Posts Tagged immigrant justice

Lady Gaga protests Arizona’s anti-immigration law

Lady Gaga performed in Phoenix, AZ Saturday night where she spoke out publicly against SB1070, the state’s new anti-immigrant law. Lady Gaga had been encouraged to participate in the boycott of Arizona, which has led other prominent pop stars to cancel shows in the state. Instead, Gaga decided to use her show as an opportunity to speak out against the racist law.

Gaga performed with “Stop SB1070″ written on her arm and had this to say about the law:

I got a phone call from a couple really big rock and rollers, big pop stars, big rappers, and they said, we’d like you to boycott Arizona, we’d like you to boycott playing Arizona because of SB1070. And I said, you really ...

Lady Gaga performed in Phoenix, AZ Saturday night where she spoke out publicly against SB1070, the state’s new anti-immigrant law. Lady Gaga had been encouraged to participate in the boycott of Arizona, which has led other prominent ...

Max Foster’s biased coverage of police brutality against immigrant women in France

Wow. If one needed evidence that the struggle for immigrant justice is global, see this video of an eviction in France, where French police dragged immigrant mothers and children in the streets (possible trigger warning):

Transcript after the jump.

There is no doubt that being evicted can be a horrible event. But being dragged in the streets with your baby on your back? Being dragged while you are obviously in the third trimester of your pregnancy? And then, if this act of brutality is not enough, the commentator Max Foster editorializes in a way that adds insult to injury.:

We want to make very clear that in showing this we are not accusing the police of racism. We are not implying that ...

Wow. If one needed evidence that the struggle for immigrant justice is global, see this video of an eviction in France, where French police dragged immigrant mothers and children in the streets (possible trigger warning):

Transcript after ...

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