Queer, undocumented and unafraid

Posted by admin on May 6th, 2011

By Julio Salgado, Briarpatch, May 6 2011

When officers of the Tucson, Arizona, police department walked into Senator John McCain’s local office last May to detain Yahaira Carrillo, Mohammad Abdollahi and Lizbeth Mateo for trespassing, the three activists were given the option of either walking out on their own or being handcuffed. They chose the former. The three undocumented youth had spent nearly a decade fighting for the passage of the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act, which would have given young people like them a path to citizenship via post-secondary education or the military. Unfortunately, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the bill last December. But the movement that’s been sparked by these young activists is bridging formerly disparate communities and drawing out many voices that were previously silenced.

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Refuge 26, 2: No Borders As Practical Politics

Posted by admin on Apr 25th, 2011

The special issue on No Borders As Practical Politics has finally come out in the Canadian journal *Refuge*

You can access the entire issue here

Table of Contents


A Note from the Editor
Sharry J. Aiken

Editorial: Why No Borders?
Bridget Anderson, Nandita Sharma, Cynthia Wright

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Undoing Borders: Queer No Borders Manifesto RELEASED!

Posted by admin on Apr 21st, 2011

Havoq & Pride at Work, Apr. 21 2011

After 2 years
4 Queer Community Conversations
and many drafts
we finally have a working draft of our Queer No Borders Points of Unity:
Undoing Borders!

Click here to download a version to read on screen: Undoing Borders On-Screen Version

Click here to download a version to print as a double-sided zine: Undoing Borders Print Version

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Greek Government’s proposal accepted; Hunger strike over

Posted by admin on Mar 9th, 2011

By Apostolos Papapostolou, The Greek Reporter, Mar. 9 2011

About 250 immigrants in Greece ended their six-week hunger strike Wednesday after reaching a compromise with the government to delay deportation proceedings against them, supporters of the protest said. In their announcement, they declare this outcome a “huge victory” and thank Greece, their doctors, and the Solidarity Committee.

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Greece: 98 Migrants Hospitalized During 39 Days of Hunger Strike

Posted by admin on Mar 2nd, 2011

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