The Matter Of Castro Tum

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Their description: “In 2018, a young Guatemalan man named Reynaldo Castro Tum was ordered deported even though no one in the U.S. government knew where he was, or how to find him. Now, more than two years later, his unusual journey through the United States’ immigration system has sucked another man back into a legal […]

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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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The Strange Death Of José De Jesús, Part 1

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My thoughts: This podcast underscores the tragedy of our immigration system, while showcasing the passion and skill behind powerful investigative journalism. Their description: “A man dies in a U.S. immigration detention center, under unusual circumstances. He is found unresponsive in his cell, with a sock stuffed down his throat. His death is ruled a suicide, […]

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To Honor Vanessa Guillén, These Two Latina Veterans Are Telling Women Not To Enlist

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My thoughts: This is such a horrific injustice it’s very difficult to learn about. Their description: “Latina Veterans Lucy del Gaudio and Pam Campos-Palma are spearheading a campaign demanding justice after the disappearance and killing of Army Spc. Vanessa Guillén. Their service experience includes misogyny, discrimination and sexual violence that many women, especially women of […]

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The Legacy of Berta Cáceres

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My thoughts: The assassination of Caceres is a horrific injustice and the way the US mainstream press covered her execution is shameful.  You can bet that if she had been killed in Venezuela, in Cuba, or in any country where the US government is actively engaged in regime change, her assassination would have been front […]

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