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.
Volume 48, Number 5
Two paths forward: Division, war and misery or Cooperation with one another and harmony with Mother Earth
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?
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.
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.
Tacoma, WA – Since Sept. 1, 29 detainees have tested positive for COVID-19 at the infamous Northwest Detention Center (NWDC)
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.
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.
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?
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.
Last night they pushed away hope
The slapped decency in the face
Deep oh deep in the heart of Texas
They opened the door
Some of us out there in America fear that our government has inserted a mini microchip in the COVID vaccine. Is this true?
This zine was created to uplift and center the voices of Black, Indigenous, and Trans migrants in the San Diego-Tijuana region.
Remains of suspected migrant found hanging from a tree 80 miles from the U.S. Mexico border.