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December 19, 2008

Bailout logic

Aggregated from: Rantings of a Sandmonkey » American politics

So, let me get this straight: You approve, without review, almost a trillion dollars to bail out the financial companies who created this mess to begin with, and who need the money to cover their bad mortgages. That, you have no problem with. But when the Car industry, whose existence fuels almost 3...

December 9, 2008

Is This The Longest Obama Joke Around?

Aggregated from: My Right Word

Barack Obama discovers a leak under his sink,so he calls Joe the Plumber to come and fix it.Joe drives to Obama's house, which is located in a very nice neighborhood and where it's clear that all the residents make more than $250,000 per year.Joe arrives and takes his tools into the house.Joe is led...

I.C.E Gets Served…..Deportation Papers

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

Ay if only life would imitate art/activism and we could really boot those who terrorize and break human rights laws and the laws of simple humanity. The creative and bold move by FIRE is an example of ways people can defend their right to exist and confront those that strive to keep power. From Ne...

Naming the real problem of deportations…

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

I have spoken often about how I think that the ICE deportation program exposes more about our system in the U.S. than simply the broken immigration system, namely our broken prison system. This essay by a brother of a deported gang member really speaks to that problem: This October 31st, I - along ...

December 4, 2008

Now everyone can monitor the Mexican border, Big Think

Aggregated from: open Democracy News Analysis - USA

Texans are taking their cues from Londoners these days with the establishment of a CCTV-based surveillance program for monitoring the US-Mexico border. A public-private initiative between the Texas Border Sheriff’s Coalition and the digital surveillance program Blue Servo, the program has er...

Obama Commits to Supporting Unionization

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

In a matter dear to the hearts of the progressive labor movement, an Obama spokesman has reaffirmed the incoming President’s commitment to support the Orwellian-named “Employee Free Choice Act”. The measure, which progressives claim to be “pro-labor” is more aptly descr...

The difference in value…

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

From CNN comes the news of the migrant family that became the icon of a generation: McIntosh is the girl to the left of her mother when you look at the photograph. The picture is best known as "Migrant Mother," a black-and-white photo taken in February or March 1936 by Dorothea Lange of Florence...

December 3, 2008

Regrets Only : Bush is Sorry About Immigration and Iraq

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

As President Bush prepares to leave office, he's reflecting on what went wrong and according to him immigration and the war in Iraq went wrong. Well kind of sort of. Bush said that one of his biggest disappointments was the failure to pass a comprehensive bill on immigration reform. "I firmly bel...

Card Check: Textbook Case in Media Bias

Aggregated from: PoliGazette

The Las Vegas Sun (they have newspapers in Vegas???) reports that the incoming Obama administration may be backing quietly away from its promise to sign “card check” legislation that would revoke workers’ rights to have a secret ballot before the formation of a union and allow the ...

November 26, 2008

Virginia tries to Change It's Tune In Terms of Immigrant Policy

Aggregated from: VivirLatino

For over a year, we've been covering the various anti-immigrant measures in Virginia and the Latino community's struggle against the hate. The Washington Post is reporting that the state is attempting a different approach, with the aim of assimilating, not isolating, the undocumented... Recommend...