Posts Tagged ‘Bracero Program’

Beyond the Border: The Partition of Mexico Revisited

Saturday, January 26th, 2013

This argument against guest worker programs offers a clear alternative.

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The impact of guest worker programs on workers and their communities

Saturday, October 15th, 2011

Here is the link for Harvest of Loneliness, an excellent documentary on the impact of the Bracero Program on the workers, their families, and communities.  It is relevant to the recent attempts to establish new temporary worker programs in the US.

The Evolution of Neoliberal Labor Strategy and the Decline of the American Working Class

Saturday, October 8th, 2011

The decline of the American working class under the neoliberal labor strategy that has evolved over the last 45 years has been ruinous for millions of working people, their families, and their communities. Yet few people are willing to face the full implications of labor’s decline — increasing economic austerity for a majority of Americans and the prospect of a bleak future for the greater part of America’s youth and coming generations.  Knowledge of how it happened and what is at stake offers concrete guidelines for political action.

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Transient Servitude: The US Guest Worker Program for Exploiting Mexican and Central American Workers — Comment

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

“The US is currently at war and, simultaneously, at another historical crossroad of domestic policy that will not only undermine the economic life of working people, but will tax the social and political institutions of the nation at large.  The stakes of the unfolding US strategy to exploit millions of Mexican and Central American laborers as transient servants through a national guest worker program are staggering.”

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Stolen Birthright — Comment

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The U.S. Conquest and Exploitation of the Mexican People

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Transient Servitude — Comment

Monday, February 2nd, 2009

The U.S. Guest Worker Program for Exploiting Mexican and Central American Workers

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