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Widow and son of Muhammad Ali detained by La Migra, who promptly lied about it (and Olathe)

Ali Jr., 44, who confirmed his Muslim faith, was detained about two hours, despite telling officials that he’s Ali’s son and a native-born U.S. citizen, Mancini said. It was the first time Ali Jr. and his mother have ever been … Continue reading

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Capitalism and the Workers Pair of Dice.

I had to do that. So, in 1994 NAFTA went into effect. In Mexico there were already the Maquilas. Processing and packaging plants for just about all of the Fortune 500 companies. Those that actually have products, only partly similar … Continue reading

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Growth Busters’ all white cast asks dark skinned people not to have kids

COLORADO SPRINGS- Local filmmaker, city council candidate, and critic of urban sprawl, Dave Gardner, screened his new doc GROWTHBUSTERS to a receptive hometown audience last night, on the heels of its world premier in Washington DC. Gardner has long defined … Continue reading

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Give the Black Hills back to the Lakota

Close down the strip-mine gold operation in Deadwood, stop maintaining the blasphemous idols carved onto Mount Rushmore, stop maintaining the Custer National Monument, let them rot into the Earth. They poison the very heart of the Earth Mother, Wakan Tonka. … Continue reading

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Given the recent city council and Chamber of Commerce funding

And endorsement… How, for instance, does Steve Bach afford signs plastered all over town the very minute he announces his candidacy? Princess Lisa Czeladtko, Jim Leigh? Supposedly non-politicians, right? “Business” men and women, right? Seems mighty coincidental. Also that they’re … Continue reading

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“Red Dawn” a classic? Gag me…

I was researching why (I already know, just looking for confirmation) this piece of cinematic sewage keeps replaying on certain channels.To drum up war business of course. But I came across a review on a Right Wing website that the … Continue reading

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La Migra officer killed in shootout (maybe with the militia?)

With “bandits” who prey on “illegals”. Aside from the racist snipe about La Migra actually PROTECTING the poor stupid “illegals” in a paternalist… nah “Fraternal” manner, kind of like an elder sibling, a Big Brother if you will. The only … Continue reading

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Can’t Trust Goobers, part 2: Lettuce Spray

Another outbreak of e-coli in lettuce traced so far back to farms in Arizona. This is very nearly the scenario from summer before last, with tomatoes and Jalapeño peppers. That was blamed on Illegal Aliens pooping in the fields. Had … Continue reading

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You can’t even trust Goobers anymore

By “goobers” I mean Goober Peas. That staple of American Diet in more ways than you can possibly imagine unless you’re allergic to them, Once Again being recalled due to bacteria that exist naturally in the digestive tracts of Carnivores. … Continue reading

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Our prejudice against tent-dwellers

What do home-enabled Coloradans have against disadvantaged people forced to live in tents? The Great Depression saw migrant workers having to subsist under canvas, striking miners have been forced from their homes and into camps in Ludlow and before that … Continue reading

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Work in a capitalist society does make people sick

In a previous commentary here at Not My Tribe … I wrote that there was scientific evidence, as well as everyday common sense evidence, that work as defined and dished out by our upper crust bosses under capitalist society in … Continue reading

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Colorization of the Grapes of Wrath

I think it’s time to colorize The Grapes of Wrath. And I don’t mean the Turner Classics process exactly. It may help to dumb down the artistic contrast of the black & white for a contemporary audience palate of splashy … Continue reading

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Mexico tires of US paid Mexican military abuses

The US is funding a ‘drug war’ campaign by the Mexican military that has gotten increasingly every bit as abusive as the drug traffickers themselves, who often times are ex-Mexican military and police. As a result, the Mexican public is … Continue reading

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Stop the War in Iraq and BTTHN

Open National Conference to Stop the War in Iraq and Bring the Troops Home Now Cleveland, Ohio, June 28-29, 2008 National Assembly Endorser List (Partial Listing) ( * = organization or position for identification only) 1. Cindy Sheehan, Gold Star … Continue reading

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Undocumented immigrant as superhero

The latest issue of Mother Jones features four photographs from Dulce Pinzon’s SUPERHERO project. These portray Mexican immigrant workers costumed as might befit the superhero responsibility they carry. Favorite unsung heroes? The Thing, Human Torch and Superman below. NOE REYES … Continue reading

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Immigrants are our friends, not our enemies

Immigrant workers are our allies, not our enemies is a talk given by Garrett Brown of the Maquiladora Health and Safety Network that packs a lot of facts in it. One fact he mentions is that more than 1/2 of … Continue reading

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Denver May Day pro- immigrant workers march

Reports are that 150,000 in Chicago marched for a Just Immigration Reform and an end to the government raids launched in the last year by the Bush Administration. That one was a huge demonstration by any standards. The march and … Continue reading

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Ladies who lunch: a rebuttal

Eric, I hardly know where to begin. I guess I will leave the analysis of sorority girls alone as I was never one of them, neither were any of my sisters, I’m guessing neither were yours. I’m sure I have … Continue reading

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Illegal immigrant abuse

If you absolutely must excercise your racist compulsions, here’s how you can do it and do your part to combat the illegal immigrant problem in your neighborhood. When you see hispanic workers, report them!   More specifically, if you see … Continue reading

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