Archive for August, 2013

Aug 29 2013

How the FBI Secretly Denies Muslim Immigrants Their Citizenship

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When foreign-born US residents apply for citizenship they painstakingly jump through every legal hoop, fill out endless forms, hand over wads of cash, and nervously await a response from the government for months and sometimes years.

They rightly expect their applications to be processed by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security. They do not expect to have their citizenship application decided by a law enforcement agency like the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

But, for many Muslim applicants, we now know thanks to the ACLU, that the USCIS secretly consults the FBI to exercise a discretionary authority seemingly designed with Muslims in mind, to indefinitely postpone or deny applications if they deem the applicants “suspicious.”

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Aug 29 2013

Subversive Thought for August 29, 2013

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“Some day the workers will take possession of your city hall, and when we do, no child will be sacrificed on the altar of profit!” — Mother Jones

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Aug 29 2013

CommonDreams: How the FBI Secretly Denies Muslim Immigrants Their Citizenship

When foreign-born US residents apply for citizenship they painstakingly jump through every legal hoop, fill out endless forms, hand over wads of cash, and nervously await a response from the government for months and sometimes years.

They rightly expect their applications to be processed by the US Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), which is a part of the Department of Homeland Security. They do not expect to have their citizenship application decided by a law enforcement …

One response so far

Aug 28 2013

Daily News Flash with Rahul Mahajan and Jessie Wood: Iraq Violence, Merrill Lynch Suit, and March on Washington Anniversary

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Uprising’s Tuesday guest expert Rahul Mahajan, a sociologist and political analyst, and author of Full Spectrum Dominance: US Power in Iraq and Beyond, analyzes today’s news headlines:

More than 70 people were killed and over 200 wounded in a series of attacks in Iraq’s capital today. Iraqi authorities have called the wave of violence in Baghdad this week the …

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Aug 28 2013

A People’s History of the March on Washington

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We continue our coverage today of the historic March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, of which today is the actual anniversary.

A book by historian Charles Euchner called Nobody Turn Me Around: A People’s History of the 1963 March on Washington attempts to tell the story of the march by building on extensive interviews, archives, FBI files, and private …

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Aug 28 2013

The Music of the March on Washington and the Civil Rights Movement

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A crucial aspect of the March on Washington in 1963, and the civil rights movement in general, was the music of the movement. Artists from all over the country, black and white, expressed themselves through music. African American spirituals in particular, formed the basis for many popular folks songs of the time, calling for freedom and racial equality.

Today on …

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Aug 28 2013

A Roundtable Discussion on the 1963 March on Washington and Parallels With Today’s Movements

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Thousands of people are gathering today in the nation’s capital to hear President Obama’s address at the “Let Freedom Ring Commemoration and the Call to Action Ceremony” at the Lincoln Memorial.

Former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter will also be present and will no doubt point to the election of President Barack Obama as proof of the victories of …

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Aug 28 2013

Subversive Thought for August 28, 2013

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“When an individual is protesting society’s refusal to acknowledge his dignity as a human being, his very act of protest confers dignity on him.” — Bayard Rustin …

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Aug 27 2013

Coming up on August 28, 2013

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We’ll spend the hour focusing on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, exactly 50 years ago. We’ll hear about the “People’s History” of the march from author Charles Euchner, and the sounds and music of the march from the Pacifica Radio Archives. And we’ll have a roundtable discussion with a veteran of the original march, an immigrant rights activist, and a labor activist about the parallels between the civil rights movement and …

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Aug 27 2013

ACLU Uncovers a Program Designed To Deny Citizenship to “Suspicious” Muslims

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The ACLU has through Freedom of Information Act requests and litigations, obtained government documents which show that some people’s citizenship applications are being delayed or denied by the FBI because of a program called CARRP which stands for the Controlled Application Review and Resolution Program.

Uprising host Sonali Kolhatkar recently interviewed Jennie Pasquarella, staff attorney with the ACLU of Southern California, and author of the report “Muslims Need Not Apply”.

Click here to watch a video of the interview.

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