05 May 2009 ~ 0 Comments

On Being a Super-hero

Late at night in some real estate offices of the Bay Area, one may sometimes spy a young adult in a three-piece suit, vacuuming the carpets and emptying the trash. It isn’t a costume–it is a reality. I should get best-dressed janitor award. Inspired by the biggest ‘illegal alien’ superhero (Superman), an Dulce Pinzon seeks […]

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20 April 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Made in LA Humanizes the Immigration Debate

I recently had the chance to view this documentary at the Immigrant Solidarity Network in Chicago. And now I have the opportunity to blog about it. Made in L.A. is an Emmy-award winning film that tells the story of three Latina immigrants working in garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win […]

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27 October 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Global Migration Forum: What would happen if all undocumented migrants disappeared?

“California will collapse before breakfast, London before lunch, and most of Europe just before dinner.” Sharan Burrow, president of the International Trade Union Confederation. The Global Forum on Migration and Development opened in Manilla today with delegates from 151 countries in attendance. Obviously, the United States mainstream news media is not about to pick up […]

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19 August 2008 ~ 3 Comments

The Invisibles that Made the Beijing Games – Dark Side of the Olympics

I mentioned earlier that the computer-generated 55-second video footage of giant fireworks on film at the Opening Ceremony of the Beijing Olympics was pure simulacrum–with no relation to ‘reality.’ It turns out that there was more “staging” than meets the eye at the 2008 Beijing games. First, a 9-year old lip-synced the song “Ode to […]

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19 August 2008 ~ 0 Comments

Deport Olympic Gold Medalist Henry Cejudo – Son of Undocumented Immigrants!

“I’m here and this is my dream. So it’s cool.” Cejudo, crying the moment the match ended and wrapping himself in an American flag, defeated Tomohiro Matsunaga of Japan 2-2 on tiebreaker and 3-0 in the best-of-three match. He is the son of undocumented Mexican immigrants who bypassed college to pursue his dreams of being […]

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