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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
...://latinainstitute.org/en/content/national-coalition-immigrant-women%E2%80%99s-rights-defending-our-children-and-families . Pioneer Valley Workers Center and University of Massachusetts Labor Center . 2016 . Feeding Northampton: Challenges and Opportunities for Workers in the Northampton Restaurant Industry...
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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
... legally and extralegally from accessing the citizenship, civil, and political rights available “on arrival” to Euro/Anglo-Americans (Guglielmo 2004 ). For example, during the California Gold Rush (1849), Whites—whether U.S. born or recent arrivals from Europe—subjected Chinese immigrants to assault...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 31–60.
Published: 01 September 2009
... 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. These businesses have...
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Meridians (2009) 9 (1): 163–173.
Published: 01 September 2009
... with the populace; this image is spliced in with pictures of a serape-cloaked Cesar Chavez at a United Farm Worker gathering, looking gaunt and Gandhi-like after an extended political fast: all these emotionally evocative images for a candidate who has been virtually mute on the question of immigrant rights...
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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
... in the audience about cultural appropriation and its “variegated” nature on the one hand (143), and real, material violence on the other (such as the race baiting of bindi -wearing, South Asian immigrant women in the 1980s). Throughout the book, Reddy identifies the “intimacies, affiliations, and embodiments...
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Meridians (2021) 20 (2): 396–413.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., atmospheric, weather-like (Sharpe 2016 ). Earlier in the 2000s, it manifested itself in violent and often lethal attacks 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...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (2): 239–249.
Published: 01 October 2020
...Ginetta E. B. Candelario 4 The exception, of course, was anarchist feminists from Italy and Russia who immigrated to the United States (Guglielmo 2010 ). Works Cited Alvarez Julia . 2008 . Once Upon a Quinceañera: Coming of Age in the USA . New York : Penguin . American...
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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
... up to what it's supposed to be." Brenda underscored Dora's assertion that there has not been fundamental change in this country, "so that basic human rights are things that everyone experiences equally." Brenda called for the majority of the people-the workers-to take control of government...
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Meridians (2020) 19 (S1): 87–111.
Published: 01 December 2020
.... : Aba and Nba . American Civil Liberties Union Immigrant Rights Project (ACLU) . 1993 . Justice Detained: Conditions at the Varick Street Immigration Detention Center . New York : ACLU . Amnesty International . 1999 . “Not Part of My Sentence”: Violations of the Human Rights of Women...
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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
... 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 Community Services. Encounters with sex discrimination...
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Meridians (2002) 2 (2): 78–97.
Published: 01 March 2002
... 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 be those who betraying the community in a lot of served battered women. Where...
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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...
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Meridians (2004) 4 (2): 93–102.
Published: 01 March 2004
... that if you don't have a passport then you are not a citizen, it's not appropriate to say that since you cannot vote you are not a citizen. To me the concept of citizenship extends to undocumented workers who have the right to engagement and participation to determine the conditions they live in and this goes...