In light of the tragic yet hopeful events of last Friday--when immigration authorities entered the home of Arizona immigrant rights advocate Erika Andiola and arrested her mother and brother, but after public outcry released them the following day--we are re-posting a story from 2010, when Border Patrol agents increased raids in public areas around the lower Rio Grande Valley. Stories like Francisca's below are being brought to the forefront of the fight for immigration reform.
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Gary Johnson files anti-trust lawsuit to appear in presidential debates (via Raw Story )
Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson filed an anti-trust lawsuit suit in federal court Friday alleging that the Democratic and Republican parties are conspiring to keep third-party candidates out of the presidential debates and, as a result, out of the White House. In the suit, Johnson’…
“The problem with debates isn’t that the human moderators need computers to help them fact-check, the problem is they’re banned from fact-checking period.
Before 1988, debates were run by the League of Women Voters, which is non-partisan, and ran non-partisan debates. So, for the ’88 election Bush and
MondaleDukakis formed the CPD to be a common bloc against the LWV, to stop them from adding third-party candidates or making the debates too challenging. Eventually the LWV quit, because…
It has become clear to us that the candidates’ organizations aim to add debates to their list of campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions. The League has no intention of becoming an accessory to the hoodwinking of the American public.
So since 1988 debates have been campaign-trail charades devoid of substance, spontaneity and honest answers to tough questions. Unless Watson is going to help them avoid substance more efficiently, this isn’t going to happen.”
~reddit user, hurffurf