Monday, July 22, 2019
Sunday, July 21, 2019
Choosing Democracy: We Are Here Because You Were There: Refugees at the U.S. Border Pat Hynes Guatemala Why would so many Guatemalans make the arduous journey to the US-Mexican border seekin...
Monday, July 15, 2019
Start about 28 min.
See the entire news conference.
Watch the news conference;
The news media and the pundits are awash this morning with comments about Trump’s attacks on 4 Freshwoman Congress persons.
That it not the important point. That is a Trump misdirection.
The important point is separating families and putting children in cages.
Lets keep focused.
See posts below.
Duane Campbell, Immigrants Rights Working Group !
Saturday, July 13, 2019
Friday, July 12, 2019
antiracismdsa: Defend Our Families- Know Your Rights: Prepare Your Community to Assert Their Rights Against Possible ICE Arrests! Advocates and community members can work tog...
Thursday, July 11, 2019
A group of nearly two dozen prominent journalists, academics, and activists Tuesday called on Americans across the nation to use "any nonviolent means necessary" to force the closure of President Donald Trump's immigrant detention facilities.
"What would you do if it were your daughter, grandson, niece or nephew who was sick, denied medicine, deprived of sleep, and so traumatized that they've become suicidal? You'd move heaven and earth to free them. These are all our children; their lives are sacred."
—call to action
"We are calling on all people of conscience to shut down the concentration camps on the U.S.-Mexico border," reads the call to action, which was backedby renowned linguist and dissident Noam Chomsky, environmentalist and author Naomi Klein, Interceptco-founder Jeremy Scahill, and others.
"From abolitionism to Standing Rock, Americans have come together time and again to defy horrific injustice," the call states. "Now, as the government tries to normalize concentration camps, it is time like never before to target those responsible. Inspired by the civil rights movement, ACT-UP, and early labor struggles, we must employ every nonviolent tactic at our disposal to oppose this institutionalized criminality."
The call to action marked the beginning of a new campaign titled "No More Concentration Camps," which aims to mobilize communities across the U.S. to combat the Trump administration's horrific—and often deadly—treatment of migrants.
The new campaign is centered around five demands:
Closure of all of Trump's concentration camps now;
Abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE);
Defunding the Customs and Border Protection (CBP);
Upholding the legal right to seek asylum; and
Decriminalization of the border.
"What would you do if it were your daughter, grandson, niece, or nephew who was sick, denied medicine, deprived of sleep, and so traumatized that they've become suicidal? You'd move heaven and earth to free them," states the call to action. "These are all our children; their lives are sacred. We must shut down these camps today and forever."
Thursday, July 4, 2019
Chicago's Democratic Socialists Promise Change as They Take Office
Democratic socialists now make up more than 10% of Chicago’s city council, potentially wielding considerable influence. It will need to build alliances in order to enact their agenda and their even more ambitious goal of reforming city government.
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men (and women) are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
antiracismdsa: We Demand: Close the Camps: Over 170 Demonstrations nation wide today. Several hundred at Congresswoman Matsui's Office in Sacramento Open Letter: All ...
Video of the Sacramento demonstration Tuesday.
Video of the Sacramento demonstration Tuesday.
Sunday, June 30, 2019
Into the streets. No concentration camps for children.
Tuesday, July 2 at noon.
Robert T Matsui United States Courthouse
501 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Children denied soap and toothbrushes, crowded into unsafe conditions. Separated from their families, subject to cruel treatment that leads to lasting traumas. And some dying in custody—or dying with parents as they cross the Rio Grande. We've seen the images and heard the stories coming out of child detention centers. Horrifically, these conditions aren't an accident. They are the byproduct of an intentional strategy by the Trump administration to terrorize immigrant communities and criminalize immigration—from imprisoning children in inhumane conditions to threatening widespread raids to break up families to covering up reports of immigrants dying in U.S. custody and abuses by ICE and CBP agents. It’s going to take all of us to close the camps. This Tuesday, July 2, while members of Congress are home for the Fourth of July holiday, we will gather at Noon at their local offices in protest. Our demands: -Close the camps -Not one dollar for family detention -Bear witness and reunite families Join Us! Follow the event on Facebook for updates here: