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Washington’s persecution of immigrant children

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  • The defense of the rights of immigrant workers to live and work in whatever country they choose, without discrimination or persecution, is an inseparable component of the struggle to defend the living standards, jobs and basic rights of the working class as a whole. 
  • Americans Need to Face the Horror That Undocumented Children Have Experienced

Bill Van Auken, World Socialist Web Site

Submitted by Evergreene Digest Contributing Editor John Stoltenberg

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24 June 2014 | From 1903, ships carrying a generation of immigrants entered New York City harbor, passing the iconic Statue of Liberty. At its base, a sonnet written by the poet Emma Lazarus was inscribed, reflecting the hopes and aspirations of those many millions to find in the New World a refuge from the oppression of the Old. It states, in part:

“Give me your tired, your poor,/Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,/The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.”

Today, Lazarus’s lines read like a stinging indictment of the brutal and inhuman immigration policy the Obama administration is enforcing against immigrant workers attempting to enter the United States—in particular, tens of thousands of children arriving from the impoverished and strife-torn countries of Central America.

Bill Van Auken is a politician and activist for the Socialist Equality Party and was a presidential candidate in the U.S. election of 2004.

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Americans Need to Face the Horror That Undocumented Children Have Experienced, Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig

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  • Confronting the trauma that the immigrant children have gone through is imperative in any discussion of what to do with them.
  • Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border

 

I Was Traumatized by Christian Dogma: I Won't Do the Same to My Child

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  • A new father reexamines the destructive Christian dogmas he experienced as a child.
  • The lawless religious right: Time to stop caving to their ridiculous tantrums. 

Bill Moeller, AlterNet

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July 31, 2014 | Before I became a father, at the age of 36, I never suspected that adopting a young child, Nathan, would so powerfully dismantle my fortress-like evangelical beliefs. Nor did I anticipate the storm of turmoil, anger, and grief I would soon experience, as I relived my own childhood and confronted the dogmas I grew up with.

Nathan’s exuberant ADHD personality challenged and enchanted me and my wife from the day we first saw him. Nathan lived most of the first five years of his life in a dimly lit orphanage in western Ukraine. I will never forget the frigid November morning we first visited him at the orphanage. Although Nathan had never seen us or had any contact with us before, he dashed toward us with raised hands, exclaiming “mama, tata!” and kissed us on our cheeks. He instantly melted my heart.

Bill Moeller: I used to be a staunch evangelical. Then I adopted a child and realized how much I had suffered.

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Related:

The lawless religious right: Time to stop caving to their ridiculous tantrums, Katie McDonough, Salon

  • With a whole new set of complaints and demands, here's how to finally stand up to the terror they're wreaking
  • Right's Stupidity Spreads, Enabled by Too-Polite Left

 

Americans Need to Face the Horror That Undocumented Children Have Experienced

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  • Confronting the trauma that the immigrant children have gone through is imperative in any discussion of what to do with them.
  • Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border

Sonali Kolhatkar, Truthdig

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AP6166940087-train-through-mexico-590.jpgA young boy is helped down from the top of a freight car, as Central Americans board a northbound freight train in Ixtepec, Mexico. AP/Eduardo Verdugo

Jul 18, 2014 | American flags and “Return to Sender” posters festooned the recent anti-immigrant demonstrations in the small Southern California town of Murrieta. The mostly white protesters practically frothed at the mouth at the idea of bus loads of brown children and women being processed at a facility in their midst.

The numbers of unaccompanied children coming to the U.S. primarily from Central American countries such as Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala have increased significantly, with 50,000 having crossed into the States since October, some as young as 6 years old.

Sonali Kolhatkar is the host and producer of KPFK Pacifica’s popular morning drive time program Uprising, based in Los Angeles, California. She is a Truthdig contributor.

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Related:

Death and Abuse at the Southwest Border, Lia G. Melikian, ACLU.org / Rise Up Times

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  • When will this insanity end?

 

WTF Is Wrong With Americans?

This Guy Nails It.

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