Mexican Immigration to the US; Bob Avakian on Women's Oppression; The Cabeza 9 on Trial for Saving Migrants' Lives

Alvaro Huerta on the True History of Mexico, the US, and Immigration

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Alvaro Huerta, assistant professor of urban and regional planning and ethnic and women’s studies at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, wrote in a recent piece, "While Mexican immigrants continue to be demonized and characterized as 'criminals,' 'drug dealers,' 'rapists,' 'illegal aliens' and 'invaders' by American leaders and millions of white citizens, they have essentially become 'foreigners in their own land.'" He lays bare the history of the US and Mexico, a history of the theft of half the territory of Mexico in a war of plunder, of broken treaties and the exploitation of generations of Mexican and other Latino immigrants as a key part of the foundation of the US economy -- even while the system continues to deny their basic humanity.

The Persecution of the Cabeza 9 -- Humanitarian Activists Arrested for Leaving Water in the Desert.

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The first in a series of trials of activists with No More Deaths, has ended in a Tucson, Arizona courtroom. The activists were convicted of federal misdemeanors for leaving water, food, socks and blankets in the Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge on the southern border between Arizona and Sonora, Mexico. Since the early 2000s, US policy has been to use the deadly conditions on the border as a weapon, to deter migrants crossing the border. Over 3000 have died. The No More Deaths activists have declared, Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime. We'll talk with Paige Corich-Kleim from No More Deaths. 

Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party on The Oppression of Women

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A clip from Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, "More Postcards of the Hanging–The Horrors Perpetrated Against Women Under This System." This is a selection from the 2012 talk, “BA Speaks: REVOLUTION–Nothing Less! Bob Avakian Live.”