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The superhero gang just want a regular Fantastic Four superhero kinda day, but things are a little off kilter: An evil character called The Hate Monger is causing a massive disturbance in the Force with his hateful rhetoric.

ComicVine @ GameSpot sets it up:

The FF go out and run into the Hate-Monger. The Hate-Monger was a fascist orator dressed in a purple outfit shouting intolerance against all foreigners and those who don’t agree with him. The Thing is so appalled by his speech that he smashes the Hate-Monger’s grandstand but….

Stan Lee himself and Bill Murray as Human Torch star in this 1975 Marvel Comics Radio Show episode. [Mas…]

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Long live the farmworkers!

My late father, Salomón Chavez Huerta, first arrived in this country as an agricultural guest worker in the mid-1900s, during the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program represented a guest worker program between the United States and Mexico. From 1942 to 1964, the Mexican government exported an estimated 4.6 million Mexicans to meet this country’s labor shortage not only in the agricultural fields during two major wars (WWII and Korean War), but also in the railroad and mining sectors.

Like many braceros of his generation from rural Mexico, my father didn’t speak too much about the horrible working / housing conditions he endured while toiling in el norte. This included low pay, overcrowded housing, terrible food, limited legal rights, lack of freedom outside of the labor camps, racism, verbal / physical abuse and price gauging from company landlords / stores. [Mas…]

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Donald Trump and the GOP haters want to split this beautiful family up and send the parents back to Mexico. We can’t let that happen. The President’s DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans) initiative is now stalled because the Republicans won’t vote on the Obama’s nominee to the Supreme Court, a judge who could potentially end the body’s 4-4 deadlocks.

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After a son leaves his small, impoverished Mexican town of Francisco Villa to find a better life in Chicago, he sends money to help his family — and hometown — alive. Racist Donald Trump says he would stop these “remittances.”

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Xenia Rubinos: Brown people do it all in ‘Mexican Chef’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 2, 2016 Cultura
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New York City alternative whirlwind Xenia Rubinos makes quite an exhaustive list of things that brown people do, including Mexican Chef. Brown cleans your house, for example, and brown takes the trash, brown even wipes your granddaddy’s a$$. PREVIOUSLY ON XENIA RUBINOS: Xenia Rubinos live in a lowrider “Just Like I” (video) Xenia Rubinos is […]

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Welcome to 2040 and life on ‘The Other Side’ (video)

by Obeah Juan Xenobi August 2, 2016 Cultura
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Exterior, day: Destitute desert town in the year 2040. Audio: Spanish newsradio tells the story — unemployment is 86%, gangs are everywhere and food and water are getting scarce. There’s only one thing a father can do — smuggle his family across the border to the prosperous country on The Other Side.

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La Cucaracha: Is Trump really the ‘law and order’ candidate? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz July 29, 2016 Cartoons
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You can’t deport me! I’m Scotch-Irish, like President Obama! (toon)

by MR. POCHO July 29, 2016 Cartoons
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Herr Trump can’t deport me! I’m of Scotch-Irish descent, just like President Obama. Here is my official CLAN POCHO tartan if you don’t believe me.

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Watch: Pregnant mujer crossing border gives birth to ‘Alien’

by ROD ESTERLING July 19, 2016 Cultura
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Locked in the back of a van, desperate migrants must cross the Mexican border into the U.S. before one of them gives birth to an illegal alien. The Birth of an Alien (El Nacimiento de un Extranjero) is from Sumiko Braun.

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Something’s not quite right at the RNC in Cleveland (photo)

by Comic Saenz July 18, 2016 Cartoons

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To win playing BORDERS, you need to beat La Migra (video)

by Comic Saenz July 7, 2016 Cultura
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BORDERS is a game from Gonzalo Alvarez where players walk in the shoes of an immigrant to endure the danger of a journey across the desert. You only win if you can avoid La Migra and beat the heat by hiding under bushes and staying hydrated. Many make the journey towards the border with the […]

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Born in East L.A.: “They’re coming to America!” (video)

by Moctezuma Cortés July 4, 2016 Cultura

Far, We’ve been traveling far Without a home But not without a star Free, Only want to be free We huddle close Hang on to a dream On the boats and on the planes They’re coming to America Never looking back again, They’re coming to America

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Savage Wild West Adventures of the Border Patrol (1951 toons)

by Memo Nericcio June 29, 2016 Cartoons
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“Heroic” Border Patrol Agents of Lore: Or “That’s Not the Migra I Know!” More Tales of Greedy “Mexicans,” “Savage” Native Americans, and “Heroic” Uber Gringos! Pappy’s Golden Age of Comics Blog is at it again — posting delectable artifacts from American comic book history that are also revelatory chronicles unraveling the collusion of race, ethnicity, […]

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Deported moms in Tijuana long for families, work for reform (video)

by Andalé Mono June 28, 2016 El Now
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In Dreaming in Tijuana deported mothers fight for immigration reform in the United States. The anguish of family separation has turned them into activists who promote the U.S. Latino vote from the Mexican side of the world’s “most transited” border. [Video via Univision.]

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Got milk? Not without immigrant farmworkers! (video)

by Verdana Bold May 27, 2016 Cultura
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Check out this trailer for Farmworker: How Immigration Feeds America from freelance journalist Diana Prichard. She’s working on a film telling the story of how immigrants are critical to American agriculture. And always remember who worked hard to get you that next glass of leche or bowl of hot queso.

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La Cucaracha Voteria 2016 #2: Do you want to play a game? (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz May 23, 2016 Cartoons

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Let’s get one thing straight: No human being is ‘illegal’

by Domenico Maceri, Ph.D. May 23, 2016 Cultura
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“Could the president grant deferred removal to every unlawfully present alien in the United States right now?” That’s how Supreme Court Chief Justice John Roberts referred to individuals lacking the proper documents to be in the country during a recent hearing on DAPA (Deferred Action for parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents). “Alien” is […]

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Mexican immigrant parents: From my shame to my pride

by DR. Alvaro Huerta May 17, 2016 Cultura
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When I first applied to UCLA, I wrote in my personal essay that I didn’t have any positive role models in my violent neighborhood. Having grown up in East Los Angeles’ Ramona Gardens housing project, I wrote that most of the adults represented gang members, drug dealers, thieves, tecatos (heroin addicts), alcoholics, felons and high […]

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