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Latin America

Witness for Peace: Lee Schlenker

May 17, 2020 // 0 Comments

Lee Schlenker will update us on current campaigns, speaking tours and delegations to Cuba, Colombia, Honduras and Venezuela. Also he will discuss information about contemporary US policy in Latin America and the Caribbean, connections with projections, and reflections on the continental advance of the re-colonial …

The following article is the third and last in “Voices from the Border”.  (Read Part 1 and Part 2) by Sunny Robinson      Addressing this question has become more urgent than ever, with the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic and the closure of the southern and northern …

Screening: Harvest of Empire

February 28, 2020 // 0 Comments

Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America Friday Night Justice Film Series  Free admission, popcorn, and beverages “We are all Americans of the New World, and our most dangerous enemies are not each other, but the great wall of ignorance between us.” …

A Cry for Justice

February 12, 2020 // 0 Comments

by Sunny Robinson

Nearly all the immigration policies the Trump administration has put in place are not only inhumane, but also violations of the United States’ own asylum laws and international protocols on asylum to which the U.S. is a signatory. What then are those policies? And what do we do about them? US policy says that any “alien” who is physically present in the US, whatever their status, may apply for asylum. The UN defines a refugee as a person who is unable or unwilling to return to his or her country due to past persecution or a well-founded fear of being persecuted in the future due to race, religion, nationality, social group or political opinion.

by Jeanne Gallo

The United States government maintains the largest immigration detention system in the world. This barbaric practice did not begin with Donald Trump, though he has magnified its cruelty to extremes. Over the last four decades, US lawmakers have helped create a multi-billion-dollar industry for the incarceration of immigrants. Forty years ago, this system did not exist. Why are people from Central America seeking asylum here? Their answer: “We are here because you were there.”

Originally published in Truthout Latin America’s groundbreaking experiment in 21st century socialism has suffered another devastating setback with the recent right-wing coup which ousted President Evo Morales of Bolivia, who was democratically elected for a fourth term in October, when he defeated his right-wing challenger 47 percent …

This book talk features the author Steve Striffler and his fellow activist intellectuals, Aviva Chomsky and Jose Aleman. José Alemán is a public high school teacher in northern Mass. He is a former Consul General of El Salvador for the New England region and a …

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