Browsing all posts from December, 2009.

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The Weekly Diaspora: The Myth of Us Vs. Them

The Weekly Diaspora: The Myth of Us Vs. Them

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.

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News With Nezua | Goodbye 2009!

News With Nezua | Goodbye 2009!

Seeing the year out with tradition, art, hope, and a connection across time and space.

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Weekly Diaspora: ICE Perpetuating Human Rights Abuses

Weekly Diaspora: ICE Perpetuating Human Rights Abuses

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.

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¡Feliz Festivus!

¡Feliz Festivus!

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!

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News With Nezua | The White Professional Anti-Racist

News With Nezua | The White Professional Anti-Racist

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.

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Juan Felipe Herrera Awarded PEN/Beyond Margins Award for Latest Work

Juan Felipe Herrera Awarded PEN/Beyond Margins Award for Latest Work

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.

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Weekly Diaspora: CIR ASAP the First Step to Reform

Weekly Diaspora: CIR ASAP the First Step to Reform

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."

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News With Nezua | The Chaos Cell Known as Maricopa County Law

News With Nezua | The Chaos Cell Known as Maricopa County Law

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.

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Crooked Cops Can Collude to Cover a Killing…

Crooked Cops Can Collude to Cover a Killing…

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.

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Rep. Gutierrez Introduces CIR ASAP Immigration Bill

Rep. Gutierrez Introduces CIR ASAP Immigration Bill

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.

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Weekly Diaspora: Unemployment Feeding Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

Weekly Diaspora: Unemployment Feeding Anti-Immigrant Sentiment

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.

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News With Nezua | Avenida Almasol

News With Nezua | Avenida Almasol

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.

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EVO-lution!

EVO-lution!

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.

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Borderlands, Breathing

Borderlands, Breathing

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.

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Weekly Diaspora: Quiet Raids, Slippery ICE and Grinches

Weekly Diaspora: Quiet Raids, Slippery ICE and Grinches

A DEPRESSED ECONOMY and perceived cultural shifts in the U.S. demographic are bringing out the very best and worst of our society.