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Barrio Defense: How Arizona’s Immigrants are Standing Up to SB 1070

Update, June 25: Today the U.S. Supreme Court ruled much of SB 1070 unconstitutional, but upheld the law’s most controversial provision: the so-called “show me your papers” component, which directs police to check the immigration status of those they suspect might … Continue reading

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Turning the Tide: Migrant Rights, Barrio Defense, and New Directions

Originally published by Left Turn Magazine. Dec. 2010 These days people are scared. Whether it’s fear of big government or job loss, immigration raids or foreclosure, socialism or fascism, police violence or terrorist attacks, cap and trade or ecological collapse, one … Continue reading

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Today’s Fight for Our Morale, Tomorrow for Our Future.

Last night was demoralizing. Watching election results was crushing.  For those who hadn’t totally come off the hopium of 2008, this was quite a crash. Though the pundits opined that it reflected more an attitutude than an ideology, the shift … Continue reading

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Day Labor Organizing in the New Economy

Perspectives from the Latino Union of Chicago originally published in Left Turn Magazine Globalization Coming Home Full Circle When the economic ladder sinks, it’s the bottom rung that goes under first.  As the rest of the country has recently begun contemplating … Continue reading

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