Arizona was the only territory west of Texas to secede from the Union and join the Confederacy during the Civil War. A century later, it fought recognition of the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday. This week, an anti-immigrant bill was signed into law by Republican Gov. Jan Brewer. Arizona Senate Bill 1070 empowers state and local law enforcement to stop, question and arrest whoever they suspect may not be in the state legally. The law is an open invitation to sweeping racial profiling and arbitrary detention.
Billy Bragg Battles the BNP over England's Soul--But Does it Have One Anymore?
By Ed West
How is it that the loudest cries for diversity come from the drivers of Land Rovers? Or, at least, people who live in areas where everyone else does. Billy Bragg is campaigning in Barking against the BNP and although the folk singer doesn't drive a Chelsea tractor so far as I know, he does, in the words of Gary Bushell, "live in a lovely big house in West Dorset".
Brenda Joy Lem's grandfather opened the first hand laundry in Oshawa around 100 years ago. This physically grueling and relentless work during the time of the depression and the years of the Chinese Exclusion Act, made family life at the Ontario Laundry far from ideal. Meditating on themes of memory, class, family history and the enduring heart, Homage to the Heart, was developed from oral histories, told to her by her father and her aunt. Four prints, focusing on the lives of the women in the family, were selected for this exhibition.
Mayworks invites everyone to the closing night of the festival to celebrate 25 years with an unforgettable May 1st extravaganza! This year, we mark a historic day by shining the spotlight on the struggles, successes and strength of working class peoples, migrants, undocumented and temporary workers, by joining No One Is Illegal Toronto and the Canadian Labour Congress Ontario Region in presenting musicians, dancers and artists who will ignite the stage with dance, words and music to provoke thinking as well as dancing and laughter! It will work!