Mexico’s President Wants to Turn Migrant Laborers into Semi-slaves in the United States
The Mexican president has proposed a modified version of the Bracero Program implemented near the end of World War II. It would allow super-exploited Mexican migrant laborers to work in the United States without full rights.
Diana Bruja PalaciosMarch 5, 2021
Historic Strike in Lebanon: Migrant Workers Fight for Their Wages
Migrant garbage workers in Lebanon have begun a historic strike. Following months of demonstrations in the nation, foreign workers are fighting against the brutal “kafala” system that effectively ties migrants’ rights to their bosses.
Philippe AlcoyMay 24, 2020
“Mexico is With You”: Solidarity From Students to the Migrant Caravan
Mexican middle school students wrote letters in solidarity to the migrant caravan. These letters were delivered and read aloud at an assembly of migrants in Mexico City.
Left VoiceNovember 15, 2018
The Migrant Caravan: A Challenge to Donald Trump
Despair. That was the expression on the faces of nearly 7,500 Central American migrants as they crossed from Guatemala into Mexico’s southern border on Friday. The Mexican police, doing the dirty work of Donald Trump, met them with riot gear, tear gas, and violence.
Jimena VergaraOctober 24, 2018
‘We Are Coming to Save Our Lives’
“We are human beings, where are our rights? Where are human rights in France? We are not coming to die, we are coming to save our lives,” says Baby, an Ethiopian woman in France who speaks poignantly about her experience in “The Jungle,” a temporary refugee encampment outside Calais, France. The camp was originally formed about eight years ago. Today, there are upwards of four thousand migrants struggling to survive in squalid conditions as they bear constant attacks by local police who systematically bulldoze tents and fire tear gas and rubber bullets at the migrants. The people have fled from imperialist wars and civil wars in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Sudan, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and now, Syria, where the European powers are vamping up their war machine. Baby speaks at an NPA conference that took place on November 24, 2015.
Left VoiceNovember 27, 2015
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice: Donald Trump and the Far Right
Donald Trump’s presidential campaign has succeeded in galvanizing the far right of the Republican base. While he is almost certainly unelectable on a national scale, the current of racist xenophobia which he has given voice to and which his campaign is mobilizing presents a threat that will continue far beyond the 2016 elections.
Ian SteinmanSeptember 1, 2015
We are Workers: South Korea’s Migrant ‘Machines’
In Seoul, South Korea, members and officers of the Migrants' Trade Union (MTU) enter day 22 of a sit-in protest at the Ministry of Labor to denounce local authorities' refusal to issue the union legal recognition just weeks after the Supreme Court affirmed unionization rights for all migrant workers. The following is a conversation with MTU President Udiya Rai, who discusses the MTU's current demands, the South Korean government's anti-migrant policies, the relationship between migrant workers and Korean labor, and more.
Left VoiceAugust 17, 2015