Milwaukee joins nationwide protests against Senate “border surge” amendment (Milwaukee, WI) – The Senate’s immigration reform package was passed with the last-minute addition of a $47 billion “border surge” that would create one of the most costly and militarized border zones in the world over the next 10 years. At a news conference […]
Trayvon Martin’s murder was an opportunity for the country to reaffirm its principles to equal protection for all under the law. With a different verdict, this case should have marked a turning point for American’s racial justice system. Instead, it represents yet another failure of that system, which sided with racist vigilante-ism over the lives […]
On June 24th, the Senate voted 67-27 to advance the latest version of its federal immigration bill (S. 744, the Border Security, Economic Competitiveness, and Immigration Modernization Act of 2013), which includes a dramatic increase in the militarization of the US-Mexico border.