Sewn together: Women’s cooperative in Mexico fills a niche in US market

The women’s sewing cooperative of DouglaPrieta Works (DPW) is the longest running and closest fair-trade sewing project in our region. The women of DPW make quality hand-sewn products and support a community center that teaches self-sufficiency and promotes food security in the community of Agua Prieta, Sonora. The women are agents for change in this post-colonized town, and the project demonstrates how our consumer choices can make radical differences in people’s lives, while countering the global capitalist paradigm that takes the means of production away from individuals—for everything from the clothes we wear to the food we eat. Continue reading Sewn together: Women’s cooperative in Mexico fills a niche in US market

The work of ending Operation Streamline

It goes on. Operation Streamline is criminalization of migrants as a means to deter re-entry to the United States. Shackled migrants, as many as 75 a day, are rushed through federal court in Tucson, Arizona. The process sometimes happens in less than 30 minutes. After meeting with a government-contracted attorney, they are called to the bench seven to nine at a time. Migrants leave as criminals and are sent to a government-contracted private prison run with billions of taxpayer dollars. Continue reading The work of ending Operation Streamline