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In Beverly Hills, a cardboard gardener ‘represents’ (photos, video)

by HABLO PICASSO September 25, 2014 Cultura
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We first met West Hollywood artist Ramiro Gomez when he began placing his hand-painted cardboard figures of immigrant laborers in prominent public spaces in Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Even as his audience has expanded via out-of-town art exhibits and a documentary film, he still plants cutout cardboard workers in places where their real-life counterparts […]

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Top 10 reasons we are against labor unions (toon)

by UE LOCAL 222 June 23, 2014 Cartoons
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[Image via UE Local 222.] PREVIOUSLY ON UNIONS:

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Thank you, Jesus, for the food we eat (toon)

by THE INTERNETS November 28, 2013 Cartoons
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Aloe Blacc’s ‘Wake Me Up!’ tells immigrants’ stories (music video)

by Soy Capitan October 24, 2013 Cultura
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This is not an American tale. This is a tale of ordinary people around the world over who have to cross manmade borders to secure a future for themselves and their families. Panamanian-American Aloe Blacc sings their story in Wake Me Up!

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La Cucaracha: Support striking fast food workers! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 13, 2013 Cartoons
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Solidarity Forever: Music videos for Labor Day

by Comic Saenz September 1, 2013 Cultura
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Happy Labor Day! Sing along with the music videos that celebrate the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, Machines, This Land Is Your Land, I’m Stickin’ to the Union and Solidarity Forever.

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La Cucaracha April 1, 2003: Hola Kitty on immigration (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 15, 2013 Cartoons
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If there’s a mess that needs cleaning, you need ‘Soap Man’ (video)

by Andalé Mono April 10, 2013 El Now
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He’s just a mild-mannered, hard-working immigrant Mexican janitor, until his soapy sense detects a mess that needs cleaning. Then you better watch out for Los Angeles superhero Soap Man!

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Flowers that bloom in Bel-Air, tra la, need immigrant gardeners (fotos)

by Comic Saenz April 3, 2013 Cultura
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Installation artist Ramiro Gomez — who makes invisible immigrant laborers visible by installing cardboard cutout painted figures around Los Angeles neighborhoods — emailed Tuesday evening: My newest piece is in front of a home in Bel-Air. I drove around for a while looking for a place that felt right. At first I placed them in […]

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Los Peanuts: Tienes que trabajar muy duro en mi rancho (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 1, 2013 Cartoons
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Documentary: ‘Mundo Al Revés – World Upside Down’ (NSFW video)

by HUIS CLOS February 22, 2013 Cultura
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Johnny Mp, who comes from Peru, made this documentary to show the hard life of an immigrant — living, working and loving. Can you relate? (NSFW language.) RELATED: Welcome to 2040 on ‘The Other Side’ (video)

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Ed Asner: ‘Tax the rich – an animated fairy tale’ (video)

by SOL E. DARRITY February 19, 2013 Cartoons
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Grumpy old man with a heart of gold Ed Asner doesn’t say “eat the rich” – wouldn’t be right. But Tax the Rich? Ed’s totally OK with that!

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‘Why Braceros?’ 1959 PR film says don’t be scared, it’s OK

by Lucida Grandé December 1, 2012 Cultura
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Don’t worry, gringos, Mexican nationals won’t steal your job since all these “nationals” do is “stoop labor.” Also, explains the friendly Mexican Consul, they are “braceros” and not “wetbacks.” The 19-minute film Why Braceros? was produced around 1959 on behalf of the Council of California Growers. The Journal of Murketing explains: It aims to tell […]

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Momfidential: Should I consider hiring a Latina nanny? (video)

by Lucida Grandé October 12, 2012 Cultura
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When bringing a strange woman into your home to help raise your children, many things need to be considered. In this episode of Momfidential, mommy bloggers Byrdie and Linden discuss the pros and cons of Latina and Eastern European nannies.

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Solidarity Forever: Music videos sing the stories of labor

by RUSSELL YURJIMIZ September 2, 2012 Cultura
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Did Romney’s (underpaid?) housekeeper show up in RNC video?

by AL ALONGO WATCHTOWER August 31, 2012 El Now
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Who is that woman washing dishes or doing laundry in the Romney family home? Colorlines writes: Before Mitt Romney was introduced at the Republican National Convention on a Thursday night viewers saw a 10-minute video created to humanize Romney. The video featured the Romney family inside their home several times but in one of the […]

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Ramiro says his name is Antonio – here is his life so far (photos)

by HABLO PICASSO August 30, 2012 Cartoons
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Installation artist and painter Ramiro “Jay” Gomez continues to populate the streets of Southern California with immigrant laborers painted on cardboard.  His quest? To make visible the invisible people who keep L.A. — and Beverly Hills — running. Here, in the artist’s photographs, is the life story of Ramiro’s newest creation, the guy who sells […]

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Contractor and Latino day laborer become BFFs in ‘The Tool’ (video)

by Andalé Mono July 10, 2012 Cultura
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A seemingly-friendly contractor hires a migrant laborer for a house painting job but their relationship soon gets complicated. Will their man crush outlast the law?

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Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce: ‘Mexicans work better’

by María Purísima July 9, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from WASHINGTON, D.C.) The Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce and the U.S. Labor Department are launching a campaign to promote Hispanic workers. The Mexicans Work Better campaign encourages American business owners to hire Latino workers for whatever jobs are open and at whatever salary. “Since the Spanish arrival in the Americas, Latinos have been […]

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More Mexicans bypassing U.S. for friendly neighbor to the north

by Victor Payan June 12, 2012 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from OTTAWA) A recent study from the Canadian Undocumented Labor Office here (CULO) reveals more and more undocumented immigrants are bypassing Los United Estates, preferring to seek a better life in Canadia. Analysts say this could have major consequences for the U.S. economy, agriculture, Republican scapegoating and the sales of leaf blowers. A TIME […]

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Students create gigantic portrait of Cesar Chavez from 5500 dominos

by Andalé Mono April 24, 2012 Cartoons
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San Diego students used dominos to create a huge Cesar Chavez mural and installed it over the weekend in Chicano Park. NBC San Diego’s Gitzel Puente reports: It took 5,500 domino pieces, 40 students and six weeks to create this piece of art. Students and staff from O’Farrell Community School started this mural using blueprints, […]

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Factory workers strike in China as GOP and Fox demand more

by JUAN HAN-LO February 23, 2012 El Now
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(PNS reporting from BEN WA, CHINA) A wildcat strike at the FoxCon plant here yesterday briefly shut down meme production as assembly-line workers protested increased workloads and a benefit cutback. FoxCon’s Factory #42, a joint venture by Fox News and the GOP Conservative Action Committee, produces faux factoids, snotty snippets and misrepresentations of the Democrats’ […]

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