Immigrant Rights News - Week of February 2-6, 2009
Immigrant Rights News – Week of February 2-6, 2009
1. Two on Sherriff Joe Arpaio:
A. “Parade of Injustice”
3. New York Times: Target of Immigrant Raids Shifted
“Parade of Injustice” video on Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s public humiliation and transfer of immigrants in his custody to a tent jail or concentration camp.
NOTE: The National Day Laborer Organizing Network is launching a national campaign this month to expose Arpaio’s immigration policing collaboration and state of siege he has imposed on Latino and immigrant communities in
La Frontera Times
A Colorado Sheriff unveils new tactic...seizes tax records...using the law to scare others into breaking the law. New York Latino Leaders meet with Sen. Gillibrand and the don\’t cave! Orale! The new GOP Chairman suffers from serious delusions and denial, Fox lies and so do Lou Dobbs and Drudge, and from \”Cara a Cara\” in Los Angeles a video discussion on La Red de Odio y La Frontera Times. Y TAMBIEN Calle 13\”No Hay Nadie Como Tu\” and at Arte y Cultura the Dalai Lama, Buddist art y un mensaje de paz. The feature at Arte y Cultura focuses on women in wa…LA CIUDAD DE LAS DIOSAS.
All this and more at http://www.lafronteratimes.com/ Take a Look!
Los Angeles Times
No longer rounding up just fugitive immigrants
A federal program shifted its focus to boost arrests, a report says, and is going after any undocumented workers.
By Anna Gorman
February 5, 2009
For more than five years,
New York Times
February 4, 2009
Target of Immigrant Raids Shifted
And they garnered bigger increases in money and staff from Congress than any other program run by Immigration and Customs Enforcement, even as complaints grew that teams of armed agents were entering homes indiscriminately.
But in fact, beginning in 2006, the program was no longer what was being advertised. Federal immigration officials had repeatedly told Congress that among more than half a million immigrants with outstanding deportation orders, they would concentrate on rounding up the most threatening — criminals and terrorism suspects.
Americas Program Report
NAFTA's Dangerous Security Agenda
Laura Carlsen | January 23, 2009
When the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) was negotiated and signed in the early 90s, few people were thinking about its security implications. Environmentalists objected, fearing a corporate race to exploit natural resources and produce industrial wastes where environmental regulation and enforcement was weakest. Labor objected, arguing that companies would move jobs to where organized labor and workers' rights were most vulnerable. There was vague talk about improving trinational relations and promoting joint foreign policy agendas, but the goal of a broader North American alliance remained formally off the table in order to steer the agreement through a reluctant U.S. Congress.
The resulting pact was called a trade agreement, but is really a trade and investment agreement with significant changes in other areas important to transnational business, including expanded intellectual property protections. It was not until after the Bush administration came into power and the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 provided the rationale for adoption of the Bush National Security Doctrine that security issues took center stage in the regional integration model.
Laura Carlsen, "NAFTA's Dangerous Security Agenda,"
For More Information
A Primer on Plan
Drug Trafficking, Violence and Repression
Extending NAFTA's Reach
Dissecting the North American
Time to Renegotiate NAFTA, Not Expand It
"Deep Integration"-the Anti-Democratic Expansion of NAFTA
via Of América by robvato on 2/2/09
By Associated Press
9:34 AM EST, February 5, 2009
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles City Council approved a $12.85 million payout Wednesday for demonstrators and bystanders who were beaten by police at a pro-immigration rally, one of the largest settlements ever for Police Department misconduct.
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