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Mexico, immigration and Obama’s Executive Order

By 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

President Barack Obama issued a long-awaited Executive Order on immigration policy on Nov. 20. That same day hundreds of thousands of people in Mexico took part in mass marches in solidarity with the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa in the state of Guerrero. The two events — one in Washington, the other across the border […]


Lessons of May Day & the migrant rights movement

By November 20, 2014
Talk by Teresa Gutierrez to the 2014 Workers World Party National Conference in New York City.WW photo: G. Dunkel

WORKERS WORLD PARTY CONFERENCE Not too long ago, the movement in this country hardly remembered, much less commemorated, May Day. In 2005, however, a wonderful grouping of labor activists and communists sought to revive May Day and organized a Union Square demonstration. May Day 2005 was a great start in flexing working-class muscle: a call […]


At Bronx meeting, Venezuela’s President Maduro says revolution ‘will not fall’

By September 29, 2014
Nicolas Maduro speaking at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.

Bronx, N.Y. — When the history books in the U.S. are finally written by the working class, they will write about the special relationship between the people of the Bronx, N.Y., and the Venezuelan Bolivarian Revolution. Since the advent of the revolutionary movement ushered in by President Hugh Chávez Frias, the community of the Bronx […]


No deportations of migrant youth!

By July 9, 2014

Refugee status for detained children NOW Activists put a sardonic but accurate twist on the Fourth of July so-called celebration.  It is called the “Fourth of You-Lie.” This is certainly apropos of the current crisis on the U.S./Mexican border, which played out in Murietta, Calif., on July 4 and earlier on July 1. Racist, right-wing […]


Niñas/os migrantes encarcelados en la frontera

By June 23, 2014

En respuesta a la oleada de noticias sobre miles de niñas/os migrantes atrapados por la Seguridad Nacional (DHS), el Procurador General de EUA, Eric Holder declaró el 6 de junio: “Cómo tratamos a los más necesitados, especialmente a los jóvenes que deben comparecer en el procedimiento de inmigración – muchos de los cuales están huyendo […]


Set them free!

By June 18, 2014

Migrant children jailed at border In response to the groundswell of news of thousands of migrant children ensnared by Homeland Security, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder stated on June 6, “How we treat those in need, particularly young people who must appear in immigration proceedings — many of whom are fleeing violence, persecution, abuse or […]



By June 11, 2014
FMLN president sworn in

San Salvador, El Salvador — In yet another sign of the revolutionary momentum sweeping the Americas, Salvador Sánchez Cerén was inaugurated president of El Salvador on June 1 amidst an emotional and victorious air of celebration here in the capital. President Sánchez Cerén is the historic and beloved leader of the Farabundo Martí National Liberation […]


Migrant struggle in Europe reveals global crisis

By June 8, 2014

Two incidents on European territory this week demonstrate how the deepening global economic and political crisis affects the international working class on the issue of forced migration. On May 28, French riot police raided a migrant camp in the port city of Calais, in northern France across from England. Like locations at the U.S. southern […]


Gobierno federal ‘emplea’ inmigrantes detenidos como esclavos

By June 3, 2014

29 de mayo de 2014   El diario estadounidense The New York Times en un artículo publicado esta semana, nos ha suministrado otro ejemplo de la necesidad de que el movimiento en contra de la encarcelación masiva se una a la lucha por los derechos de las/os inmigrantes.   El 24 de mayo, el Times […]


Federal gov’t ‘employs’ immigrants in slave labor detention

By May 29, 2014

Yet another example of the urgent need for the anti-mass-incarceration movement to unite with the immigrant rights struggle was highlighted in a mainstream article published by the New York Times this week. On May 24, the Times stated that the federal government is now the largest employer of migrant labor. Worse, it is paying them […]