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Final Straw: Anarchist Perspectives on #DACA – #StopDeportations

Final Straw radio podcast. This week we are presenting two anarchist voices regarding DACA, among many other things. DACA stands for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, and has been in the news recently because of a stay on this program by the current administration.

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After #DACA: An Offensive Struggle To Win Liberation for all Migrants

We are together in the fight to legalize all migration, to empty the deportation centers, to demilitarize and decolonize the borders, and to disband ICE. This is the same fight that existed before Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) was enacted in 2012. This is the same fight that we were in during DACA, and that we’ll be in after DACA. DACA has benefited hundreds of thousands of young people, but DACA has always been only a band-aid on a lifetime of wounds. In certain ways, DACA helps, but it does not heal. Though we would never turn down a band-aid when when it will improve the lives of some, and though we will continue to resist like hell against anyone cruel enough to try to strip away a hard-earned social gain such as DACA, we know that DACA is not enough. These temporary reforms are not what we fight for, then or now. We’re fighting for freedom, nothing less.

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#DefendDaca Walk Outs & Protests Grow As #Trump Attacks #DACA

Today, Jeff Sessions speaking on behalf of the Trump Administration, announced that it will be advising the Department of Homeland Security to begin an “orderly, lawful wind-down” of the DACA program.

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September 9: #DefendDACA Action in #Oakland

On Saturday, September 9th at 2PM in Oscar Grant Plaza, Oakland, we invite all undacamented folks, families and allies to join us in a rally and march to show love and support for #DACA. We must show those affected that we stand with them, and those making the decision that we’ve already made it for them. We are here to stay!

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