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Minuteman Project Inc.

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2013

    Appeals Court Finds Costa Mesa City Council Law Barring Disruptions Unconstitutional

    Benito Acosta, who as a Latino rights activist goes by Coyotl Tezcatlipoca, won a partial victory from the state's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Friday.The court upheld previous rulings finding Acosta was legally removed from a 2006 Costa Mesa City Council meeting, but the city's law against "disor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2012

    50 Reasons Why Orange County is The Worst Effing Place in America

    It was gay rights icon Harvey Milk who described Orange County best, in response to California State Senator John Briggs describing San Francisco as "the moral garbage dump of homosexuality in this country." "Nobody likes garbage 'cause it smells," Milk told reporters. "Yet eight million tourists vi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2012

    [UPDATE: VIDEO PROOF] Was There a Police Plant at the Anaheim Protests Who Threw Bottles at Officers to Incite a Riot?

    Click here for our Anaheim police shooting archivesGo to the end of this post for the latest... ORIGINAL POST, JULY 27, 10:26 A.M.: Facebook is currently abuzz with members of Kelly's Army who were at the Anaheim protest on Tuesday alleging that they caught a police plant.According to onlookers ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Jim Gilchrist Seeks to Return to Columbia University, Where His Last Appearance Sparked a Riot

    ​It's been a while since we've heard from our pal Jim Gilchrist, founder of the Minuteman Project and sworn enemy of Barbara Coe. He does pop up on our comments from time to time, where he smacks down true Know Nothings (as opposed to his misguided immigration philosophy). But yesterday, Jimbo sen ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2011

    [UPDATED with Delay:] "Irvine 11" (-1) Case Heads for Trial

    ​UPDATE, AUG. 15, 2:33 P.M.: The "Irvine 11" trial (now with one fewer defendant) was scheduled to begin today in Santa Ana.That didn't happen.Trial has been rescheduled to Aug. 29, which is when jury selection is scheduled to begin.

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with 11 Becoming 10?] "Irvine 11" Case Heads for Trial

    ​UPDATE, JULY 21, 3:25 P.M.: The Irvine 11 may soon become the Irvine 10.If Hakim Nasreddine Kebir completes 40 hours of community service at the Someone Cares Soup Kitchen in Costa Mesa by Sept. 23, the 20-year-old will be removed from the controversial case pending in Orange County Superior Co ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    [UPDATED with Defense Motion Denied:] "Irvine 11" Case Heads for Trial

    ​UPDATE, JUNE 21, 11:51 A.M.: An Orange County judge last week denied a defense motion claiming 11 college students cannot be prosecuted criminally for disrupting an Israeli ambassador's speech at UC Irvine.Attorneys for the so-called "Irvine 11," who are enrolled at UCI and UC Riverside, argued t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2011

    Why Are People Surprised Orange County has Anti-Muslim Loons?

    Pauly: Pendeja​Color me jaded, cynical, or wayyyyy too in to be able to see from the outside, but I'm shocked that the anti-Muslim* rally that happened last week in Yorba Linda has made the national news. Write-ups in Salon, Good, and other national publications? Really? Sure, part of it is that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Gustavo's Debate with Tom Tancredo: Gustavo's Side, Complete with the Video!

    ​Okay, coverage of my debate last night with arch-Know Nothing Tom Tancredo has officially reached overload--hey, Weeklings: aren't there skinheads that you can go after instead of writing about me?--but you might as well hear my side.I met Tancredo and Westword editor Patty Calhoun across the str ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2010

    Lalo Alcaraz and Jim Gilchrist on the Arellano-Tancredo Debate

    Courtesy Lalo Alcaraz​Much as it pains Gustavo that we keep blogging about this, we've got one more round of embarrassment for him about his debate yesterday evening in Denver with former Congressman Tom Tancredo. (Follow that link for the video.) We asked some local luminaries to tune into the de ... More >>

  • News

    September 2, 2010

    Killer Quince

    Happy Quinceañera to us! A look back at 15 years of telling the other side (that is, the real side) of OC's story

  • Blogs

    June 9, 2010

    How Far Can Anti-Immigrant Campaigning Take You in OC? For Bill Hunt and Steve Poizner, NOWHERE

    Hunt: May you surround yourself with sane people next time...​I was in San Francisco all of yesterday, so couldn't join in the election coverage like Coker, Scott, Spencer, and Megan. But I spent most of last night in a hotel room updating the Orange County Registrar of Voters website, sure that t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Barbara Coe Now Against Bill O'Reilly Because He's Not a Birther

    O'Reilly: Now on Coe's shit list, which makes him somewhat more tolerable...​In the twisted, irrational world of the Know Nothings, egos and out-and-out weirdness will create foolish, unwarranted rivalries that inevitably lead to the group's downfall. Here in Orange County, of course, you have Min ... More >>

  • Columns

    April 8, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    [UPDATED:] Day Laborers Sue Costa Mesa

    Photo by Beth StirnamanAn earlier protest for day laborers.​As I was snapping photos of protesters outside Costa Mesa City Hall this morning, a white guy in his 40s was suddenly in my face asking, "What's all this about?"Informed that day laborers were suing the city, he remarked, "Just round up t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2009

    Another Know Nothing Turns Against Barbara Coe

    Notice the Iron Cross on Coe's T-shirt...The Beer Hall Putsch of America's modern-day Know Nothing movement keeps turning more hilarious by the day. Earlier this week, we reported on how California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe tried to put  murders at the hands of Minuteman ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2009

    Barbara Coe Going Batshit Loca Over Jim Gilchrist

    The legal and verbal back-and-forth between Minuteman Project founder Jim Gilchrist and California Coalition for Immigration Reform head Barbara Coe has gone on for so long one doesn't even know where to begin. The only conclusion I can make is that Coe is the true evildoer of the former allies; aft ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Barbara Coe Compares Obama To Hitler (Again)

    We wished California Coalition for Immigration reform head Barbara Coe wrote more often, but most of the dozens of weekly emails she send to members are usually forwarded articles with no insight offered by Babs. But not last week, when Coe sent along this ridiculous screed trying to note similariti ... More >>

  • News

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    November 12, 2008

    El Chinaco's Pupusas Still Número One--Even Catered!

    It cracked me up when commentator hungrymomma left this gentle scold regarding my taco review--hey, I'm a wab, chula! But I also laughed because I was planning to do a re-review of El Chinaco, the iconic Salvadoran eatery whose owner, Mirna Burciaga, famously took on the Minuteman Project a couple y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Orange County's Original Minutemen

    I get two kinds of reactions whenever I state Orange County is the Mexican-hating capital of America: knowing nods or protestations saying another domain is worse. Never any debate, though, about the Mexican-hating essence of us. I make the case for this dishonor in my book, and I keep digging up mo ... More >>

  • News

    September 4, 2008
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2008

    CCIR Doesn't Just Hate Mexicans

    Few groups have provided a better glimpse into Orange County conservatism's evil, noxious soul like the California Coalition for Immigration Reform, which has provided the Weekly with much fodder over the years. CCIR head Barbara Coe and her minions usually go after illegal aliens (read: Mexicans), ... More >>

  • News

    October 11, 2007

    Smiley Coyotl

    When is a prosecutor not a prosecutor? The answer spared a Santa Ana activist/punk rocker from criminal charges

  • Columns

    May 24, 2007

    Letters

    'PLEASE DO NOT SEND ME ANY MORE EDITIONS OF THE OC POST'

  • News

    April 5, 2007

    Fight Club

    How I learned self-defense from an anti-immigrant group and lived to write about it

  • Columns

    March 15, 2007

    Letters

    'Please note that Spackle is a registered trademark of the Muralo company. Please note this in future articles when referring to Spackle.'

  • News

    February 22, 2007

    'We Love Hunting Wetbacks'

    Costa Mesa Latino alleges Bizarre beatdown by OC Sheriffs Deputies

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2006

    Exclusive: Sergio Ramirez Speaks!

    Sergio Ramirez is a double major in environmental studies and political science at Long Beach State. In March, Ramirez and a friend attended a meeting of the California Coalition for Immigration Reform for one of their classes. The two signed in, talked to some folks and took some pamplets back to t ... More >>

  • News

    August 31, 2006
  • News

    August 24, 2006

    Goodbye, Jim

    Jim Gilchrists new book highlights the failed promises of the Minuteman Project

  • News

    July 20, 2006

    Hatesville, USA

    Welcome to Costa Mesa . . . if youre colored, please leave

  • News

    March 30, 2006

    The Gilchristification of OC

    Mondays student walkout shows the past aint dead. It isnt even passed

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2006

    The Minuteman Pussy Out!

    Next Saturday, April 1 will be the one-year anniversary of the Minuteman Project, the organization started by Aliso Viejo resident and capitalism-hater Jim Gilchrist. Don't know what Gilchrist plans for festivities--maybe some taquitos?--but he'll probably be at a protest somewhere. But neither Gilc ... More >>

  • Film

    March 9, 2006

    Go Home to El Salvador

    Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary reveals the true anti-immigrant assholesMexicans

  • News

    January 19, 2006

    Razin' La Raza

    Whether posing as protesters or cutting off speeches, OC police clamp down on immigrant-rights activists

  • News

    November 10, 2005

    Wiley Coyote

    The Rev. Wiley Drake has a history of helping illegals, as long as they dont criticize Bush

  • Features

    October 27, 2005

    OC's 31 Scariest People

    Now 25 percent more terrifying!

  • Features

    September 8, 2005
  • Columns

    September 1, 2005
  • Columns

    August 25, 2005
  • Web

    August 4, 2005
  • Unknown

    May 12, 2005

    The Plot Against the Mexicans

    And the Jews run the Weekly!

  • Film

    April 14, 2005

    Go Home to El Salvador

    Wetback: The Undocumented Documentary reveals the true anti-immigrant assholesMexicans

  • Columns

    March 17, 2005
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