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People Are Going on Strike For a National “Day Without Immigrants”

Several businesses in major cities across the U.S. are closed today for a national strike in protest of Trump's anti-immigrant policies.

Trump is a damn fool and, today, immigrants across the United States are letting him know it.


Several businesses in major cities such as Washington D.C., Philadelphia, and Austin are closed today for a national "Day Without Immigrants," in protest of President Cheeto Satan's crackdown on immigration, which has included his anti-Muslim travel ban, as well as his proposed plan to seal the U.S.-Mexican border.

In order to emphasize the invaluable contributions of immigrants to American society, demonstrators in various states have chosen to skip work today and to boycott certain establishments. Some children in D.C. and New Jersey have stayed home from school.

Many on Twitter have called out the apparent hypocrisy and outright idiocy of Trump's anti-immigration measures, sharing their support for the movement using the hashtag #DayWithoutImmigrants.

You will learn today, Cheetolini!

Photo by Meztli Yoalli Rodríguez

Dying Lagoons Reveal Mexico’s Environmental Racism

In the heart of a traditionally Black and Indigenous use area in Southwest Mexico, decades of environmental destruction now threatens the existence of these communities.

On an early morning in September 2017, in a little fishing village in the Pacific coast of Oaxaca, called Zapotalito, thousands of dead fish floated on the surface of the Chacahua-Pastoría lagoons. A 7.1-magnitude earthquake, which rattled Mexico City on September 19, was felt as far down as Zapotalito, and the very next morning, its Black, Indigenous and poor Mestizo residents, who depend on the area's handful of lagoons for food and commerce, woke up to an awful smell and that terrible scene of floating fish.

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