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A Walkable Utopian City on the U.S.-Mexico Border


While Donald Trump wants to build a wall between the U.S. and Canada, Hillary Clinton wants to build bridges—and Mexican architect Fernando Romero has envisioned one.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE
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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Cottonwoods and Animal Tracks Will Lead to Water in the Desert


The seventh poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” explains how clusters of cottonwood trees indicate a nearby spring, a crucial tip to surviving the desert border crossing between Mexico and the United States.

Posted on Sep 21, 2016 READ MORE

Trump’s Family Policy









Posted on Sep 18, 2016 ENLARGE

Is Donald Trump an Aberration?


The policies Trump is advocating are the very policies initiated by Bill Clinton in the 1990s and—from border militarization to mass deportations—enthusiastically promoted by Barack Obama.

Posted on Sep 15, 2016 READ MORE

Phony Populism Doesn’t Feed the Family


The 2016 election was supposed to be the one in which the interests of the non-elite got a hearing. We still have two months to make it happen.

Posted on Sep 6, 2016 READ MORE

Balance Beam









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Scapegoat









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Cast Your Vote: Do You Find Ajamu Baraka’s ‘Uncle Tom’ Comment Inappropriate?


This week, race relations were at the forefront of the political discussion, and the Green Party vice presidential nominee continued to face criticism for his racially charged remark. Truthdig invites you to weigh in on the issue.

Posted on Sep 3, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Confirms Immigration Vision, Doubles Down on Inflammatory Rhetoric in Arizona Speech


The Republican presidential candidate’s message, says one critic, “couldn’t have been clearer: If you live without papers in America, you should live in fear.”

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 READ MORE

Trump in Mexico









Posted on Sep 1, 2016 ENLARGE

Donald’s Trump Visit to Mexico Is Not the Real Irony—NAFTA Is


Redoing NAFTA would help stem desperate migration that is the source of much of the Republican nominee’s support.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: In Life-or-Death Matters, Taste Is Relative, Testing Is Crucial


The sixth poem in “The Desert Survival Series / La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” tells us that while taste—like poetry—may seem irrelevant as one risks one’s life crossing the U.S.- Mexico border, it can be a means of survival.

Posted on Aug 31, 2016 READ MORE

Conway vs. Coulter









Posted on Aug 27, 2016 ENLARGE

Cast Your Vote: Do You Support Bernie Sanders’ Our Revolution?


Truthdig presents a roundup of the week’s top political news and invites you to tell us how you feel about the Vermont senator’s new progressive organization.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump’s Hot-Air Balloon Is Ripping


No one, at this point, should cling to the illusion that a vote for Trump is a vote for any specific policy on any given issue.

Posted on Aug 27, 2016 READ MORE

A Progressive Political Revolution of Historic Importance


By rejecting the “race to the bottom” right-wing philosophy that catapulted conservative politics in recent years, California has become a laboratory of innovation. Award-winning journalist Narda Zacchino examines this transformation in her new book.

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 READ MORE

Change of Plans









Posted on Aug 26, 2016 ENLARGE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Desert Fruits ‘Dethorned, Dethroned,’ Can Be ‘Delectably Edible’


The fifth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” tells readers they can survive up to three weeks without eating in the desert, but that certain fruits can safely fill one’s belly during the dangerous journey across the U.S.- Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 25, 2016 READ MORE

No Need to Build Donald Trump’s Wall—Its Logic Is Already Being Practiced


A draconian Border Patrol program may not be Trump’s promised structure, but it embodies the logic of his “wall”: Either you crossed illegally or you didn’t. And it is just one of many tough U.S. programs developed in recent decades.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE

Sorry









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Deportation









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Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Eat or Drink From Cactuses Only if You’ll Otherwise Die of Thirst


The fourth poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” gives readers pointers on which cactuses to eat and how, warning that many can be harmful.

Posted on Aug 24, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Makes a 360-Degree ‘Pivot’ to Prove He’s No Flip-Flopper


The Republican presidential nominee is not going to change. No matter how many times he reshuffles his campaign, he is who he is. It’s delusional to pretend otherwise.

Posted on Aug 23, 2016 READ MORE

Doubts Grow About Donald Trump’s Dedication to Deporting 11 Million Undocumented Immigrants


Would a President Trump really go through with his mass deportation plan? A series of conflicting reports and equivocations suggests his stance may be softening.

Posted on Aug 22, 2016 READ MORE

Angela Merkel: New Islamic Migrants Did Not Bring Radical Terrorism to Germany (Video)


The chancellor pointed out that despite the influx of about 1 million migrants and refugees in the past year, radicalism predated the rise of Islamic State and the current refugee crisis. 

Posted on Aug 21, 2016 READ MORE

Border Detention Images Show How U.S. Abuses Migrants


Security camera images unsealed in a federal lawsuit show immigrants detained by Customs and Border Protection wrapped in emergency blankets and squashed together with no room to move.

Posted on Aug 19, 2016 READ MORE

Detained Undocumented Mothers Launch Hunger Strike, Vow to Leave ‘Alive or Dead’


The women and their families at a Pennsylvania “residential center” have wound up on the cruel end of the Obama administration’s immigration policies, but they’re not accepting their treatment without a fight.

Posted on Aug 18, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Learn Desert Secrets From Bedouins and Indigenous Travelers


The third poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” points readers toward ancient lessons for survival in the desert at the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 17, 2016 READ MORE

Privately Operated Prisons Are Less Safe for Prisoners and More Punitive, Justice Department Says


Inmates at contract prisons were nine times more likely to be put on lockdown and in solitary confinement than other prisoners in the federal system.

Posted on Aug 12, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: ‘Climb or Walk in the Morning’ and Imitate the Sidewinder


The second poem in “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto” offers tips about the best times of day to undertake the most arduous parts of the journey across the U.S.-Mexico border.

Posted on Aug 10, 2016 READ MORE

Transborder Immigrant Tool Series: Poetry Built for Survival on the U.S.- Mexico Border (Multimedia)


A series of 24 bilingual poems, titled “The Desert Survival Series/La serie de sobrevivencia del desierto,” forms part of the Transborder Immigrant Tool software, designed to augment low-cost cellphones to provide poetry and a simple navigation system for immigrants crossing the Mexico-U.S. border.

Posted on Aug 8, 2016 READ MORE

Trump’s America









Posted on Aug 7, 2016 ENLARGE

A Lens on the GOP Convention: Activists Arrested for Flag Burning on Day 3 (Multimedia)

By Michael Nigro

Protesters calling attention to Donald Trump’s proposed immigration plan attempted to “Wall Off Trump” by forming a long human barrier. It was one of many acts of civil disobedience in Cleveland.

Posted on Jul 20, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Ralph Nader on Election 2016: ‘Our Country Deserves Better’

In an interview on “America With Jorge Ramos,” legendary activist Nader talks about the issues prominent in this election season and how our political system “pushes away competent people.”

Posted on Jul 16, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

New Poll Shows Hillary Clinton Tied With Donald Trump


In The New York Times/CBS News poll, both candidates garnered 40 percent of support of those polled—and both were perceived as untrustworthy by over 60 percent.

Posted on Jul 14, 2016 READ MORE

Brexit Row









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The Great American Story of Asian Immigrants and Politics


The rise of Asian-Americans in politics refutes Donald Trump’s portrayal of immigrants as an alien body invading the United States.

Posted on Jun 26, 2016 READ MORE

Politicon 2016: Donald Trump Surrogates Carry Off Bernie Sanders’ Message About Income Inequality

Like certain other politicians this election season, conservative commentator and author Ann Coulter appears to have come down with a bout of sudden-onset populism.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Supreme Court Deadlocks on Immigration Ruling That Imperils Millions


Republicans once again push migrants into legal limbo.

Posted on Jun 23, 2016 READ MORE

Meet El Peso Hero, a Latino Superhero Fighting Injustice on the U.S.-Mexico Border


“El Peso Hero” is not your typical comic book series. The eponymous main character defends immigrants, stands up for the disenfranchised and speaks only Spanish.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE

Donald Trump Bashes Brown Immigrants, Yet It’s a British White Guy Who Tries to Kill Him


Trump’s blatantly racist attacks have always carried the implication that something is wrong with those brown-skinned people and they should be stopped from immigrating. Yet in an ironic twist, the first known assassination plot against him came from a white Briton.

Posted on Jun 21, 2016 READ MORE

Neoliberalism Will Soon Force Americans to Leave the United States

U.S. economic policy will eventually pressure U.S. citizens to emigrate just as it caused millions to leave Russia, the Baltic States and now Greece in search of a better life, economist Michael Hudson tells The Real News Network.

Posted on Jun 18, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN

Their Promised Land


Were Ian Buruma not an acclaimed historian, this book would probably never have been published. Yet the story of his grandparents, which spans both world wars, is full of resonance for contemporary Europe’s struggle with mass immigration and national identity.

Posted on Jun 10, 2016 READ MORE

Immigration Is Fueling Innovation in Silicon Valley


Former “Dreamer” Sarahi Espinoza Salamanca, now a startup CEO, is among a growing number of Latino entrepreneurs redefining the American tech industry.

Posted on Jun 9, 2016 READ MORE

Powerful Exhibits on Both Coasts Explore Borders and the Plight of Refugees


Artists at galleries in Los Angeles and New York zoom in on some of the world’s 60,000 displaced people—and one “solution” for dealing with them.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE

35 Arrested at Donald Trump Rally in San Diego


After arguments between Trump supporters and event protesters became physical, police arrived in riot gear and used pepper spray on the chaotic crowd.

Posted on May 28, 2016 READ MORE

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson Takes High School Detention to a New Level


In January, Wildin Acosta left his home to go to school but never made it. He was thrown to the ground and arrested by agents from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. He has been in detention ever since.

Posted on May 25, 2016 READ MORE

Obama Administration to Resume Mass Deportations


The commander in chief has already deported more people than any president before him. Now his administration is planning its largest deportation operation of 2016.

Posted on May 19, 2016 READ MORE

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