Tag Archive: children

The Institutionalized Cruelty of Separation: My Story

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By Byron José Sun (June 29, 2018) in 1988, a few days before Thanksgiving and just a couple of weeks after the picture below was taken; my mother and I were sitting in a detention center in San Ysidro, CA. My mother was 19 and I was under two years old. The border patrol had arrested us after the sewage…
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Have You Ever Had to?

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By Octaviano Merecias-Cuevas (June 16, 2018) Have you ever had to? Abandon a lifetime at the eye-blink notice of a memory? As villages collapse and dreams become black fumes? As tanks roll-in while drones of anger machete their bloody ways into crops and farms? No laws can stop imploding sadness; burying babies in Syria.  Dead AF floating towards the shores…
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Targeting Immigrant Children is the Work of Racist Authoritarians

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By Steampunk Emma Goldman (September 6, 2017) Targeting immigrants is to be expected of racist authoritarians. Specifically targeting immigrant children is to be expected of racist authoritarians who believe the populace will let them get away with anything. It is our duty to prove to them that neither are to be tolerated.

How the Democratic Party Fatally Damaged Itself by Attacking Public Education

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By Mark Naison (June 27, 2017) Ever since the Clinton Presidency, the Democratic Party has been an advocate of top-down school reforms whose goal has been to make the nation more economically competitive and reduce inequality. Not only have these policies failed to achieve their stated objectives, they have destabilized communities where Democrats have traditionally found support, created widespread distress…
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Radical Dad Solidarity From One Mall to Another

  By Chris Crass (February 14, 2016) Walking through the mall, one hand talking on the phone with a fired up young activist man about an awesome project he wants to do interviewing men about feminism, healthy masculinities and bringing down patriarchy, and the other hand feeding August his bottle.

Measuring Our Failure By the Lives of Our Children

  By Mark Naison (October 21, 2015) When you erase caring, supportive relationships from people’s work and school experiences, you endanger the precious balance that allows them to live fulfilling lives.

The Movement is Our lives: Everyday Activism for Liberation

  By Chris Crass (October 15, 2015) I talk to people all over the country who simultaneously talk about the “small things” they can do, like make donations, volunteer here and there with a local social justice effort or are “only involved at their faith community ” or “raising their kids” and over and over again there is guilt and…
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The World Was Born Yearning to be a Home

  By Harsha Walia  (September 3, 2015) Until two years ago, i would never understand why it took the death of children to call up our sense of humanity. But now as a new mother, I get it. I totally get it. There is something inexplicable, undoubtedly selfish, about seeing lifeless bodies of young children and being so grateful to…
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We Can All Wear the Shoes We Love

  By Chris Crass (August 20, 2015) “What shoes do you want to wear to school?” River responded, “The kids at school said I can’t wear my Elsa (Frozen) shoes, because I’m a boy and they said they are girl shoes.”

Making Cities Safe Through Racial and Class Cleansing

  By Mark Naison As I have been thinking about the growing prevalence of Broken Windows Policing, stop and frisk, and other law enforcement strategies that keep young people of color pinned in their neighborhoods, and in some parts of NYC, pinned in their housing projects, I cannot help look at some of the other things going on in New…
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