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Migrants speak out

Zooming to the Border for Human Rights

Videos, panel reports and executive summary report of our findings.

October 2021

Volume 48, Number 5

Cover Story

Whips, horses and deportations

patrulla fronteriza a caballo intenta detener un migrante haitiano
Cynthia Pompa, Physicians for Human Rights  |  Issue: October 2021

The images from this week are sickening. Haitians seeking asylum are being whipped and rounded up like cattle by the U.S. Border Patrol to return them back to danger. Let me say this again: Adults and children are being whipped by agents of the United States government. By your government.

Two paths forward: Division, war and misery or Cooperation with one another and harmony with Mother Earth

Migrantes haitianos Cruzan el río Grande
From the Editors  |  Issue: October 2021

Times such as these sorely try women’s and men’s souls: Chaos, division, hate, police killings, looming mass evictions, abortion bans, the threat of war, the messy withdrawal from Afghanistan, mass deportations on the southern US border and forced migrations worldwide, all are occurring amid a seemingly never-ending pandemic. Earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, massive wildfires, global warming – once in a hundred-year occurrences – are reported almost daily in the news.
How do we make sense of all this?

Opinion by Sister Norma Pimentel, The Washington Post

La Hermana Norma Pimentel con migrantes
Norma Pimentel, a sister of the Missionaries of Jesus, is executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley.  |  Issue: October 2021

Norma Pimentel, a sister of the Missionaries of Jesus, is executive director of Catholic Charities of the Rio Grande Valley send letter to President Biden to appeal on behalf of migrant rights.

Celebrate Victory Against CA Recall Which Way Forward

Bandera de california
Fatima Garcia  |  Issue: October 2021

The recall election of Governor Newsom (held on September 14) was part of the continuing strategy of right-wing Republicans to undermine and suppress the vote – a national campaign that has led to laws in 47 states to restrict the ability of people to cast their votes and chose their leaders at every level of government.

24 COVID-19 Cases in One Week at Tacoma Immigration Detention Center

ICE protester
La Resistencia is a grassroots volunteer undocumented-led group fighting alongside people detained at NWDC to end all detentions, all deportations, and to shut down NWDC.  |  Issue: October 2021

Tacoma, WA – Since Sept. 1, 29 detainees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the infamous Northwest Detention Center (NWDC)

DHS Grants Prosecutorial Discretion to Immigrant Organizer Targeted by ICE

Maru Mora Villalpando
La Resistencia is a grassroots volunteer undocumented-led group fighting alongside people detained at NWDC to end all detentions, all deportations, and to shut down NWDC.  |  Issue: October 2021

Seattle, WA — After four years of being targeted by Immigration Custom Enforcement (ICE) for her work to dismantle the enforcement agency, immigrant rights defender and organizer Maru Mora Villalpando has been granted prosecutorial discretion.

Connect with Your Spiritual Home, says Hopi Chief

White Eagle Jefe Hopi
From a Facebook post by Hopi Indian Chief White Eagle. Posted on July 9, 2021  |  Issue: October 2021

Take perspective of an eagle who sees everything from above with a wider view. There is a social demand in this crisis, but also a spiritual demand. Both go hand in hand.

Louisianans in dire need in Hurricane Ida’s wake

Casas y las utilidades destruidas por el Huracan Ida
People’s Tribune’s Bob Lee recently interviewed Belden “Noonie Man” Batiste  |  Issue: October 2021

Hurricane Ida: We went through Katrina 16 years ago and here we go again, and it looks like the City of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana learned nothing from Katrina, you know?

The Poet Jack Hirschman Sleeps Like a Log

Jack Hirshman
Nancy Morejón  |  Issue: October 2021

Jack Hirshman (1933-2021). Jack wrote every day, but writing was not his only daily necessity. Rather, with great individual conscientiousness, he incorporated himself in the most prestigious circles of poets in the country.

The Devil is Dancing in Texas

Rally for Abortion Justice
Magdaleno Leno Rose-Avila  |  Issue: October 2021

Last night they pushed away hope
The slapped decency in the face
Deep oh deep in the heart of Texas
They opened the door

Is the government tracking me?

Magdaleno Leno Rose-Avila
Magdaleno Leno Rose-Avila  |  Issue: October 2021

Some of us out there in America fear that our government has inserted a mini microchip in the COVID vaccine. Is this true?

THIS BRIDGE CALLED SOLIDARITY

This Bridge Called Solidarity illustration
 |  Issue: October 2021

This zine was created to uplift and center the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Trans migrants in the San Diego-Tijuana region.

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