Cinco de Mayo, USA-style

One of my great-grandfathers was helping organize Cinco de Mayo events in Tucson by the early 1880s.  


Building a racial justice movement

This week, the nation will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom with events in Washington, D.C., and many other cities.


Chicago parents organize to keep schools open

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the Chicago Board of Education have closed or taken over dozens of schools every year, targeting African American and Latino neighborhoods.


Arizona needs a movement to repeal SB 1070

Monday's Supreme Court decision on Arizona's anti-immigrant SB 1070 has engendered lots of commentary in the media and among elected officials.


Will Arizona move left in 2012?

The 2012 elections are an opportunity to turn things around in Arizona.


Alabama is no "sweet home"

The terror of immigration enforcement is now in effect in the Alabama classroom, and it's traumatizing the most vulnerable members of our society, our children.


MIA: Obama's new common-sense immigration policy

I learned the hard way that Immigration and Customs Enforcement field offices are actually becoming even more ruthless than before.


Film traces historic period of immigrant rights struggle

The film begins with immigrant rights activist Elvira Arellano recalling the day immigration officials raided her home in 2002.


Public workers are US

Under the guise of "fiscal responsibility" the tea party GOP extreme right at both the federal and state level is wielding a two-edged sword aimed at the heart of the black and Latino community's economic life.

Time to end stop-and-frisk policing

Crime rates have dropped, but the unconstitutional, and therefore criminal, harassment of black and brown youth is on the increase. This racial profiling is anti-worker. It must be stopped.

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