Tensions rise as migrant caravans arrive at the U.S.-Mexico border

by Lisa Luinenburg, published on Socialist Action, December 5, 2018 As numbers of Central American migrants began to arrive at the U.S. border, support efforts were taking place in cities across the United States. In Minneapolis, hundreds of people demonstrated in frigid weather on Nov. 30 to express solidarity with the caravans. Other groups are working on sending supplies. Three[…]

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Imperialism and Immigration: The Elephant in the Room

Photo:2018/11/23 Ten days old Asylum Seekers arrives in Tijuana, Mexico ~Daniel Arauz by Alison Bodine, Fire This Time, November, 2018 At the beginning of October 2018 an estimated 4,000-7,000 people, the majority from the Central American country of Honduras, set off on a march North from San Pedro Sula, Honduras in search of somewhere to be safe. For some, their[…]

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Veterans For Peace: No Troops to the Border!

Statement by Veterans for Peace, November, 2018Veterans For Peace strongly condemns the recent announcement that up to 15,000 active duty military personnel may be sent to the U.S. southern border. These troops will join the additional National Guard units that were sent last year, increasing the militarization of our borders at an alarming rate. Our immigration laws and enforcement tactics[…]

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How to Talk About the Migrant Caravan

A protest in Iowa coinciding with a state visit by A.G. Jeff Sessions, organised by Iowa CCI in partnership with AFSC., Photo: AFSC / Iowa Citizens for Community Improvement Editor’s Note: I liked this article because it provides talking points for those engaged in political conversation with non-activists.  And, regardless of where we stand on political change, there are instances[…]

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Fleeing crisis ‘made in USA,’ Honduran migrants march into Mexico

Photo: Members of a migrant caravan walk into the interior of Mexico after crossing the Guatemalan border on October 21, 2018, near Ciudad Hidalgo, Mexico. ~John Moore/Getty Images by By Sam Ordóñez, published on Workers World, October 24 Oct. 22 — A caravan of thousands of migrants, including small children, traveling to the United States reached the Mexico-Guatemala border on[…]

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Anti ICE Protests Across the Country

Header Image: San Francisco anti-ICE protesters surround ICE office in March Protests hit Northeastern contract with ICE By Belladonna Ashman posted on Workers World, August 9, 2018 Boston — As night fell on July 31, protesters from Movimiento Cosecha, who had gathered outside the house of Northeastern University’s president, announced that they would be occupying the area until Northeastern canceled[…]

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Syria Calls Refugees Home While US Imperialism Punishes the Refugees it Creates

In a photo taken during a guided government tour, Syrian soldiers raise their weapons while holding a picture of President Bashar Assad as they leave the eastern city of Deir al-Zour on Aug. 16, following a 10-day military operation. by Danny Haiphong, first Published on Black Agenda Report “Our focus should be on stopping the wars that create refugees, including[…]

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Police Attack on ICE Encampment Condemned

Activists speak out.   Photos: Joseph Piette by Betsey Piette, originally published on Workers World, July 12, 2018 Police raided an encampment outside the Philadelphia Immigration Customs and Enforcement facility for the second time on July 5. It was the fourth day of the people’s protest. Ten minutes before the early afternoon attack, police told protesters they had to move water[…]

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