As we usher the last decade into the realm of memory, it's time to stop viewing immigration reform as an Us vs. Them issue.
Browsing all posts from December, 2009.
Seeing the year out with tradition, art, hope, and a connection across time and space.
YET ONE MORE UGLY PIECE OF EVIDENCE that the Department of Homeland Security's ICE unit is a mutation from the terror-iffic Bush years that continues to eat away at the integrity of our national soul.
I WISH JOY and Happiness and peace to all my compas—or at the very least a moment of respite from the grueling grind that can be life, liberty and the pursuit of a few dollars in this here world. Feliz!
IN THIS ERA of shifting cultural demographics and a shrinking white population, some heroes are gettin' paid to be the Enlightened Whites. Unfortunately, too often this means repeating oppressive power structures but under the guise of altruism.
JUAN FELIPE HERRERA, celebrated and prolific Chicano poet, has been awarded the PEN/Beyond Margins award for his latest work, Half of the World in Light.
ON TUESDAY, Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) introduced the Comprehensive Immigration Reform for America’s Security and Prosperity Act of 2009 (CIR-ASAP). Rep. Gutierrez said that the bill represents “the final push for comprehensive immigration reform."
JOE ARPAIO is back in the news for being a class A sadist and creep as well as vindictively wielding the power of his office to attack those who dare question his methods. That, and a lot more in this extra meaty version of News With Nezua.
NOBODY WAS IN DOUBT, and that's the kind of town it is. A town where even the police collude to hide the murder of Mexicans, because it might besmirch the reputations of high school football stars if people knew they were cold blooded murderers. But truth has a way of prying open even the tightest of locked doors.
TODAY, Representative Gutierrez introduced the CIR ASAP Reform Immigration bill. What are the particulars of the bill right now? This, and notes on the media teleconference call Monday that SEIU held, announcing Gutierrez' bill.
THE NATION'S 10% UNEMPLOYMENT RATE is feeding anti-immigrant sentiment. Laws aimed at immigrants are ultimately divisive, and giving in to a fear that expresses itself as punishment of the vulnerable is a weak and poor human response to stress.
INTRODUCING Naco and Nico! And a new cartoon called Avenida Almasol, which takes place in a ‘hood where magical thoughts, connections, and adventures are always around the bend.
INDIGENOUS LEADER AND MAN OF THE PEOPLE, Evo Morales sweeps to victory again. It is a huge win for people power, for people-oriented politics, and the indigenous, as well.
THE 'BORDERLANDS' is not a dead place. Nature thrives in the areas some are quick to intrude upon and wreak havoc in the form of fear-fashioned fences.
A DEPRESSED ECONOMY and perceived cultural shifts in the U.S. demographic are bringing out the very best and worst of our society.