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Ryan Grim

'War On Women' Extends To Undocumented | Ryan Grim | Posted 05.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The House Republican version of the new Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) would dramatically roll back confidentiality protections for a...

Civil Rights Marcher Files Lawsuit Against Controversial Voter ID Law

The Huffington Post | Leigh Owens | Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

Civil rights advocates have been fighting this year against controversial voter ID laws in a number of states across the country. On Tuesday, 93-year-...

Saki Knafo

OWS May Day 'General Strike' Planned | Saki Knafo | Posted 05.01.2012 | Business

Occupy Wall Street activists are planning for a nationwide series of demonstrations billed as a "general strike" on Tuesday in what could be the bigge...

Mississippi Republicans Pass Anti-Immigration Bill

Reuters | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

By Robbie Ward Mississippi lawmakers moved closer to enacting legislation to crack down on undocumented immigrants in the state, though the proposa...

Opponents Of Anti-Immigration Laws In Georgia Find Unlikely Ally In Republican Mayor

The Huffington Post | Trymaine Lee | Posted 03.01.2012 | Latino Voices

Those fighting against Georgia’s expanding anti-immigration laws have gained an unlikely comrade in the Republican mayor of a small town in the sout...

Arizona Outraged At Latest Sheriff Arpaio Fiasco, Calls For Resignation

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Jeff Biggers

An alarming new investigation just released by the AP has found that hundreds of reported sex crimes, including child molestation, have fallen through the cracks of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office.

Suffolk Police Failing Residents With Limited English, Need Meaningful Changes [VIDEO]

Ted Hesson | Posted 11.29.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

Despite touting new translation tools and cursory Spanish-language trainings, Suffolk County police consistently deny basic services to residents with limited English proficiency.

At Restaurant Born After 9/11, Respect for Worker Rights

Ted Hesson | Posted 11.13.2011 | New York
Ted Hesson

Among the many tragedies that define 9/11, however, there have also been stories of hope and perseverance. One such inspirational story is that of Colors, a restaurant located in downtown Manhattan near New York University.

Sen. McCain Should Blame Climate Change, Not Immigrants, for Arizona Wildfires

Jamie Henn | Posted 08.22.2011 | Green
Jamie Henn

Weathering the storm of the coming century will require immigrant rights, social justice, and environmental advocates to come together to offer a new vision of how society must deal with the multiple crises we face.

Illinois Passes DREAM Act To Help Undocumented Students Go To College

Posted 07.04.2011 | Chicago

A mariachi band played at a giddy rally in the Illinois State Capitol in Springfield Wednesday afternoon, as throngs of supporters celebrated the pass...

For Tax Day 2011, Progressives Have Stolen the Tea Party's Momentum

Mark Engler | Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics
Mark Engler

On Tax Day 2010, we witnessed what was probably the apex of the Tea Party movement. What a difference a year makes.

Hunter Stuart

The Bangladeshis Are On The Rise In New York City | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A new 99¢-a-slice pizza place that opened in the East Village highlights the rise of a once-small Asian American group in New York City: ...

Honoring Dolores Huerta for a Lifetime of Quiet Courage

Jim Gonzalez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jim Gonzalez

For over 50 years, Dolores' quiet acts of courage have indeed shaped and bent the arc of history in favor working families and progressive politics.

America's Next Top Scapegoat Winner Announced

Sally Kohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Sally Kohn

Leaders of the culture war have yet to figure out how to reconcile blaming their old nemesis, the gays, for not procreating -- with attacking Latino immigrants for procreating too much.

Weekly Diaspora: ICE Deports Children, Disabled, and Domestic Violence Victims

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
The Media Consortium

by Catherine A. Traywick, Media Consortium blogger For the past several months, the Obama administration has relentlessly professed its commitment to ...

You Say Tomato, I Say Raw Deal!

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Frances Moore Lappe

2010-10-12-tomatoes.jpgTo get the minimum wage, a tomato worker has to pick more than 2.25 tons of tomatoes during a day that begins before dawn and lasts 10-12 hours.

Sensational Cases Expose Conditions Faced by Overseas Workers Throughout Asia

Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Rebecca Buckwalter-Poza

Each year, inhabitants of the least-developed Asian countries pursue the economic benefits of overseas employment despite the high social cost at home and possibility of injury at the hands of employers abroad.

The Hypocrite's Oath: Latino Immigrants and Health Access in the Hamptons

Nisha Agarwal | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nisha Agarwal

What are the factors that allow doctors to exhibit openly hate and bias, to take actions that actually threaten the lives and well-being of some category of their patients?

Distractions, Distortions and Birthright Citizenship

Afton Branche | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Afton Branche

Children of undocumented immigrants seem to be the newest target in our ongoing immigration debate, as politicians and pundits rush to take sides on t...

Weekly Diaspora: Department of Justice Challenges Arizona's SB 1070--What's next?

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger On Tuesday, the Department of Justice filed suit against the state of Arizona in an effort to overturn a string...

We All Live in Arizona: On May Day, ICE Dogs, and the Future of NYC (PHOTOS)

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

There's a world of difference between New York County and Maricopa County. But that didn't stop somebody from dispatching ICE agents with dogs to surround the protests at the end of Saturday's march.

Weekly Diaspora: Obama to Congress: It's Time to Support Immigration Reform

The Media Consortium | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
The Media Consortium

by Erin Rosa, Media Consortium blogger This morning, President Barack Obama condemned the "failure by those of us in Washington to fix a broken immigr...

Thousands Rally in New York for May Day 2010 (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Matt Sledge | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Matt Sledge

Thousands of people rallied in Union Square and marched down Broadway to demonstrate in favor of immigrant rights and against Arizona's recently passed SB1070 law.

May Day Immigration March Offers Opportunity to Push Back Against Arizona

Andy Thayer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Andy Thayer

On Monday night hundreds came out in suburban Chicago to protest the growing racism against immigrants epitomized by passage of Arizona's new law, SB 1070.

Separation Anxiety: How Immigration Laws Fail to Keep Families Connected

Arlene M. Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Arlene M. Roberts

What happens to a family after one of its members, the chief breadwinner, is deported? For those who are left behind, what are available options for supplemental income?