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Jane Guskin

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Hunger Strike Spreads; Haitian Immigrant Activist Freed

(0) Comments | Posted January 24, 2010 | 10:08 PM

On January 17 a group of immigrant rights activists in Florida suspended a hunger strike -- the Fast for Our Families -- which they began on New Year's Day. "After watching the suffering of our Haitian brothers and sisters, and seeing the determination of the Department of Homeland...

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A New Immigrant Revolution Takes Shape: Wake Up -- It's Happening NOW

(55) Comments | Posted January 12, 2010 | 3:08 PM

On January 1, five residents of South Florida stopped eating in a protest action. They are demanding that the Obama administration take measures now to put an end to the deportations that are separating families -- at least until Congress can provide more permanent relief by fixing our harsh immigration...

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It's Holiday Shopping Time, while the Peace of the Graveyard Marches on

(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2009 | 1:57 PM

In Colombia there is an expression: la paz del cementerio - the peace of the graveyard.

This is the kind of peace that powerful forces enjoy when everyone who resists them is dead and buried.

Colombia's government and its military and paramilitary forces have spent decades working diligently...

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Amnesty NOW: How and Why

(36) Comments | Posted March 4, 2009 | 9:39 AM

Most analysts agree that the chances of immigration reform in the first year or two of Obama's administration are extremely slim. We can't expect politicians and policymakers to take action. The change we want to see has to come from below.

We can make it happen if we unite...

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A Matter of Justice

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2008 | 6:26 PM

Two Muslim men that our federal government has unfairly accused of supporting Palestinian terrorist groups celebrated victories last week. Both men are Palestinian immigrants who have been living legally in the US for many years and have been active in bringing together diverse communities, opposing religious extremism and working for...

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Immigration Detention: The Case for Abolition

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2008 | 4:39 PM

On August 6, 34-year-old immigration detainee Hiu Lui Ng died in Rhode Island, in severe pain from a fractured spine and terminal cancer which went undiagnosed and untreated over the year he spent in federal lockups. Valery Joseph, another immigration detainee, died of an apparent seizure at the...

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