Posts in: immigrant rights

Waterfront workers versus bosses: “We’re all fighting the same enemy”

October 2012

In July, the Seattle branch of the Freedom Socialist Party (FSP) hosted a forum to help analyze and advance pivotal battles that are unfolding for labor on the docks. This article is based on a press release that captures insights from the discussion. Three rank-and-file labor leaders took to the podium Saturday night, July 21,… Read more »

El cruel engaño migratorio de Obama

abril de 2013

La contienda entre el presidente Obama y las facciones del Congreso acerca de la reforma migratoria oculta un hecho básico. Ninguno de los planes que se han propuesto ofrece una mejor vida para los trabajadores indocumentados; al contrario, cada uno de ellos incrementaría el terror cotidiano al que se enfrentan estos inmigrantes. Es cierto por… Read more »

Obama’s cruel immigration hoax

April 2013

The sparring between President Obama and Congressional factions about immigration reform covers up a basic fact. Not one of the plans being floated would create a better life for undocumented workers; each would instead increase the everyday terror these immigrants face. This is true for a simple reason: top-down immigration reform isn’t designed to help… Read more »

Ethnic studies victory in Arizona

April 2013

At long last, a blatant right-wing lawsuit against Mexican American Studies in Tucson, Ariz. has been thrown out of court. Its primary targets were teachers Sean Arce and José González, who organized a dedicated defense against the racist Tucson school district. They need help raising $8,200 in unpaid legal fees. Donations can be mailed to… Read more »

Mothers honored with action in Seattle

June 2013

In Seattle over 200 people celebrate Mother’s Day with balloons, facepaint and a message. Rally demands included publicly funded childcare for poor and working families, expanded social services, ending the deportation of immigrants, stopping domestic violence and freeing abuse survivor Marissa Alexander.

Obama unmasked: The president of dashed hopes

August 2013

The president helped end the “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy that locked LGBT military service members in the closet. During his 2012 campaign, he reduced deportations of undocumented youth who came to the U.S. as children. But, with few other exceptions, his actions have served the wealthy elite and expanded the attacks on working people… Read more »

De vuelta al bracero — La muerte de la Izquierda chicana

agosto de 2013

A continuación se encuentra una importante contribución del Dr. Rodolfo Acuña al debate sobre las políticas migratorias. Académico, activistah y prolífico autor, Acuña es profesor emérito de la California State University en Northridge. Jefe fundador de la facultad de Estudios Chicanos/as de la CSUN, ha trabajado con educadores, estudiantes y miembros comunitarios en el continuo… Read more »