Matt Pearce: I was just another reporter sent to cover radicalization in Minneapolis. Then 2 local Somalis took me on a tour
These weren’t foreigners, strangers, outsiders. These were hometown kids who went to local schools, now young men in their early 20s.
From the article: For hundreds of thousands of women and girls envisioning a better, less violent life, the future is about as clear as a dark body of water lapping at the edge of a splintering wooden boat. Now that these women and girls have already made the treacherous crossing of the Mediterranean, it remains to be seen whether the land on which they have arrived—the land on which they have staked everything—will support them.
From the article: Through their peaceful action, the Stewart 5 were prepared to speak about the inhumane conditions that exist there, while at the same time raising public awareness about the racist immigration policies that allow places like Stewart to exist.
SOA Watch stands in solidarity with the “Stewart 5”, and continues to call for the closure of Stewart Detention Center Court Hearing on April 9 for Acts of Nonviolent Civil Disobedience April 6, 2015 soaw.org “The depth of a loving society is going to be marked by how quickly we can close […]
A south Texas sheriff’s department with dwindling resources struggles to cope with a growing immigration crisis. Part four of Beyond the Border, a series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian US interactive team Recovering human remains in the heat of a South Texas summer […]
A Guatemalan diplomat struggles to save her countrymen in south Texas and nearly loses herself. Part three of Beyond the Border, a four-part series from The Texas Observer and the Guardian. By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian US interactive team It was the phone calls to Guatemala that Alba Caceres dreaded […]
America’s Continuing Border Crisis: The Real Story Behind the “Invasion” of the Children By Aviva Chomsky tomdispatch.com August 24, 2014 Click here to read Tom Engelhardt’s introduction. Call it irony or call it a nightmare, but the “crisis” of Central American children crossing the U.S.-Mexican border, which lasted for months amid fervent and angry […]
With migrants streaming through south Texas, landowners are caught between protecting their property and saving lives. Part two of Beyond the Border, a four-part series from a partnership between The Texas Observer and the Guardian. Watch: The ranchers of Brooks County Click title to watch video. By Melissa del Bosque, The Texas Observer, and the Guardian […]
Texas has become the deadliest state in the US for undocumented immigrants. In 2012, 271 migrants died while crossing through Texas, surpassing Arizona as the nation’s most dangerous entry point. The majority of those deaths didn’t occur at the Texas-Mexico border but in rural Brooks County, 70 miles north of the Rio Grande, where the […]
While most attention on immigration has been directed recently at the human drama unfolding around a surge of children fleeing from Central American countries, the immigrant death toll on the US-Mexico border has quietly exploded, even as undocumented migration overall has plummeted. By Bethania Palma Markus, Truthout.org | Report Sunday, 27 July 2014 Undocumented […]
Reminder for those in Minneapolis/St. Paul: Protest: Don’t Deport Refugee Children | Protesta contra deportacion de los niños refugiados Thursday July 31 at 5:00pm Lake Street & Nicollet Ave, Minneapolis To sign a petition calling for President Obama to provide legal counsel to all children facing deportation, click here. By Lia G. Melikian Customs and Border […]
The facts are now clear: the Pentagon’s push to use counterinsurgency tactics against drug traffickers is giving Mexican armed forces the leeway to operate in the airspace above U.S. territory. By Douglas Lucas WhoWhatWhy.com Jul 16, 2014 Blurred Lines: A Mexican military chopper in U.S. airspace, photographed by Texas park rangers. Courtesy of WikiLeaks […]
It is an act of peace, a necessary act of justice, for us to provide care to them when they are in need. Immigration is a peace and justice issue. Immigration is a feminist issue. By BethAnne Nelson WAMM Newsletter Spring II Nothing but experience can really capture the truth of the desert. It […]
Americans may increasingly wonder whether NSA agents are scouring their meta-data, reading their personal emails, and the like. In the borderlands no imagination is necessary. The surveillance apparatus is in your face. The high-powered cameras are pointed at you; the drones are above you; you’re stopped regularly at checkpoints and interrogated. By Todd Miller April 22, 2014 […]
Art by Ricardo Levins Morales rlmartstudio.com
Noam Chomsky speaks with Stefan Molyneux about the race war of drug prohibition, the prison-industrial complex, the erosion of civil liberties under Barack Obama, moral inconsistencies within government, the removal of media gatekeepers and the reinforcement of societal norms through social ostracism. By Noam Chomsky and Stefan Molyneux Wednesday, December 25, 2013 zcommunications.org Source: Freedomain Radio Noam Chomsky’s ZSpace Page […]
The Over-Policing of America Police Overkill Has Entered the DNA of Social Policy By Chase Madar December 8, 2013 tomdispatch.com Read Tom Dispatch editor Tom Engelhardt’s introduction here. Xurble. Art from truthdig.com posting of this article. If all you’ve got is a hammer, then everything starts to look like a nail. And if police […]