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16.08.2019

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

How the U.S. Created the Central American Immigration Crisis

By Rebecca Gordon It’s hard to believe that more than four years have passed since the police shot Amílcar Pérez-López a few blocks from my house in San Francisco’s Mission District. He was an immigrant, 20 years old, and his remittances were the sole support for his mother and siblings in… »

17.07.2019

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

Immigration, Fear and Japanese Americans in Solidarity with Latinos

By Jhon Sánchez “New York City, ICE is checking IDs at the 1,2,3 train west 72 St Station” was one of the text messages I got last Sunday. Yesterday during dinner, one of my friends handed us a booklet from her church that contained a Know-Your-Rights article in case of… »

16.07.2019

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

[Brazil] The media hide the attack on Glenn Greenwald in Paraty, by Alceu Castilho

“Nobody told me, I was at the table with Sérgio Amadeu, Sabrina Fernandes and Gregório Duvivier, as well as Glenn himself. The atmosphere of tension was enormous. Our speeches were interrupted by bombs and fireworks,” Castilho said. By Alceu Castilho On Facebook The miserable Brazilian press managed to hide… »

16.07.2019

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Lights for Liberty Immigrant Rights Vigil

Photos by Ellen Davidson Hundreds of people participated in the Kingston, NY, Lights for Liberty immigrant rights vigil July 12. Chants included “Black, brown, white, unite to fight for immigrants’ right,” “Love, not hate, makes America… »

03.07.2019

Queer Liberation March in New York City

Queer Liberation March in New York City

On June 30, tens of thousands joined the Queer Liberation March in New York City, organized by a coalition of activist groups to “reclaim pride.” According to the group’s mission statement, “We march in our communities’ tradition of resistance against police, state, and societal oppression, a tradition that is epitomized… »

03.07.2019

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

I ‘Heard’ the Rainbow

By Jhon Sánchez We left Sheridan Square, walking by the iconic Stonewall Inn, and with the spirit that inspired the protests fifty years ago, we marched with Pride. Each step, chant and poster was a bill that claimed for such causes as the rights of the sexual minorities in Africa,… »

03.07.2019

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

Pride and Faith: Why This Priest Marches

By Father John Jeffrey I am a child of God, a follower of Christ Jesus, and a priest in the Episcopal Church. I am also a middle age, queer, white cis man who carries his own share of baggage from the sloppy theology and biblical illiteracy inflicted on so many… »

28.06.2019

On The Importance of Pride

On The Importance of Pride

By Patricia Smith June. LGBTQ Pride Month. For years, as a young teacher in Boston, I looked forward to Gay Pride Day (what we called it back then), celebrated in Boston on the first Saturday in June. I went in the early years with my very first girlfriend and I… »

23.06.2019

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

Transgender Thoughts on the Occasion of Stonewall at Fifty

By Willa N. France These oppressive political times push the trans community, bodily, backwards. Of course, we have always moved ahead in protest. At Stonewall, “transvestites” (the term then used) of color led the riots, a fact often omitted telling the Stonewall “origin” story. Bodies have always been the site… »

19.06.2019

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

Immigration Pluralizes our Societies in the Democratic Sense

On Monday, one of Trump’s dystopian tweets announced “Next week ICE will begin the process of removing the millions of illegal aliens who have illicitly found their way into the United States. They will be removed as fast as they come in.” But in opposition a new report says “The… »

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