Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez on a Green New Deal and Why She Wants to Abolish ICE and Upend the Democratic Party

BY KATE ARONOFF In These Times, June 2018 On June 25, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez received the endorsement of New York gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon. (Ocasio 2018) In an interview, the left primary challenger discusses everything from how Democrats have failed to protect working class interests to the need for a Marshall plan for Puerto Rico and why her democratic socialist message is catching …

I Know What Incarceration Does to Families. It Happened to Mine.

By Michiko Kakutani is the author of the forthcoming book “The Death of Truth: Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump.” July 13, 2018  ImageCreditIllustration by Mike McQuade; Photographs by Dorothea Lange/War Relocation Authority and Joe Raedle/Getty Images They were described as vermin who were infesting America. They were deemed a national security threat to the United States, rounded up and sent …

Failed Economic Policies Have Contributed to Asylum Seekers: Many of the families detained at the U.S.-Mexico border have lost their livelihoods as the result of reforms that benefit elites in the United States and Latin American countries

By Manuel Perez-Rocha, Inequality.org, As a Mexican American and a father of two young children I am horrified to see the cruelty being inflicted on thousands of families that haven’t been as lucky as mine and have been separated at the US-Mexico border. Feeling the heat from all sides, the president has reversed his separation policy and signed an executive order …

I work with children separated from caregivers at the border. What happens is unforgivable: The policy has a devastating emotional impact on kids.

By Katie Annand  Jun 6, 2018, vox.com A security guard watches as girls from Central America sleep at a detention facility run by the U.S. Border Patrol on September 8, 2014 in McAllen, Texas. John Moore/Getty Images Helplessness. It’s what I feel when children are faced with the forced separation from their parent or caregiver at the US border. Anger, sadness, uncertainty, and …