What follows is a series of atrocities that the US has committed in US immigrant concentration camps. Some of these are pretty awful, but they are things that we are doing to people within our borders. We need to stop these atrocities. I think it is difficult to read any one of these and not want to help, but it is quite possible that the series of them together are overwhelming. So I am going to start with things we can do, and you can just skip over once you’ve hit your breaking point. Please, if you are a US citizen, do one of these items– at the very least give an elected representative a call or give some money to Raices Texas. Raices Texas can help individuals, calling can stop policies if enough people call.
- Call your MOC: Demand congress act to end abuses of detained immigrants You can do this even if you’ve already called before– news of abuses has been coming out pretty steadily as you can see below. If you can’t get through via phone, here’s how you can send a fax for free.
- Call your state elected officials: Demand sunshine on detention centers
- Donate to Raices Texas
- other places to donate: https://www.texastribune.org/2018/06/18/heres-list-organizations-are-mobilizing-help-separated-immigrant-child/
- Call your elected officials about the upcoming ICE raids.
- attend (and/or organize) a protest/vigil on July 12. https://www.lightsforliberty.org
- Subscribe to the Texas Tribune
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper asking for more coverage and/or talking about how awful this all is.
Justice department argues against providing soap, toothpaste, beds, to detained children
An expert on concentration camps says that is exactly what the US is running at the border A related article from Slate.
This lengthy thread from the Texas Tribune details the conditions and abuses at the concentration camps at our border
Joe Hill is running a fundraiser for refugees
Paired action: donate to Doug Jones who is the Democratic candidate against Roy Moore
Socialists go back to the past!
We also just seasoned our cast iron with flaxseed oil using this technique and it is amazing! Eggs!
The story behind old town road