Image: Democracy NowSunita Patel says in a federal complaint that she was acting as a legal observer when sheriff's deputies arrested her during a protest last year at the 4th Avenue Jail.Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is being sued again -- this time by four immigration activists arrested la ... More >>
RenjishinoFirst baseball, now beer's boycotted? What's next, lapdances?Budweiser, which in 2008 was bought out by a Belgian beer giant to form Anheuser-Busch InBev, has spent millions on advertising to the Latino market. According to a 2009 article in Hispanic Market Weekly, the company spent more t ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Rubin Lucio and the Rev. Susan Frederick-Gray being arrested at Fourth Avenue Jail today Phoenix exploded today in a fit of anti-SB 1070 rage that only a summer rain seems to have dampened for the moment. Scores of activists including Phoenix civil rights leader Salvador Reza of the organization Pue ... More >>
Statewide anti-SB 1070 protests begin this week A coalition of activist groups including Somos America, Sal Reza's Puente Movement, and the National Day Laborer Organizing Network has just announced that tomorrow they'll be detailing a series of anti-SB 1070 protests and actions that will be o ... More >>
Deputies are taking boxes of files from the Chicanos Por La Causa buildings at 11th Street and Buckeye Road as the group's supporters prepare for a possible anti-Sheriff-Joe-Arpaio demonstration. (See update below -- a demonstration is now looking less likely). A regional conference of Chicanos Por ... More >>
Will the White House ever act to protect the civil rights of Arizona Latinos? Don't hold your breath waiting for the Obama administration to do anything in the near future about immigration reform, or yanking Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 287(g) authority. That's the message some local Latino leaders t ... More >>
Don't believe the labor union -- and by the way, take $5 off your next purchase at Food City. That's the message from the Bashas' grocery chain in its latest English-and-Spanish-languages mailer to Valley homes. "Who is trying to destroy Food City?" the flier asks, then answers its ... More >>
The Sanchezes are American citizens who've been in this country longer than Joe Arpaio's family. The Sanchezes are criminally brown.
photo by Eduardo Barraza of Barriozona.com To borrow a line from Alfredo Gutierrez's La Frontera Times, this woman is not your friend.Ever since Janet Napolitano's nomination to be director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, some liberals and immigrant rights activists have held out hope ... More >>
Welcome to the 14th century... We live in two Americas: Joe Arpaio's medieval Maricopa County, where barbarism reigns, and our corrupt top cop parades hundreds of Hispanics through the streets in chains, like captives taken in some feudal conflict from faded memory. And then there's Barack Oba ... More >>
Joe Arpaio and Andrew Thomas are teaching the rest of the nation how to terrorize illegal immigrants
The immigrant rights movement needs Elias Bermudez, only there's a problem: A lot of his own people don't trust him
The feathered fiend examines the guv's (cough!) brass balls, conspicuous consumption in Scottsdale and the L. Ron Hubbard House in Phoenix
Letters from the week of November 18, 2004
ASU President Michael Crow's emergence provides Phoenix a preferable alternative to Jerry
Radio killed the liberal star. Now the lefties want their airtime back.
You know it was a weird election if The Spike is actually missing John McCain
Letters from the week of September 5, 2002
Marla Wing is a political activist and a lot of other things. You figure it out.
Janet Napolitano is the Dems' lame anointee for governor. But Alfredo Gutierrez could beat her.
Fat Arizonans, rest easy. Janet Napolitano will be your heavy.
Infighting and back-stabbing are still in fashion this political season
County supervisor and her brother-in-law both have an interest in Bank One Ballpark
Arizona political leaders know the answers but can't seem to pass the violence-prevention test
Who's angling for what, and against whom
Barry Goldwater's widow says the conservative institute that bears his name is twisting his legacy
For years, House minority leader Art Hamilton has used every trick in the book--the House rules book--to influence the Republican majority; now he's running for secretary of state
Diesel spill fouls site proposed for downtown parking garage
Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox and her husband, Earl, have come out swinging against her challengers--real and imagined
NOW APPEARING IN SOUTH PHOENIX: THE VIRGIN MARY
"THE DEAL" GOES DOWN. INFLUENCE GETS PEDDLED. IS IT ANY WONDER LAWMAKERS ARE GETTING A LIFE---SOMEPLACE ELSE?