Tag Archives: Immigrant Rights

Creeping Fascism> Ask the Cop on the Corner, Ask the Cop at Your Front Door

Ask the Cop on the Corner, Ask the Cop at Your Front Door Creeping Fascism by RON JACOBS    February 17-19, 2012    Counterpunch The list contines to grow.  The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).  The essentially unprovoked police attacks on protesters, bystanders and journalists at Occupy protests around the nation.  The continuing murder of […]

Immigration Authorities Locked 13,000 In Limbo

There are alternatives to locking up people who would not otherwise be imprisoned if not for their immigration status, ones that would leave the person with his or her family, and cost taxpayers far less than the estimated $95 to $141 per day spent to detain them. No Conviction, No Freedom Immigrant Detainees Report Nearly […]

Poster> No Human Being . . .

Ms. Muñoz, stop the lies

“Lost in Detention” on PBS’s Frontline, a groundbreaking documentary,  showed us just how dangerous and violent President Obama’s immigration system really is. Send a message to the White House that we won’t tolerate the lies about how S-COMM affects our community. Felipe Matos, Presente.org Submitted by David Culver Former immigrant rights advocate, Cecilia Muñoz, continues […]

Groundbreaking documentary “Lost in Detention” on PBS October 18

A very powerful documentary will air on PBS next week and we have a sneak peak. On Tuesday, October 18th, award-winning journalist Maria Hinojosa presents the groundbreaking documentary Lost in Detention. It’s an exposé that reveals the devastating consequences of the mass incarceration of immigrants, and the harsh toll it takes on families, women and children. Hinojosa sat […]

Shut Down the School of the Americas (SOA/WHINSEC)!

Shut Down the School of the Americas  We won’t stop until the SOA is shut down and the U.S. government has stopped relying on violence – be it military, political, or economic – to enforce its oppressive foreign policy in Latin America and the Carribean. Join us for the 21st anniversary of non-violent protest at […]

Several arrested at immigration enforcement protest in Chicago

Several arrested at immigration enforcement protest Link to video of arrests PHOTO: Several arrests at immigration enforcement protest By Antonio Olivo       Chicago Tribune reporter August 17, 2011  During an emotional hearing about a federal immigration enforcement program that has generated controversy nationwide, about 40 protesters, several of the in the country illegally, marched outside a downtown union […]

Local Support for Carlos Montes

Minneapolis peace activists rallied on the Lake Street Bridge on July 6 in support of recently arrested friend and ally, Carlos Montes. He was in the Twin Cities for the Republican National Convention in 2008 and has been vocal in support of peace activists targeted by the FBI.

Immigration Reform: Just a Dream? by Rose Grengs

Immigration Reform: Just a Dream? by Rose Grengs     WAMM Newsletter June 2011 Every first Sunday of the month a group of supporters, sponsored by the Interfaith Coalition on Immigration, gather in front of the Ramsey County Detention Center, just east of downtown St. Paul, to hold a vigil of support for the detained immigrants inside. […]

US Routinely Violates Human Rights, Constitutional Guarantees of Undocumented Workers

US Routinely Violates Human Rights, Constitutional Guarantees of Undocumented Workers Submitted by BuzzFlash on Fri, 06/17/2011 – 1:52pm. VALERIE BURCH FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT     truthout.org Mohammed Uddin lived in New York City for 15 out of his 41 years. Back in Bangladesh, he wouldn’t be able to get the life-sustaining heart medication he takes […]

Fox News’ Long History of Race-Baiting

UPDATED: Fox News’ Long History Of Race-Baiting June 13, 2011 5:52 pm ET — Media Matters for America Howard Dean and Joan Walsh recently called out Fox News, criticizing what they called its “racist” handling of the deceptively edited Shirley Sherrod video clip. Indeed, Fox News and its personalities have a long history of aggressive race-baiting […]

Kathy Kelly: Don’t Look Away — The Siege of Gaza Must End

Kathy Kelly    Huffington Post Co-coordinator of Voices for Creative Nonviolence Don’t Look Away — The Siege of Gaza Must End Posted: 06/16/11 07:58 PM ET In late June 2011, I’m going to be a passenger on “The Audacity of Hope,” the USA boat in this summer’s international flotilla to break the illegal and deadly Israeli […]

Minneapolis: Hijab-wearing Muslim women flashmob at RightOnline conference

Hijab-wearing Muslim women flashmob invades RightOnline conference Posted on 06.19.11 By Kase Wickman    http://www.rawstory.com/rawreplay A crowd of women wearing hijabs — headscarves traditionally worn by Muslim women — flooded the lobby of the Hilton in Minneapolis where the RightOnline conservative blogger conference was held this weekend. The women stayed for about ten minutes, according to […]

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring

5 WikiLeaks Hits of 2011 That Are Turning the World on Its Head — And That the Media Are Ignoring June 7, 2011  |     By Rania Khalek     AlterNet.org Is 2011 capable of exceeding 2010’s revelations? And what discoveries in 2011 has WikiLeaks unearthed thus far? Between Collateral Murder, the Iraq War Logs, the Afghan War Diary, and Cablegate, it appeared as […]

“Capitalism” by Polly Mann

Capitalism:  What is it?   by Polly Mann For more years than I care to admit a small group – six to twelve – have been meeting for breakfast at Curran’s restaurant on Nicollet in South Minneapolis.  The ensuing conversations are always lively and often so loud I suspect they disturb patrons at nearby tables. […]

Rowley comments on new FBI manual’s permission to “push privacy bounds”

Comments by Coleen Rowley on “F.B.I. Agents Get Leeway to Push Privacy Bounds” in the New York Times It’s not the poor agents’ fault. They got to keep busy to earn their pay, don’t they?! Or at least show they are keeping busy even if it’s dirty business going through banana peels, coffee grounds and […]

Donald Rumsfeld and water boarding

A Letter to the Editor: Donald Rumsfeld and water-boarding To the Pioneer Press, unpublished Dear Editor: Finally, Donald Rumsfeld has come out of his cave to gloat over how he and George Bush were responsible for the capture/killing of Osama bin Laden by their use of torture on detainees. (Pioneer Press, May 15, 2011).   […]

Comments to Attorney General Eric Holder

Had I been able to address Attorney General Eric Holder when he was here on May 27th, here is what I could have said.  –Sue Ann Martinson Comments to Eric Holder:  Perhaps you do not understand who we are.  Perhaps you do not understand the loving community of antiwar activists that surrounds these women and […]

Greenwald: The always-expanding bipartisan Surveillance State

The always-expanding bipartisan Surveillance State BY GLENN GREENWALD        salon.com  FRIDAY, MAY 20, 2011 (updated below – Update II) When I wrote earlier this week about Jane Mayer’s New Yorker article on the Obama administration’s war on whistleblowers, the passage I hailed as “the single paragraph that best conveys the prime, enduring impact of the Obama presidency” included this observation from Yale Law […]

Who will protect us from our government?

The USA PATRIOT Act is moving through the House and Senate and must be acted on before May 27, 2011.  H.R. 1805 (Conyers) and S. 193 and S.290 (Leahy) are in committee.  These bills would renew the Patriot Act until December 31, 2013. Called the USA PATRIOT Act Sunset Extension Act of 2011, the act would […]