Category: Immigration

Kite Line- December 7, 2018: Otay Mesa Detention Resistance

This post was originally published on this siteA new movement of refugees fleeing violence and starvation in Central America began to reach Tijuana last month, in the hopes of applying for asylum in the United States.  Comprised of multiple, self-organized caravans, the refugees passed through incredible hardship and risk before thousands were temporarily settled in… Read more »

Kite Line- November 30, 2018: Leon Benson in His Own Words, Part Two

This post was originally published on this siteThis week, we are continuing our talk with Leon Benson, who speaks to us from inside Pendleton Correctional Facility here in Indiana. He’s been inside since 1998, for a murder conviction and he has been trying to clear his name and win his freedom ever since. Benson was… Read more »

Audio Report: Caravan Arrives in Tijuana and Faces Far-Right Protests

This post was originally published on this siteThe post Audio Report: Caravan Arrives in Tijuana and Faces Far-Right Protests appeared first on It’s Going Down. Cover Photo from @Andalalucha In this special audio report, we were able to speak with Mexico based journalist Andalalucha on what has been happening on the streets of Tijuana since migrants… Read more »

Canadian Border Services Shutdown

This post was originally published on this siteThis morning in Montreal, over 20 migrant justice activists locked down the headquarters of Canadian Border Services (CBSA)

This Is America #23: ICE Captures Mapache, Medic’s View of Portland

This post was originally published on this siteThe post This Is America #23: ICE Captures Mapache, Medic’s View of Portland appeared first on It’s Going Down. Welcome, to This Is America, August 8th, 2018. In this episode, we caught up with an organizer at #OccupyICE in San Antonio to talk about the State’s recent push… Read more »

Kite Line- July 27, 2018: Communities Within and Beyond the Prison Walls

This post was originally published on this siteIn last week’s episode, we introduced Johdy Polk, who spoke to us about her time behind the prison walls, and urged audiences to see the other ways that people are confined by society.  Now, we continue to hear more of Johdy’s story- about the relationships she built while… Read more »

Kite Line- July 13, 2018: Anti-Detention Occupations from Australia to America, Part Two

This post was originally published on this siteLast week, Aren Aizura guided us through the history of colonialism in Australia, including racist measures to control non-white immigration, and later, in the 1980s, the implementation of mandatory detention for refugees. He focused on his experiences in an occupation outside the remote Woomera Detention Center, and the… Read more »

TFN #15: Chinga La Migra

This post was originally published on this siteIn this week’s TFN, protests against ICE have been heating up across the United Snakes. We take a look at the dynamics of these occupations, plus the recent victory in the J20 trials and the alt-right’s latest plans to “Unite the Right”.

Kite Line- July 6, 2018: Anti-Detention Occupations from Australia to America

This post was originally published on this siteIn light of the ongoing struggles across the country against deportations, family separations, and ICE detention centers, we are sharing an interview we did last year about struggles in Australia against refugee prison camps. In 2002, imprisoned refugees inside Australia’s remote Woomera immigration prison coordinated protests with 2500… Read more »

Abolish ICE

This post was originally published on this siteEast Bay organized an Abolish ICE! event at the US Citizenship and Immigration Services building in San Francisco. Over 200 people showed up including various speakers and musicians along with representatives and members of organizations in the Bay Area. Demonstrators surrounded over half of the building which takes… Read more »