Friday, December 9, 2011

Manu Chao, Two Americans and Arizona's SB 1070

Manu Chao is a Spanish/French singer, who performed in Sept. at Penns Landing in Philadelphia. Later that month he gave a free concert in Arizona for to draw attention to the harsh immigration laws in effect in that state.

Parts of the video are filmed in front of Arizona Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio's tent city jail for undocumented immigrants. Yes, the sheriff makes them wear "jailbird" stripes, and a number of years ago, he paraded them down main street in shackles (this link will take you to the New York Times editorial that appeared after that degrading spectacle) and are part of a documentary titled "Two Americans" ( Here's the trailer from their film:

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