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Domestic Workers Empowered: The Legacy of Fahari Jeffers

Along with her husband, Jeffers created a workers rights organization from scratch with extremely limited funds, volunteers, and the kindness of Catholic groups.

  • Nov 26, 2019
  • 10:10 AM

Puerto Rico, Youth, and the Power of Protest

Though still not over, it’s fair to say that 2019 has been the year of the protest.

  • Nov 13, 2019
  • 7:47 AM

People and Organizations From More Than 60 Countries Condemn Political Violence and Human Rights Violations in Chile

5,525 signatures of people from 327 different organizations were collected in just 72 hours as of October 23.

  • Oct 30, 2019
  • 11:25 AM

Puerto Rico’s Climate-Resilient Energy Infrastructure Should Be Focused on Renewables, Not Unproven and Risky Nuclear Technologies

Puerto Ricans should have all the facts about small modular nuclear reactors before making critical decisions about their energy future.

  • Oct 24, 2019
  • 11:39 AM

Puerto Rican Diaspora Activists Say Even With Proposed Changes, ‘PROMESA Is Poverty’ 

Amendments proposed in Congressional hearing reinforce “modern-day colonial relationship.”

  • Oct 22, 2019
  • 2:27 PM

Ethnic Studies Is Still Under Attack: White Identity Politics in Control of the LA Times Opinion Pages?

We can call this state of affairs, both present and historic, white identity politics.

  • Oct 3, 2019
  • 8:23 AM

DACA Recipients, Broad Coalition of Immigrants’ Rights Organizations Launch ‘Home Is Here’ Campaign Ahead of Crucial Supreme Court Hearing

Campaign to spotlight what’s at stake for 700,000 DACA recipients, their families, our communities, the economy, and our country if the Supreme Court allows unlawful termination of DACA to proceed.

  • Oct 2, 2019
  • 11:35 AM

Beyond La Frontera: What We Learned About Rural Immigration Raids This Summer 

By Nourelhoda Eidy, Ronnie Alvarez, and Madeline Simone As three students who spent our summers learning about the health impacts of immigration work raids, we find it is necessary to reflect on the implications of Trump’s interior enforcement tactics. Our research is enabled by accounts of people either directly affected by raids or those who […]

  • Sep 26, 2019
  • 11:07 AM

Congress Should Use Its Oversight Powers to Investigate the Collapse in Communications in Puerto Rico Following Hurricane María

The passage of time hasn’t provided any insight into why this collapse happened or what can be done to ensure something like this never happens again.

  • Sep 20, 2019
  • 3:10 PM

Stopping Homophobic Violence in Schools

Homophobia in schools assaults LGBTQ+ students’ right to exist.

  • Sep 19, 2019
  • 5:29 PM

Nurses Speak Out About Border Conditions

RN Response Network/National Nurses United release 20-page report called “Compassion Without Borders: RNs Report on the Public Health Crisis at the Border.”

  • Sep 17, 2019
  • 1:19 PM

Turning the Tide: In Loíza, Puerto Rico, a Community Fights for Its Future

The largely Afro-Caribbean community of Parcelas Suárez is starved of economic resources and faces another major challenge: drastic coastal erosion from strong Atlantic currents.

  • Sep 13, 2019
  • 12:26 PM

Humanitarian Aid Volunteers Find Multiple Human Remains Saturday

TUCSON, Arizona — On Saturday August 31, volunteers from various humanitarian aid organizations and local residents found the remains of up to four individuals who perished while attempting to cross the Arizona-Mexico border.

  • Sep 4, 2019
  • 2:34 PM

Incoming Harvard Freshman Denied Visa Based on Friends’ Social Media Posts

Palestinian student reportedly turned away at Boston’s Logan airport Friday.

  • Aug 27, 2019
  • 11:05 AM

ICE Terminates National Detention Hotline, After ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Highlights Its Power

The following media release was shared on Friday by Freedom for Immigrants: LOS ANGELES — Freedom for Immigrants issued a cease and desist letter yesterday to Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) after the agency’s latest attack on the organization’s First Amendment right to freedom of speech. It was accompanied by a letter of support signed […]

  • Aug 24, 2019
  • 10:15 AM

New Evidence on Ash Toxicity in Puerto Rico Strengthens Call for Rally Against AES

A federal environmental agency refuses to hold public hearings in Puerto Rico on dangerous amendments to the regulations on coal waste management.

  • Aug 21, 2019
  • 8:33 AM

El Salvador Court Frees Rape Survivor on Trial Under Total Abortion Ban

Evelyn Hernández was falsely accused of aggravated homicide after surviving stillbirth.

  • Aug 19, 2019
  • 3:06 PM

#ElPasoFirme: Renowned Artists Residente and La Santa Cecilia to Join El Paso Communities for Sept 7 Action Against White Supremacy

A march and day of cultural resistance is planned by El Paso and civil rights organizations.  

  • Aug 14, 2019
  • 6:33 AM

Progressive Activists Urge Democratic Presidential Candidates to Return Donations by Hedge Funds and Wall Street Firms Profiting From Puerto Rico’s Crisis

“We are deeply concerned about how your hedge fund donors and corporate donors have exploited Puerto Rico’s pain for profit and worsened its economic crisis.”

  • Aug 13, 2019
  • 2:51 PM

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Statement on Trump Public Charge Rule

New rule reverses decades of long-standing precedent by disqualifying certain immigrants for using programs to help their families thrive.

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 2:38 PM

NILC Announces Intent to File Legal Challenge to Trump Public Charge Regulation

“We look forward to seeing Trump in court —again— and to seeing justice prevail as we defend immigrant families and our democracy.”

  • Aug 12, 2019
  • 11:43 AM