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Spring 2014 National Immigrant Solidarity Network Monthly News Alert! (tags)
The Obama Administration’s Fiscal Year 2015 budget proposal is of two minds about how to deal with the broken U.S. immigration system. On the one hand, the document calls for the creation of “a pathway to earned citizenship for hardworking men and women” who are in the United States without legal status. On the other hand, the budget would continue to devote significant sums of money to the detention and deportation of many of the same people for whom the administration would like to create a path to citizenship. In other words, the administration pledges that it will do its best to deport from the country the very same people it wants to help stay. While the budget underscores how we'll benefit from commonsense immigration reform by accounting for savings the Congressional Budget Office has forecast, it continues our dysfunctional and illogical immigration detention system. As in past years, the budget includes billions of dollars for the detention operations of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) — part of the Department of Homeland Security — including funding for 30,539 detention beds....
Mr. Corporate Computing Bureaucrat: Tear Down This Wall! By Gene J. Koprowski (tags)
Who knew that President Reagan’s famed late 1980s Berlin Wall speech, with the dramatic challenge, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall,” would one day serve as inspiration for a marketing meme for cloud computing?
Oct. 19-21 IMF/WB actions update #3 (tags)
This update provides a quick glimpse into how the organizing for the October 19-21 mobilization against the IMF/World Bank annual meetings is going. Read it to find out about our outreach activities, new endorsers of the mobilization, how to plug in, and more.
October 19-21 mobilization update #2 (tags)
This update provides a quick glimpse into how the organizing for the October 19-21 mobilization against the IMF/World Bank annual meetings is going. Read it to find out about action plans, new endorsers of the mobilization, how to plug in, and more.
Update #1 for Oct. IMF/WB mobilization (tags)
This update provides a quick glimpse into how the organizing for the October 19-21 mobilization against the IMF/World Bank annual meetings is going. Read it to find out about action plans, who has endorsed the mobilization till date, housing and convergence space, and more.
Call to Action: Oct. IMF/World Bank protests (Eng./Sp.) (tags)
Disrupt the IMF and the World Bank meetings: Washington DC, October 19-21, 2007 A Desbaratar las Reuniones del Fondo Monetario Internacional (FMI) y el Banco Mundial!
Feral Visions; Green Anarchist Gathering in Sierra Nevada! (tags)
Feral Visions gathering in the Sierra Nevada offers workshops on basketry, archery, shelters, alternative mental health, knots, natural birth control, herbal medicine, wilderness fist aid, self defense and many other useful skills..
Minutemen - Enforcers of Death on the Border & Promoters of Racist Hatred (tags)
The U.S. government is enforcing, and trying to pass even worse laws that force immigrants even deeper into the shadows by criminalizing undocumented people and denying them basic services.
Alongside this increasing, inhumane repression, the powers-that-be are promoting an anti-immigrant, nativist, fascist movement throughout the U.S. This vigilante movement is persecuting and hunting down immigrants along the border region, and has also been organizing forces in major cities like Los Angeles and Chicago and counties throughout Southern California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. Among this fascist nativist movement, the Minutemen have emerged as a prominent vigilante group that has been gaining notoriety and legitimacy as expert guests on reactionary news channels like Fox and other mainstream media outlets like CNN.
Enrique Morones, whose group the Border Angels puts water through the desert for migrants, has been actively speaking out against the Minutemen and other vigilantes like Ranch Rescue, American Patrol, the Barnett Brothers, among others. Morones says that although the Minutemen are not an organization of thousands, as they often claim, the Minutemen and the increased militarization of the border are responsible for an increase in migrant deaths.
In a phone interview with Revolution, Morones said, “Before Operation Gatekeeper, which was implemented in 1994, there was one estimated death along the border every month. Since then, an estimated 4,000 people have died trying to cross the border.” He told Revolution that 4,000 bodies have been accounted for, but that the realistic number might be considerably higher, “possibly as much as 10,000 deaths.”
It is difficult to measure the exact numbers because while some skeletons and scattered bones are found in the desert, many of the deceased bodies are never found.
Safiya Bukhari, 1950-2003 (tags)
There wasn't anything on the site about Safiya Bukhari, noted prison abolition activist, who passed away recently. She's someone to honor, so, here it is. Follow the link for a good page about her.
Read and learn more... (tags)
Read and learn...
SAN FRANCISCO RALLIES AGAINST FTAA (tags)
Updates re: SF rally