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Got privilege? Boston Marathon edition

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Civil disobedience for immigrant rights

I salute the civil disobedience outside the House of Representatives to encourage serious action for imprisoned immigrants.

In a historic action, today approximately 100 women will risk arrest by blockading the intersection outside the House of Representatives to send a message: inaction on comprehensive immigration reform that treats women and families humanely is unacceptable. The action is being organized through We Belong Together, a national campaign to bring forward the priorities of women in immigration reform. Their priorities include: a clear path to citizenship; a system that keeps families together and upholds the family immigration system; protects survivors of violence; honors women’s work inside and outside the home; and is not driven by enforcement. Today’s act of civil disobedience is expected to include the largest ever number of undocumented women to date to willingly risk arrest, and will also include allies from organizations advocating for reproductive justice, racial justice, LGBT people, and domestic workers, among many others.

via Immigrant women and allies risk arrest to demand humane immigration reform.

And cheers to Feministing, one of the most consistently intersectional feminist news outlets.

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Jail the protesters: it’s where we belong

An Indian government attempt to head off a political crisis by arresting a key anti-corruption activist appeared to backfire Tuesday when parliament walked out and demonstrations broke out across the country.

Approximately 20 plainclothes police surrounded activist Anna Hazare, 73, early Tuesday morning as he left his house to begin a hunger strike against alleged widespread corruption, reportedly forbidding him from leaving the premises. When he defied them, they took him into custody on peremptory charges of “breach of peace.”

via Indian police arrest anti-corruption activist sparking peaceful demonstrations throughout the country – latimes.com.

 

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