Monthly Archives: December 2006

DHS Raids Likely Part of Bush Political Strategy

This week the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raided meatpacking and poultry plants around the country arresting some 1,300 workers for alleged immigration violations and identity theft. If, as it appears to be, this … Continue reading

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Haymarket Gallows, Believe It Or Not

A few months ago, one of my students alerted me to the fact that the gallows used to hang the Haymarket Martyrs was going up for auction. The structure was built in 1887 specifically to accommodate the convicted anarchists, and … Continue reading

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New Mexican President’s "Dialogue" Looks a Lot Like Repression

Well, that didn’t take long. Felipe Calderon was just sworn in as President of Mexico on December 1st with lots of talk about reaching out to his opponents to create dialogue, but also a “firm hand” against criminals. If there … Continue reading

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