Friday, June 23, 2017

SW Weekend Edition | Immigration Police Grab Two More Activists...and the Week's Top Articles

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New This Weekend: NO RAIDS, NO DETENTIONS, NO WALLS!

Immigration police grab two more activists

Owen La Farge and Steve Ramey | The federal government is continuing its war on immigrant workers fighting for their rights in Vermont with two more detentions.

A political prisoner is freed from ICE's grasp

Danny Katch | An LA activist was freed from detention, but still faces the threat of deportation by a vindictive and dishonest ICE bureaucracy.

A symbol of sanctuary for others to follow

Joel Sronce | More than 100 people packed into a North Carolina church to welcome Juana Luz Tobar Ortega into sanctuary from ICE within the church's walls.

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Weekend Focus: THE GRENFELL TOWER DISASTER

Mourning and marching after the Grenfell fire

Interview with Rob Owen | A British socialist describes the surge of anger and protest after the Grenfell Tower fire and its effect on the radicalization that followed the election.

A system that let working-class people burn

Corey Oakley | The fire that destroyed Grenfell Tower has exposed, in the starkest terms, the horror of an austerity-racked, class-divided society.

Weekend Focus: STANDING UP TO ISLAMOPHOBIA

Nabra Hassanen had more than one murderer

Elizabeth Schulte | A young man is behind bars for Nabra Hassanen's murder, but there are many other people responsible for promoting deadly anti-Muslim hate.

Why has this professor been targeted?

Brandon Daniels | Syracuse University Professor Dana Cloud is facing threats and abuse after participating in a counterprotest against Islamophobia.

Weekend Focus: LABOR STRUGGLES

Victims of UPS's deadly drive for profit

By a UPS worker | The mass shooting at a San Francisco hub is upsetting for those of us who work at UPS, but it doesn't come as a real surprise.

Sakuma workers win their first contract

Steve Leigh | Five years of organizing by farmworkers paid off when members of Familias Unidas por la Justicia ratified their first agreement.

OTHER TOP ARTICLES OF THE WEEK

Which path to take from the People's Summit?

Tyler Zimmer | Can the Democratic Party be reformed from within? Or is an alternative necessary? Those were two big questions underlying the People's Summit.

Shot while her kids listened

Amad Ross | Seattle police shot and killed Charleena Lyles, a pregnant 30-year-old mother of four, after she called to report a burglary.

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What's at stake in the crisis over Qatar?

Gilbert Achcar | A left-wing author explains the sources of the brewing conflict that led Saudi Arabia and other countries to cut ties with Qatar.

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