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U.S.Social Forum: The world is watching

June 29, 2007 - For the over 10,000 people across the country who have come to the U.S. Social Forum now underway in Atlanta -- the largest U.S. gathering of social change activists in decades -- the event is a chance to build community, share ideas, to feel like they are part of a larger movement.

Guide to the immigration bill

By R. Neal
May 29, 2007 - The Senate is set to resume debate this week on a new "compromise" immigration bill (S.1348). This is a complicated bill and it's hard to find objective info.

Facing South Exclusive: Murder of farmworker leader feared political

April 20, 2007 - On April 9, the tied and beaten body of Santiago Rafael Cruz -- a leader of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee -- was found dead in the union's Mexico-based office in Monterrey. Few leads have turned up, but FLOC President Baldamar Velasquez is convinced Cruz's torture and murder were "a pure political attack" to intimidate workers.

Fla farmworkers lovin' victory in McDonald's campaign

April 18, 2007 - Migrant farmworkers are responsible for putting food on most of our tables, but they remain among our country's most vulnerable groups. Farm laborers endure low pay and dangerous job conditions, while serving as an easy target in times of anti-immigrant backlash.

The Muslims are coming

December 20, 2006 - When representative-elect Keith Ellison (D-MN) became the first Muslim elected to Congress last November, it was celebrated by many as a step forward for inclusion. But not by all: CNN's Glenn Beck, for example, famously insisted that Ellison "prove ... that you are not working with our enemies."

Latino voters: More evidence the South is competitive

November 28, 2006 - Despite the claims of a handful of pundits that the 2006 elections show the South isn't competitive for Democrats, evidence continues to roll in that all the trends in the South point to a region that will only become more competitive in the future.