Articles by: David Bacon
A 2002 discussion with Raúl Álvarez Garín, a survivor of the 1968 student massacre, on the ongoing legacy of state impunity in Mexico
Donald Trump's draconian immigration enforcement efforts face a basic challenge: the United States operates within an economic system that profits off immigrant labor.
Juárez maquiladora workers fight for their rights.
With 43 students still missing in Ayotazinapa, Raúl Álvarez Garín, who spent his life working to hold Mexican authorities accountable for violence, is as relevant today as ever.
Outside the Washington beltway, a loose network of groups is opposing most "comprehensive immigration reform" bills and their provisions, fighting back against increased enforcement and repression directed against immigrant communities.
Outside the windows above the telephones, the tree-lined street leads out to fields at the foot of cloud-topped hills. San Jose, at the edge of a valley an hour south of Oaxaca's capital city, is a pretty town. But this seemingly peaceful environment is deceptive. Since a mine began operating nearby, residents passing in the road view each other with suspicion.
Since the passage of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1993, the U.S. Congress has debated and passed several new bilateral trade agreements with Peru, Jordan and Chile, as well as the Central American Free Trade Agreement. Congressional debates over immigration policy have proceeded as though those trade agreements bore no relationship to the waves of displaced people migrating to the United States, looking for work.
On May 2, the day after nationwide marches clamoring for immigrant rights, federal authorities detained 64 workers from taquerias across the San Francisco Bay Area. In response, hundreds of activists have poured into Bay Area streets to protest the raids.