The Second Cooler is a documentary about illegal immigration shot primarily in Alabama, Arizona, and northern Mexico.
The United States has played and still plays an active role in creating the conditions that force people to leave.
This shutdown is about the erosion of American democracy and the subversion of our most basic governmental norms. – Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez
Antoine Dangerfield, of Indianapolis, a welder for a construction contractor building a UPS hub, witnessed some old-school labor militancy on August 6.
On September 21st – 23rd the history and lasting legacy of the Young Lords Organization will be celebrated in Chicago where it began 50 years ago.
On May 13, the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, launched 40 days of nonviolent direct action across the country to confront systemic racism, poverty, ecological devastation, the war economy and the nation’s distorted moral narrative. Actions involving thousands of people were held in Washington, D.C., and in 35 state capitals. […]
We have all seen the social face of fascism breaking into churches and schools and roaming through streets and rural roads in America. Fascism. To the immigrant population, fascism has the face of the ICE and border patrol agents. The ruling class is using its billionaire propaganda machine to foment a fascist culture that blames […]
SEATTLE, WA – Maru Mora-Villalpando, who was sent a notice to appear for a deportation hearing in December 2017 due to her “anti-ICE” organizing against immigration detention and deportations, faced her first deportation hearing on March 15 at the Seattle Immigration Court. (At this court date, Maru was given May 22nd as the date […]
TRAVESTY OF YET ANOTHER MASS SHOOTING The travesty of yet another mass shooting, this time at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, has riveted the attention of the nation, not just by the extent of the carnage – 17 lives lost – but also by the unexpected and unstoppable response of that […]
Basing ourselves in the long history for justice and on the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of 1948, we announce our plan to build citywide organizations in Chicago around the following five-point basic agenda. These five points are not meant to fully represent all our areas of concern, but they serve as a unifying beginning […]
When President Trump rescinded DACA, a new chapter of the Dreamers movement began. The Dreamers are using what they’ve learned. They will use their presence in every corner of the country to mobilize. When the Dreamers say, “We are here to stay,” they don’t just mean this literally. They also mean that their voices will […]
The assault of the billionaires will continue, but we are beginning to form the battle lines 2017 was a year of tremendous upheaval, with never-ending assaults on the democratic rights and human dignity and safety of women, children, immigrants, Native Americans, and the poor in general. The attacks continue as ICE actions to deport leaders […]
Editor’s note: the following are excerpts from a press release and interview about the targeting for deportation of an undocumented immigrant rights leader, Marú Mora Villalpando. She is an activist, organizer, immigrant, and mother in the Puget Sound region of Washington State. She has lived in the United States for more than 25 years. Maru […]
The repressive apparatus of the State, which includes ICE, is quietly singling out and attacking our leaders wherever they emerge. Leaders of the immigrant community and their support networks are currently in the bull’s-eye. This is happening despite the fact that a majority of U.S. citizens favor amnesty and a path to citizenship. It […]
Food and water are humanity’s first priority. Clothing and a roof over your head come next. In human — humane — society, these are fundamental rights. We do our best to assure that everybody has these basics. In a mass society, that’s what government is for — or at least what it should be for. […]
Oaxaca earthquake brings out the best in us We had hardly been in San Mateo del Mar for about 10 minutes when a small, old lady came up to us carrying a small bundle of white flowers. She asked us to please accompany her to her house. We were there to take a […]
Natural disasters expose, once again, that our rulers are no longer fit to rule. We can do it much better. In recent days and weeks we have witnessed massive devastation and death in Juchitan, Oaxaca and Mexico City from earthquakes, monster storms doing the same to Houston, Texas, portions of Florida, and the entire Puerto […]
AUSTIN, TX – On July 19, a group of 15 teenage girls, dressed in brightly colored gowns, stood in front of the Texas State Capitol to participate in one of Latin American culture’s most cherished traditions: the quinceañera. But this quinceañera was more than simply a coming-of-age celebration. Instead, it was a […]
Ten people are dead after dozens, including children, were locked by smugglers inside a sweltering tractor-trailer. The truck was found at a San Antonio, TX Walmart. This horrific event testifies to how desperate people are to find work to feed their families and the imminent danger they face in doing so. The smugglers have been […]
“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 […]