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ocelott · 2 days ago
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Please take a moment to watch this. It’s short; only 15 minutes. It’s really beautiful and focuses on a part of global warming we often don’t think about- the communities that are most vulnerable. Too often it gets white-washed.
Immigrants are always forgotten. They tend to be hurt the most because they are an invisible community. Many people don’t even see them as people or understand the tragedies that face these people in situations like this. They have been reduced to stereotypes. If you can reduce people to a label, it’s easy not to see them as human. This documentary is deeply human. You don’t read about this anywhere, you don’t think about it, but they’re right here. They’re not in a foreign country, they’re essentially neighbors. They embody what we like to say are the characteristics of a “good, hard-working American with strong family values”. And when it comes to the this topic, there is deep racism that does need to be addressed if we are going to address climate change. From what I’ve seen so far it’s not said explicitly, but that’s what it makes it so much more powerful an immigrant without citizen status, causes people and the government to treat you like a non entity- “stateless” It’s important to humanize them and show a profile of someone who embodies everything that the country says he’s not.
It’s a really moving and impressive film.The film is beautiful, both in terms of the cinematography and the story. The editing is also excellent. It’s not over the top, it’s honest. There’s a profound sadness. people forgotten and displaced, the intersection of global warming; the things that are really at the heart of the issue at the moment. People speak in terms of 50 years time because they don’t see it as relevant to them. I think work like this is immensely important. It’s poignant, and the fact that it takes place in the US, is so crucial.
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sapper-in-the-wire · 2 hours ago
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In the past six years, the European Union, weary of the financial and political costs of receiving migrants from sub-Saharan Africa, has created a shadow immigration system that stops them before they reach Europe. It has equipped and trained the Libyan Coast Guard, a quasi-military organization linked to militias in the country, to patrol the Mediterranean, sabotaging humanitarian rescue operations and capturing migrants. The migrants are then detained indefinitely in a network of profit-making prisons run by the militias. In September of this year, around six thousand migrants were being held, many of them in Al Mabani. International aid agencies have documented an array of abuses: detainees tortured with electric shocks, children raped by guards, families extorted for ransom, men and women sold into forced labor. “The E.U. did something they carefully considered and planned for many years,” Salah Marghani, Libya’s Minister of Justice from 2012 to 2014, told me. “Create a hellhole in Libya, with the idea of deterring people from heading to Europe.”
If anyone needs a reminder of what scum European governments are
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kropotkindersurprise · 6 months ago
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May 13, 2021 - Immigration cops tried to arrest two men in Glasgow, Scotland, on the day of Eid. A huge crowd of locals in the area of Pollokshields, chanting “these are our neighbours, let them go!”, turned up and boxed the police van in for seven hours, withstanding attempts by police to break through the crowd, until the cops were forced to let the two men go. [video]/[article]
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odinsblog · 2 months ago
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I will keep on saying this: If the mass deportations of Black and Brown people was considered racist under Trump, it doesn’t magically stop being racist just because a Democrat™ is doing it now. The silence from “allies” who were screaming bloody murder about immigration abuses under Trump is as deafening as it is hypocritical.
And I will keep saying this too: Abolish ICE. ICE is beyond “reforming.” And prosecute ICE and Border Patrol agents who commit human rights abuses.
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casitito · 2 months ago
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donate to the haitian bridge alliance to help immigrants in san diego
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cassius-erosennin · 5 months ago
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my mom pointed out that luca and alberto coming from the sea, and then going through a bunch of difficulties: language barriers, cultural assimilation, racism, prejudice and discrimination. is just a big metaphor for the immigrants arriving in europe (mainly through the italian shores) and i– can’t believe i didn’t see it before.
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nodrada · 2 months ago
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decolonize-the-left · a month ago
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Remember when everyone said they'd hold Biden accountable of everyone voted for him and then he won and we asked when they would start holding him accountable and they said "can we have a second to celebrate please" and since then there's been an insurrection, ongoing mishandling of the pandemic, still kids in cages, ongoing police brutality, school shootings, and it's been almost a year since he was elected.
hahahahaha FUCK YOU
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odinsblog · 2 months ago
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Title 42 is a racist policy created during the Trump administration, and Biden is suing to keep using it.
A reminder that:
The Biden administration is mass deporting pregnant women, and young children under the age of three.
Haiti is still reeling from another devastating earthquake, a presidential assassination that has caused political turmoil, and yes, some coronavirus outbreaks (because Western nations are hoarding the vaccines, and Haiti just suffered a massive earthquake and political turmoil).
Many of these asylum seekers and refugees are not being given a chance to have asylum hearings—they are being rounded up and summarily deported.
Two or three times a week during the NFL football season, we are quite literally having sold out football games at packed stadiums that hold more than 60 thousand, unmasked, untested football fans, a great many of whom get super angry if anyone takes a knee during the national anthem. If we are allowing them to congregate without any concerns about spreading COVID, then nobody should be concern trolling refugees who are desperate to escape disaster in hope of a better life. If that was the true concern—it isn’t—then we could simply screen refugees for signs of COVID, which is far more than we’re doing to every American antivaxxer hellbent on internationally spreading disease.
During his campaign, Biden once said that all ICE needed was to be trained a little better.
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Sorry, but there is no “reforming” an agency that uses whips to beat fleeing Black people. There is no “retraining” an agency that has forcibly sterilized asylum seekers, either without their consent or against their will. ICE and the Border Patrol need to be abolished.
This policy is deeply racist, no matter how many nice white liberals or smiling Black Democratic politicians try to convince you otherwise. So if you were angered by mass deportations under Trump, then you should still be mad. Biden is literally using the exact same racist policy and reasoning that Trump used. It doesn’t magically stop being racist just because a Democrat™ is doing it now.
ICE and the Border Patrol are institutionally racist, misogynistic and corrupt. They are beyond “fixing.”
I’m seeing far too many liberals using precisely the same anti-immigration arguments that Republicans used when Trump was in office. It’s a bit more subtle, but they’re the same racist arguments, polished up and retreaded for liberals. Please don’t be a, “I’m only mad about racism when Republicans do it,” faux progressive. Okay?? Don’t be a “back to brunch” liberal, because “orange man gone.” Bad shit is still happening to people who have a right to seek asylum. This isn’t about political parties. It’s supposed to be about helping our fellow human beings who desperately need our compassion and our help.
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typhlonectes · a year ago
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‘He’s Taking All Their Uteruses Out’: Whistleblower Compares ICE Detention Center to ‘Experimental Concentration Camp’ 
A whistleblower complaint filed Monday alleges an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center is responsible for an exorbitant number of hysterectomies being performed on migrant women, apparently without consent and for unclear reasons.
Systematic forced sterilization is a crime against humanity according to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
A whistleblower complaint filed Monday alleges an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center is responsible for an exorbitant number of hysterectomies being performed on migrant women, apparently without consent and for unclear reasons.
Systematic forced sterilization is a crime against humanity according to the International Criminal Court at The Hague.
The whistleblower complaint, filed on behalf of a nurse at Irwin County, Georgia, ICE Detention Center (ICDC), also charges “jarring medical neglect,” Law & Crime reports, “including a refusal to test detainees for the novel coronavirus.”
One detainee said: “When I met all these women who had had surgeries, I thought this was like an experimental concentration camp. It was like they’re experimenting with our bodies.”
The whistleblower said there is one gynecologist in particular who is performing the hysterectomies at an alarming rate...
Read more: https://www.thenewcivilrightsmovement.com/2020/09/hes-taking-all-their-uteruses-out-whistleblower-compares-ice-detention-center-to-experimental-concentration-camp/
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elierlick · 2 months ago
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Looks like they found Kamala Harris’ house
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tryingtogetaway · 5 months ago
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show me the way home
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