by Ernesto Yerena This time, they're protesting Barack The third time's the charm, and according to civil rights leader Salvador Reza of the Puente Movement, the pleasure will be ours January 16 as Rage Against the Machine/One Day as a Lion frontman Zack de la Rocha returns to the Arizona cap ... More >>
Arpaio remains ICE's "partner," despite all his misdeedsThe U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency finally made its official announcement today regarding signatories to its controversial 287(g) program, and there were no surprises. Of the 55 new agreements approved by ICE, the Maricopa ... More >>
Torturer with a badge? You don't have to convince us...An opinion piece published yesterday on National Public Radio's Web site, written by Hector Sanchez, Director of Policy and Research for the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement, calls Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio "a ... More >>
Jessica SmithA member of Sunday's rally holds up a sign depicting a few of the deaths that occurred during the protests in Iran. Clad in green and clutching picket signs, hundreds gathered at Arizona State University on Sunday to show solidarity for post-election protests that have left at ... More >>
Border Patrol checkpoints and their impact on civil rights will be discussed at a forum next week in Green Valley hosted by the American Civil Liberties Union. The topic is a hot one in the southern Arizona community, where some residents have fought plans to install a permanent checkpoint on Inte ... More >>
The U.S. Supreme Court decision to declare a strip-search of an Arizona student unconstitutional also "announces the safest place to secrete contraband at school," says Justice Clarence Thomas. Just stick those drugs in your skivvies. Don't you love when a government official makes things clear f ... More >>
Wanna snag the administration's attention? Borrow a page from the (peaceful) protesters in Iran. So I've just thumbed through a passel of recent White House statements and releases, looking for something about that big immigration meetup that President Barack Obama was ... More >>
by David Shankbone Get your game face on, Joe, Rev. Al's ready to rumble...I've just received confirmation from Monica Sandschafer, ACORN's lead organizer in Arizona, that the Rev. Al Sharpton will be in Phoenix this Friday, June 19th. For those unaware of it, that date is known as Juneteenth ... More >>
photo by Juda EngelmayerRev. Al's got his eye on Sheriff Joe...As I promised in a previous blog post, I participated in a national conference call this morning, which featured the Rev. Al Sharpton of the National Action Network, ACORN CEO Bertha Lewis, Maricopa County Supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox, ... More >>
from Congressman Nadler's Web site NYC Congressman Jerry Nadler (left), with House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers. Trying to get info out of Washington, D.C. from here in Sand Land is like attempting to obtain cheese directly from the cow's teat sometimes. Nevertheless, I'm in rece ... More >>
from the Human Rights Watch report Detained and Dismissed. It's Napolitano's responsibility to make sure these women are treated humanely. I've gotta give a shout out to our sister paper Miami New Times' Riptide blog for this disturbing post about the medieval health care female immigrant de ... More >>
One clip from today's media event denouncing Joe Arpaio, and heralding the investigation into him by the U.S. Department of Justice. The big news out of D.C. for us here in Sand Land, of course, is that the Justice Department is investigating Sheriff Joe Arpaio and his office for civil rights viol ... More >>
courtesy of lafronteratimes.comReady to rage against Arpaio? Boy, are you in luck.Below is the schedule for this weekend's anti-Arpaio/anti-287(g) activities just released by the National Day Laborer Organizing Network. Several high-ranking NDLON staff members have re-confirmed that Rage Against the ... More >>
from WikimediaCommons De La Rocha: "Some of those that work forces/Are the same that burn crosses." Sound like anyone we know? In what appears to be a major coup for the activists organizing the anti-Arpaio action the weekend of February 28, the National Day Laborer Organizing Network has ann ... More >>
Time to get pissed by this clown, and to march... Looks like February will be going out like a lion, with a massive anti-Joe protest scheduled for the 28th demanding the termination of Sheriff Joe Arpaio's 287(g) agreement. Some 70 activist groups will march by the Arizona ICE office, the Well ... More >>
Are we expecting company? As many as 20,000 soldiers may be stationed in the western United States -- with a "significant" number going to Arizona -- to serve as a terrorist-fighting force. The idea is to stop any bad guys from trying to storm the Palo Verde nuclear power plan and other ... More >>
Turns out much-maligned stun guns are a good thing overall
The winged wonder on John McCain's righteous anti-torture stance, Stepford-like Gilbert and changes at hipster haven Lux
Thriller ripens into something distasteful
Eleanor Eisenberg dances off into the sunset
Reindeer Tiger Team
Kerry's a wuss. Dubya's a doof. How can anybody vote for either of these clowns?
Catholics are bad, Nazis are bad, and Michael Caine's movie about both is boring
Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio
The ACLU is fighting a state law that keeps death row inmates off the Web
Justice Department examines conditions at state youth facilities
Can a non-9/11 benefit album make any noise?
Is Scottsdale weapons manufacturer Taser International saving lives or supplying tools for torturers?
Vietnam vets discuss the allegations of atrocities leveled at Bob Kerrey
The name sounds familiar...
The DEA may finally get its man
Horrors of El Salvador massacre are exhumed in award-winning local documentary
International group urges immediate stop to Arpaio jail practices
Amnesty International's Dr. Daniel Georges-Abeyie coolly argues the case against capital punishment in our hang-'em-high state
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