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Posts published in “Issue: October 2018”

About this Issue – October 2018

“We are here because you were there.” Immigration is the theme for this issue. Historically humans have often behaved like a migratory species, abandoning familiar geographies and moving onto new territories when we needed to improve our living conditions....

Stop eating so we can be heard

I met Cipriano Rios Alegria back in 2014. He was detained and on hunger strike at Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, Washington (NWDC). It’s one of the largest detention centers for immigrants on the West Coast. NWDC has been on my radar since it opened in 2004, but I didn’t set a foot there until February 2014 when I helped organize and participated in a civil disobedience action to stop deportations at the facility. Less than a month later...

Dejamos de comer para que nos escuchen

Conocí a Cipriano Ríos Alegría en el 2014. Él estaba en detención y participando en una huelga de hambre en el Centro de Detención del Noroeste en Tacoma, Washington – el NWDC por sus siglas en inglés. Es unos de los centros de detención más grandes de la costa oeste…

Then this happened…

As reported in the August 2018 WIP, Olympia’s City Council took a number of actions over the summer designed to foster more positive policies toward the homeless. Then, on August 21, the Council went into Executive session …. and two days later, City staff closed the Artesian Well that served…

The invisible wall

Immediately after President Trump’s inauguration in 2017, his administration announced a harsh immigration agenda that included building a border wall, massively expanding interior immigration enforcement, and passing laws to limit lawful immigration. President Trump’s policy agenda was quickly put into action with the issuance of restrictive executive orders during his first months in office. States and immigrant rights advocacy...

La muralla invisible

Inmediatamente después de la inauguración del Presidente Trump en 2017, su administración anunció una agenda dura para la inmigración que incluía construir una muralla en la frontera, expandiendo masivamente la ejecución de políticas de inmigración en el interior, y aprobando leyes para limitar la inmigración legal. La agenda política del Presidente Trump se puso en acción rápidamente con la expedición de órdenes ejecutivas...

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