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Padres & Jovenes Unidos - Tue, 07/21/2015 - 3:17pm
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Padres & Jovenes Unidos - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 4:31pm
Address: CO
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New Short Video on Global Migrant Crisis Premieres at Netroots Nation

NNIRR - Fri, 07/17/2015 - 12:48am
Story Type:  Press Release Story Author:  Lina Srivastava

Phoenix AZ: Thursday July 16

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Denver is Leading the Way in Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline. Here's How.

Padres & Jovenes Unidos - Thu, 07/16/2015 - 4:48pm
Jul 16, 2015Original story at Huffington Post

In middle school, Jhovani Becerra witnessed his classmates get suspended for small infractions like mouthing off to teachers or violating the school dress code. The student from Denver, Colorado, thought such a system was perfectly normal.

It wasn't until high school that Becerra, 18, who came to the U.S. from Mexico as a young child, realized it wasn't. In his new school the administration offered emotional support to struggling students instead of a zero-tolerance policy that demanded blanket punishments for even minor infractions.

"Going to middle school, I thought that was the norm at all schools," Becerra, who recently graduated, told The Huffington Post. Teachers "only looked at the behavior and the consequences, not what's causing the behavior," he said. "I don’t want [my children] to grow up with schools like that."

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Campaigns: Padres & Jóvenes UnidosEnd the School to Jail TrackDenver Local Campaign
Categories: Grassroots Newswire

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in Solidarity with the National Black Theatre of Harlem

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 4:47pm

July 15, 2015

Malcolm X Grassroots Movement in Solidarity with the National Black Theatre of Harlem

The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement stands in full solidarity with the National Black Theatre of Harlem (NBT). We support their self-determination to use their historic space to bring Black people together rather than promote division and disunity among us. This is a critical tradition to uphold, especially in this historical moment when ALL Black lives are under attack through state violence and extrajudicial vigilantes. We must challenge the counterproductive view of narrow nationalism that excludes our LGBTQGNC community members from the Black family and the Black nation more broadly.

We know that in order to achieve full Black liberation, we must love, support, defend, and promote the well-being and human rights of ALL Black people, including our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and Gender Nonconforming community members. We recognize the historic contributions Black LGBTQGNC people have made and continue to make to the liberation of our nation. As family is the unit of struggle, we honor, respect and welcome all formations of Black families that continue to build our movement and communities. As an oppressed nation, we must not allow patriarchy and heterosexism which is rooted in white supremacy to prevail and weaken our movement. We must not lose energy and effort, and make sacrifices combatting shadows. The Malcolm X Grassroots Movement is committed to dismantling patriarchy, heterosexism and all oppressions in dutiful service of our liberation.

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We, with Paul Castaway's family, demand justice for native peoples

Padres & Jovenes Unidos - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 1:50pm

We demand justice as does Paul Castaway’s family. Police killed him in the street, claiming he charged them with

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 a knife. Paul’s family says video tapes prove otherwise because Paul had a knife to his own neck the entire time. Why do the police kill an indigenous man with a knife to his own neck, when James Holmes, who is white, was brought in alive after killing 12 people and injuring 70 more in an Aurora movie theater? Racism in our police departments kill people of color - we stand with Paul’s family to demand justice! They can call him a criminal, bring up his prior offenses, they demonized Jesse Hernandez in the same way. The police blame the dead victim instead of addressing their deadly effects of racism. The first response to a person of color with a mental illness shouldn’t be to shoot them, it should be to get them help. If they can do it for white men, for James Holmes, for Dylan Roof, why couldn’t they do it for Paul Castaway? His dying words, we have to ask again, “What’s wrong with you guys?” (Photo source: @YourAnonNews)

Campaign: Padres & Jóvenes Unidos
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Homeland Security admits border drone goals were “unattainable”

NNIRR - Wed, 07/15/2015 - 3:00am
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Shawn Musgrave Story Publisher:  MuckRock

Initial goals for border drones were “unattainable”, the senior aviation official for Homeland Security told a congressional committee on Tuesday. Responding to ongoing pressure from auditors, DHS acknowledged that it must provide hard evidence that drones are the most efficient tool for border security.

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S.F. immigrant advocates call for 'sober' dialogue in wake of killing

NNIRR - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:00am
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Lee Romney Story Publisher:  LA Times

Each speaker reiterated an undisputed fact: The fatal shooting of 32-year-old Kate Steinle on San Francisco's Embarcadero is a tragedy.

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Immigration and crime

NNIRR - Tue, 07/14/2015 - 3:00am
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Ilya Somin Story Publisher:  Washington Post

In recent weeks, there has been an upsurge in controversy over crime committed by immigrants, sparked by a recent murder in San Francisco, and by presidential candidate Donald Trump’s exploitation of the issue.

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NNIRR E-news: Immigration & 2016 Elections, #EndDetention, Naming Dead Migrants & More

NNIRR - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 5:13pm
Story Type:  Blog Story Publisher:  NNIRR

NNIRR E-News

a wrap up of activities, updates and news you can use

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Purge High School Records

Padres & Jovenes Unidos - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 3:54pm
Jul 02, 2015Original story at Colorado Public Radio

A youth rights group is pushing Denver Public Schools to automatically purge high school discipline records that may hurt a student’s chances of getting into college.  - See more at: http://www.cpr.org/news/newsbeat/purge-high-school-discipline-records-gr...

Campaigns: Padres & Jóvenes UnidosEnd the School to Jail TrackDenver Local Campaign
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Obama’s immigration orders face dim outlook at federal court

NNIRR - Fri, 07/10/2015 - 2:14pm
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Jordan Fabian Story Publisher:  The Hill

The Obama administration faces an uphill battle on Friday when it seeks to convince a panel of federal judges to let the president’s executive actions on immigration take effect. 

The same two Republican-appointed judges who denied an earlier administration attempt to lift a hold on Obama’s immigration actions will hear arguments at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans. 

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Immigration, Immigrant Communities and the 2016 Elections

NNIRR - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 5:14pm
Story Type:  Blog Story Publisher:  NNIRR

Eighteen politicians have already announced their intentions to become President of the United States. Over the next seventeen months, as the candidates pave their roads to the White House, we can be sure to hear a score of immigration-related topics and proposals--just as we have heard an often-convoluted ranting about immigration in the national news these past couple of weeks.

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Election News

NNIRR - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 3:18pm
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Results from a Nationwide Survey of DACA Recipients Illustrate the Program’s Impact

NNIRR - Thu, 07/09/2015 - 1:13pm
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Tom K. Wong, Kelly K. Richter, Ignacia Rodriguez, Philip E. Wolgin Story Publisher:  Center for American Progress

In June, the 

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Padres & Jovenes Unidos - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:17pm
Address: CO
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Padres & Jovenes Unidos - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 4:04pm
Address: CO
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Advocates push to end detention of illegal LGBT immigrants -- and then all illegal immigrants

NNIRR - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:00am
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Roxana Kopetman Story Publisher:  The Orange County Register

When he was 12, Branndon Gonzalez’s parents put his belongings in a big plastic bag outside their house and changed the locks. The young transgender, born a girl nicknamed Auxi, left that home and, later, his country, El Salvador.

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Geo Lawsuit Alleging Forced Labor of Immigrant Detainees Moves Forward

NNIRR - Wed, 07/08/2015 - 3:00am
Story Type:  Article Story Author:  Alan Pendergast Story Publisher:  Westword

Update below: In a move that could have resounding consequences for corrections practices and the for-profit prison industry in particular, a Denver federal judge has refused to dismiss a laws

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