Month: May 2007
The Losing End of Compromise: Today’s Immigration Reform, Yesterday’s Political Deals
With hundreds of thousands of Latino-led immigrants marching in the streets for family reunification and legalization, and similar numbers of anti-immigrant groups lobbying their representatives, the recent "grand compromise" between Democrats and Republicans is not simply about immigration and labor policy. It deals with the heart of who is considered American.
Is Free Speech Really at Stake? Venezuela and RCTV
Throughout the process of increasing voter and citizen participation and electoral democracy, the Venezuelan opposition and their allies in the U.S. press have told us that authoritarianism was just around the corner. They now say it has arrived.
Canada and the U.S. Empire
Holding the Bully's Coat: Canada and the U.S. Empire is a refreshing examination of Canada's role in the American Empire.
Grandmother reflects on her 60 day sentence for ‘trespassing’ at SOA
Cathy Webster, a grandmother from Chico, CA, was released from jail on May 18th after completing her 60 day sentence for crossing onto the U.S. Army Base at Ft. Benning, Georgia. She was participating in the annual protest against the U.S. Army School of the Americas.
Teatro Trono: Youth Theater in Bolivia
Teenage actors parade barefoot onstage, jumping and pounding drums. Others walk in with notebooks and briefcases overflowing with papers. Each actor spouts fragmented political speeches. The play depicts revolts and counter-revolts throughout Bolivian history, ending with a dramatic exchange between a mother and the ghost of her dead son, tortured during a dictatorship. “Don’t cry, Mom!” the ghost says. “I died bravely even though they gouged my eyes out and tore me apart. Don’t cry!”