Category Archives: Movement

No papers. No water. No words.

Read section 30 of the new Alabama immigration law HB56 (pdf) “This demonstrates the cruelty of the new law by denying the most basic facilities to people. It’s designed to make life so miserable that people self-deport, and this poster … Continue reading

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Food workers in Minnesota

I’m in Minnesota for the summer.  I’m on vacation but many people come here to work in agriculture and food processing. MPR reports that many food workers are hungry: Every year, workers from the Rio Grande Valley of Texas gather their children … Continue reading

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We are all Americans

My Life as an Undocumented Immigrant, By JOSE ANTONIO VARGAS, June 22, 2011 in the New York Times There are believed to be 11 million undocumented immigrants in the United States. We’re not always who you think we are. Some … Continue reading

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Race and ethnicity: Minneapolis and St. Paul

2000 Race and ethnicity: Minneapolis and St. Paul, a photo by Eric Fischer on Flickr. 2010: Race and ethnicity 2010: Minneapolis, a photo by Eric Fischer on Flickr.

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30 Mosques

Lately, I’ve been trying to learn everything I can about the diverse, vibrant and utterly inspiring Muslim communities in the USA. So I’ve been re-reading the archives of 30mosques, a blog documenting a roadtrip stopping at 30 (or so) major … Continue reading

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The extraordinary life and death of David/Sonia Burgess

From the Guardian: “Last October, detectives were called to investigate the death of a woman under a London tube train. But as they traced her final moments, they discovered that she was, in fact, David Burgess, one of the most … Continue reading

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DREAM act defeat: what next

 (Continued from last week) I believe the DREAM Act — defeated in the Senate last week — is the most important legislation in our generation. The DREAM Act is not progressive or radical – quite the contrary in fact. … Continue reading

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