Immigrants

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Alice in Migraland
The School of Authentic Journalism
Film/Video
2013
The story of how undocumented students organized creatively and strategically and got the Federal Government to grant them legal status.
American Dreams: Lost and Found
Terkel, Studs
Book
1981
Interviews with 100 Americans who relate their dreams, disappointments, aspirations and experiences.
Black Immigrants, 'Model' Minority? Plus: Don Imus
Dickerson, Debra
Article
2008
'Black' is a label which obscures more than it illuminates.
Building a Solidarity City
Article
2013
A Solidarity City is the creation of a community that rejects a system that engenders poverty and anguish, not solely for immigrants and refugees, but also for other Montrealers confronting these same...
California Greens Advance: The Camejo and Chretien Campaigns: Against The Current vol. 124
Rubin, Mike
Article
2006
In California the Green Party is changing both in its social composition and in its political diversity. The party's support for immigrants' rights, especially around the issue of state driver's licen...
Canadian Information Sharing Service: Pilot Copy, February 1976
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1976
The first issue of the Canadian Information Sharing Service publication. The name of the publication was later changed to Connexions and then to Connexions Digest.
Challenging Kim Moody: Against The Current vol. 130
Friedman, Michael
Article
2007
Two reports challenge Kim Moody’s assertion (“Immigrant Workers in the United States,”Part 1, ATC 127) that “[t]he claim is raised by some that the rapid growth of immigrant Latinos in the workforce h...
Connexions Library: Race, Racism, Ethnicity, Multiculturalism Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on race, racism, ethnicity, multiculturalism, identity.
Death in the Desert: Migrants Risk Everything to Cross the Border
Sprague, Jeb
Article
2010
This is a NAFTA border. Money moves freely, people with money do too, but the poor are pushed into a dangerous cycle of crossing the desert.
The Economy of Cities
Jacobs, Jane
Book
1970
Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
For Bread and Hope
Moynihan, Keven (Audio-Visual Studios - Producer)
Slide Show
1976
15 min. slide-tape looking critically at migration and regional under-development in Canada.
The foreign victims of criminal injustice
Tatchell, Peter
Article
How non-UK offenders are often denied truth, fairness and justice.
A Gran Marcha and Beyond: Against The Current vol. 122
The Editors
Article
2006
March, 2006 marked an eruption that hit the streets, showed its strength, and took everyone including its participants by surprise. Millions marched all over the country: 300,000 in Chicago, 50,000 i...
How Private Prisons Profit From the Criminalization of Immigrants: Lobbying for Lock-Up
Carlsen, Laura
Article
2012
How a nation uses its power to deny a person’s freedom has always been a critical measure of authoritarian rule. Massive incarceration based on race, ethnic origin or nationality, political beliefs, c...
"Illegals" of the World Unite?: Against The Current vol. 141
Murray, Star; Williams, Charles
Article
2009
An interview with David Bacon.
Immigrant Students and Workers Take to the Streets: Outpouring in Chicago: Against The Current vol. 122
Feinberg, Joseph Grim
Article
2006
In late February, word began to spread around Chicago about a protest against HR 4437, a bill passed by the House of Representatives to criminalize undocumented immigration, as well as aid given to un...
Immigrant Women in the Land of Dollars: Life and Culture on the Lower East Side, 1890- 1925
Ewen, Elizabeth
Book
Tells the story of the Jewish and Italian women who came to inhabit New York's Lower East Side during this period of massive migration.
Immigrant Workers in the United States (Part 1): Against The Current vol. 127
Moody, Kim
Article
2007
The rise of mass immigration in much of the developed world began its acceleration with the global economic crisis of the 1970s. A deepening crisis of profitability; the collapse of the Bretton Woods ...
Immigrant Youth Victory!: Against The Current vol. 159
The Editors
Article
2012
President Obama’s directive removing the threat of deportation from hundreds of thousands of young people is a tribute to the heroism of those who have come out as “Undocumented and Unafraid.” It’s st...
Immigration
Article
1977
A report on the current state of immigration policy in Canada and the possible ramifications of Bill C-24.
An Interview with Patricia Campbell: Against The Current vol. 123
Finkel, David
Article
2006
Patricia Campbell is President of the Irish Independent Workers Union (IWU), an independent trade union and social movement in both the north and south of Ireland. She is a deputy editor of the journa...
Israeli Rabbis Ban Marriage For Jewish 'Untouchables'
Cook, Jonathan
Article
2009
New immigrants to Israel from Russia with inadequate documentation have found themselves on a collision course with Israel's Orthodox rabbis, who regard themselves as guarding the Jewish people's ethn...
Keep Out: The case for open borders: New Internationalist October 2002 - #350
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2002
A look at refugees and the challenges they face. Discussion of how the refugee experience differs in different parts of the world.
The Labor Wars
Lens, Sidney
Book
1973
A survey of landmark events in the U.S. labour movement.
A Letter from North America – Our Migrant Crisis
Tate, Ernest
Article
2017
This is the third of Ernie Tate’s letters to Left Unity detailing and analysing the struggles against Trump as they emerge on the other side of the pond.
Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits: Great Cities of North America Since 1600
Lemon, James T.
Book
1996
An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the ti...
Living "Illegal": The Human Face of Unauthorized Immigration
Marquart, Marie Friedmann; Steigenga; Williams;, Philip J.; Vasquez, Manuel A.
Book
2011
Migration: Changing the World
Arnold, Guy
Book
2011
The author discusses the increasing trend of migration in the modern world, its causes and effects, and peoples and governments responses.
Monopoly Capital: An essay on American economic and social order
Baran, Paul A.; Sweezy, Paul M.
Book
1966
An analysis of American capitalism.
Organizing Unions
Cornish, Mary; Spink, Lynn
Book
1994
How to form or build a union. Shows how to strength organizing drives by responding to the concerns of all workers, including women, immigrant workers, people of colour, workers with disabilities, leb...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 2, 2016: Brexit, Jeremy Corbyn, and Contempt for Democracy
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Article
2016
Brexit, the British vote to leave the European Union, has thrown the political elites into turmoil and confusion. The referendum was supposed to be a safe political manoeuvre, a way to produce an appe...
Pamplona's locksmiths join revolt as banks throw families from their homes
Muñoz, Monica; Tremlett, Giles
Article
2013
In the years of the housing boom, Spain's banks offered 100% mortgages. Now, while receiving millions in public aid, they are throwing people out of their homes. But there's a rebellion under way.
Political Correctness: Handle with Care
Street, Paul
Article
2016
Racial, gender, and ethnic diversity matters, of course, but political correctness (PC) tied to bourgeois identity politics can be deadly to left thinkers and activists and to the causes of peace and ...
Position Paper: Committee Against the Deportation of Immigrant Women
Hall, Sherona
Article
1977
This Position Paper was prepared by the Committee Against the Deportation of Immigrant Women (C.A.D.I.W.) in response to the growing discrimination and harassment faced by immigrant women.
A Primer on Immigrant Rights
Vargas, Zaragosa
Article
2011
The struggle for immigrant rights is one of the most important struggles of our time, and it occurs under a working-class banner.
Raising the Workers' Flag: The Workers' Unity League of Canada, 1930-1936
Endicott, Stephen L.
Book
2012
A history of the Workers' Unity League, the Canadian affiliate of the Communist Red International of Labour Unions.
Rank and File: Personal Histories of Working Class Organizers
Lynd, Alice; Lynd, Staughton (eds.)
Book
1973
A collection of stories and recollections from labour movement organizers.
A Seventh Man: A book of images and work about the experience of migrant workers in Europe
Berger, John
Book
1975
Images, poetry, quotes and short written pieces that portray the experiences of male migrant workers in Europe.
A Shared Experience: Bridging Cultures, Resources For Cross-Cultural Training
Article
1983
A manual about immigrants and their adjustments to a new environment, addressed primarily to community workers who respond to the needs of immigrants.
Shooting to Kill Immigrants on the Mexican Border : A Border Agent Fired First at Immigrant Smugglers?
Lindorff, Dave
Article
2012
Sometimes it takes a small tragedy to call attention to expose a much bigger one. The small tragedy happened when Nicholas Ivie, a US Border Patrol agent, was shot dead on a dark night in rough terra...
The Social Organization of Family Violence: An Ethnography of Immigrant Experience in Vancouver
Article
1978
This study examines the social organization of wife battering among immigrant families in Vancouver. The focus is immigrant women's experience of being battered, and how this experience is located wit...
The Strategy and Organizing Behind the Successful DREAM Act Movement
Gonzalez, Paulina
Article
2012
Undocumented youth have shown that ordinary people build extraordinary people power, even in the United States.
Suburban Sweatshops: The Fight for Immigrant Rights
Gordon, Jennifer
Book
2007
Jennifer Gordon discusses her years spent working with the organization she founded, the Long Island-based Workplace Project.
A Troublemaker's Handbook: How to Fight Back Where You Work -- And Win!
La Botz, Dan
Book
1991
An organizing manual for workers dealing with both major issues and everyday problems in the workplace.
A Troublemaker's Handbook 2
Slaughter, Jane (ed.)
Book
A manual for workers who want to take control over their lives at work. In hundreds of first-person accounts, workers tell in their own words how they organized and struggled to do that.
Twice Removed: Double Punishment and Racial Profiling in Canada
Film/Video
2013
Immigrants who commit criminal offences are punished twice: once when they're sentenced for their crime, and again when they are permanently removed from Canada, even if they had lived here since chil...
Wadim
Rau, Carsten; Wendler, Hauke
Film/Video
2012
The story of Latvians who sought asylum in Germany, their lives there, and the consequences when harsh immigration policies suddenly tear them apart in this critique of laws written and applied withou...
What's Left of Queer?: Immigration, Sexuality, and Affect in a Neoliberal World
Nair, Yasmin
Article
2012
We need to refuse the narratives of abjection that are routinely forced upon us. They only render us immobile creatures, begging for help. We are all neoliberals now. We're all selling our bodies, our...
When Human Beings Are Illegal: Against The Current vol. 136
Rachleff, Peter
Article
2008
Once the government assumes the task of separating citizens from "impossible subjects," historian Mae Ngai points out, "the border" is everywhere, not just between countries. Thus, the border has come...
Why I Represent the New Orleans Immigrant Workers Who Committed Civil Disobedience: An Honor to Defend Them
Quigley, Bill
Article
2013
In the thirty six-years I have been a lawyer, I have seen many people take brave moral actions. I have represented hundreds in Louisiana and across our country who have been arrested for protesting f...
The Writings of David Roediger
Horowitz, Roger
Article
1997
Roediger criticizes Marxists for too often reducing racial discrimination to conflicts over resources, such as jobs or housing, that are manipulated by a society's upper classes in order to divert att...

Sources Library

Extremism goes mainstream
Across Europe far-right parties are gaining power by forming coalitions while liberals have failed to find a coherent response
Traynor, Ian
2010
Right wing extremist parties that attempt to stir up racial and ethnic prejudices have been gaining support during the recession in Europe. In Denmark, the Netherlands and Italy liberals already form ...
Made in America
An Informal History of the English Language in the United States
Bryson, Bill
1994
A history of American English.
Media and Minorities
Representing Diversity in a Multicultral Canada
Fleras, Augie; Kuhz, Jean Lock
2001
An examination of the politics of media minority relations in a multicultural Canada.
Secretive contract reveals Ontario and Border Services jointly responsible for detention injustice
Sources News Release
2015
The End Immigration Detention Network is releasing a secretive contract between the Ontario and Federal government which shows joint responsibility for immigration detention violations. Ontario has de...