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Archive: July | August 2012

Arizona Law

Arizona Lawphoto
from the Editors  |  Issue: July | August 2012

An Injury to One is an Injury to All ARIZONA–On Monday, June 25 the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the onerous provision of the Arizona state SB 1070 law called “show me your papers.” This measure requires local police to determine the legal status of anyone they apprehend, no matter how minor the infraction. Though the […]

Ruling Class Strategy Behind New Immigration Policy

Ruling Class Strategy Behind New Immigration Policy photo
EDITORIAL  |  Issue: July | August 2012

On June 15, President Obama announced he would use his discretionary power to stop the deportation of undocumented youth who were brought to the U.S. as children. While this is only a temporary exemption — it could be revoked at any time — it did bring a sigh of relief among some Latinos, particularly the […]

The ‘War on Women’

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EDITORIAL  |  Issue: July | August 2012

Congress Attacks Immigrant Women Who Are Victims of Abuse The oligarchs’ “War on Women” has added a campaign against immigrant women who are victims of abuse by their husbands and boyfriends. First passed by the U.S. Congress in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) has provided significant funds for investigating and prosecuting violent crimes […]

Why the Oligarchy is Targeting Women?

Why the Oligarchy is Targeting Women? photo
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: July | August 2012

Why are the oligarchs attacking women? And what do immigrant women — singled out as “the other” — have to fear? As computers and robots take over job job after job, they are throwing millions of us into permanent unemployment. But people are beginning the fight for a new way of life — a life […]

I Am #132, Coachella, California

I Am #132, Coachella, California photo
Chuck Parker  |  Issue: July | August 2012

On June 11 in Coachella Ca., the Comité Latino organized a protest to show support and solidarity with the student movement in Mexico called, Yo soy # 132 (I Am #132). The students in Mexico are struggling to prevent the return to the dictatorship of the PRI (Institutional Revolutionary Party,) and their candidate Enrique Peña […]

Mexico: Yo Soy # 132

Jesú Estrada |  Issue:

All across the world youth are rising up and creating powerful movements, fighting for their future and the rights of the poor and dispossessed. “We are the 99%” is the rallying slogan of this global movement of youth, against the corporations and of the financial takeover by the banks that threaten our democracy. It started […]

From Victims to Social Actors: Border Residents Organize for Justice

Pedro Rios |  Issue:

Memorial Day, May 28, 2012, marked the two year anniversary that 42-year old Anastasio Hernandez Rojas was beaten and Tasered by Border Patrol and other federal agents at the San Ysidro Port-of-Entry in 2010.  The severe beating, qualified as torture by his family’s attorney, led to his untimely death three days later.  While his family […]

What’s Behind the Attack on Public Education?

Steven Miller |  Issue:

The US and the world economy are now into the fourth year of what many consider the greatest economic crisis in history. Economic crises inevitably reach a point where they pass over into political crises. The form the crisis takes today is the overall re-organization of government to make it the open agent of corporations. […]

X Trinational Coalition to Defend Public Education Conference

Rosemary Lee and María Martínez |  Issue:

MEXICO — Union leaders from Mexico, the USA, Canada, Puerto Rico, Argentina, joined by the Caribbean Union of Teachers and the Federation of Teachers Organizations of Central America were joined by leaders from the student movements of Montreal, Mexico and the United States  CEMPIO (Coalition of Indigenous Education Teachers and Promoters in Oaxaca and Occupy), […]

Wealth Makes Its Move

Dave Ransom |  Issue:

‘The Top One Percent Is Buying Up All the Real Estate’ “The top one percent is buying up all the real estate,” a long-time Southern California realtor complained to the Los Angeles Times in March. As a new wave of foreclosures picks up steam, billion-dollar investors are lining up to buy thousands of homes — […]