I sat down with CPS parent and Raise Your Hand member, Vanessa Caleb, to talk about how austerity and the Chicago Teachers Union have fostered a culture of solidarity between parents and educators.
Recent attacks on members of the Civil Council of Popular and Indigenous Organizations of Honduras (COPINH) have not altered the U.S. decision to send the country its full funding package. Here’s my report for The North American Congress on Latin America (NACLA).
México’s education system was thrust back into the national spotlight in recent months after tensions between the teacher’s union and the Mexican government led to violent clashes in Oaxaca state. The CNTE (National Coordination of Education Workers), México’s dissident faction of the larger National Union of Education Workers (SNTE), was protesting what the government had claimed were progressive education reforms.
While some believe the new reforms are tackling the root of the issue in holding teacher’s accountable for the quality of education being provided, others point to systemic issues as the main source of México’s crippling education system.
Raul Dorantes’ ‘Allá en San Fernando’ blurs the lines between life and death, violence and redemption. It tells the story of the San Fernando massacre of 2010, when 72 migrants from Central and South America were intercepted by Los Zetas and brutally murdered before they had a chance at a better life. The show runs through the end of October at the Citalin Theater in Pilsen, tickets can be found here.
The Segundo Ruiz Belvis Cultural Center, Chicago’s longest standing Latinx community center, will be celebrating 45 years of Afro-Latinx arts and culture this Thursday, October 6, at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Puerto Rican salsa and timba group, Pirulo y La Tribu, will be providing the music for the evening. Tickets are still available here.
A new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research suggests that militarized law enforcement may have done more damage to human rights than it has to crime rates.
For Donald Trump and many of his supporters, the issue of illegal immigration is black and white. With just over 11 million unauthorized people living in the United States, Trump’s plan is to deport them all and build a wall to keep them out. It’s simple, they’re unauthorized so they have to go. For Trump they’re illegal immigrants, but a closer look hints otherwise.