Date: Sun, 15 Jan 2006 10:32:58 -0800 (PST)

Anti-immigration politics

Irvine -- To commemorate Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, KUCI's Subversity program features a program on anti-immigration politics. Who are the people pushing an anti-immigration agenda on the Costa Mesa City Council and beyond? What are they for and against?

On Monday's edition of Subversity, a KUCI public affairs program, we chat with Orange County labor activist John Earl, on the politics of anti-immigration groups that have stirred up controversy in Costa Mesa and elswehere in the Southland.

The show airs Monday, January 16, 2006, from 9-10 a.m. on KUCI, 88.9 fm in Orange County, and is web-cast simulateneously via We dedicate this show to the memory of federal Judge William Matthew Byrne, Jr. who died this past Thursday in Los Feliz, California (obit).

Byrne was the judge who threw out the Pentagon Papers case against Daniel Ellsberg and Tony Russo, for releasing to the New York Times the secret history of the Vietnam War, after revelations of Nixon regime misconduct. He had also headed the national Commision on Campus Unrest. Byrne was also the original judge for the Subversity show host's Privacy Act successful 1990s lawsuit by the ACLU against the CIA for spying on him.

Earl is web-meister of Orange County Organizer:, a web site that tracks OC activism, especially labor-related activism. The site has a subsection focusing on immigration matters: There is also a feature on Costa Mesa Mayor Allan Mansoor:, with links including one to the city's video of the January 3, 2006 city council meeting where immigrant rights activist Coyotl Tezcalipoca was arrested on what Earl believes are bogus misdemeanor charges: There is also a link to an anti-immigrant group's video of the same meeting.

A transcript of Earl's interview with UCI Prof. Gilbert Gonzalez, on the historical impact of U.S. on migration from Mexico, also appears on his site: Earl also provides an analysis from 1930s news accounts of the anti-immigrant "Citrus Wars" in Orange County: Earl is a former public affairs host on KUCI, where he once hosted the "News Gap".

Call 949 824 5824 to chat with our guest.

Last Monday, we interviewed another local activist, Duane Roberts, on the same issue.

Thanks for listening.


Daniel C. Tsang
Host, Subversity "What's behind and beyond the Orange Curtain"
Mondays 9-10 a.m. on 88.9 fm,
Daniel Tsang, KUCI, PO Box 4362, Irvine CA 92616, USA
Member, National Writers' Union,
NWU is the nation's only labor union for freelancers
Member, UC-AFT Local 2226 at UC Irvine