Some time ago I setup an internet news scanner. Several channels were configured to follow various topics. One of the channels I setup was for stories concerning immigration and hte Pacific NW. Some stories of general interest to us turn up from time to time.
You can see/subscribe to it here: here.
Roman"">As part of the programs planned locally for International Peace Week, the Immigration Information Response Team of Coastal Progressives is hosting a screening and public discussion of a new PBS documentary, Not In Our Town: Light in the Darkness, at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, SW 9th and Hurbert in Newport, on Tuesday, September 20 at 7 p.m.
The Immigration Information Response Team of Coastal Progressives will screen10 Rules for Dealing with Police on Tuesday, May 24, at 7 p.m. in the community room of St. Stephens’ Episcopal Church, 9th and Hurbert, in Newport. This fast-paced and powerful know-your-rights resource, produced by Flex Your Rights, will prepare you to handle every kind of police situation with confidence.
On April 4, join labor and the movements for economic and racial justice to honor Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy on the anniversary of his assassination. Today we must do what Dr King did in 1968. We must march in solidarity with public workers to defend the public services our communities need.
Please join me in Newport on April 4th, 4-6 p.m.. Intersection of 101 and 20th St,, near Fred Meyer and Safeway.
Rally to support worker rights. Bring a sign or carry one provided.
Location was chosen for traffic density only, as Fred Meyer and Safeway are both union shops.
Questions? Contact me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or cell 541-270-3786.
Any who can help recruit for this worthy cause please do so.
This is a new documentary concerning immigration into the United States through Mexico via railroad trains.
I haven't seen it myself, and so can't recommend it. It was just released March 8, 2011. Its mostly in Spanish.
Here are two English and one Spanish trailers from the film. The home page for the film is: here.
I came across this interesting site, Cuéntame by chance today, drawn by an article about how CBS should continue reporting on what may be complicity on the part of US ATF agents in illegal gun running into Mexico. This is important and relevant for the obvious reasons, but also with respect to mistaken presumption that problems in Mexico driving emigration are Mexico's problems and not ours (e.g. this strategizing on the Feb 18 LET in the News Times: http://tinyurl.com/4p2v7sb).
The cited video on Facebook.com is here: http://tinyurl.com/45e7kfb
This is an excellent review of, and wide-ranging discussion about, our current economic situation. It covers its origin, evolution, current status and a sober prognosis for the near and distant future. Well, its the best I've seen since...., well, forever.
Its clear, comprehensive, enlightening (he even talks about Oregon, if you can imagine!), insightful and frank. He covers an incredibly complex field of information about history, culture, psychology, ethics, and economics easily and lucidly. It really needs to be seen by more people. The not so rhetorical questions he asks need to be more widely known. Its long (2 hours), but it goes by painlessly.
Here are the two videos from the No Soy el Army meeting.
RIght now only one part is available. The second one will be uploaded about a week from now.
Both parts of the presentation are now available for viewing or downloading. Many thanks to Elizabeth Atly for all of the time and effort put into making this important record available to everyone.