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Posts published by “David Bacon”

Beyond Deportation

When President Obama appointed Dollie Gee to the U.S. District Court in 2010, he undoubtedly didn't expect her to mount a frontal challenge to his…

What Real Immigration Reform Would Look Like

Oralia Maceda, an immigrant mother from Oaxaca, asked the obvious last weekend in Fresno. At a meeting, talking about the Senate immigration reform bill, she…

Making A Life, But Not A Living

Oxnard — Lucrecia Camacho comes from Oaxaca, and speaks Mixteco, one of the indigenous languages and cultures of Mexico that were hundreds of years old…

Immigrant Raids On The Rise

While the criminalization of undocumented people in Arizona continues to draw headlines, the actual punish­ment of workers because of their immigration status has become an…

We Need A Better Alternative

Senators Charles Schumer and Lindsey Graham announced Thursday their plan for immigration reform. Unfortunately, it is a retread, recycling the same bad ideas that led to the defeat of reform efforts over the last five years. In some ways, their proposal is even worse.

Graduate Students Strike All UC Campuses

For the first time in a decade of strikes and labor conflict between graduate student employees and administrators of the University of California, graduate student…

America’s Most Union Town

Anyone who remembers the big casino strike on the Las Vegas strip in 1984 can’t have many doubts about the willingness of workers in the…

The Rebellion of the Young and Part-time

Oakland, California — John Cortez isn’t a kid anymore. So why is he still trying to survive on the same part-time job that he got…

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