Author: David Bacon

The Rebirth of Solidarity on the Border

Increasing anti-union practices on both sides of the U.S./Mexico border have spurred a revival of solidarity work over the last several decades. In this third article of David Bacon’s series ‘Building a

“We Are Workers, Not Criminals”

In the big immigrant marches that swept the country on May Day in 2006 and 2007, one sign said it all: "We are Workers, not Criminals!" Often it was held in the

How U.S. Corporations Won the Debate Over Immigration

Editor’s note: At the last U.S.-Mexico Binational Meeting on November 9, Secretary of State Colin Powell dashed hopes for an integral immigration reform in the near future. Delivering the line of the

The Toxic Border

In early September 2002, the Coalition for Justice in the Maquiladoras (CJM) put out a call to border activists, urging them to act quickly to salvage one of the few remaining complaints