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Oct 30, 2020
“New ICE Detention Facilities Are Not Welcome In New Jersey And The Tri-state Area,” Immigrant Rights Advocates Say
(Insider NJ)
The agency seeks information for facilities that would add 1800 beds, doubling the current capacity for detained immigrants in the Garden State.
Oct 30, 2020
David M. Chalmers
(Legacy)
Gainesville - David M. Chalmers, Emeritus and Distinguished Alumni Professor of American History at the University of Florida, and a keen observer of and participant in history for 93 years, died October 25, 2020 at his home in Gainesville, Florida, surrounded by his family.
Oct 29, 2020
Say no to Pillsbury dough
(Whitman Wire)
It’s that time of year again: sweater weather, curling up around the fire with hot cocoa and eating “freshly” baked goods brought to you by Pillsbury — made in the illegally occupied West Bank since 2002.
Oct 29, 2020
Meet Sunil Freeman The Second Indian-American Running For US Vice President Post
(India.com)
While Harris has been in the limelight, often reviled by President Donald Trump as a socialist, Freeman is the candidate with a solid radical socialist agenda.
Oct 29, 2020
2nd Indian-origin candidate running for US Vice-President
(Tribune India)
There are two Indian-origin candidates running for the US Vice President in the November 3 election -- Democrat Kamala Harris and Sunil Freeman, who is on the ticket of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
Oct 28, 2020
2nd Indian-origin candidate running for US VP
(Indica News)
There are two Indian-origin candidates running for the US Vice President in the November 3 election — Democrat Kamala Harris and Sunil Freeman, who is on the ticket of the Party for Socialism and Liberation (PSL).
Oct 27, 2020
Will ICE open other detention facilities in New York, New Jersey or Pennsylvania?
(North Jersey)
U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement is looking to add other centers that would house immigration detainees in New York and New Jersey as their population in the area and nationwide has declined, due in part to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Oct 27, 2020
100,000 Evacuated After Silverado Wildfire Grows
(KPBS)
The Silverado fire in Orange county sparked on Monday morning, forced tens of thousands to evacuate.
Oct 26, 2020
Agente fronterizo mata de un balazo a un inmigrante y México exige una investigación “transparente”
(Univision)
La Patrulla Fronteriza informó escuetamente que, durante el arresto de este mexicano en California “se produjo un altercado y el agente disparó su arma de fuego, hiriendo al hombre”. Su fallecimiento ocurrió unos minutos después.
Oct 26, 2020
NJ inmate sues prison alleging lack of COVID precautions
(My Central Jersey)
UNION (Hunterdon) – An inmate at the state's only prison for women has filed a lawsuit alleging the state Department of Corrections is failing to take proper precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 26, 2020
NJ inmate sues prison alleging lack of COVID precautions
(My Central Jersey)
UNION (Hunterdon) – An inmate at the state's only prison for women has filed a lawsuit alleging the state Department of Corrections is failing to take proper precautions against the COVID-19 pandemic.
Oct 26, 2020
SRE pide investigar la muerte de un mexicano a manos de la Patrulla Fronteriza
(Conexion Migrante)
Un agente de la Patrulla Fronteriza asesinó a un migrante mexicano durante la tarde del viernes. La agencia sigue sin aclarar qué fue lo que sucedió. Con información de La Opinión.
Oct 26, 2020
Border Community Holds Vigil After Border Patrol Shoots, Kills Migrant
(KPBS)
On Sunday evening, in a light drizzle in San Ysidro, people marched in a slow procession to where Border Patrol agents shot and killed a Mexican citizen next to the border fence two days earlier.
Oct 26, 2020
Agente fronterizo mata de un balazo a un inmigrante y México exige una investigación “transparente”
(Univision)
La Patrulla Fronteriza informó escuetamente que, durante el arresto de este mexicano en California “se produjo un altercado y el agente disparó su arma de fuego, hiriendo al hombre”. Su fallecimiento ocurrió unos minutos después.
Oct 26, 2020
Get an Inside Look at what Inspires a Activist Artist Hillary Raimo
(Digital Journal)
Provocative thinker and intuitive visionary, Hillary Raimo, was chosen as 1 of 25 women artists from NJ, NY and Pennsylvania to receive the great honor of having her artwork, a photograph entitled Apparition, featured in “The Space Between: Questions of Place in Times of Uncertainty” for the Women’s Caucus for Art, New York Chapter.
Oct 25, 2020
México exige a EEUU investigar muerte de dos mexicanos a manos de policías
(Telemundo Utah)
Los decesos ocurrieron en hechos diferentes en la ciudad de San Diego.
Oct 25, 2020
From Behind Bars, Pretrial Detainees Fight To Vote
(Law 360)
About 50 voters lined up inside the Cook County, Illinois, polling place, located as are most in a drab, institutional building. Another 50 waited for their turn in the hallway outside. Some voted while others registered to vote. Turnout was just shy of 40%, and no one had to wait for hours to cast their ballot.
Oct 23, 2020
MDOC: To fight drug smuggling, prisoners now get photocopies of mail; originals shredded
(Detroit Free Press)
Prisoners and their families say the decision punishes everyone for the actions of a few and further disconnects families.
Oct 23, 2020
Hard Memories, Future Hopes
(Free Weekly)
KUAF panel discusses anti-racism in the South
Oct 22, 2020
Civil Society Organizations Denounce DHS Border Externalization in Guatemala, Call for Immediate Investigation
(ReliefWeb)
October 22, 2020.- The undersigned civil society organizations denounce the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) border externalization operations in Guatemala as documented by a new Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) Democratic Staff report, DHS Run Amok? A Reckless Overseas Operation, Violations and Lies. We call for an immediate, comprehensive investigation into this operation by the State Department and DHS inspectors general.
Oct 22, 2020
Butler students win BDS victory amid attacks from pro-Israel critics
(Mondoweiss)
Two resolutions designed to crack down on pro-Palestine activism at Butler University failed to pass the Student Government Association.
Oct 21, 2020
How Bipartisan Anti-China Rhetoric Is Being Used to Increase U.S. Military Spending
(In These Times)
Republicans and Democrats are using the “menace” of China to justify pouring billions into the Pentagon’s budget.
Oct 21, 2020
Sunil Freeman: The Other VP Candidate With an Indian Heritage
(India West)
It has to be serendipity that the Party for Socialism and Liberation, which believes that the only hope for the peoples of the world to throw off the yoke of oppressive capitalism, is fielding a candidate for vice president of the United States who is named Freeman – yes, please check your ballot. Sunil Freeman to be exact.
Oct 20, 2020
California actress directs new show at Quintessence theater
(Chestnut Hill Local)
According to Emily, “I discovered early in my career that for me, the most rewarding work is often not the flashiest credits or the projects that end up in the New York Times, although that is certainly cool and fun when it happens.”
Oct 20, 2020
Memoir: How a ‘British bootlicker’ became involved with Gandhian thought and Indian politics
(Scroll.in)
Excerpts from renowned economist Devaki Jain’s autobiography about life in colonial India.

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