Posts Tagged as ‘detention’

culture shockers: “With Osama Bin Laden dead, can we have our rights back?” – How the effects of 9/11 could lead to America 2049

On Sunday, May 1, President Obama announced the death of Al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, the notorious terrorist who spearheaded the 9/11 attacks against the U.S. While the predominant reaction from around the world has been one of relief and joy, bin Laden’s death reminds us of just how big an impact the 9/11 [...]

May 3, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

culture shockers: Re-enactment of Chinese immigrant exclusion and recent quelling of protests show a future without diversity and freedom

“The only way to make sure people you agree with can speak is to support the rights of people you don’t agree with.” – Eleanor Holmes Norton, civil rights activist and Democrat Delegate to Congress representing the District of Columbia. The freedom to disagree forms the bedrock of a thriving democratic society. Today, as we [...]

April 26, 2011 by Pulkit | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

Meet the 4 million women you should thank for your Thanksgiving meal

From our Restore Fairness blog- They’re the backbone of our food supply. Their hands sliced the chicken breast we had for lunch. Their sweat brought the fresh tomato to our plates. Their backs bent to pick the lettuce in our salads. They are America’s undocumented workers. Every day, on farms and factories across America, millions [...]

November 23, 2010 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: URGENT – sign petition to save green card holding father and activist from deportation

**UPDATE** We did a post this week about a protest at Varick Street Immigrant Detention center to prevent the deportation of Jean Montrevil to Haiti, a green card-holding immigrant since 1986, father of four U.S. citizen children and renowned immigrant rights activist. At the rally, eight clergy and two community leaders were arrested after stopping [...]

January 6, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , | 2 Comments »

b-the change: TOMORROW start off the new year right – rally to save a father and activist from deportation in NYC

Happy 2010 b-listed readers! We want you to start the year off right by creating change. WE NEED YOUR HELP to prevent the deportation of Jean Montrevil to Haiti, a green card-holding immigrant since 1986, father of four U.S. citizen children and renowned immigrant rights activist. On December 30th, ICE detained him, and two days [...]

January 4, 2010 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: We have a powerful new immigration video in which Esmeralda, a transgender detainee, speaks out

From the Restore Fairness blog. Courage comes in many different forms. For Esmeralda, a transgender asylum seeker from Mexico who faced horrific circumstances in immigration detention, it came in the form of seeking justice. Kept in a segregated cell with other transgender detainees, Esmeralda never realized that her experience in detention would match the trauma [...]

November 11, 2009 by ishita | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

our daily chirp: Obama’s detention policies “echocing” those of the bush administration thus far

post from @Al-SecureRights -http://twurl.nl/jo0ju8 From the Colorado Independent, a battle is emerging between civil liberties groups and Obama in terms of detention policies. Obama indicated in May, that he endorsed detention for terrorism detainees outside the federal civilian courts, speaking of “detainees at Guantanamo who cannot be prosecuted yet who pose a clear danger to [...]

July 2, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-the change: Protests at T. Don Hutto for World Refugee Day

This Saturday, June 20, is World Refugee Day, a day for the world to come together in solidarity in asking governments to recognize that all immigrants are entitled to basic human rights. If you know about our End Homeland Guantanamos site, you know that there are many immigrants to whom basic human rights are being deprived [...]

June 19, 2009 by akshay | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

b-activists: Film on immigrant family detention makes it to Capitol Hill

If you didn’t know, (shame on us if you don’t) we’re on top of the issue of immigrant detention. We came across the news that film The Least of These, a documentary film by Clark and Jesse Lyda on immigrant family detention in America, was screened this past June 10th, at the United States Capitol. The [...]

June 12, 2009 by rachel | Tags: , , , , , , , | Comments Off

breakthrough beat: Come see us TONIGHT at Games 4 Change in NYC

In NYC? If so, come by The New School, because Breakthrough will be there presenting our Homeland Guantanamos site which was accepted in the Games 4 Change Conference Expo Night. That’s TONIGHT! If you come by our table, you’ll get to try out the game. You will go inside the walls of an immigrant detention [...]

May 28, 2009 by crissy spivey | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off

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