Nine DREAMers Detained in Eloy, Arizona

By: Saturday August 3, 2013 1:10 pm

On Monday July 22nd, nine DREAMers, six of whom had been previously deported or had been forced to leave the United States, presented themselves at the Nogales [AZ] port of entry demanding to re-enter the United States on humanitarian parole. Three of the participants had returned to Mexico just a week prior as an act of solidarity with the 1.7 million people deported by the Obama administration.

 

#BringThemHome: Undocumented Organizers Leave the United States and Plan to Return in an Act of Civil Disobedience

By: Wednesday July 17, 2013 11:15 am

In the first of a series of videos to be released by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance (NIYA), Lizbeth Mateo, an undocumented organizer from California, reveals she has left the United States to see her family in Oaxaca, Mexico. It is the first time she has seen her family in over 15 years.

Demonstration Turns Ugly at the RNC

By: Friday August 31, 2012 4:33 pm

“USA!!! USA!!!” they chanted at us to drown out our own chants of “DREAM ACT AND FULL EQUALITY!” The gay priest was at the front of our little group, and a balding man with a red face and sunglasses got within a few inches of his face to scream. Balding Guy, a member of Gay Priest’s former congregation, grabbed the priest and pushed him back violently. The next thing I knew, a man in a cowboy hat and large, crooked, cigarette-stained teeth that he was baring bulled his way into our priest. Erika was behind him, and took a misfired punch in the face as Cigarette Teeth barreled forward, cursing, swinging and pushing. A few people were sent back into me, and for a minute there he stood in front of me in the open. I wasn’t sure if I should take a swing or not to slow the guy down for my friends.

Fatster’s News Roundup from Father’s Day

By: Monday June 18, 2012 6:13 am

Fatster’s news roundup from Father’s Day weekend, with stories on French elections, Egyption elections, Syria civil war, Afghanisan, war on women, vagina monologue, Dreamers, education, stop and frisk, foreclosures, Amazon, Rio+20, Palestine, Rodney King and more.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Ellis Cose, The End of Anger: A New Generation’s Take on Race and Rage

By: Saturday August 27, 2011 1:59 pm

Something has indeed changed in race relations, author Ellis Cose concludes. There is less anger and rage, more hope and faith toward the future among African Americans of all income levels than there has ever been; more willingness by most white Americans to regard their fellow black citizens on an equal footing. This is especially true among the younger generations within both groups.

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