ON SEPTEMBER 30, WE WILL MOBILIZE ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS, AND INDIVIDUALS, TO STAND TOGETHER FOR RACIAL JUSTICE IN WASHINGTON, DC.
Our mission is to harness the national unrest and dissatisfaction with institutionalized violence into a national mobilization that strengthens local and nationwide efforts for racial equity and justice.
Take a stand with us. None of us are free until all of us are free.
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Immigration officials on Thursday announced hundreds of arrests in an operation targeting communities where police and elected officials have refused to fully cooperate on enforcing federal immigration laws.
ICE said it arrested 167 people in and around Los Angeles, a region in which several cities and counties have been tagged by justice officials as being so-called sanctuaries — a loosely defined term used to describe local governments that restrict police from assisting immigration authorities in identifying and detaining people suspected of being in the country illegally.
Arrests were also made in San Francisco and San Jose. Overall, ICE said it arrested nearly 500 people across the country over the last few days.
Since there really was no highlight for me in the #VPdebate, I thought I would instead share this tweet from Grindr in response to the discussion on immigration.
Instead of pointing to trauma caused by deportation, the US policies in Latin America and the rest of the world that contribute to migration, or the ways that anti-immigrant rhetoric contributes to the continued exploitation of LGBT immigrants, the (assumedly) white gay man who runs the grindr twitter account is worried about where he is going to get his next booty call if Trump deports undocumented immigrants.
Don’t be fooled into believing they see us as part of their community. For many white gay men, we are only as good as our dick size and asses. The sooner we realize that the sooner we can stop striving for their approval and create our own spaces where we support and love one another.
And if you are white gay man who rejects this type of racial fetishization, then this post isn’t about you. But I am going to need you to call out this racist BS when you come across it in the gay community. Otherwise, this post is about you.
FOLLOWING TODAY’S DAY WITHOUT IMMIGRANTS, THE MOVEMENT MUST ESCALATE TO A GENERAL STRIKE ON MAY 1ST
By Voces de la Frontera
February 16: Today, tens of thousands of immigrant workers and business owners have gone on strike and closed their businesses in resistance to Trump’s immigration raids. Today’s nationwide strike follows Wisconsin’s Day without Latinos, Immigrants, and Refugees on Monday, led by Voces de la Frontera, which has inspired immigrant workers and their supporters to rise up. Following Trump’s executive orders on immigration, ICE agents have targeted some of society’s most vulnerable members. In El Paso, a transgender domestic violence survivor was arrested by ICE at a courthouse after testifying against her abuser. ICE has arrested DACA recipients and people staying at homeless shelters.
Voces de la Frontera joins the Fair Immigration Reform Movement, Movimiento Cosecha and others in calling for a national general strike on May 1st to demand Trump rescind his executive orders on immigration.
“Following Monday’s Day Without Latinos, Immigrants, and Refugees in Wisconsin, we are witnessing a spontaneous groundswell of immigrant workers, small business owners, and our supporters taking similar bold action to demand an end to Trump’s deportation raids,” said Christine Neumann-Ortiz, Executive Director of Voces de la Frontera. “We applaud the leadership of immigrant workers and business owners around the country in using their economic power, and we call on community organizations to follow their lead. We invite organizations and the public to join us in coordinated, escalated actions nationwide leading up to a mass general strike on May 1st. Monday, May 1st, 2017, must be a national Day Without Latinos, Immigrants, and Refugees to demand Trump rescind all of his executive orders on immigration.”
Aiyana Jones was sleeping on the couch as her grandmother lay with her. A Detroit SWAT team accompanied by the TV show, “First 48” tossed a flash grenade into the home, then kicked in the door. The lead officer rushed in and immediately fired the shot that hit 7 year old Aiyana Jones in the top of the head (marked by the symbol in the image). The bullet exited her neck.
The authorities went on to lay blame on the grandmother, who’s only instinct was to reach for her grandbaby, saying she’d prompted the officer to pull the trigger.
The judge declared a mistrial in persecuting Aiyana’s killer.
I went into the NorthWest Detention Center hoping to convince a detainee to get back into organizing. Instead, he told me about how the guards retaliated against him for asking for the most basic human needs: toilet paper and food.
The guards put him in solitary confinement and withheld food. At mealtimes, they would come to his cell and eat in front of him, telling him about how good the food they brought from home was and laughing that he didn’t have any. He said now that he has stopped filing complaints, he gets food.
When I told him that people on the outside still care about him, he cried.
…el hielo anda suelto por esas calles, nunca se sabe cuando nos va tocar, lloran los niños lloran a la salida, lloran al ver que no llegara mama, uno se queda aqui, otro se queda alla, eso pasa por salir a trabajar…