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Mexican Wall

  Terry Braunstein and Victor Raphael – A Collaboration This collaboration grew out of a professional relationship and mutual appreciation of one another’s work. They were motivated to create these artworks in response to the current political environment over the last few years. Four series of limited edition ink jet prints will be featured here …

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Carolina Rivera Escamilla: “Children”

Children How will we remove the thorn war time sting left us moribund, dead, dying, no absolution in our aging memory. Our boys and girls caged behind bars and barbed wire wait for a despot                            to release them. They are not the children of the hellish nights Of massacres in El Mozote,                                                     in Zumpul, 1981 …

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Serving Movements for Peace from the Deserts of Arizona to the Streets of L.A.

In the summer of 2013, I spent a week in the Tucson-sector of the US-Mexico border with No More Deaths, “a humanitarian organization based in Southern Arizona” that works to end the death and suffering of migrants crossing in the desert, when I had driven a carload of donations to their desert office in Arivaca, …

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72 Miles Chronicles the Cruelty of Immigration Laws

Note: This production’s run ended abruptly on March 12 due to Broadway and Off-Broadway’s theaters closing because of the coronavirus crisis. Roundabout Theater Company has announced they will be making the show available digitally to ticket holders. The theaters were originally supposed to re-open April 12, but that date appears unlikely now with national restrictions …

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How the Trump Administration Has Perpetrated Injustice Toward Hispanic Immigrants

The United States is currently in the midst of political atrocity. There are many problems that our nation faces on a daily basis. From gun violence, to robberies, to the management of national debt, it seems as if the United States will never be freed from the endless string of worries every citizen has to …

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Adelanto

UPDATE 5/30/19, from the author’s colleague Andy: “Early this morning, I watched as David boarded a flight to Phoenix.  As he said to me before going forward in line, “I am so happy.” After 14 months in Adelanto, David was finally released yesterday on a $10,000 bond, with funding aggregated from a crowd-fund, from monies garnered by  …

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Divided Times

As an expat living in Mexico, I experience offers of help on a daily basis. At every turn, if I need assistance with anything, locals respond kindly and graciously. This is frequently not my experience in the United States, a culture of extreme self-sufficiency and individualism, bolstered by a “pulling oneself up by one’s bootstraps” …

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ICE Splits Families Apart

Ever since President Donald Trump introduced a “zero-tolerance” policy calling for the prosecution of all individuals who illegally enter the United States, children have been separated from their families daily while trying to enter or stay in the country. Stories of deportations, estrangement of families, and immigrant detention centers have crossed the screens of the public …

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Liliana Romero: “Lo sé, Tienes miedo” (“I Know You Are Afraid”)

Lo sé, estás ahí, ya te vi y sé que tienes miedo. Tienes miedo porque no sabes dónde estás, Tienes miedo porque no entiendes por qué te encierran Tienes miedo porque otras llevan años y no han salido; Te pasará a ti? Tienes miedo porque ayer puede ser la última vez que viste a tus …

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Women Who Submit statement against the Trump Administration’s racist immigration policy

by the Women Who Submit Leadership Team People in power always find a way to accuse the underserved of not being worthy of justice. Women Who Submit was founded in response to male editors looking to justify the paucity of women authors in their publications. Those editors made excuses: women weren’t submitting enough, weren’t working …

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