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Archive: March 2017

Mega marches return

Marching for a new world
Gloria M. Sandoval  |  Issue: March 2017

  From his annoying tweeting to executive orders, President Trump is adjusting to just how much power he can have over the country in converting it toward a fascist state. His first order of business on January 20th, inauguration day, was to sign an executive order dealing with the Affordable Care Act, the so-called Obamacare, […]

Tumultuous change

Manifestación contra las redadas de ICE
From the Editors  |  Issue: March 2017

  As difficult as it may seem, we are witnessing the birth pangs of a new society. No one can deny that we are living in times of momentous and tumultuous change. Everything we have known and loved about America seems turned upside down. Democratic rights are trampled. Women’s and minority rights are threatened. The […]

Trump’s cabinet: the oligarchy seizes power

From the Editors |  Issue: March 2017

The U.S. government is being openly, blatently, brutally taken over by big capitalists — the American oligarchy. Previously — with presidents like the Bushes, Clinton and Obama— the capitalists worked behind the scenes, putting their money behind politicians who did their bidding. Now the mask is off. Chief among the capitalists taking political power directly […]

End police terror: Justice for Jose ‘Cheo’ Nieves

La familia y amistades de Jose Nieves
Leslie Willis and Andy Willis  |  Issue: March 2017

  CHICAGO, IL — One hundred people huddled together in the severe cold, gaining little comfort from the tiny candles cradled in their hands. The Hermosa neighborhood held a vigil for Jose “Cheo” Nieves, called by Parents for Peace and Justice, a Chicago group formed to organize for an end to violence and for justice […]

Incorrect Social Security number on 1095-C could mean deportation

Miembros de Workers United
Irma Garcia, Jose Garcia, Workers United  |  Issue: March 2017

  CHICAGO, IL – Through the Affordable Care Act, the Obama administration has left millions of undocumented workers more exposed and thus more vulnerable to deportation by the Trump administration. A new part of the Affordable Care Act that just went into effect in 2016 requires some employers to provide the names and Social Security […]

The collusion among the IRS, Obamacare and national security

Irma Garcia, Jose Garcia, Workers United |  Issue: March 2017

CHICAGO, IL – Beginning with the administration of President George W. Bush, the immigrant community has been under attack. The fall of the twin towers and the economic crisis that followed paved the way for large number of raids and the implementation of the Secure Communities Program (cooperation between ICE and local police departments). This […]

Gazolinazo! Mexico’s struggle against a brutal hike in fuel prices

Gasolinazo
Arturo Santamaria G.  |  Issue: March 2017

  In Mexico, a never-before-seen movement has arisen in 31 states over a gasoline shortage and a brutal 20 percent price increase for two kinds of gasoline and diesel fuel. The shortage and price hike is called Gazolinazo and it comes during a huge corruption scandal and a crisis of credibility in the country’s government […]

Mexico’s masses stand up!

María Emma Herrera |  Issue: March 2017

At the beginning of his presidential term, Enrique Peña Nieto, the president of Mexico, presented an initiative called Reforma Energética (Energy Reform), which promised to be more competitive and reduce the prices of the product. On the contrary, in December 2016, the 20% increase in the price of gasoline (magna, premium and diesel) was announced […]

Our Money!

Gloria M. Sandoval |  Issue: March 2017

MERCED, CA – Members of this community blocked use of public money to send the Merced Sheriff’s Posse to the Trump inauguration parade! The horses had to travel by land in comfortable trailers to get to their destination while the riders and family members flew. The Merced Sheriff’s Posse is a group that made its […]

Amazon’s bogus new warehouse jobs

Amazon Prime Air
Dave Ransom  |  Issue: March 2017

  Four times as many store clerks likely to lose theirs Shortly after President Trump took office, demanding that companies create more jobs, Amazon announced it would be hiring 100,000 new workers. That sounded like good news, but what Amazon didn’t announce was how many retail-store employees its new workers would displace — perhaps as […]

Women in struggle and resisting

MIO organization
María Elena Martínez  |  Issue: March 2017

  “Hunger knocks me down, but pride picks me up’ Hunger knocks me down, but my pride picks me up, affirms Juana Nicolas. Nicolas, who, after fleeing her native Oaxaca, arrived in Los Angeles to work as a nanny and domestic worker. Most domestic workers who do not understand their rights and who live in […]

When poverty attacks: women on Skid Row

Silvia Hernandez |  Issue: March 2017

  LOS ANGELES, CA — “One in three homeless people in Los Angeles County are women. … The total of more than 14,000 women is a 55% increase from 2013. The number of women camped out in RVs, tents, and lean-tos has doubled in the last three years,” reports the Los Angeles Times on October […]

Corpus Christi water system poisoned, corporate ‘backflow’ suspected

Raul G. Garcia |  Issue: March 2017

  CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – In the last 18 months, residents have had four water crises. The most recent experience, on December 14, 2016, was more serious because the chemical Indulin AA-86 escaped into the water system. The chemical is said to cause a burning sensation of the skin and can be very dangerous once […]

Cheri Honkala: Another Philadelphia is coming

Cheri Honkala
Tribuno Del Pueblo  |  Issue: March 2017

  The city of Philadelphia and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania are being afforded a special opportunity on March 21t to step out of politics as usual. Fraud has become the common practice of the 197th District’s representatives. Leslie Acosta, the former state representative, resigned on January 3, having secretly pleaded guilty to money laundering. Acosta’s […]

It’s time to resist; it’s time to stop ICE

Marú Mora Villalpando |  Issue: March 2017

In less than a month ICE activities have been more visible than ever. By early February nearly 700 people were hunted down and sent to immigration prisons in several states throughout the country. We must recognize this is not new immigration enforcement activity, but it is more rampant and visible than before. During the Bush […]

Growing resistance to Trump’s immigration policy

Austin Correspondent |  Issue: March 2017

AUSTIN, TX – A thousand people came in support of the Muslim community outside the Texas capitol building in Austin on January 31. This show of force in support of immigrants is part of a larger and growing resistance against Trump’s immigration policy. The following week, the Texas legislature opened hearings on Senate Bill 4, […]

Trump’s first deportee: Guadalupe García de Rayos

Guadalupe García de Rayos
From the editors  |  Issue: March 2017

  “The only crime my mother committed was to go to work to give a better life for her children,” commented Jacqueline (14 years old) of Guadalupe García de Rayos, 35, one of the first causalities of Trump’s war on immigrants. She was seprated from Jacqueline, su hijo Angel, 16, and her spouse. Guadalupe had […]