Thursday, August 5, 2021

Tag: immigration

The triumph and tragedy of the Olympic Refugee Team

It's beautiful that there's an Olympic team for 82 million displaced people. But have we accepted mass displacement as the new normal?

Migration is not the crisis

A change in course is long overdue.

A world of bikes, not walls?

Maintaining instability in a world of inequality.

Senators question DHS and ICE on abuse allegations against migrants

"The allegations of violence and brutality against vulnerable refugees seeking safety here in the United States are unlawful and disturbing.”

Rights groups demand Biden reverse Trump immigration changes as COVID surges...

This comes as more than half of ICE’s immigration detention centers are currently reporting coronavirus outbreaks.

‘Victory’: Federal judge invalidates latest Trump effort to kill DACA

"This is a victory for our courageous plaintiffs, DACA-eligible youth across the country, and all of our communities."

How immigrant communities are confronting COVID challenges

"With Caribbean people in general, we have a way of adapting to situations [that] we’re put into to make the most out of them.”

New engineering report finds privately built border wall will fail

Portions of the wall were in danger of overturning if not fixed due to extensive erosion just months after it was built.

Gassing immigrants in detention with a highly toxic industrial disinfectant

The inhumanity of the overlords administering this toxin to their captive victims is little different from that which was punished, often with death sentences, in the Nuremberg Trials that followed World War II.

We can’t talk about immigration without acknowledging black immigrants

With strong, rich roots in the U.S., Black people are part of this country’s immigration narrative.

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Obama wants his private presidential center on public land—and mainstream media is looking the...

Advocates say an alternate site in Washington Park is less disruptive and more beneficial to the community and the environment.

A global anti-Olympics movement rises to challenge the games’ darker side

“The Olympics Games put tremendous pressure on the host city’s local budget, crash the democratic government process and destroy the environment."

The far right’s new-old war on women

From the Trumpists who attacked the U.S. Capitol to far-right populists in Europe, insecurities about women are a major ideological motivation that often goes underappreciated. Mainstream conservatives, in particular, should be wary of the role that gender issues play in opening the door to extremists.

The Right’s grotesque, negative learning curve is steadily demolishing its national brand

For a white nationalist base obsessed with “losing its country” (and dominance) to outsiders and non-whites, won’t chronic, severe political whoppers achieve exactly its worst fear?

How Civil Rights Leader Bob Moses used math literacy to push for racial equality

The Algebra Project is a nonprofit dedicated to helping students from historically marginalized communities develop math literacy.