Migrants

20.12.2019

How migrants and their supporters are reviving the ethos of the 19th-century underground railroad

How migrants and their supporters are reviving the ethos of the 19th-century underground railroad

Maurice Stierl, University of Warwick for The Conversation The story of the 19th-century underground railroad, a network of secret routes and safe houses helping enslaved African-Americans to escape, has received renewed interest over recent months. The railroad was run by activists who referred to themselves as agents, conductors… »

19.12.2019

Haywire and his Author: An Interview with Thaddeus Rutkowski

Haywire and his Author: An Interview with Thaddeus Rutkowski

By Jhon Sánchez I met Thaddeus Rutkowski more than twenty years ago when I was a newcomer to this country. At that time, I was taking ESL classes and went to a poetry reading at a bar by Union Square—It was the iconic Cedar Tavern, wasn’t it? There, Thad recited… »

18.12.2019

Courts Blocked Trump’s Public Charge Rule…For Now, But Fear Still Remains

Courts Blocked Trump’s Public Charge Rule…For Now, But Fear Still Remains

By Jhon Sánchez Daniel* may be deported even though he had a legal sponsor to stay in the USA. When he arrived in this country, he had a tourist visa, and during that time, his sister petitioned for his green card. He planned to return to Colombia, but he was… »

11.12.2019

Children alone amongst 6.000 refugees on Samos

Children alone amongst 6.000 refugees on Samos

On the 6th of November the Committee for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs welcomed the Minister of Citizen Protection in Greece to the European Parliament to discuss the Dublin Agreement and the conditions faced by refugees in Greece. As a part of this the Minister was asked questions about… »

10.12.2019

Claremont United Methodist Church shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages

Claremont United Methodist Church shows Jesus, Mary and Joseph as refugees separated in cages

Rev. Karen Clark Ristine, the lead pastor at Claremont United Methodist Church (California), explains in Facebook the decision to create a Nativity scene with the Holy Family portrayed as refugees in cages, in a clear denunciation of the treatment of migrants at the Mexico-US border. In a time in… »

05.12.2019

Greece: Camp Conditions Endanger Women, Girls

Greece: Camp Conditions Endanger Women, Girls

Women and girls face relentless insecurity in Greece’s overcrowded Moria “hotspot” for asylum seekers and migrants on Lesbos island, Human Rights Watch said today, releasing a video that shows the dire conditions. The Greek government should take immediate action to ensure safe, humane conditions for women and girls in line… »

02.12.2019

David Byrne on His Broadway Show “American Utopia,” Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful & More

David Byrne on His Broadway Show “American Utopia,” Talking Heads, Reasons to Be Cheerful & More

An hour with David Byrne, the celebrated musician, artist, writer, cycling enthusiast, filmmaker and now Broadway star. He has a new hit Broadway show called “American Utopia.” The show grew out of Byrne’s recent world tour, which the British music publication NME said “may just be the best live show of… »

28.11.2019

Long Live The Women! Women From Latin America And The World Rally To Put A Stop To Violence

Long Live The Women! Women From Latin America And The World Rally To Put A Stop To Violence

Reportage and photos by Gustavo Espinoza, translated by Jhon Sánchez. In Union Square, The New York Women’s Strike, Puerto Rican Women, Women of Resistance in Brazil, Assembly of Chileans in New York, organizations for the abolition… »

26.11.2019

Greece: Put Rights at Heart of New Border Plan

Greece: Put Rights at Heart of New Border Plan

Greece’s recently announced border control plans for the Aegean islands should not come at the expense of asylum seeker and migrant rights, Human Rights Watch said today. The government has said it will relocate 20,000 asylum seekers from overcrowded reception centers on the islands to the mainland by early 2020,… »

22.11.2019

Churro vendor controversy: Separating The Facts From The Political Correctness

Churro vendor controversy: Separating The Facts From The Political Correctness

By Robert Lederman, President of A.R.T.I.S.T. As you have no doubt seen and heard, two recent arrests of immigrant women vending churros (a long donut like pastry) has resulted in a huge controversy. I’ve linked 3 of the many articles on this below my personal comments. The media and elected… »

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