Category: Allies

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Lissette: “It’s Clear That All I Did Was Stand- Or In This Case Lie- In Solidarity.”

I decided to engage in an act of civil disobedience outside of the Broadview Detention Center out of a desire to stand in solidarity with those most directly affected by our immigration system. Nobody should be subjected to the unimaginable suffering and anxiety which thousands of individuals and families are forced to endure, and, finally, because I can; as a citizen and as someone who enjoys the arbitrary advantage of citizenship, I’m in position of great privilege. Privilege demands action!

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How a middle-aged professor came to participate in a civil disobedience action to stop a deportation bus

As I woke at 5:30 in the morning  to get dressed I remembered all the instructions:  no contacts in case the cops use pepper mace; no shoe laces, lacy accessories or jewelry that will...