Immigration

17.01.2019

Brief History Notes on Mexican Immigration to the U.S.

Brief History Notes on Mexican Immigration to the U.S.

The historical ties of Mexican immigrants to the U.S., specifically the Southwest, distinguishes people of Mexican origin from other immigrant groups, especially those from Europe. While Mexican immigrants continue to be demonized and characterized as “criminals,” “drug dealers,” “rapists,” “illegal aliens” and “invaders” by American leaders and millions of white… »

12.01.2019

Japan’s desperate need for migrant workers a warning for the UK

Japan’s desperate need for migrant workers a warning for the UK

Caroline Nye, University of Exeter for The Conversation Japan brought in a controversial new labour policy at the end of 2018 which will open up blue-collar jobs to workers from countries such as Nepal, Thailand, the Philippines and Vietnam. The amendment to Japan’s notoriously restrictive immigration laws… »

09.01.2019

The Silver Bullet to Stop the Corporate State Pillage

The Silver Bullet to Stop the Corporate State Pillage

by Lee Camp1 originally posted on Truthdig This column is based on a monologue Lee Camp wrote and performed on his TV show “Redacted Tonight”   Every year a certain number of our soldiers decide they’d rather not be involved in shooting people they… »

04.01.2019

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

What Britons get wrong about immigration – and why politicians need to tell them the truth

Bobby Duffy, King’s College London  for The Conversation Immigration led the headlines again over the holiday season. Around 100 migrants were found on beaches or rescued from boats in the English Channel, sparking talk of a “crisis” and “major incident” and leading the home secretary, Sajid… »

23.11.2018

Face 2 Face with Vera Parra

Face 2 Face with Vera Parra

On this show we speak with Vera Parra, organizer with Movimiento Cosecha in New Jersey. Vera speaks about her immigration reform organizing and about working with organized labor to gain the leverage needed to pass legislation offering legalization to around 22 million undocumented people in the country. »

16.09.2018

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Germany’s heated asylum debate has dark parallels to events 30 years ago

Constantin Eckner, University of St Andrews for The Conversation It was a moment that has defined Angel Merkel’s chancellorship of Germany ever since. In early September 2015, she allowed thousands of refugees fleeing violence in Syria and Iraq to enter Germany. Merkel promised her people that Germany… »

14.09.2018

Kleptocracies love migrants

Kleptocracies love migrants

Contrary to their stated manifestos, the most neoliberal right wing governments take advantage of the massive migrations that their own policies on wars and promotion of poverty in developing countries produce. The concentration of wealth continues unabated increasing inequality and social unrest but the way this trend is connected to… »

05.09.2018

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Elly Schlein MEP: it takes political, social and cultural work to oppose hatred and intolerance

Migration policies, nationalist and xenophobic forces, networking between progressive political forces and civil society, opposition to hatred and intolerance and the value of non-violence. We discussed this with Elly Schlein, MEP for Possibile’ and rapporteur for her S&d Group (Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats) for the reform of the… »

19.08.2018

Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?

Legal and Illegal Immigration: A Winning Hand for Trump?

“You bring one person in, and you end up with 32 people.” With these words, Donald Trump condemned as “chain migration” the branch of American immigration law which in reality reunites families. Even Michael Wildes, the lawyer who helped Viktor and Amalija Knavs, Melania Trump’s parents, to become American citizens,… »

26.07.2018

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Elin Errson: plane protestor’s brave solo stand for human rights proves the power of action

Sorin Balasu, Keele University fot The Conversation Now, perhaps more than ever, the Anglo-Irish statesman and philosopher Edmund Burke seems clearly to have been right when he said that the forces of evil will triumph, if good women and men do nothing. The recent dramatic protest… »

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