Laura Briggs – Episode 159

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My thoughts: I’ve assigned Briggs’ Reproducing Empire in my courses, and I learned a lot from it. While the media has framed child separation as a uniquely Trumpian policy, child separation has been used as a terror technique by the United States long before what we’re witnessing in the present.  Listen to the talk. Their […]

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AVIVA CHOMSKY, Undocumented: HOW IMMIGRATION BECAME ILLEGAL

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Their description: “In this illuminating work, immigrant rights activist Aviva Chomsky shows how “illegality” and “undocumentedness” are concepts that were created to exclude and exploit. With a focus on US policy, she probes how people, especially Mexican and Central Americans, have been assigned this status—and to what ends. Blending history with human drama, Chomsky explores […]

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David Bacon, The Right to Stay Home: How US Policy Drives Mexican Migration

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Their description: “People across Mexico are being forced into migration, and while 11 percent of that country’s population lives north of the US border, the decision to migrate is rarely voluntary. Free trade agreements and economic policies that exacerbate and reinforce extreme wealth disparities make it impossible for Mexicans to make a living at home. […]

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DAVID BACON, Illegal People: HOW GLOBALIZATION CREATES MIGRATION AND CRIMINALIZES IMMIGRANTS

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Their description: “For two decades David Bacon has documented the connections between labor, migration, and the global economy. In Illegal People he explains why our national policy produces even more displacement, migration, immigration raids, and an increasingly divided and polarized society. Arguing for a sea change in how we think, debate, and legislate about and […]

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AVIVA CHOMSKY, “They Take Our Jobs!”: AND 20 OTHER MYTHS ABOUT IMMIGRATION

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Their description: “Claims that immigrants take Americans’ jobs, are a drain on the American economy, contribute to poverty and inequality, destroy the social fabric, challenge American identity, and contribute to a host of social ills by their very existence are openly discussed and debated at all levels of society. Chomsky dismantles twenty of the most […]

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