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JUSTICE FOR DREAMERS – PUNISH THE AUTHORS OF FORCED MIGRATION

By David Bacon The DACA youth, the “dreamers” are the true children of NAFTA – those who, more than anyone, paid the price for the agreement. Yet they are the ones now punished by the Trump administration as it takes away their legal status, their ability to work, and their right to live in this […]

Braceros Organize After One Worker Dies

Picking blueberries on a Washington State farm. Risking deportation, Washington state farmworkers protest dangerous conditions in the fields By David Bacon The American Prospect, 8/8/17 A farmworker’s death in the broiling fields of Washington state has prompted his fellow braceros to put their livelihoods in jeopardy by going on strike, joining a union, being discharged […]

MAY DAY MARCH FOR “UN OTRO MUNDO”

by David Bacon The Progressive / On The Line – 7/21/17 The face of work and poverty in Yakima ranges from a closed mill of the city’s past to the agricultural fields of its present. At the edge of town is the rusting structure of the old Boise Cascade plywood plant, where many of this […]

Defend Net Neutrality!

Net neutrality activists in Washington. The Trump administration is trying to overturn Obama-era regulations that protected it. Photograph: UPI / Barcroft Images About 200 internet companies and activist groups are coming together this week to mobilize their users into opposing US government plans to scrap net neutrality protections. The internet-wide day of action, scheduled for […]

FIGHTING FOR THE SANCTUARY WORKPLACE

By David Bacon Truthout | Report 6/24/17 Sanctuary churches. Sanctuary schools. Sanctuary cities. Sanctuary workplaces? Albeit far from its intentions, the Trump administration has put the idea of sanctuaries on steroids — spaces free from the threat of raids and deportations. As immigrant workers, unions and their allies look for creative ways to counter anti-immigrant […]

May Day in Yakima – David Bacon

Text and photos by David Bacon What a beautiful day! Que Viva el Primero de Mayo! We are here today in solidarity with people all over this country who have stopped work, who are marching in the streets like we are. And why are we marching? Because last week ICE picked up hundreds of people, […]

David Bacon – The Sadness of the Border Wall

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International Women’s Day – Photos and History

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY – PHOTOS AND HISTORY Photos by David Bacon This year International Women’s Day has a deep meaning because of the desperate situation in which our country finds itself. Women in earlier eras confronted problems as great, and founded International Women’s Day as a way to fight for deep social change. Temma Kaplan, […]

David Bacon–Streets of New York: work or no work

A David Bacon photoessay on life and work on the streets of New York © David Bacon, 2015 Click on the photo to go to the entire essay From Chinatown to midtown, Manhattan is part of a city that works, and also that doesn’t work. That is, it’s full of working people, but not everyone […]

CCDS Statement on Solidarity with Vietnam

Solidarity with Vietnam April 30, 2015 marks the 40th Anniversary of the end of the war in Vietnam and its total liberation from US imperialism and foreign occupation. For ten years, from 1965-1975, Vietnam was at the center of world attention as a small but proud country fought the most powerful imperialist military power in […]