Posts in: immigrant rights

Corruption and worker abuse loom over 2022 World Cup in Qatar

October 2016

They say the FIFA World Cup should be a world showcase. The quadrennial championship of what some call football — and some call soccer — brings together representatives of nations throughout the world, providing a shared cultural experience in every corner of the globe. Even in the United States, media outlets like ESPN and cranky… Read more »

Freedom Socialist Soapbox: Never again! No Muslim internment

February 2017

Most people don’t know where Rohwer, Ark. or Tule Lake, Calif. are located. I do. My parents’ families were interned in both those concentration camps during World War II. The U.S. government rounded up and jailed 120,000 Japanese and Japanese Americans for “posing a threat to national security.” The government knew there was no threat,… Read more »

¿Y ahora qué van a hacer los Dreamers?

February 2017

Tres mil inmigrantes y sus muchos partidarios se reunieron y marcharon en Los Ángeles el 18 de diciembre para desafiar las amenazas de Trump de deportaciones masivas. Estudiantes, familias, latinos, judíos y musulmanes, gente LGBTQ, sindicatos, feministas, grupos de iglesias y trabajadores de múltiples etnias, fueron altamente energizados por el tamaño de la multitud y… Read more »

What now for the Dreamers?

February 2017

Three thousand immigrants and their many supporters rallied and marched in Los Angeles on Dec. 18 to defy Trump’s threats of massive deportations. Students, families, Latinos, Jews and Muslims, LGBTQ folks, unions, feminists, church groups and workers of multiple ethnicities, were all highly energized by the crowd’s size and the confidence of bold solidarity. A… Read more »

Defending immigrants: How to make sanctuary real

April 2017

Hundreds of U.S. cities and counties have declared themselves sanctuaries in response to President Trump’s declaration of war on immigrants. The many already in place have reaffirmed and strengthened their commitment. Trump has given Immigration U.S. Customs Enforcement (ICE) carte blanche to hunt down and deport immigrants. States like California have introduced legislation such as… Read more »

Nestora’s family asks the U.S. embassy for assistance

June 5, 2015

This article was originally published on La Jornada. MEXICO DF. — Activists and relatives of Nestora Salgado Garcia requested a meeting this afternoon with officials from the U.S. embassy in Mexico to ask them to intervene in the release of the ex-comandante of community policing from Olinalá, Guerrero, who remains on a hunger strike after… Read more »

VIDEO: Last weekend’s rallies for Nestora and Ayotzinapa

November 2014

 On November 16, New York City FSP leader Stephen Durham spoke at Union Square on behalf of the Campaign to Free Nestora Salgado. The event was a rally to protest Mexican political oppression and the disappearance of 43 students from the Escuela Normal Rural Raúl Isidro Burgos in Guerrero, Mexico. In this video, Nestora… Read more »

A first-hand account of the face-off between defenders of immigrant children and the militia and racists gathered in Murrieta

July 4, 2014

Muffy Sunde, Freedom Socialist Party Organizer, Los AngelesA delegation from the Freedom Socialist Party and Radical Women arrived in Murrieta early on the morning of July 4th to join others who had been alerted by phone and texts that buses with children were expected to arrive during the early morning hours and that right-wingers would… Read more »

Haitians of Dominican descent denied citizenship

March 10, 2014

On the Reactionary Character of the Dominican Constitutional Court Decision Regarding the Right of Haitians to Citizenship in the Dominican Republic We, the undersigned organizations—Izquierda Revolucionaria, IR (Revolutionary Left- NYC), Partido de Libertad Socialista, FSP (Freedom Socialist Party), and Partido Mundo Obrero, WWP (Workers World Party)—express our strong opposition to the decision of the Constitutional… Read more »