"Deportation relief is a stopgap measure," says David Bacon, author of THE RIGHT TO STAY HOME: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration. "We need permanent solutions so that those receiving deferred status are not vulnerable."
12 posts from November 2014
By Roxanne Dunbar-Ortiz | Thanksgiving is the favorite holiday of many US Americans; unlike the rather boring or divisive holidays that honor Columbus, Presidents, Martin Luther King, Jr., Independence, veterans and war, the birth of a religion, and a new year, Thanksgiving is centered on sharing food with family and friends. Individuals and families travel long distances at great expense to be with one another. It might be surprising to learn that the cherished tradition of Thanksgiving is, in fact, the most nationalist of all holidays because it narrates the national origin myth.
When Daisy Hernández thinks about Stone Butch Blues, Leslie Feinberg's classic novel of the transgender experience, she thinks of a conference room in Manhattan and a young trans man she was in love with.
Immigration activist Aviva Chomsky takes a close look at President Obama's new immigration plan and finds it sorely lacking.
Essential reading by some unique and beloved voices from the transgender community.
Beacon remembers Leslie Feinberg, activist, author, and pioneering advocate for transgender liberation.
The UUA and other religious organizations have reignited the Sanctuary Movement, an interfaith campaign that encourages congregations to open their doors and offer sanctuary to immigrants facing deportation...
As President Obama prepares to again increase the number of troops in Iraq, the lessons in “soul repair” developed by Drs. Rita Nakashima Brock and Gabriella Lettini may be more critical than ever.
Between 2009 and 2011, journalist Philip Winslow offered us a half dozen of his insightful “Observation Posts,” pieces which opened our eyes to international issues with original reporting. We’re delighted to welcome him back with this remarkable remembrance of one of the most significant events of the past decades: the fall of the Berlin Wall.
Since nothing beats getting cozy and having some quality time with a new paperback, we put together a list of seven recent releases that you can lose yourself in as the weather turns cold.
Louise Steinman, author of THE CROOKED MIRROR: A Memoir of Polish-Jewish Reconciliation, reflects on the opening of Warsaw's POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the evolving nature of Jewish remembrance in Poland.
In an excerpt adapted from their 2012 book, Billionaires’ Ball: Gluttony and Hubris in an Age of Epic Inequality, Linda McQuaig and Neil Brooks explore the real origins of the Tea Party’s “grassroots” movement, and the secret world of the Koch brothers’ conservative money machine fueling America’s escalating inequality.