Day of the Dead Remembrances

When I tell stories about the folk art we sell, or about sugar skulls, I am remembering 29 years of past visits to DoD… the markets, warm invitations to family’s homes, being offered hot fruity punch while walking past a tomb in a cemetery…. I have a full heart of memories, walking into unfamiliar bakeries […]

Mexico says US border agent killed boy

(excerpt from) TVNZ Mexico says US border agent killed boy Published: 4:53PM Thursday January 06, 2011 Source: Reuters A US Border Patrol agent was involved in a shooting on the Arizona border with Mexico on Wednesday that resulted in the death of a 17-year-old boy trying to illegally scale the border fence, Mexican police said. […]

Pablo Alvarado comments on: Obama, immigration, and Arizona 1070

A statement by Pablo Alvarado, Director of the National Day Laborer Organizing Network, in reaction to reports of the President’s plan to send National Guard troops to the Arizona border. Alvarado asks President Obama to use his authority to immediately block the implementation of 1070.

13-year-old Daniel Hauser may have gained a friend

Night of Monday, May 25th update is: here Monday afternoon update and more opinion is: here. If you have any good words for Daniel, or any good words of patience or support for this mom who–wrong or right–is going through a great ordeal right now, please leave a comment below. (Our site has key trigger […]

Obama goes to War with Mexico instead of Corrupt Gun Dealers

from DemocracyNow.org AMY GOODMAN: Much of the drug-related violence in Mexico has been fueled by the ability of drug cartels to purchase AK-47 assault rifles and other arms in the US. According to law enforcement officials, 90 percent of the guns picked up in Mexico from criminal activity are purchased in the United States. Last […]

Wed. 3/11/09: Journalism and Human Rights presentation in Nassau

KW: In addition to this wonderful presentation, I heard that the woman’s a cappella group, Willow, will be performing to welcome the attendees. Beautiful music, and a chance to see Judy Sanford-Guise, my friend and PeaceSmiths colleague, perform. My Life Under the Gun with Lydia Cacho, Mexican journalist

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