Republican governors are blaming immigrants for the surge in COVID-19 cases in their states rather than their lack of mandates. This comes as August 7th marks two years since ICE officials arrested nearly 700 workers in food processing plants across six Mississippi cities. Journalist and Founder of Futuro Media, Maria Hinojosa, joins American Voices with…
ITT Sound Off: Exporters of Violence
Maria and Julio discuss recent updates on immigration and COVID-19 vaccine equity. They also dive into current global protests in Colombia and East Jerusalem, where civilians have been met with extreme police violence.
SAVE THE DATE: Our next virtual LIVE ITT show is on Wednesday, May 26th at 7pm ET! Maria and Julio will be joined by Georgia Fort, award winning independent journalist and Tarkor Zehn, journalist and audio producer to discuss police violence, racial justice and healing in Minneapolis during the week that marks one year since the police murder of George Floyd. For more info and to RSVP, click here.
ITT Staff Picks:
- The latest on President Biden’s decision to lift the refugee cap, by Fernanda Echavarri for Mother Jones.
- Juanita Ramos Ardila writes for Latino Rebels about the “hopelessness” many Colombians are feeling after witnessing “how in one week the country has become a scene of violence led by police aggression against protestors.”
- This article for Al Jazeera provides historical context for the evictions of Palestinian families in the East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah.
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