Discussion with Riverhead Town Board about “Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric”

Riverhead Town Board and a diverse group of experts, who presented different viewpoints in regards to the “misinformation” centered around civil rights.

New Date: Deputized Movie about Immigration in Farmingville on 11/23/13

The movie Deputized http://deputizedmovie.com/ will be shown on November 9th  23rd at 6pm by the Farmingville Residents Association http://farmingvilleresidents.org/.  I will be speaking for 2 minutes at the screening. I will be speaking for 2 minutes at the screening because footage I took of the “Standing While Latino” legislation hearings were used in the film.  

St. Patrick’s Day message from the band Black 47

We are on the e-mail list for Larry Kirwan and the band Black 47. Below is the St. Patrick’s Day message they sent around this week. We thought it was beautiful and inspiring. (Note that Black 47 will be playing in New York City on the day of the big parade, Saturday, March 16th.) Saint […]

Occupy Long Island: updates and media coverage

Long Island May Day and/or Occupy participation which onthewilderside heard about: Mt. Sinai/Brookhaven – Occupy May Day Tearwater Tea (Ian and Kimberly attended this one) Went well. Stories read to children. Held banners on side of road. Literature table with issues like Move To Amend. Big banner read “Celebrate Peace And Justice” “99%”. There are […]

May Day: Links for Long Island occupiers

Many of our Long Island activist friends will be going into New York City for Occupy May Day on Tuesday, May 1st. Check around with friends from Suffolk Peace Network, or other activist groups, to see if you can find some friends to take the train in with. Some of us (because of time, money, […]

May Day: March for Immigrant Rights in Hempstead, LI, NY

KW writes: If you cannot get to the city for one of Occupy May Day events on Tuesday, May 1st, this march may be a good place to go to be among like minds. I, personally, disagree with some of the specific bills and proposals that some folks have listed as part of the message. […]

Not In Our Town @ CAC 12/11/11 Free

Film, Panel Discussion, Reception Co-presented by Cinema Arts Centre & Long Island School of the Americas Watch (LI SOA Watch) Sunday, December 11 at 1pm At the Cinema Arts Centre, 423 Park Ave , Huntington, NY 11743. 631-423-7611 NOT IN OUR TOWN: LIGHT IN THE DARKNESS

Border Patrol makes upstate NY a Constitution-free zone

NYCLU Report Reveals Troubling Border Patrol Tactics in Upstate New York  The U.S. Border Patrol is using aggressive policing tactics far from the border in upstate New York to increase arrest rates with little regard to New Yorkers’ constitutional rights and freedoms, according to a report released today by the NYU Immigrant Rights Clinic, the New York […]

Broad Coalition Urges Suffolk County Legislators to Oppose Prepaid Cell Phone Registry

A coalition more than 30 civil rights, immigrants’ rights, labor, social justice, community and interfaith organizations today urged members of the Suffolk County Legislature to oppose a bill that would mandate the creation and maintenance of a prepaid cell phone registry in Suffolk County. I.R. 1266, which is scheduled to be voted on tomorrow, would […]

ICE Statistics Reinforce Advocates’ Call for Immediate End to NY Deportation Program

A wide coalition of advocacy groups intensified its demand today that Governor Andrew Cuomo immediately terminate the state’s involvement in Secure Communities (S-Comm), Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) mass deportation program, in light of mounting evidence of the program’s problems. Recently released federal data shows that, in New York, more than 70 percent of immigrants transferred into […]

NYCLU & Community Advocates Demand Gov. Cuomo Withdraw from Unjust Deportation Program

 The New York Civil Liberties Union today joined immigrants’ rights and civil rights advocates at a rally at Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Manhattan office to urge the governor to withdraw New York from Secure Communities (S-Comm), a federal program that threatens civil rights and weakens public safety by targeting immigrant residents for detention and deportation. “Governor Cuomo should demonstrate […]

Suffolk County gambles with health of its residents

(excerpt from) Newsday Suffolk’s policy not healthy by Joye Browns / May 4, 2011 Suffolk County has made the decision to save a buck by gambling with the health of its residents. In a new policy, which will take effect on Monday, residents going to Suffolk health care centers who do not have health insurance […]

Brentwood girl, a four-year-old who is a US citizen, deported

Update: April 2011 – Emily Ruiz is home safe, with her parents, in the US. Story: here. (excerpt from) Long Island Press Brentwood Girl, 4-year-old US Citizen, Deported By Timothy Bolger on March 23rd, 2011 A 4-year-old Brentwood girl has been deported to Guatemala despite the fact that she is a U.S. citizen… Customs and […]

Miami-Dade Green Party: Keep racist Arizona-style immigration laws out of Florida

The Miami-Dade Green Party adds its voice to the growing coalition of groups and individuals standing in opposition to anti-immigrant bills that have been recently introduced in the Florida legislature.  These bills–modeled after Arizona’s racist SB 1070 law—allow for racial profiling and if passed, will result in the separation of families while threatening to turn […]

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