DREAMers from SoCal’s alt Mex music scene teamed up as The Mexican Standoff to record El Muro because they have feels about Trump’s wall. They never say his name, however.
On YouTube they explain:
Migration is Beautiful: The Monarch Butterfly Story, from Marina Valle, supports
the California Endowment Defend DACA and Immigration Awareness Campaigns.
Former Mexican presidente Vicente Fox, no angel himself, tells Bill Maher that he speaks for 120 million Mexicans who Trump insulted. And he doesn’t mince words. [NSFW video.]
Eight years of a disastrous Trump administration is not acceptable! Neither the United States nor the world can survive eight years of the “Racist-in-Chief” and “Hustler-in-Chief.”
It appears that Counsel Robert Mueller’s ongoing investigation represents our only hope to impeach Trump or force him to resign like former President Richard M. Nixon. And while he’s at it, Mueller shouldn’t forget about Vice President Mike Pence–a more polished bigot. No pressure, Mr. Mueller!
Superstar singer-songwriter Jackson Browne teams up with POCHO faves Los Cenzontles (the Mockingbords) for The Dreamer, a new video.
Delivered to graduating seniors and their families at Pomona College’s Class Day
It’s great to be here today
to recognize you all in this way
I want to be here fully in celebration
but I can’t without first naming some realizations
I offer these reflections
with all humility
in the lessons you’ve taught me, class of 2017
Please know, I didn’t set out to rhyme
that’s just how the words flowed this time
The severity of the issues remain
I just speak them with little academic refrain
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.]
And this wonderful music video from Los Cenzontles expresses the same sentiments in song:
Un mensaje importante de Bernardo Sánchez, Bernie Sanders’ Mexican hermano. He’s Catholic. He’s Jewish. He’s a Cashjew. He’s NSFW.
And what would Bernie TV be without Larry David’s SNL sketch Bern Your Enthusiasm:
Even before the recent MIGRA raids targeting families denied asylum, hundreds of thousands of undocumented Mexican immigrants have been deported annually. Many were kids when their parents brought them over the border.
And those who grew up in the U.S. have found themselves living in what feels like a foreign country — Mexico. It’s like a dream Los Otros Dreamers never imagined.
PBS News Hour Special Correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro talked with some young people who are dealing with culture shock as they try to start over — strangers in a strange land.