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Published: 01 April 2019
Figure 46. Community Party U.S.A. leaders ( left to right ) Israel Amter, Claudia Jones, Ella Reeve Bloor, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, 1941. Jones, a Trinidad-born immigrant, shared her global perspective on women’s status in “Half the World,” her regular column in the Daily Worker . Ella Reeve More
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 209–236.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., and hate crimes; and an ongoing campaign in solidarity with Lucio Peréz, an undocumented Guatemalan man who defied deportation and took sanctuary at a local congregation. Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 workers centers immigrant and worker rights deportations social movements It is our...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 53–77.
Published: 01 September 2015
... Commonwealth immigrant women's labor mediated the tensions between state maternalist policies toward white British women and white feminist demands for women's rights for British women (Webster 1998; 2005). Drawing on the work of these scholars, this article takes forward their explorations of how ethnically...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (1): 1–13.
Published: 01 April 2020
... and undocumented immigrant workers, families, and youth. In the five years since its founding, the PVWC has organized in favor of initiatives at the local government level that address some of the worst aspects of the current U.S. president’s anti-immigrant, anti-labor, racist, and misogynist agendas. They have...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
...-collar professionals but unskilled or semi-skilled workers. Facing intensified global competition, some labor-intensive American businesses move overseas in search of cheap labor, while many others stay in the U.S. and farm out work to small suppliers or subcontractors from ethnic/immigrant communities...
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Meridians (2023) 22 (1): 94–114.
Published: 01 April 2023
... are forced to go through and where Safia was trampled; the razor wire fence that divides these two nations; and the restrictive immigration regulation that facilitates all of the above. These forms of border violence have been condemned as human rights violations at the North African border of Nador...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 163–173.
Published: 01 September 2009
... mute on the question of immigrant rights. There were dozens of other videos as well-especially those directed at young voters in MTVhip-hop format. Over and over again, the same tape replays-Obama pictured addressing crowds of thousands with Martin Luther King's "I Have a Dream" speech reverberating...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 42–57.
Published: 01 September 2001
... overstaying these visas as undocumented workers in the Japanese informal economy. Overstayprovides a glimpse into the immigrant experience in Japan as well as a critique of Japan as a highly individualized, hyperactive, and overly consumerist society. The film focuses on several young men and women who work...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (1): 11–38.
Published: 01 April 2021
... . Marian Aguiar , Arranging Marriage: Conjugal Agency in the South Asian Diaspora , Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press , 2018 . Sonja Thomas , Privileged Minorities: Syrian Christianity, Gender, and Minority Rights in Postcolonial India , Global South Asia series , Seattle...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
... on migrant workers and antifascists. 9 In one such altercation, a student from my university was murdered by a far-right group for his pro-immigration activism. On the day Shahnaz and I rode the metro together, racism was viscerally felt in the imposing presence of the policeman by the metal detector...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario Copyright © 2020 Smith College 2020 Equality of rights under the law shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex. —Equal Rights Amendment You can do anything. . . . Grab ’em by the pussy. You can do anything...
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Meridians (2016) 13 (2): 189–203.
Published: 01 March 2016
... approach different communities. LR: Such as? LB: For example, in an Asian American community or in the Latino communities, there are issues of immigration and immigrant rights that express themselves in particular ways visvis women, which might not be an issue in the African American community...
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Meridians (2002) 3 (1): 191–200.
Published: 01 September 2002
... of the people-the workers-to take control of government and decision-making "in terms of what is in the best interests of the majority of the people, whether we're talking about in South Africa, or we're talking about right here in Westfield, or we're talking about Congress in the United States." She spoke...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
... rights and human rights organizations have documented conditions in ins detention facilities that violate basic human rights: detention of immigrants for inordinately long periods, sometimes years; denial of basic medical treatment; and forcing immigrants to sleep on cell floors. (American Civil...
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Meridians (2001) 2 (1): 1–25.
Published: 01 September 2001
..., the INS rents space in public and private prisons, as well as county jails, often paying twice what the state government would pay for the same beds (Welch 2000). Immigrant rights and human rights organizations have documented conditions in INS detention facilities that violate basic human rights...
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Meridians (2010) 10 (2): 163–197.
Published: 01 March 2010
... at Sacramento State College. She later earned a master's degree in social work. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, Saika was involved in left study groups and in Asian American and multiracial community activism for education, immigrant, tenant, and labor rights in Sacramento. She became coordinator of Asian...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 78–97.
Published: 01 March 2002
... of people. On one hand, they in my community has been done would be those working on issues related about batterer accountability, very to immigration, HIV/AIDS, gay rights, little about battering in the lesbian disability rights, and sex work. On the community at all. I am seen as other hand, they would...
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Meridians (2015) 13 (1): 103–128.
Published: 01 September 2015
..., and class-based oppression. Unions of domestic workers exist in most major Brazilian cities, and they have been successful in bringing about significant changes in terms of legal rights and work benefits. The analysis of domestic workers' resistance, however, is beyond the scope of this article, which seeks...
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Meridians (2014) 12 (1): 227–233.
Published: 01 March 2014
... agency was a substance-abuse clinic for women in the Bronx where a number of clients were sex workers. The second was an immigrant services agency where I started one of the first human-trafficking service programs in the nation. Mycurrent position is at the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice...
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Meridians (2006) 7 (1): 73–103.
Published: 01 September 2006
... Identity: Re-viewing the Case for Homosexual Asylum in the Context of'Family Rights"' (2005) examines "gay Pakistani immigrant" as a figure that reveals the contradictions inherent in the collusive relationship among U.S. capitalism, immigration law, and the movement to legalize gay marriage, which, he...