Tag Archives: immigrants

Abolish Migrant Child Jails Now, by Amy Goodman and Dennis Moynihan

“They were sick. They were coughing. They had runny noses. They were filthy dirty. They immediately started to describe the level of hunger that they were experiencing.”

U.S. company making $750 per day, per child to keep immigrant children in ‘prison-like’ conditions

At $750 per day, the children could be staying at the Four Seasons hotel.

I’m a Child of Immigrants. And I Have a Plan to Fix Immigration. By Sonia Nazario, and End Project Streamline

Neither Democrats nor Republicans will like [the plan].. But it would be humane, it would adhere to the rule of law, and it would work.

Green New Deal Advocates Should Address Militarism, by Medea Benjamin – Alice Slater

Where is the call for the New Peace Deal that would free up hundreds of billions from the overblown military budget to invest in green infrastructure? Environmentalists need to contest the Pentagon’s staggering global footprint. The US military is the world’s largest institutional consumer of fossil fuels and the largest source of greenhouse gasses, contributing about 5 percent of global warming emissions.

Trump’s act of state terrorism against children, by Henry A. Giroux

State violence against children has a long, dark history among authoritarian regimes.

Why Arendt Matters: Revisiting “The Origins of Totalitarianism”

Totalitarian movements, Arendt writes, go beyond propaganda and embrace violence.

The Menace of Trump and the New Authoritarianism: An Interview with Henry Giroux

Trump not only refuses to use the term “democracy” in his speeches, he is also doing everything he can to establish the foundations for an overt authoritarian society.

Trump’s First 100 Days

Resistance is everywhere.

“I’m Human” by Malka Al-Haddad

I’m Human I’m from a country at war I am from a country that’s bleeding A country of anger And revolutions A country of martyrs, I’m from a country once called Mesopotamia I’m from the land of black gold I’m from the richest land on the earth I’m from the land of sunshine on a […]

Congress Is Missing in Action as Trump Escalates War in Syria Amid Russia Probe

A handful of progressive Democrats and one Republican in Congress are demanding a halt to the military escalation in Syria. They introduced legislation this week that would prohibit the Defense Department from putting more boots on the ground without congressional approval. By Mike Ludwig   Truthout | News Analysis  March 25, 2017 President Donald Trump speaking […]

Sanctuary: What it is, what it isn’t, why it’s important

Historically, sanctuary offers a place of protection from physical harm.

Donald Trump Will Be President. This is What We Do Next.

The people who run America have constructed a political system that’s like a glitchy killer robot, one even they can’t control anymore.

Cartoon: Eruption of Political Fear Mongering

Monte Wolverton, Cagle Cartoon Posted on Nov 3, 2014  Truthdig.com

Who Lies — Emma’s Revolution

People in a bind, unemployment line Promise of relief from the military minds . . .   Audio only  A song appropriate for Memorial Day − from Emma’s Revolution. Available for purchase. Subscribe or “Follow” us on RiseUpTimes.org. Rise Up Times is also on Facebook!  Check the Rise Up Times page for posts from this blog and more! “Like” our […]

NC Sheriff Accused Of Discrimination And Targeting Of Latinos For Deportation

(North Carolina Assistant Attorney General Thomas E.) Perez suggested the actions of Johnson and his deputies were not only illegal, but impeded the ability of the Alamance officers to solve serious crimes by…making Latinos scared to call law enforcement. Distress spreads in Arizona over “Show-your-papers” law Special Project | Immigration Reform: Week of September 23 […]

Video: Howard Zinn, on people’s labor history

http://www.pbs.org/historydetectives One of the many wise and knowledgeable people who have lead the HISTORY DETECTIVES through its investigations over the years was Dr. Howard Zinn. Dr. Zinn passed away this January. In his memory, we’d like to share this extended interview where he tells the rending story of the Bread and Roses strike in Lawrence, Massachusetts. […]

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. […]