Category Archives: Immigration

Obama And Trump On Immigration

By Ralph Scharnau The history of immigration to the United States reveals a long and continuing pattern of fractious immigration debate, laced with myths, xenophobia, racism, sexism, and classism.  Over the years, American Indians, women, Catholics, workers, and leftists among … Continue reading

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Splitting Migrant Families, How Could This Happen?

Splitting Migrant Families, How Could This Happen? By David Shorr Ever since President Trump started splitting parents and children at our southern border, I’ve been thinking about the last time I was called for jury duty. Jurors were being picked … Continue reading

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Veterans Condemn Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy

Veterans For Peace strongly condemns Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy, the imprisonment of children, and criminalization of undocumented immigrants. Our immigration laws and enforcement tactics have long been at a crisis point and we are now witnessing even more draconian … Continue reading

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Don’t Forget: Families Belong Together Rallies Across Iowa Today

Rallies will be held across Iowa in large cities and small and in every sector of the state to loudly protest the insane administration policies of tearing children from their parents at the border. Besides the incredible cruelty shown by … Continue reading

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Couple Of Thoughts On The Ripping Families Apart At The Border

Without a doubt this is about the lowest the US has ever stooped. The current administration has acted against laws, against norms and against morality in jailing babies and children at the Mexican border. It is unconscienable.  While others have … Continue reading

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What, Me Worry?

The following is a letter to the editor from Larry Hodgden of Tipton. Larry is an Army veteran and former chair of the Cedar County Democrats. A recent Gazette letter reminded me of this warning to all of us. Reverend … Continue reading

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Dave Loebsack Introduces Legislation To Reunite Deported Pastor And Family

IOWA CITY, Iowa (KCRG-TV9) – There’s a new push to bring Pastor Max Villatoro back to the United States – a bill in Washington, D.C. Thursday U.S. Congressman Dave Loebsack announced the bill “For the relief of Max Villatoro.” The … Continue reading

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Top 5 Thanksgiving Dinner Debate Tips

Timely advice from our friends at ProgressIowa If you’re like me, you’ve got a lot of Thanksgiving food, family fun, and a heaping helping of face time with your conservative relatives. Are you the only progressive voice at the dinner … Continue reading

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JFK: Liberal

To honor the memory of John Fitzgerald Kennedy, murdered 52 years ago today in Dallas, Texas we present his acceptance speech before the New York Liberal Party in 1960 Over the years the term “liberal” has been redefined by the … Continue reading

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Why we must listen to Pope Francis‏

The following is an email sent from the Bernie Sanders campaign: “If politics must truly be at the service of the human person, it follows that it cannot be a slave to the economy and finance. Politics is, instead, an … Continue reading

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