Civil Rights Violations

New Documentary ‘Under Arpiao’ Sets Off Southern Tour

Jason Michael Aragón, a filmmaker and activist from Pan Left Productions in Tucson, Arizona, recently released preview screenings of his documentary film titled Under Arpaio, which documents the struggle against the notorious Joe Arpaio. This “working- cut” of the film … Continued

Tanton Network Leaps to the Defense of Arpaio After Scathing DOJ Report Released

Last week the Department of Justice published a scathing 22-page report on the policies and actions of the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO). The sheriff in Maricopa County is, of course, none other than Joe Arpaio. Arpaio’s civil rights violations … Continued


Inspirational Freedom Riders Resonate in Current Struggles for Justice

May, 2011 marks the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Riders, a critical mobilizing campaign of the civil rights movement of this country.  As buses rolled from all points across the country headed either from North to South or South to … Continued


Crosspost: Immigrants Face New Year With Old Fears

Valeria Fernandez, reporter for Feet in Two Worlds, aptly summarizes the concerns for undocumented immigrants in Arizona this coming year. Not only does she describe the saga of Sheriff Joe for Arizona’s undocumented, but she highlights the troubling legislative backing … Continued


The Circus Continues: Arpaio Raids Social Service Agency

Thursday afternoon Sheriff Arpaio’s deputies raided the offices of a social service agency in Phoenix. This latest act of intimidation is tied to his ongoing attacks against Maricopa County supervisor Mary Rose Wilcox. Wilcox has been an outspoken opponent of … Continued


President Obama and Janet Napolitano Need to Stop Raids

The first workplace raid of the Obama Administration’s Presidency occurred on Tuesday in Bellingham, Washington. 28 workers were detained when ICE agents in full riot gear stormed Yamato Engine Specialists manufacturing plant with buckets of handcuffs and ankle shackles. The … Continued