Photo by Bread For The World (breadfortheworld) on Flickr
02 Mar 2017

Immigrant Solidarity Requires Valuing Life Above Labor

The way forward isn’t campaigns drawing on cases of immigrants serving the needs of Americans, but a strategy that demands we recognize people as they come.

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Photo by Justin Valas on Flickr.
22 Feb 2017

Around The Empire – Episode 9: The Surveillance State Trump Inherited Feat. Ken Lipp

On this episode of Around The Empire, journalist Kenneth Lipp discusses the sprawling national security and incarceration state President Trump inherited.

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(DoD photo by D. Myles Cullen/Released)
09 Feb 2017

Trump Still A Big Loser: 9th Circuit Asserts Authority To Review Muslim Ban, Won’t Reinstate It

The court found Americans have interest in free flow of travel, freedom from discrimination, and no proof ban is necessary to protect national security.

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Chicago Police. Photo by John W. Iwanski (usachicago) on Flickr.
09 Feb 2017

Trump Executive Order Sets Agenda For Police To Further Criminalize Protesters

Executive orders signed by President Donald Trump set in motion an agenda for escalating the criminalization of citizens, who engage in protest.

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Photo by Geoff Livingston (geoliv) on Flickr.
03 Feb 2017

One Week After Trump Signed Muslim Ban, Multiple Restraining Orders Are In Effect

One week after President Trump banned refugees and immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries, multiple federal courts have issued restraining orders.

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Protesters gather outside of GEO Group's immigration detention center in Aurora, Colorado (Justin Valas on Flickr)
02 Feb 2017

Trump Executive Orders Expand Mass Incarceration Of Immigrants

President Donald Trump issued two executive orders on January 25 that will most likely contribute to the mass incarceration of immigrants in the United States. One, titled Border Security and Immigration Enforcement Improvements, is best known for its provisions to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico. But it

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MV-22 Osprey aircraft aboard the amphibious assault ship USS Boxer. (U.S. Navy/Seaman Veronica Mammina)
30 Jan 2017

Safe Zones? Trump Executive Orders; US Special Forces Raid in Yemen.

President Donald Trump’s new executive orders result in protests and questions about safe zones. A SEAL Team 6 raid in Yemen leaves many civilians dead and a crashed MV-22 Osprey. And more in our global war news roundup…   SOCOM Yemen: SEAL Team 6 Raid on AQAP Headquarters in Central

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Dulles International Airport (VA) Muslim Ban Protest (Photo by Geoff Livingston)
29 Jan 2017

Iraqi Green Card Holder Afraid Trump’s Muslim Ban Will Force Him To Return To Iraq

Not long into his campaign, President Donald Trump stood before a roaring crowd and called for a “complete and total shutdown” of all Muslims entering the United States. At the time, multiple polls showed a disturbing trend—that a substantive number of Americans supported a moratorium on Muslim immigration. Late January

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Photo by Michael Vadon
28 Jan 2017

Iranian Refugee: Trump’s Muslim Ban Stranded My Uncle, Green Card Holder, In Iran

Sahar is an Iranian refugee and citizen of the United States. Her family immigrated from Iran in 1998 when she was 10 years-old. Her uncle and his wife joined them three years ago, and they have lived together in the U.S. ever since. But now, President Donald Trump’s executive order

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Photo by Secretary of Defense James Mattis
27 Jan 2017

Trump’s Muslim Ban: Executive Order Is Grotesque Product Of Fear And Prejudice

President Donald Trump signed an executive order that effectively lays a strong foundation for instituting a ban against Muslims, as he pledged to do during his presidential campaign. The executive order asserts hundreds of foreign-born individuals were convicted or implicated in “terrorist-related crimes” since the September 11 attacks, which is

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