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    Culture of Fear: Crockpot 07.27.12


    Utne’s Guide to What You May Have Missed This Week

    On Tuesday, four
    undocumented immigrants revealed
    their status
    in front of Maricopa County Courthouse in Phoenix, and were promptly arrested, says In These Times. Inside
    the courthouse, county sheriff Joe Arpaio, an infamous supporter of Arizona’s controversial
    immigration law, SB 1070, faced charges of discrimination against Latino
    communities. The arrested activists released a statement condemning federal and
    state immigration laws, and the culture of fear they produced, beginning with
    “We are no longer afraid.” The action kicks off a six-week No Papers, No Fear bus tour from Arizona to the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte. Along the way,
    activists hope to persuade other immigrants to reveal their status, and to
    raise awareness about immigration issues.

    Twenty-four year old
    Natally Cruz was one of the four activists to be arrested on Tuesday. Read her inspiring
    blog post
    on why she decided to risk deportation.  

    Self-determination and
    social equality have never been stronger in Latin America.
    So why has the U.S.
    has been quietly
    building up
    its military presence in heart of the continent?

    Graphic: the gorgeous new Internet Map charts the 350,000
    largest websites, their country of origin, and their traffic.

    Keith Ellison and Michelle
    Bachman are on opposite political poles. But their side-by-side Minnesota congressional
    districts aren’t
    all that different
    .

    Extrajudicial killing?
    State surveillance? A government obsession with social order? Sound like
    fascism? Maybe, but maybe
    Batman
    as well.  

    Video: Rudyard Kipling on truth
    in writing
    .

    Why we’re heading straight
    for a food
    crisis
    , with or without a new farm bill.

    Women are outperforming
    men on a number of fronts. Where have all
    the male role models
    gone?

    What Occupy means for street
    art
    , and why we should remember its history.

    Why there’s (finally) reason
    for hope
    in Caribbean drug politics. 

    Image by Bansby, licensed under Creative Commons.

    Published on Jul 27, 2012

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