante Silent on Separatist Past

    Wednesday, September 03, 2003

    By Matt Hayes



    It means "Tell me with whom you hang out, and I will tell you who you really are."

    Who does California gubernatorial candidate Cruz Bustamante (search) "hang out" with? By now, Californians know that Bustamante refuses to repudiate the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, known as MEChA (search), the separatist student organization he joined in college. But do they know what MEChA does, or refuses to do, and what, apparently, are Bustamante's reasons for not condemning MEChA?

    The term "MEChA" has recently been lumped together with the term "La Raza" (search) or "The Race." While there is an organization whose name is "The Race," other "Raza" organizations abound. The term "Raza groups" is used to describe those organizations who seek to "reclaim" the U.S. southwestern states for Mexico, or at least for people of Mexican descent. Most of these groups have termed the U.S./Mexico border "false." In an age when the slightest trace of racial intolerance can destroy a candidacy, how is it possible that Bustamante thinks it is just fine to not go on the record and condemn MEChA and what it stands for?

    The aims of Raza groups are easier to pin down than most. Their members talk. A lot.

    Rudy Acuna (search), a Cal State Northridge professor of Chicano studies, is a self-described socialist (search), an advisor to MEChA, and a card-carrying separatist who has reportedly publicly urged Chicanos to get more militant about defending their rights and has warned Chicanos that they are living in a "Nazi U.S." where they are in danger of being taken to "intellectual ovens."

    Acuna recently wrote this defense of Bustamante. While Acuna denies that MEChA is anti-Semitic, he is a regular contributor to the rabidly anti-Semitic La Voz de Aztlan. Acuna would no doubt contend that his own articles are not anti-Semitic and that Aztlan.com did not reflect his own opinion of Jews. But that would be no different than submitting editorials to the Ku Klux Klan's newsletter and arguing that the Klan's views do not reflect one's own opinions.

    In May of 1995, Voz Fronteriza (search), an explicitly Raza student newspaper based at the University of California at San Diego, ran a front page article exalting the line-of-duty death of U.S. Border Patrol agent Luis A. Santiago (search). On May 9, 2001, anti-immigration activist Hal Netkin invited the country's MEChA chapters -- reported to number 300 -- to repudiate the publication. To date, only two have.

    And Cruz Bustamante refuses to repudiate MEChA. The only logical conclusion is that Bustamante gives his tacit approval to sentiments like those featured in Aztlan.com, in the comments of Rudy Acuna, and in Voz Fronteriza. It's also possible, and perhaps worse, that Bustamante is personally offended by those sentiments but is enough of a cynic to capitalize on them through his silence.

    It was state representative Cruz Bustamante who, according to Mother Jones (search) magazine, participated in a 1993 conference on illegal immigration where he said, "We could not conduct business without the immigrant." Reporters present then asked if Bustamante endorsed illegal immigration. "My district requires it," he answered. Gov. Gray Davis, in a horribly conceived attempt to curry even greater favor among Hispanic voters, stated again this week that he will sign a bill just passed by the California assembly that will allow illegal aliens in the state to obtain driver's licenses.

    The issue confronting California voters should not be that Bustamante was a MEChA member. The issue is that, even today, he refuses to condemn MEChA and the "false border" MEChA philosophy, a philosophy that is even now reflected in Bustamante's politics. By not repudiating the MEChA philosophy he thereby validates the ideology of MEChA's leadership.

    Matt Hayes began practicing immigration law shortly after graduating from Pace University School of Law in 1994, representing new immigrants in civil and criminal matters. He teaches at Berkeley College, and is author of The New Immigration Law and Practice, to be published in October.

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    http://www.sacbee.com/content/politi...-8289192c.html

    Schwarzenegger egged as he opts for speech instead of debate
    - (Published September 3, 2003)
    LONG BEACH -- Arnold Schwarzenegger, skipping the first debate of California's recall election, was egged Wednesday on a university campus but went ahead with a speech in which he said he is running for governor to give back to a state that is responsible for all his success.

    A thrown egg splattered on the back of his left shoulder as he waded through the crowd at California State University, Long Beach. An aide tried to wipe it off, but he simply peeled off his coat and went ahead with his speech.

    "You have such a fantastic life, Arnold, you make millions of dollars to do movies and all those kinds of things, why do you want to do this?" Schwarzenegger asked rhetorically in his address.

    "And you know something, because everything that I've gotten -- my career, my money, my family -- everything that I've gotten and achieved is because of California," he said to cheers.

    Hundreds of students crammed the university quad for the speech under the hot afternoon sun. Some were Young Republicans invited from other schools, according to the actor's campaign.

    A knot of opponents from La Raza Student Association heckled him for his past support of Proposition 187, which sought to deny services to illegal immigrants. They held a sign saying "Hasta la vista Latinos." Supporters drowned out the hecklers with chants of "Arnold, Arnold, Arnold."

    Schwarzenegger delivered his 15-minute talk as five other candidates prepared to take part in the first recall campaign debate later Wednesday in Walnut Creek.

    His campaign also released three new television ads, one 15 seconds long and two lasting 30 seconds, showing Schwarzenegger sitting at a table with people and promising to fight special interests and clean up the state.

    "Now, here is my plan: audit everything, open the books, and then we end the crazy deficit spending," he says in one ad. The campaign also launched a 60-second radio ad featuring the president of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association, which has endorsed Schwarzenegger.

    The ads began airing on the same day as a new ad from Democratic Gov. Gray Davis which features Sen. Dianne Feinstein speaking against the recall.

    Schwarzenegger's aides defended his decision to opt out of the Walnut Creek debate, noting he will participate in a prime-time debate with the other candidates Sept. 24. Organizers of that debate, arranged by the California Broadcasters Association, will allow candidates to see questions in advance.

    Rep. David Dreier, co-chair of the actor's campaign, sent a letter to the CBA on Wednesday asking that it reconsider the decision to give candidates the questions in advance.

    "We prefer a more traditional format where the candidates hear the questions for the first time at the debate," the letter said.

    Schwarzenegger's absence from the debate fit into his campaign strategy of appearing in public in controlled settings where he avoids protracted questioning from reporters.

    One of his Republican opponents, former baseball commissioner Peter Ueberroth, held a press conference over the weekend urging Schwarzenegger to attend, and he also faced criticism from aides to the leading Democrat in the race, Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante.

    "He's going to get beaten up for a while" over his absence from the debate, said GOP strategist Allan Hoffenblum.

    "It's not that he's not going to debate, but he's going to do it at his own time," Hoffenblum added. "But he needs to get out there and talk to more reporters."

    Also Wednesday, Schwarzenegger picked up the endorsement of the Lincoln Club of Northern California which urged other Republicans to unite behind him.

    -- Associated Press

    This is what the MEChA Constitution says (Article II, section 1):
    "General membership shall consist of any student who accepts, believes and works for the goals and objectives of MEChA, including the liberation of AZTLAN, meaning self-determination of our people in this occupied state and the physical liberation of our land."
    From "El Plan de Aztlan": In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal "gringo" invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlan from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.
    From the Hoover Institute
    ...Thus Rodolfo Acuña's Occupied America claims the Southwest for Mexicans. Chicano activists (Chicanismo) push not only for civil rights for illegal Mexicans but also for the return (reconquista) of the lost provinces to form Aztlán. Chicanismo demands Spanish language and culture education, not English or American cultural schooling. The Movimiento Estudiante Chicano de Aztlán (MECHA) in 1970 formed a political party, La Raza Unida, won control of Crystal City, Texas, and tried to make it into a Chicano city. The party split and has had little political impact since but could easily revive in California or Texas. More....

    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    The Latest on the MEChA scourge......



    Governor? Matt Hayes -- Fox News -- September 3, 2003
    Bustamante Silent on Separatist Past
    There is a popular saying among Hispanics, Dime con quien andas y te diré quien eres . It means "Tell me with whom you hang out, and I will tell you who you really are." -- Who does California gubernatorial candidate Cruz Bustamante "hang out" with? By now, Californians know that Bustamante refuses to repudiate the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, known as MEChA...



    Gobernador
    de Califas? Patrick Rooney -- Washington Dispatch -- September 3, 2003
    Race, California's Final Solution
    ...There's a reason Bustamante won't repudiate his old club-he doesn't want to lose the racist vote. He knows there are plenty of Anglophobes out there who would drop him in a Mexican minute if he were to turn from them. Consider this: There are as many as 300 MEChA chapters nationwide, 100 in California alone, and many of these chapters are in our high and even junior high schools! God help America!



    Newsmax.com -- September 2, 2003
    Bustamante Won't Denounce Supremacist Slogan
    California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante refused over the weekend to expressly denounce the racist-sounding slogan of Latino-supremacist group MEChA, which preaches to its members, "For the race everything. For those outside the race, nothing." -- Asked about the slogan no fewer than four times on Saturday by Fox News Channel's Tony Snow, Bustamante first responded that he loved his culture and would represent all Californians if he became governor.



    Gobernador
    de Califas? Weekly Standard -- September 1, 2003
    Bustamante can't shake the scourge of MEChA
    ...[Cruz] Bustamante, the only prominent Democrat on the second half of the recall ballot, hasn't been able to shut down the media's interest in his involvement with the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan (MEChA) while he attended Fresno State back in the mid-1970s. MEChA, which advocates a separate Chicano nation, goes by the slogan: "For the race everything. For those outside the race, nothing."



    Mechista Fox News -- August 28, 2003
    Bustamante praises Ku Klux Klan-like group (MEChA)
    California Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, the grandson of Mexican immigrants who counts improving race relations among his biggest pursuits, refused Thursday to renounce his past ties to a little-known Hispanic organization considered by critics to be as racist as the Ku Klux Klan. -- Instead, Bustamante, who is running to be governor of California, praised the Chicano Student Movement of Aztlan, or MEChA, and said he still supports it.



    Governor? Fox News -- August 27, 2003
    Bustamante under fire for involvement in racist group
    Critics are wondering why Lt. Gov. Cruz Bustamante, who is running to be governor of California, hasn't renounced his association to a little-known Hispanic organization that they say is as racist as the Ku Klux Klan. -- "Joining MEChA was a right of passage just like if a black student joined a black student union. And if you didn't join, you weren't Chicano. The question is why hasn't he renounced it now. It is racist organization," said radio talk show host Larry Elder.



    Fox News Channel spills beans on Cruz's MEChA involvement
    Report on Cruz Bustamante aired on August 27, 2003.
    Watch



    Mechista Rush Limbaugh -- August 21, 2003
    Bustamante Fondled Racist Group, Terms
    In the audio and news link below, I share a story headlined "Who's Cruz?" in Wednesday's Investor's Business Daily. It makes me wonder when the mainstream media will explore Cruz Bustamante's background, record and views. The paper calls Bustamante "the most famous unknown candidate in the race," and cites two stunners about the Democrat. [Audio link on page - 5 min., 23 sec.]



    Michelle Malkin Townhall.com -- August 20, 2003
    Bustamante, MEChA and the media
    Now that Democrat Cruz Bustamante is California's gubernatorial recall front-runner, we can look forward to in-depth media investigations of the Latino candidate's long-held ties to the racial separatist group MEChA, right? -- Ha. -- While Katie Couric complains about GOP candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger being "the son of a Nazi party member" and international media outlets assail Schwarzenegger adviser Pete Wilson as "anti-immigrant"...



    We Get E-Mail -- June 8, 2003
    Got MEChA?
    At high schools and colleges across the United States, chapters of this revolutionary group are up and running. MEChA is an acronym for "Movimienta estudiantil de Chicano de Aztlan," the student movement of Aztlan Chicanos. The primary goal of this group is to liberate and return to Mexico the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. The true objective of this group is hard to believe, but don't take it lightly...



    Statesman Journal - Salem, Oregon -- April 30, 2003
    Chicano/Latino students, leaders to be honored
    ..."These people are the ones that make a difference and care about our future," said Rudy Rodriguez, the co-chairman of MEChA, which will host the event. -- The goal of MEChA is to strive for educational, cultural, economical, political and social empowerment within the Chicano/Latino community in order to liberate their people [they're fifth columnists, in other words].



    Linda Bentley -- Sonoran News -- April 3, 2003
    Paving the way to Aztlán with propaganda, politics, racism
    ...The myth of Aztlán is heavily promoted through MEChA club meetings at college campuses across the nation, rapidly gaining acceptance at high school campuses as well. MEChA stands for Movimiento Estudiantil Chicano de Aztlán or Chicano Student Movement of Aztlán. Their logo depicts an eagle holding a stick of dynamite.



    Salt Lake Tribune - March 6, 2003
    Latinos Rally for Immigration Reform
    The Latino student group MEChA claimed the steps of the Utah Capitol on Wednesday after marching from the Federal Building to protest what they say is harassment of Utah Latinos [read: illegal alien criminals] by federal immigration officials. --- Karla Motta, co-chairwoman of MEChA, thanked the crowd of Latinos, Anglos, students and businesspeople for coming. "Chicanismo is a state of mind. Anyone can be part of us."



    The Daily -- U. of Washington - Seattle -- January 23, 2003
    MEChA rallies for cheap tuition for lawbreakers
    A new state legislative bill may recast everyday tuition as a symbolic measure of social justice by qualifying undocumented and immigrant students in Washington state for resident tuition. -- Around 25 students and other UW denizens turned out in rainy weather for a rally, sponsored by the Movimiento Estudiantil Chicana/Chicano de Aztlan (MEChA), in support of the bill late yesterday morning.



    Elected to Congress on November 5, 2002
    Arizona, meet your new Mechista Congressman
    Arizona congressman-elect Raul Grijalva is a former MEChA member, according to a 1997 article in the Arizona Daily Wildcat. Did voters know that Grijalva is or was involved with an anti-American seditionist organization? Will he denounce MEChA now that he's headed to Washington? Will he represent MEChA interests or the interests American people when he gets there? -- Grijalva also isn't happy about "civilian patrols" whose members are seeking to deter illegal immigration, and is in agreement with meddlesome Mexicans that an investigation is needed.
    Download 11/26/02 17-minute interview of reconquista MEChA-boy Grijalva by Alex Jones (2 mb. May stream using some browsers). -- More on this questionable character.



    ChronWatch.com -- Jim Sparkman - November 19, 2002
    More Reporting on MECHA at U.C. Berkeley. Disturbing
    Juan Carl Leal Solis, writing in the Cal Patriot, gives us another disturbing look at the MECHA group at U.C. Berkeley. This revolutionary group gets funding from compulsary student fees, and seems to fly in the face of the university authorities. Or, even more disturbing, MECHA peddles hatred and prejudice with university approval.



    David Orland - Boundless Webzine - November 8, 2002
    The Road to Aztlan
    Radical politics have been part of the game on American campuses since at least the mid-1960s but have recently taken a new and disturbing turn. At colleges and universities across the country, the Movimiento Estudiantil de Chicanos de Aztlan (The Student Movement of Aztlan Chicanos) - better known by its acronym, MEChA - is calling for the surrender of wide swaths of American territory to Mexico.


    SDSU's Samano: Flag incident shows America's bias (9/23/02, Daily Aztec - SDSU)
    ...One could argue that calls were made because of the positioning of the flags -- the American flag below the Mexican flag -- but I would argue that it was simply because "Old Glory" wasn't hanging alone. [Now you're getting it, amigo.]

    American flag display on campus ticks off Mechistas (9/17/02, Daily Aztec - SDSU)


    Hal Netkin vs. MEChA (Quality improved on this clip)
    Hal Netkin, a candidate for city council in the possible new Valley City (north of Los Angeles), chats with Armando Cervantes, a MEChA leader on a show aired on the internet and on KUCI, Irvine, Calif., on Monday, July 15, 2002. (Alternate low-quality clip)


    Spencer denounces 'misunderstood' reconquista gang (MEChA) - 3/29/02

    Fascism grows right here - Mark A. Dwyer - 3/18/02

    MEChA Chairman Spills the Beans on The O'Reilly Factor - 3/8/02

    Berkeley conservatives tell of death threats for criticism - (3/5/02 - Washington Times)
    Former MEChA Leader

    Former California Assembly speaker and former MEChA Leader Antonio Villaraigosa (right) being endorsed in his failed attempt to become mayor of L.A. by then mayor Richard Riordan, a RINO and cheerleader for amnesty for millions of Mexican criminals. Villaraigosa lost to James Hahn, a Democrat who later went to Mexico and told Fox that L.A. is a Mexican city.

    Censorship, Robbery, and Threats at Berkeley - (3/1/02)

    UCB paper stolen, MEChA suspected -WorldNetDaily.com - (3/1/02)

    MEChA: Student Funded Bigotry and Hate (3/1/02)

    Clinton intends to appoint former Mechista (Bustamante) to Census Monitoring Board - 1/4/2001

    Mexican Revolutionaries Infiltrate Academy - March 10, 2000

    We Get E-Mail Re: New Mexico will secede to new nation, professor says - February 7, 2000

    Mechista Runs for L.A. Mayor - December, 1999

    MEChA - Image Clean-up attempt? - November 14, 1999

    "ALIEN NATION" - By K. L. Billingsley

    Calif. Lt. Governor Cruz Bustamante - Mechista

    Antonio Villaraigosa - Mechista

    MEChA Rants over CSUN Student Paper Editorial (Editorial - Rip Rense) - November 10, 1999

    MEChA Rants over CSUN Student Paper Editorial - November 3, 1999

    MEChA Infects another Calif. school- December 4, 1998

    MEChA Graduate - Antonio Villaraigosa - January, 1998

    'Anti-Immigrant Forces' Find a New Enemy in MEChA - January, 1997

    MEChA calls for the Liberation of 'Aztlan' - October, 1996

    La Marcha for Social and Economic Justice - June, 1996

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