HB744, the Safe Schools Act, will be heard in the NC Education Committee This Tuesday May 31st. As explained by Michelle Lozano Villegas, Co-President of Duke Students for Humane Borders, “The bill looks to ban all undocumented students from K-12 schools in the state by giving Principals the authority to act like ICE Agents, by… Continue reading ICE Agents in NC K-12 Schools?
1. The average life expectancy of a United States farmworker is just 49 years old — 10 years less than the average life expectancy in Haiti or in Ghana! 2. Organic food isn’t necessarily better for farmworkers — while it is grown with fewer pesticides, the tendency towards seasonal labor in organic farming makes it harder for… Continue reading Five things you didn’t know about farmworkers
The 2008 was an enormous moment, one that inspired tremendous optimism in me, that the United States was rallying around a progressive vision for a socially, economically and environmentally just future. Beneath all the, well, hope, though ran a very troubling political undercurrent. John McCain who really had in all fairness been a maverick–on campaign… Continue reading John McCain: Back in Action as the Conscience of the Republican Party