Sunday at the Movies with Santa Fe Dreamers, Video on Detention Centers & Forum for Finding Out What YOU Can Do

Today we report on yesterday’s inspiring youth-led EarthCare organizing meeting in preparation for the Sept 20 General Strike and as is our habit now, Sunday at the Movies offers two video on the NM asylum seeker detention disgrace. Ten US cities brace for mass ICE raids today:  all done with your tax dollars, in your…

Immigrant Crisis Deepens, Vigils Staged in Protest, Plus a Report on NM Political Developments

  Much is happening across the state. We repor on how Democratic challengers are springing up in most every one of the eight Senate districts where their Senator refused to protect a woman’s right to choose. We also offer commentary on the vigils scheduled for tonight across the country and we pose the question:  What…

2019 Legislative Report Card Preview

The Report Card has taken four months to complete, a dozen experts in the legislative process have reviewed and improved the report and it will be ready for release on Monday. It details what got done, what didn’t and why. “This Report Card does an excellent job of going beyond the political theater and on-the-record…

Government Report Cites Deplorable Conditions in Detention Centers. Details on Protests Statewide July 12

A government report found detainees forced to stand 24-7 for over a week in cages too crowded for anyone to sit, children under one year old detained for weeks, separated from parents and siblings. The report provides citations from the government’s own report and from a pediatrician who described the centers as “torture facilities.”  Photos…

New Vision for Democratizing the Economy In NM

Today, we begin a series of posts that articulate a vision forward, a path to a more democratic economy, revisiting a recurrent theme of Retake’s blog–the need to explore and ultimately develop entirely new economic and political systems, essentially democratizing our economy, the workplace, and our democracy. Reminder of Retake’s organizing meeting tonight. Details.

Sunday at the Movies: Video Highlights of Harris, Biden, Bernie, Buttigieg, Castro and More

Did you miss the debates?  We got you covered.  In addition to video clips from Debate I and II and Stephen Colbert’s hit on Debate II, we provide a fascinating US map depicting the most prevalent languages spoken in each state not including English and Spanish. Senator Martinez arrested for aggravated DWI. Post debate polls…

Two Shameful Tales, Inspiring and Courageous Responses and Opportunities for Action

Two separate issues: the DNC’s refusal to hold a climate change debate and a NM private prison housing asylum seekers in squalor. Plus, the inspiring responses from a 23-year old, risking arrest at a DNC meeting and a 95 year-old ABQ activist who just ended her 7 day hunger strike. Plus, Leger de Fernandez wins…