Posts Tagged as ‘Colbert Report’

b-the-change: Tune into the Colbert Report tonight in support of Jose Antonio Vargas’ petition to “Define American”

When the New York Times published Jose Antonio Vargas’s piece “My Life As an Undocumented Immigrant” it shed  light on a huge issue.  He decided to quit his job as a journalist, and took the risk of coming clean about his immigration status in his hope to launch “Define American” a campaign he hopes will strike up a [...]

July 14, 2011 by Maya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: TONIGHT: “Take Our [farm worker] Jobs” on Colbert and funnyman D.L. Hughley on immigration

Last week, we told you that Stephen Colbert is teaming up with U.S. farm workers to present a “tongue-in-cheek” campaign called “Take our Jobs”. Don’t miss out — UFW President, Arturo Rodriguez, is going on the Colbert Report tomorrow! Tune in to Comedy Central: Thursday, July 8th 11:30 pm EST / 11:30 pm PST The [...]

July 8, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shocker: Colbert says – Always wanted a farm worker job? Now’s your chance

Unfortunately many in America consider the major issues facing our country – high unemployment and undocumented people – as interrelated, so they support inhumane immigration laws to reclaim the low-paying jobs undocumented immigrants have stolen. But, these individuals fail to realize that agriculture, a major low-paying job that gives us the food we all eat, [...]

June 29, 2010 by Priya | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Billionaires for Bush use satire to protest for Healthcare Reform

Thanks to programs like Stephen Colbert’s Colbert Report, satire appears to be on the upswing. One group that uses satire effectively and engagingly for the purpose of social change is Billionaires for Bush. As their hilarious website displays, though doesn’t explain, Billionaires for Bush is a culture jamming political street theater organization formed in 2003 [...]

August 14, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: @willcoley: Satirizing verbal race wars

This post by our immigration rights friends @willcoley RT @raylab RT @americasvoice- Mocking MSNBC’s Pat Buchanan’s claim that Justice Sotomayor is a “reverse racist,” Stephen Colbert on the most recent Colbert Report has called Buchanan in return a “reverse civil rights activist.” The episode shows a clip of Buchanan stating, “White men were 100% [...]

July 22, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Sheriff Joe Arpaio in the hotseat on Colbert Report

Sheriff Joe Arpaio can’t seem to get enough of the television lately. A few weeks ago, word was out that he might get his own show (read our post about that here). And Monday night, the notoriously anti-immigration sheriff from Maricopa County, Arizona, appeared on the Colbert Report. But whether his 6 and a half [...]

April 22, 2009 by anisha | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off

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