Moral outrage can be averted by a general pardon for immigration infractions…
“Dog Whistle Politics: How Coded Racial Appeals Have Reinvented Racism and Wrecked the Middle Class”: The interview is an insighful analysis of race in politics, including but not limited to the current race between Hillary and Trump.
Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Poetry Built for Survival on the U.S.- Mexico Border (Multimedia)
Poet Amy Sara Carroll wrote a series of 24 poems, titled “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto,” which were uploaded onto cellphones equipped with simple compasses and interfaces. Each poem is a form of lyrical advice that provides readers and listeners with tools for every hour of a day spent in the pernicious borderlands between the U.S. and Mexico.
Around 52 percent of Latinos in the nation claim to have been ill-treated because of their race or ethnicity, in a country that has 56.6 million Latinos, according to the survey.
The report shows the extent to which ICE grants financial benefits to private and public entities such as the GEO Group along with the public entity Berks Family Residential Center, through government contracts requiring ICE to pay for a set number of beds at detention facilities.
“Under General (David) Petraeus, starting in 2010, the U.S. initiated scores of airstrikes, as well as dozens of nighttime commando raids, daily against Afghan insurgent targets,” he recalled. “Many of these strikes hit legitimate targets, but many more of them hit civilians. The surge in increase of public support for the Taliban in areas of the air and commando strikes is undeniable.”
In Their Own Voices: A series of short videos by and of Iraqi’s in Minnesota, sponsored by the Iraq and American Reconciliation Project and filmed in 2012 through 2014. Media for the people! Bringing you the best of the alternative media and original articles and videos. Click here to help by learning more about Rise Up Times, spreading […]
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 […]