Thursday, December 21, 2006

End the Aggression

Criminalizing humanitarian aid to immigrants risking life and limb to escape the economic brutalities of NAFTA south of the border, may seem an absurd position for US politicians to take, but within the overall context of dehumanizing mestizos for power and profit, it makes all the sense in the world. Recent harassment and detention of Latino workers by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (like most Department of Homeland Security operations)--while serving no public purpose--does serve a private one.

As explained in this documentary , the emerging prison camp industry for detaining immigrants has already been very lucrative for defense contractors like Vice President Cheney's company Halliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown, & Root. While $30 billion may not be as fat a hog as these corporate felons are carving in Iraq, it's still far from chickenfeed.

[ For more information on how to help end the aggression against indigenous peoples of the Americas, check out Immigrant Solidarity, No More Deaths, or American Friends Service Committee. ]

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