articles tagged "NAFTA"

Anniversary of the Zapatista Uprising

Wednesday, 15 January 2014 | A Public Affair
Melissa Forbis

January 1, 2014 marked the 20th anniversary of the Zapatista army uprising in Mexico just as NAFTA was coming into effect. Check out this edition of A Public Affair to learn more about the clash between the Zapatistas and the Mexican Army. more »

Illegal People

Wednesday, 2 January 2013 | A Public Affair
Mixtec Migrant Farm Workers in Taft

On Wednesday January 2nd, host Karma Chavez spoke with author, journalist, and photographer David Bacon about his work regrading NAFTA and immigration. For the last twenty years David Bacon, through his work as a writer and photojournalist, has researched the relationship between the global economy, labor, and migration. In his book “Illegal People” published in 2009, he exposes the failures of our national policy produces which lead to increasing displacement, migration, immigration raids, and an increasingly divided and polarized society. pushing for an overhaul in how we think, debate, and legislate about and around immigration, Bacon promotes focus on human rights in this age of globalization. He is also author of the book “The Children of NAFTA” which discusses labor wars on the U.S./Mexico Border.   Read more about David Bacon: http://dbacon.igc.org/   Read more about the book “Illegal People:” http://www.amazon.com/Illegal-People-Globalization-Criminalizes-Immigrants/dp/0807042307   Read more about the book “The Children of NAFTA:” http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520244726   Listen to the entire interview: more »

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