Immigrant Communities

UndocuNation: Artists Speak Out Against SB 1070

Last week, the Supreme Court and Congress debated the fate of controversial anti-immigrant law SB 1070. But a regional collection of visual artists, writers and filmmakers are also weighing in during a historical event this Thursday, May 3rd. CultureStrike, the … Continued

“Free Pancho!”: the Occupy Movement Steps Up for Immigrant Rights

“If you want to be a rebel, be kind: human-kind, be both.” - Pancho Pancho Ramos Stierle was known by members of the Fruitvale community in Oakland as a spiritual leader. Following the Occupy Oakland General Strike of November 2, … Continued

Occupy Oakland Holds Rally In Solidarity with Phoenix, Opposes ALEC

At 5pm on Wednesday, November 30th, Occupy Oakland and community members will rally at Fruitvale Plaza to say no to criminalization, incarceration, and corporate profiteering at the expense of immigrant communities. Fruitvale is a mostly Latino neighborhood in Oakland. According … Continued

How International Rescue Community’s New Roots Program is Empowering Immigrant Communities

by Lindsey George A recent New York Times article, “When the Uprooted Put Down Roots,” discusses the success of New Roots, a nationwide program launched by the International Rescue Community (IRC) that helps immigrants and refugees establish community gardens, farmers’ … Continued


State and Federal Confrontation over what is a “Secure Community”

Obama needs to dismantle the Security Communities strategy, and peruse policies for true immigration reform. Secure Communities is a program created under the Bush administration and extended under Obama to toughen immigration policy. A collaboration between Immigration and Customs Enforcement … Continued


We Must Work to Advance Justice for All

A couple weeks ago, over 600 activists, organizers, immigrant workers, faith leaders, youth and community elders descended upon Arlington, Virginia for the “Turning the Tide” National Summit.  They came from across the country to this second gathering determined to stem … Continued


African American and Black leaders voice strong support for Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II

This week, members of the Which Way Forward Network (WWF) sent a letter to Representative Emanuel Cleaver II, D-MO, commending his swift response to efforts by anti-immigrant leaders to pit African Americans against immigrants during a March 1 congressional immigration … Continued


What is “Secure Communities” Really About?

By Martha Pskowski Saturday, February 26, I attended a public hearing in Worcester, MA, on the “Secure Communities Act” of the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency (ICE).  Community groups and individuals from Worcester and surrounding areas sent a clear message … Continued

Food Justice

Bringing justice to the food system in 2011

As 2010 comes to a close, some social justice groups claim forward movement, some claim progress and a few even claim to have won small victories.  However, a good portion of our country’s socially conscious folk maintain that this year … Continued


Community Members Protest Weeden Foundation in New York

Community members in the Bronx are fed up with anti-immigrant bigotry. And today they are exposing a powerful New York foundation for funding the anti-immigrant movement. The Weeden Foundation was confronted by over 100 community members in front of its … Continued