“Harvest of Shame” A Documentary on Migrant Workers in America

Migrant agricultural worker's family. Seven hungry children. Mother aged thirty-two. Father is a native Californian. Destitute in pea picker's camp, Nipomo, California, because of the failure of the early pea crop. These people had just sold their tent in order to buy food. Of the twenty-five hundred people in this camp most of them were destitute. photo: Wikimedia Commons

by CBS This CBS Reports episode, shows impoverished conditions and the exploitation of millions of migratory farm workers in the United States, some of whom worked for as little as a dollar a day. Spokesmen for various groups […]

ALEC vs. Kids: How Corporate Backed Legislation is Changing Schools

Young girl seated at desk in classroom in Chicago, Illinois. Image from Look photographic assignment with title: Chicago city of contrasts. photo: Stanley Kubrick

New Report Shows ALEC’s Effects On Florida Education Policy By Ashley Lopez for Florida Center for Investigative Reporting A new report from a statewide progressive group details the influence that the corporate-backed American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, has had […]

Victims of ‘The American Dream’

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Video: Hidden in the Harvest by Ariane Wu & Marina Luz for CIR  Three women came to the U.S. looking for a better life, but what they found wasn’t the American dream. See what they say they had […]

‘Named, Shamed & Jailed’ – How an Undercover Journalist is Changing Ghana

Screenshot of Anas appearing in video for TED Talks.

4 must-read stories from Anas Aremeyaw Anas, the journalist exposing unthinkable crimes in Ghana by Thu-Huong Ha for TED Blog  Anas Aremeyaw Anas is known for, as he calls it, the “naming, shaming and jailing” of criminals all over Ghana – […]

What Happens to Deported Migrants?

Aspiring migrant from Mexico into the US at the Tijuana-San Diego border. The crosses represent the deaths of failed attempts. photo: Tomas Castelazo

Despite ‘zero-tolerance’ policy, many who cross border are repeat offenders by G.W. Schulz & Andrew Becker for CIR  NOGALES, Mexico – Men and women recently deported from the United States often sleep here at night among the dead […]

Exiled: Part Two of two-part series on the impact of US Immigration Policy

Among the many kids in San José Calderas, Guatemala is Jeidy Hernández, a U.S. citizen. Instead of leaving kids in the U.S., many parents are choosing to move the entire family. photo: Vinicio Interiano. For more images by Interiano, please visit the original story at Equal Voice News

Accidental Foreigners: America’s Forgotten Citizens by Cindy Carcamo for Equal Voice News. For more stories and current news, please visit Equal Voice News. SAN JOSE CALDERAS, Guatemala — Jeidy knows she’s different. The 5-year-old with dark eyes and an impish smile toys […]

Expendable: Part One of two-part series on the impact of US Immigration Policy

Modesto Hernandez sits in his apartment on Feb. 26, 2013. Photo by Mike Kane for Equal Voice News

The True Cost of Food: Immigration and Agriculture Workers by Brad Wong for Equal Voice News. For more stories and current news, please visit Equal Voice News. BELLINGHAM, Wash. – When Modesto Hernandez, 35, walks these days, he […]