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This Latina’s Art Showcases the Pain of Spending Holidays in an Immigrant Prison

The holidays are a difficult time for immigrants. Separated from our families by borders and restrictive immigration policies, we are reminded of all the memories and moments we’re missing out on: the parties, presents, and posadas that continue in our absence.

The holidays are a difficult time for immigrants. Separated from our families by borders and restrictive immigration policies, we are reminded of all the memories and moments we’re missing out on: the parties, presents, and ...

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Video of the Day: New Video Calls For ¡Ni Una Mas! (Not one More) Femicide in Mexico

According to several women’s organizations, 75 women “disappeared” and were murdered in Ciudad Juarez in 2017 alone. After hearing these numbers and learning that femicides were on the rise in Ciudad Juarez (which is notorious for its history of violence against women), members of Las Almas Collective created ¡Ni Una Mas!, a video that denounces gender-based violence and calls for “justicia y dignidad” for victims.

According to several women’s organizations, 75 women “disappeared” and were murdered in Ciudad Juarez in 2017 alone. After hearing these numbers and learning that femicides were on the rise in Ciudad Juarez (which is notorious for its 

Climate change activists carry signs as they march during a protest in downtown on Sunday, July 24, 2016, in Philadelphia. The Democratic National Convention starts Monday in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Trump Admits Climate Change is Real—But Only So He Can Terrorize the Global South

Last week, Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing a $700 billion budget for the Department of Defense for the coming fiscal year. Unsurprisingly, the bill calls for an increase in troops and military resources. The real shocker comes at section 335 of the bill, which recognizes that climate change is real—but only to justify military action and terrorize the Global South.

Last week, Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act, authorizing a $700 billion budget for the Department of Defense for the coming fiscal year. Unsurprisingly, the bill calls for an increase in troops and military resources. The real ...

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Marichuy could be the first indigenous woman president of Mexico

A 53-year-old indigenous woman is running for president of Mexico. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, known to most as “Marichuy,” is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco, and could become the first indigenous woman elected to Mexico’s highest office. 

A 53-year-old indigenous woman is running for president of Mexico. María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, known to most as “Marichuy,” is a traditional Nahua healer from southern Jalisco, and could become the first indigenous woman elected to Mexico’s highest ...

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You should be outraged by the murders of 26 Nigerian girls

Last week, the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls, aged between 14 and 18, were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Autopsies of the bodies confirmed that they drowned while attempting the dangerous and all too often deadly crossing from Africa into Europe. Theirs is a story that’s all too familiar: rather than being treated as murder at the hands of xenophobic, militaristic, nativist states, the deaths of migrants, Black people, and girls are all too often erased and ignored. Their names unknown, their lives cut short, these girls’ deaths are a deliberate attempt by the state to deter migrants, by any means necessary.

Last week, the bodies of 26 Nigerian girls, aged between 14 and 18, were found floating in the Mediterranean Sea. Autopsies of the bodies confirmed that they drowned while ...

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Two Months After Trump Withdrew DACA, This Is Where the Program Stands

It’s been exactly two months since Trump rescinded the DACA program, which granted work permits  to hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Upon rescinding the program, Trump suggested it was up to Congress to come up with a legislative solution to DACA before March 5, 2018 (the date when the first work permits are set to expire and hundreds of people become eligible for deportation). Here’s where the program stands today and how you can join the fight to defend DACA.

It’s been exactly two months since Trump rescinded the DACA program, which granted work permits  to hundreds of thousands of immigrants. Upon rescinding the program, Trump suggested it was up to Congress to come up with a legislative solution to DACA before March ...

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