HOUSTON: Mayor Okays New Southwest Key Detention Center

By Jennifer Kelly On February 14, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner announced he would be allowing nonprofit Southwest Key to open a detention center in East Downtown. The decision comes as a result of Southwest Key having changed their proposed use from a long-term detention center for immigrant children aged 0-17 (which would have been the first such facility in the country) to a detention center … Continue reading HOUSTON: Mayor Okays New Southwest Key Detention Center

BROWNSVILLE: Two Teens Escape from Child Detention Center

By David Martinez On Monday, two teenage boys escaped from Southwest Key’s Casa Padre, a child immigrant detention facility in the border town of Brownsville, TX. One of the teens was found by police soon after their escape, while the other returned on his own yesterday afternoon. This is the third reported escape since the facility opened in 2018. Casa Padre is the infamous immigrant … Continue reading BROWNSVILLE: Two Teens Escape from Child Detention Center

LOS ANGELES: City and Metro Meeting Disrupted by Anti-Gentrification Coalition

By Matt Handocerdos Militants and supporters led by anti-gentrification coalition Defend Boyle Heights (DBH) disrupted a Metro and city-planned community meeting at Boyle Heights City Hall yesterday morning. The meeting was on the “LA River Path Project,” a plan for continuing the development of an 8-mile bike path alongside the Los Angeles River stretching from the City of Vernon, through downtown Los Angeles and Boyle … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: City and Metro Meeting Disrupted by Anti-Gentrification Coalition

UNITED STATES: Government Shutdown Exposes Schism Within Imperialism

By Matt Handocerdos As the United States enters its 20th day of the government shutdown, workers and the people in general grow more tired and frustrated with the entire US capitalist state, not just with President Trump or either of the bourgeois political parties. This will soon be the longest government shutdown in US history. Recently, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told the press that a meeting … Continue reading UNITED STATES: Government Shutdown Exposes Schism Within Imperialism

LOS ANGELES: State-Murdered Migrants Honored, Remembered

By Ulrike Salazar Anti-gentrification artists recently honored the memory of murdered undocumented migrants in front of the Los Angeles Immigration Detention Center in downtown on Sunday. Broadcast on Defend Boyle Heights’s livestream, the artist group BASURA symbolically showed the audience that revolutionaries and progressives are not abandoning the struggle of the undocumented immigrant masses, especially those from Central America. As part of the performance, Pelón Suelto, … Continue reading LOS ANGELES: State-Murdered Migrants Honored, Remembered

New York Art Museum Leader Supplies Tear Gas Used Against Central American Migrants and Black Uprisings

By David Martinez A New York arts patron owns a defense manufacturer that produced the tear gas canisters used by US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) last November against Central American migrants, as well as against the Black proletariat uprisings that started in 2014 in Ferguson, Baltimore, and other cities. Warren B. Kanders, vice-chairman of New York City’s Whitney Museum board and major donor in … Continue reading New York Art Museum Leader Supplies Tear Gas Used Against Central American Migrants and Black Uprisings

US-MEXICO BORDER: Second immigrant child dies in US custody

By Ulrike Salazar Reports of an 8-year-old boy who died while in U.S. Customs & Border Protection (CBP) custody early Christmas morning marks the second child death at the hands of CBP in less than a month. Felipe Alonzo-Gomez and his father had fled Guatemala in hopes of being granted asylum in the U.S., like thousands of other Central American migrants. The father and son … Continue reading US-MEXICO BORDER: Second immigrant child dies in US custody