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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 […]

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, […]

Donald Trump, Nasty Rhetoric, and Scripted Violence

December 4, 2015 By Chip Berlet Demagogic rhetoric targeting unpopular groups of people can incite violence. Republican frontrunner Donald Trump can claim he never told his followers to hurt anyone, and perhaps avoid legal consequences, but Trump is morally responsible. His nasty vilification produces “scripted violence.” The victims of Trumps rhetoric are piling up. The […]

Bernie Sanders Gets Immigration Policy Right

By THE NYT EDITORIAL BOARD NOV. 26, 2015 Senator Bernie Sanders released his immigration plan on Tuesday. To read it — and every citizen should — is to be yanked back in time, to an America that not so long ago was having a reasonable immigration discussion and a time when major reform had strong […]

We’re Spending Billions to Support the Most Corrupt, Abusive Arm of Law Enforcement

By Susan Grigsby Daily Kos via Alternet March 15, 2015 These guys are scary. In March 2014, three women from Honduras—a mother, her 14-year-old daughter and another teenage girl—crossed the Rio Grande near Abram, Texas. According to Garrett Graff’s [3] article in Politico Magazine, they surrendered to U.S. Custom and Border Protection (CBP) agent Esteban […]

When the Teenager Is the Breadwinner

The Fight for 15 movement could free the children of low-income workers from the need to work after school to keep their families afloat.The Fight for 15 movement could free the children of low-income workers from the need to work after school to keep their families afloat. (Photo: peoplesworld) …An intersection of race, class and […]

In Travesty of Justice, Rasmea Odeh Found Guilty Despite History of Israeli Torture

Supporters of community activist Rasmea Odeh hold up signs. (Photo via Samidoun.ca) Thanks to Mondoweiss Editors The following statement was issued by the Rasmea Defense Committee: In a travesty of justice, Rasmea Odeh today was found guilty of one count of Unlawful Procurement of Naturalization.  For over a year, Rasmea, her supporters, and her legal […]