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: 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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

Defend birthright citizenship!

Hat/Tip to IPR. Party for Socialism and Liberation editorial: On Jan. 5., anti-immigrant lawmakers from across the country held a press conference in Washington, D.C., announcing new legislation in 14 states aimed at undermining birthright citizenship. The same racist Arizona lawmakers who authored SB 1070 are introducing a bill that would issue a different type […]

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