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Underground America

(4) Comments | Posted May 13, 2008 | 6:17 PM

On May 1, 2006, hundreds of thousands of people -- many of them immigrants, legal and not -- boycotted work and school to protest House Resolution 4437, a bill which would bring stricter law enforcement along the U.S.-Mexico border, ease deportations, and make felons out of illegal immigrants. What activists...

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The Plight of Undocumented Workers in the U.S.

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2007 | 6:18 PM

The third book in the Voice of Witness series is well underway. Acclaimed writer Peter Orner, his students from San Francisco State University, and a handful of talented journalists and filmmakers are gathering interviews with undocumented workers from around the country. We've divided the interviews by profession, covering a...

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Thanks and Looking Forward

(0) Comments | Posted January 11, 2007 | 7:26 PM

Everyone here at Voice of Witness has been grateful for the overwhelmingly positive feedback we've received in response to the newest book in our series, Voices from the Storm. We were elated to read Susan Larson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune describe it as "a powerful book with a...

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Voice of Witness Series from McSweeney's: Voices From the Storm

(0) Comments | Posted December 5, 2006 | 10:50 AM

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Last summer, as Americans watched the worst natural disaster in U.S. history strike the Gulf Coast, the news settled into a familiar framework, and a cast of characters emerged. Even as Hurricane Katrina evolved from natural disaster to human-rights catastrophe, the same list...

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