Over the past decade, a slew of art devoted to the cause of amnesty for illegal immigrants has flourished across the United States, everything from music to YouTube videos, posters to poems. It follows in the grand tradition of Mexican protest songs about la frontera and migra, a genre that goes bac ... More >>
As everyone has heard by now, Pride Week came a little early to the White House as President Obama said, "I think same sex couples should be able to get married." He didn't push any legislation, and he said legalization should be left up to the states. But he is a U.S. President who has endorsed gay ... More >>
And Is Mexico a Tea Party Paradise?
You can't stop us from picking plants, crops
What would comprehensive immigration reform look like if the feds got off their duffs?
Last week we talked about the Tennessee fire department that let a man's house burn to the ground because he hadn't paid protection money, and the rightbloggers who thought this was a laudable example of free market justice. This week they celebrated another free market triumph -- though at least t ... More >>
Workin' for the man
Only a fraction of Mexicans get U.S. asylum.
Democratic Senator Robert Byrd passed away last week at age 92. Among the items in his lengthy CV was a year-long membership in the Ku Klux Klan. He also had some kind words for that organization and its principles thereafter. Eventually Byrd denounced his Klan involvement as "my biggest mistake.. ... More >>
And their mother is an idiot: A success story
Oh Brazil, we love you so much. First you gave us Brazilians. And then you gave us that Gisele, what a charmer! Say what you will about models, but it was kinda funny when she had that tiff with Bridget Moynahan for saying that she considered Bridget's son her son, which of course pissed Brid ... More >>
A special column for a special day
It's Cinco de Mayo, and while Mayor Mike Bloomberg is basking in (more!) endorsements from Mexican community leaders today, one of his appointees has just resigned over slurs she made against Mexicans. In response to the swine flu outbreak, Betsy Perry, a member of Bloomberg's prestigious Commissi ... More >>
Much as he hates to admit it, Rudy loved (most of) those huddled masses
A former light unto the world, We, the People, have been darkened by this administration
Obama's strategy makes her spurn Bill's Cuban advances and embrace Bush and the GOP's anti-Castro right.
African Union humiliates Sudan, but doesn't stop rapes and murders in Darfur
After the riots that rocked Oaxaca over the weekend, justice for slain Indymedia journalist Brad Will may be the last thing on Mexican authorities' minds. The crisis peaked Saturday when federal police battled with masked youths hurling Molotovs, fireworks, and rocks. The violence followed a p ... More >>
Clintonian crisis managers head to Bolivia to teach candidate how to buy a presidency
You can help free a Cuban prisoner of conscience from a windowless underground cell
And more than the fiscal health of an American city hangs in the balance
Building walls and fences to keep out Mexicans and Canadians
The Bush administration breaks up the long-running dance between American and Cuban musicians.
'What Does Hentoff Know of the Real Cuba?'
Books to Overthrow Castro?
Abandoned by the American Library Association
HarperCollins Author Kidnapped in Colombia
A New U.S. Threat to Human Rights
Two Views of Democracy Battle in Quebec City
Next Stop, Quebec: A Sweeping Trade Pact, Shrouded in Secrecy, Draws Protesters From North and South
Dispatches From the Zapatista Trek to Mexico City
The Zapatistas Hit the Road on a March for Indigenous Rights
As World Leaders Plot the UNs Future, Activists Warn of Increasing Corporate Influence on Its Agendas
Benjamin Treuhaft Floats Pianos to Cuba
Detention of former Chilean Dictator Augusto Pinochet could signal a Latin American Nuremberg