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fuckyeahlgbtqlatinxs:

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pantslessprogressive:

“There are people calling this a form of ethnic cleansing and I can’t figure out a reason why it isn’t. Sure, not every Hispanic in the state is undocumented, but you could certainly forgive them for feeling that measures this punitive mean they aren’t welcome. If the state is willing to deny someone water because they don’t have proper ID, they really, really don’t want you around.” - digby, on Alabama’s strict immigration law, which went into effect last week.

Wow. Ethnic cleansing by municipal pettiness. A new low.

THIS IS SO FUCKED UPPP

This is some really scary stuff.

this makes me cry. It feels like we’re heading to a climax of something in the near future.

WATER!!

WATER.

If they are paying the bill ( which to have  a bill for water makes me angry but whatever right now) what business is it of yours,

Oh wait you can immigrant blame until they are all gone and by that time people are so poor and downtrodden by the government not doing their jobs tehy have lost any fight to notice what’s happpened

except terrorizing and alienating INNOCENT HUMAN BEINGS

if ever there was better proof that white supremacist heteropatriarchy/nationalism is about resource distribution and the normalization of unequal distribution. and frankly, I’m SO tired of hearing, “stupid individual state who is making things sucky” crap. the entire US needs to take responsibility for this. Citizens need to ask themselves what their values are. is denying people *water* based on their ability to pay or their citizenship status ok??? is denying people water based on ANY reason ever ok? Because once we agree it’s ok based on people’s ability to pay—then it becomes ok to deny based on citizenship status, on the needs of corporations, etc etc.

this is not just about a state fucking everything to hell but ALSO about the normalization of restriction of resources to an ever increasing amount of people and the control of access to a *life source* by corporations/government rather than communities…

rage.

(via fuckyeahlgbtqlatinxs-deactivate)

mirkwood:

The Undocumented, is a documentary [Marco Williams is] making which exposes the little known consequence of current United States immigration policy—the annual recovery of dead bodies and skeletal remains of those who attempt to cross into the United States through the Sonora desert.  The film documents border patrol agents who fight to prevent migrant deaths, medical investigators and the Mexican consulate who work to identify dead border crossers, and Mexican families who struggle to accept the loss of a family member.

Unlike other documentaries, [this] film does not engage in a passive dialogue. Those depicted in the film don’t merely talk about migrant deaths; they are immersed in it. They patrol the desert. They wheel body after body in and out of a refrigerated storage room.  They look for clues to an identity. They speak to distressed family members.  They relay sobering news of a loved ones death. 

Migrant deaths along the United States – Mexico border since 2001 exceed US troop deaths in Afghanistan over the same period of time. Yet the issue remains largely invisible, the topic muted or silent.  This silence is absolutely “an accomplice to injustice” for the more than 2000 men, women, and children who have died along Arizona’s border in the last ten years.

Donate and learn more about The Undocumented here.

(via readnfight)

Chicano/as have been accused of being a people really without a history, as though all of us were immigrants. We’re “new” to this country every decade, every century we appear in the United States—and then, we’re new again. So it is essential for us to recover our collective memory. We must talk about what was lost through the incursion of the border, through the separation and loss of the multitudes, and remember the millions killed through violence, disease, and brutal labor conditions in the so-called ages of discovery in Mexico.
Amalia Mesa-Baines, homegrown: Engaged Cultural Criticism p. 109 (via readnfight)