Posts in: immigrant rights

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 »

Estudios de La Raza, ¡sí! Los estudiantes de Tucson cuentan con ideas acertadas en las protestas contra la prohibición por parte de la derecha de los estudios étnicos

13 de febrero de 2012

Aprender acerca de mi herencia cultural ha sido declarado ilegal en Arizona, lugar donde nací y me crie. El 10 de enero, el patronato del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Tucson K-12 (TUSD) votó para acatar una indignante ley estatal que prohibía en efecto los Estudios Étnicos. A finales de diciembre, un juez dictaminó que la… Read more »