IT WAS PAINFUL ENOUGH for the community when the Minuteman Defense League murdered two members of the Flores family. And that was before we knew the FBI could have prevented it.
Browsing all posts from July, 2010.
AN INTRIGUING VIDEO into the very-possibly rigged election for president of LULAC and what might be the motivations behind that....
FANTASTIC NEWS for the officially-recognized indigenous of this nation, who still suffer so much assault, degradation and lack of public interest. A bill allotting more resources for tribal communities to fight crime has passed.
FEATURING the Netroots Nation 2010 Immigration Checkpoint mock ICE action. A group of friends and myself staged a mock immigration checkpoint where we racially profiled European immigrants and their descendants, and required them to show papers that proved they had a right to trespass on native land. Some were puzzled, many laughed, and a couple were furious. What made the difference in these reactions?
THE NATIONAL MOOD AROUND IMMIGRATION grows darker, as the government neglects to champion the vulnerable undocumented population. Racists and White Supremacists show no such hesitance to engage the issue, and the ground is defaulted to them by a lack of legislative action as politicians worry about elections and polls and have forgotten their own humanity. Highlighted this week: The Utah Hit-list.
I'M LEEEEAVING ON A JETPLANE! I don't know when...oh. Actually, I'll be back in three days.
As an age of nationalized narcissism comes to an end in the USA, the illusion of hyper-abundance meets the limits of physical reality. To protect the illusion, those in power gird their stance, the government grows more fearful, and the police state more powerful. Actions that benefit the people, weaken our dependence upon the state and/or strengthen communal bonds are made illegal. Given this trend, will all righteous acts one day be illegal ones?
When powerful entities like politicians, oil corporations, cops and banksters break the law, they are rewarded or overlooked. When less empowered entities like the poor, minorities, or the undocumented break the law in order to thrive in an unjust system, the powers that be "make an example of them" so that the law can be "respected." Critiquing this hypocrisy as well as others on Obama's recent speech on immigration.