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Voyages of the Damned

Roberta Schine Portside
When I was a child, my parents used to tell us the story of the St. Louis. Now we are comparing the Central American exodus to this doomed ocean-liner. “We sometimes refer to the caravan as the ‘St. Louis' aka "The Voyage of the Damned'.

Georgia Denies Migrants Equal Access to Higher Education

Laura Emiko Soltis and Azadeh Shahshahani Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Atlanta Journal-Constitution Op-Ed asks Georgia to reconsider the educational limits it places on undocumented students. The Universal Declaration of Human Rights declares all people everywhere have certain inalienable rights - but not in Georgia.

Tidbits - Oct. 25, 2018 - Reader Comments: GOTV Phonebanks, Voter Suppression, 2018 elections; Trump Conspiracy with Saudis; Migrant Caravan; Syria; Marx in Music; Solidarity with Cuba; Announcements - NYC, Berkeley; and more ....

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Reader Comments: GOTV Phonebanks for People of Color Voters; Voter Suppression, 2018 elections; Trump Conspiracy with Saudis; Migrant Caravan; Syrian Civil War; Marx in Music; Solidarity with Cuba; Announcements - New York and Berkeley; and more ...

Immigration, Deportation and U.S. Fore gin Policy; Following Supreme Court Split, Immigrant Communities Vow to Keep Fighting for Families

Paul McLennan, Azadeh Shahshahani, Adelina Nicholls
The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 4-4 in one of the most consequential immigration cases in recent history, United States v. Texas. The High Court's failure to fall one way or another in the case leaves in place a lower court decision that blocks the Obama administration's deferred action immigration initiatives known as DAPA and the expansion of DACA from being implemented. An Atlanta coalition of local community organizations have launched an ICE Free Zones campaign.

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Another Reading of Milanovic: Worlds of Inequality - Globalization's Winners and Losers

Miles Corak The American Prospect
Branko Milanovic offers us not just a plethora of facts about income inequality but brings them into a sound and rigorous global perspective, showing that what are too often treated as isolated national issues are on a world scale income massively maldistributed. While some nations saw the growth of a middle strata (China, for one) the real increase in world income is owned by the unprecedented 50-percent rise in incomes for the top 1 percent globally.

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How Migrant Farmworkers Are Cross-Pollinating Strategies and Winning

Sonia Singh Labor Notes
When farmworkers migrate, they carry with them their organizing experience and transnational networks—and a powerful potential for cross-pollinating fights. Recent struggles in Baja California, Washington State, Vermont and Ontario all demonstrate the power of those connections.
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