Thousands of students protested on Feb. 1, 2017 at the University of California-Berkeley against Milo Yiannopoulos' aim to begin a campaign against allowing the University to continue as a sanctuary campus that protests immigrant students.

“Where are all the women?”

March 20, 2017

Buddy Bell discusses a Latina speakers question at an immigrants’ rights march in Los Angeles–“Where are all the women?”–asking as well, “Where are all the men?”

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Latina worker speaks

December 10, 2015

In San Quintin Baja, California, women agricultural workers force the state to the bargaining table as they fight for the education of their children and experience development in the process.

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Stop blaming migrants

November 24, 2014

Los Angeles—On Oct. 7, 150 Latina/o, Black, Asian and white youths gave public comments at the Board of Supervisors (BOS) meeting against extending Regulation 287g, which was to expire. The regulation allowed the L.A. County Sheriff to act as U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents putting into practice the so-called “Secure Community” policy allowing deputies to question anyone who appears to be a Latina/o migrant as a criminal suspect. It has resulted in thousands of working class migrants and even U.S. citizens to be stopped, detained and deported….

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Workers can fix L.A.

November 22, 2014

Los Angeles—On Oct. 28, several thousand Los Angeles City workers (mostly Latina/o and Blacks) and community supporters marched through downtown to City Hall to protest the city’s proposed 30% cut in workers’ wages and benefits. The cuts included medical coverage, bonuses and retirement benefits, as more and more of the city’s infrastructure deteriorates….

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Rights for immigrants!

February 21, 2012

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 [=>]

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Readers’ Views, January-February 2012 (part 2)

February 19, 2012

From the January-February issue of News & Letters:

Readers’ Views (part 2)

FROM FUKUSHIMA TO NEW YORK

Shut Down Indian Point Now! is calling a press conference immediately prior to a New York State Assembly hearing to determine energy alternatives to the Indian Point plant in January. As the Fukushima, Japan, meltdown shows, nuclear power can never [=>]

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Latinas re-occupy La Casita

September 1, 2011

From the July-August 2011 issue of News & Letters:

Latinas re-occupy La Casita

Chicago–On June 22 the police, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) security and construction crews showed up at La Casita, the field house on the grounds of Whittier Dual Language Academy in Pilsen (see “Chicago Latinas demand a library,” Nov.-Dec. 2010 N&L). As the construction workers set [=>]

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Latina women occupying the Whittier School field house speak for themselves

November 13, 2010

From the Nov.-Dec. 2010 issue of News & Letters: Latina women occupying the Whittier School field house speak for themselves

Chicago Latinas demand a library

Editor’s note: Women in the Mexican-American community of Pilsen have been occupying a field house on the grounds of Whittier Elementary School for over a month to keep authorities from demolishing it. Two [=>]

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