Reports by participants of celebrations and protests on Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Oakland, Calif., and Detroit, Mich.
On June 16, Labour Party Member of Parliament Jo Cox was murdered by a neo-Nazi. Cox was murdered for opposing the rising reactionary tendency in European politics.
The exodus of Central American youth without papers entering the U.S. has complex roots within Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala, and in the U.S.’s long history of exploitative, militaristic relations with these countries.
Salt Lake City students, faculty and supporters defend Multicultural Initiatives Department; Dreamers fight deportations; Texas students, faculty and staff oppose “shared services”; students protest REI sweatshops.
From the new November-December 2012 issue of News & Letters
Obama’s re-election doesn’t end clash of two worlds
by Franklin Dmitryev
The two worlds of the rulers and the ruled shone through the suffocating blanket of propaganda surrounding the election in which Barack Obama won a second term. A pronounced gender gap and long lines at the polls [=>]
From the January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters:
Rights for immigrants!
Los Angeles—On Dec. 10, International Human Rights Day, 250 to 300 people, mostly youth, demonstrated against “Secure Communities” (SC), Sheriff Baca and President Obama’s attack on Mexican and Latino/a immigrants. SC forces local police to act as federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents, supposedly [=>]
From the September-October 2011 issue of News & Letters:
No ‘Secure Community’
Los Angeles–On Aug. 13 the Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights, Los Angeles (CHIRLA), held a press conference against Secure Community (SC), the federal government program that allows local police to act as federal immigration agents. Under the program, over a million immigrants have been deported, [=>]
We need to reconnect with the spirit of the Abolitionists who fought to end slavery without delay. They saw what no one else did, a human force for the reconstruction of society–the slaves–and they based themselves on that. Today we need to look at the struggle of immigrant labor in that light. That only begins [=>]