Posts for 'Immigrant Rights'

My Speech on the Creation of a Legal Defense Fund for Immigrants Detained by ICE

April 18th, 2017

On April 17, 2017, the Seattle City Council voted to allocate $1 million to create a Legal Defense Fund for immigrants detained by ICE. It’s essential that we back legal action with mass political action, building a fighting mass movement that stands in solidarity with all working people. See my full remarks below. I am very happy to […]

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My Speech on International Women’s Day 2017: Build the Fight for Women’s Rights and Against Trump!

March 9th, 2017

On March 8, 2017, over a thousand people braved wet and cold weather to rally on International Women’s Day in Seattle. The energy at the rally demonstrated the emergence of a new women’s movement in America. Amidst renewed attacks by Trump and the Republicans on abortion rights, trans rights, and health care, millennial women and […]

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The Socialist Response to Trump’s Address to Joint Session of Congress

March 1st, 2017

On February 28, 2017, Trump gave his first address to joint session of Congress. I gave the socialist response. Tuesday February 28, 2017 Sisters and Brothers, In just five weeks, Donald Trump has unleashed a series of vicious attacks on one group of Americans after another: From his Muslim ban to the ramping up of […]

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Inside the SeaTac Airport Shutdown

February 22nd, 2017

Since Trump’s inauguration, millions of people have protested in opposition to Trump’s xenophobic, Islamophobic, racist, and bigoted agenda. Civil disobedience and temporary shutdowns of airports nationwide on January 28 won the release of immigrant detainees, and played a decisive role in defeating Trump’s attempted Muslim Ban. The success of such non-violent direct actions shows that […]

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TONIGHT! Emergency Mass Rally to Defend Immigrants (5PM, Westlake)

January 29th, 2017

Emergency Mass Rally Against Trump’s Muslim & Immigrant Ban! TONIGHT! 5:00 PM at Westlake Plaza (400 Pine St) Release All Immigrant Detainees! No Ban! No Wall! No Deportations!   Sisters and Brothers, Yesterday was an historic day of national resistance to Trump’s hateful attacks on immigrants, Muslims, communities of color, the environment, and ordinary working […]

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Trump Attacks Sanctuary Cities — Seattle Should Fight Back! Mass Protests on May 1st!

January 25th, 2017

On January 25, 2017, Trump signed an executive order attacking sanctuary cities. Below is an updated statement on how Seattle must stand with our sisters and brothers, and fight back. Today Trump signed an order to strip federal funding from sanctuary cities, which refuse to check for immigration status or to arrest and detain undocumented […]

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My Socialist Response to Donald Trump’s Inaugural Speech

January 20th, 2017

Sisters and brothers, Donald Trump is now Predator in Chief, and head of one of the most dangerous and right wing administrations in US history. In his inauguration speech, a few minutes ago, Trump said that his government will follow the righteous path, that it will be a government for the people. That the forgotten […]

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Resist Trump! Inauguration Week Actions

January 9th, 2017

Mass protests during inauguration week are extremely important. We need to send a clear message to Trump that he has no mandate for his bigoted and anti-worker agenda. Join Seattle’s Anti-Trump Resistance! Look below for details on local actions, and check back for updates (as details are subject to change). For an expanded listing of events throughout Washington […]

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Stand with our LGBTQ Sisters and Brothers! Fight back against Scapegoating & Islamophobia!

June 12th, 2016

This morning, we were all devastated to learn of the horrific terrorist attack on the LGBTQ community at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Our hearts go out to all grieving, most especially to the victims and their families. This mass murder did not happen in a political and social vacuum. Indeed, we did not […]

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My Comments About Anti-Chinese Legislation

August 6th, 2015

On August 3, 2015, I was pleased to vote for a Seattle City Council resolution condemning the racist anti-Chinese legislation and policies that were so ubiquitous in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. This resolution cannot undo the harm done in the past. But acknowledging this history and recognizing the immense contributions Chinese immigrants and Chinese Americans made […]

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