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Vivas o Muertas: How Immigrant Women Inside Berks are Fighting for Liberation

A group of mothers at the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania are on hunger strike fighting for their freedom. The strike is the latest of efforts to shut down the detention center over the last two years.

A group of mothers at the Berks County Residential Center in Pennsylvania are on hunger strike fighting for their freedom. The strike is the latest of efforts to shut down the detention center over the last two ...

A group of Black and Palestinian organizers hold a sign saying end state racism.

Why BLM activists are showing up for a Palestinian woman threatened with deportation

Dani McClain has an excellent piece over at The Nation that discusses growing solidarity between Black and Palestinian activists challenging state violence. The poignant example at the center of the piece? A campaign to support Palestinian feminist icon Rasmea Odeh, one of the first Palestinian women to speak about the Israeli military’s use of rape as a form of torture.

Dani McClain has an excellent piece over at The Nation that discusses growing solidarity between Black and Palestinian activists challenging state violence. The poignant example at the center of the piece? A campaign to support Palestinian feminist icon Rasmea Odeh, one ...

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Court cites UN torture convention to protect transgender immigrants in US

Ed note: This article is by Larry Buhl and was originally published by Free Speech Radio News.

Carey Avendaño-Hernandez unlawfully entered the U.S. in 2000 and settled in Fresno, California.

Ed note: This article is by Larry Buhl and was originally published by Free Speech Radio News.

Carey Avendaño-Hernandez unlawfully entered the U.S. in 2000 and settled in Fresno, California.

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‘Orange Is the New Black’ actress remembers coming home from school to learn that her family had been deported

Actress Diane Guerrero experienced our draconian immigration policies first-hand when she was 14 years old, and came home from school to an empty house. Hours later she would find out her family had been taken to a detention center and would be deported. Guerrero is using her voice to speak out for humane, fair, and sensible immigration reform.

Actress Diane Guerrero experienced our draconian immigration policies first-hand when she was 14 years old, and came home from school to an empty house. Hours later she would find out her family had been taken ...

Women being deported back to life-threatening conditions in Latin America are fighting back

For months now, we have been hearing about the “immigrant crisis” that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America (and that is rooted in U.S. interventions in Latin America). This crisis has increased human rights violations in the detention system and given the U.S. government the excuse to deny women and families the due process they deserve in seeking asylum. But these women and the civil rights groups and volunteers supporting them aren’t having it, and it seems that politicians just might be listening.

For months now, we have been hearing about the “immigrant crisis” that is causing thousands of women and children to flee the violence that is wracking parts of Central America (and that is rooted in ...

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Feministing Jamz: La Santa Cecilia on feminism, immigration, and storytelling

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my way from one stage to the next, I was stopped in my tracks in front of a little side stage – pulled in by the voice, the music, the sheer magnetism of La Santa Cecilia who, at the time, I’d never heard of before. Their music is a mix of Pan-American rhythms — you’ll hear cumbias, boleros, some bossa nova — all held by La Marisoul’s booming voice.

It’s been a really big couple of years for them, and earlier this year they won a ...

La Santa Cecilia is one of those bands whose raw energy stops you in your tracks from the jump. I first encountered them live at the Pachangafest in Austin, TX in 2012. On my way ...

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