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When fear is the target, Courage is the result

Days before a bus filled with undocumented people and their allies was to take off from Phoenix, Arizona, one rider was interviewed by the New York Times. The reporter asked, “Last month when I interviewed you, you wouldn’t tell me … Continue reading

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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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