Link love

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.

  1. 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.
  2. Call your state elected officials:  Demand sunshine on detention centers
  3. Donate to Raices Texas
  4. other places to donate:
  5. Call your elected officials about the upcoming ICE raids.
  6. attend (and/or organize) a protest/vigil on July 12.
  7. Subscribe to the Texas Tribune
  8. 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

Mick Mulvaney fires all 25 members of consumer watchdog’s advisory board

Referees and editors in economics are not gender neutral

Socialists go back to the past!

Ruth Janetta Temple

Celebrate Juneteenth!

The Problem with Health Sharing Ministries

Yet another IBS experiment: Fermented food overload

We also just seasoned our cast iron with flaxseed oil using this technique and it is amazing!  Eggs!

The story behind old town road

13 Responses to “Link love”

  1. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    More overnight

  2. rose Says:

    Given documentation on what is being done to children the implications re adult. … Thank you for putting the action items first too.
    GOP = pro-life means only the unborn and northern European ancestry with money.
    I wonder what Sarah Fabian knows about Nuremburg trials and results.

  3. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    Thread of actions (not vetted)

  4. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    You can protest the banks that are bankrolling these concentration camps. If you have an account you can close it and tell them why (or threaten to close it and if they don’t fix things then close it)

  5. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    A good thread on white privilege and police officers and protest

  6. Revanche @ A Gai Shan Life Says:

    I shook some money loose in our budget this past week and immediately sent a bunch to RAICES and KIND. I’ve faxed all my MOC. I can’t stand what our country is doing right now.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      Thank you so much. And also thank you for keeping up with what has been going on on your Twitter feed. A lot of people have no idea that this stuff is even going on.

  7. nicoleandmaggie Says:

    More actions– an expert agrees to start with calling your senators and representative.

  8. Leah Says:

    I hate the phone, and I called my (ugh) GOP representative today. I tried calling my senators, but their office is still closed, and I know they agree with me, so I feel less pressured. Will try to do so later today anyway.

    I suppose I should have looked at the script, but I invoked his pro-life stance and said that since he supports the sanctity of life, surely he would support keeping people in better conditions. I think I mentioned that we wouldn’t allow animals to be kept in those conditions. Ugh and blegh and I hope we can vote him out of office. I like our new governor but am mad that he left his congressional office up for a Republican.

    • nicoleandmaggie Says:

      Thank you so much. I hate calling too, so I often call before work and leave a message on their voicemail. This is so important.

      I don’t think you need to use the script at all– it’s just helpful for people like me who have trouble on the phone.

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