Articles by Teresa Gutierrez

New York march demands justice for Sandra Bland, Kindra Chapman

July 29, 2015

On July 22, the New York City Chapter of the Peoples Power Assemblies held a spirited rally and march in solidarity with Sandra Bland and Kindra Chapman. The PPA demanded justice for these sisters’ deaths. The two Black women had both been found dead by hanging, in Texas and Alabama jail cells [...]

As conditions for migrants worsen, solidarity is key

July 15, 2015

Immigrants and their advocates have waited for years for Washington to create a humane pro-worker policy that would provide some relief for the more than 12 million undocumented workers in this country. But instead of relief, conditions for migrants continue to deteriorate — not only on the U.S. [...]

Billionaire racist rhetoric trumped

July 4, 2015

NBC drops the Donald. Billionaire mogul Donald Trump announced his bid for the 2016 U.S. presidential elections on June 15. Normally it would not be worth the cost of the paper this is printed on to mention this. But Trump’s comments on immigration were so incendiary, racist and over the top that [...]

Trans immigrant Jennicet Gutiérrez challenges Obama

July 1, 2015

Jennicet Gutiérrez disrupting President Obama. How should the progressive or the immigrant rights movement respond to the Democratic Party’s policies and actions on immigration? Jennicet Gutiérrez has shown how. On June 24, Gutiérrez, a Mexican transgender woman, boldly and courageously took [...]

U.S. terrorism comes from the right

June 28, 2015

The capitalist media would have the people of this country believe that the main terrorist threat in the United States comes from terrorist attacks carried out by Muslims. But a June 16 op-ed piece in the New York Times revealed that “headlines can mislead. The main terrorist threat in the United [...]

Another Black youth lost to racism

June 21, 2015

Kalief Browder Another mother has lost her child to the racist, brutal prison system. Kalief Browder, an African American who was only 22 years old, committed suicide on June 6, after having spent more than three years in jail at Rikers Island in New York City. He hung himself with an air [...]

Mexico, immigration and Obama’s Executive Order

November 22, 2014

New York saw one of the worldwide protests over killings in Mexico — on the same day as President Obama’s announcement on immigration.WW photo: Anne Pruden Philadelphia, Nov. 20.WW photo: Joseph Piette President Barack Obama issued a long-awaited Executive Order on immigration policy on Nov. [...]

Lessons of May Day & the migrant rights movement

November 20, 2014

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Talk by Teresa Gutierrez to the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel Not too long ago, the movement in this country hardly remembered, much less commemorated, May Day. In 2005, however, a wonderful grouping of labor [...]
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