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Recommended Reading for CRIMMIGRATION

October 31, 2013
Make plans to join us: November 15-16 for our 2013 Unity Conference, CRIMMIGRATION: The Tragic Consequences of U.S. Drug Policies on Families and Youth
Read ahead of time to be informed, so you’ll be prepared to jump into discussions. During the Friday evening events, Michelle Alexander and Javier Sicilia will also be doing a book signing. Locally-owned bookstore Lemuria Books will have Alexander’s The New Jim Crow and To Die In Mexico, by John Gibler, (a behind-the-scenes look at the violent and wildly lucrative drug war) available for purchase. Come prepared with …

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[31 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Featured Speakers and Presenters at the 2013 Unity Conference

We are honored to present internationally acclaimed speakers and authors at our 2013 Unity Conference. Our speakers come from diverse walks of life and broad experiences, but all have one thing in common: an understanding of powerful links between the prison crisis in the U.S., the U.S. / Mexico “War on Drugs,” and the disastrous immigration and trade policies between the two countries.
MIRA President Jim Evans and MIRA Legal Project Attorney L. Patricia Ice will serve as emcees throughout the day Friday.  Jackson, MS Mayor Chokwe Lumumba will make opening remarks …

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[4 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
Seattle Mayor Announces Support for Young Immigrants Eligible for Work Visas

Courtesy Seattle City Light
October 4, 2013
Today, Mayor McGinn announced new City efforts to support young people eligible for work authorizations through the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) policy launched by President Barack Obama in June 2012. Individuals age 18 and over can now call the Seattle City Light Service Center at (206) 684-3000 and have their names added to the utility bill for their home, helping to provide a paper trail to prove residency.

“These small changes in the way the City operates can have a big impact on …

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[2 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]
The Fight For Economic Justice

October 2, 2013
On Wednesday, October 16, join U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders and local community leaders for a town hall meeting. The meeting will take place in the Jackson Medical Mall, 350 w. Woodrow Wilson Dr., on the 1st floor Community Meeting Room from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.   Download and spread the word!

 

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[15 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
New ‘Papers Please’ Video Game May Surprise You

Courtesy ABC News
by Christina Constantini
May 3, 2013
 

“Is this person a lawful citizen of my country or an unauthorized immigrant, terrorist, spy, or smuggler?”
This is the primary question you’ll have to ask yourself if you play the new game “Papers Please,” which casts users in the role of border agent.
Lucas Pope, an American video game designer living in Japan, has been making video games of all sorts for 20 years. But his latest game comes at a time when immigration has coincidentally taken center stage in American politics.
Inspired by George Orwell’s …