About: Laura Carlsen
Recent Posts by Laura Carlsen
After three years of relative silence, the U.S. press has finally “discovered” the crisis of tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors piling up on the U.S. border. Although the coverage often began with moving stories of the hardships these young migrants faced, it soon turned ugly. For right-wing pundits and politicians, the “humanitarian crisis” has become a crackdown on kids.
Written on July 21, 2014 at 11:08 am
There’s been a blitz of stories over the past couple of weeks on child migrants arriving on the U.S.’s southern border. It’s important that these children do not remain invisible. But most of these mainstream press stories are telling half-truths about child victims, while muddling or downright manipulating the question of who and what is responsible.
Opponents are prepared to fight the energy sector reforms while the government talks about “the public good.” But, as transnationals are poised to enter the Mexican market, it is apparent that it is not about the oil flow but rather about the capital flow.
A new poll shows support for ending U.S. Cold War policies toward Cuba coming from unlikely quarters: Florida, the state that has been the staging ground for hardcore anti-Castro activism for decades.
There have been major advances in truth and justice movements in recent years. But of all the goals of the movements for truth and justice, the most important is the least achieved: to guarantee the crimes will not be repeated.
Recent Comments by Laura Carlsen
- July 3, 2014 on Confronting the Central American Refugee Crisis
- April 27, 2014 on La frontera mortal
- April 15, 2014 on Brazil’s World Cup Security Turns Repressive
- February 23, 2014 on The Capture of El Chapo Guzman–What Happens Next?
- June 22, 2013 on Delegation Finds Militarization Causes Suffering, Family Separation and Death at the Border