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· February, 2017

Stories about North America from February, 2017

The Face of Resistance: Are You Listening? Podcast

In this episode, we take you to India, Japan, Australia, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago to introduce you to the Face of Resistance in a globalized world.

New Immigration Policies Convince More Japanese Americans to Engage in the Radical Act of Remembering

Americans were discriminated against and incarcerated during World War II because of their ancestry. This created a generation of their descendants who don’t want to see it happen again.

US Activists, on Overdrive to Respond to Trump’s Immigration Plans, Are Making New Alliances

“Even before I shower, my mailbox is almost full. And soon as I wake up my phone starts ringing,” says Detroit organizer Adonis Flores.

Oscar López Rivera Is in Puerto Rico but Under House Arrest Until His Sentence Expires

His sentence expires on May 17.

Trump a Convenient Whipping Boy for Trinidad & Tobago Footballer Dwight Yorke's Visa Issue

A high-profile footballer, a controversial travel ban and an Iranian stamp in a passport all converge to blow a simple visa issue out of proportion.

Unsurprisingly, Saudi Arabia's Politicians and Media Love Trump's Tough Talk on Iran

Some, however, warned that escalating tensions could end badly: "We live in the same region with Iran, any war on Iran means we all going to be devastated".

An American Artist Is Inking ‘RESIST’ Tattoos for Good Causes

"...it's our collective responsibility to make sure they're positive and progressive steps towards a brighter future for EVERYONE."

Marcus Garvey and President Obama's Missed Opportunity

By refusing to pardon or highlight the accomplishments of Marcus Garvey during his tenure, President Obama missed the opportunity for "honest discussion about race and the erasure of black heroes."

This Syrian Refugee Family Was Split Apart by New US Travel Rules

Gasem al-Hamad and his family live in California, safe from the war, but now Hamad's brother is stuck in Jordan. It's unknown when the family may be reunited.

Here's What Refugees Do While They're Waiting to Get Into the US

In the midst of arguments over Trump's suspension of refugee resettlement, some needy people are still getting in.

Iranians Make ‘Love’ Between Iran and America Go Viral with #LoveBeyondFlags

In order to counter the hateful rhetoric between their governments, Iranians make #LoveBeyondFlag, in gratitude towards American protesters who stood against Trump's travel ban go viral.

Fighting the Good Fight: Immigration Advocates Challenge Trump's Executive Order

In airports and law offices around the United States, legal advocates and grassroots activists have found common ground in the fight against President Trump's Executive Order on Immigration.

From Vietnam to the US, the Zodiac Is an Important Part of Vietnamese Culture

"...when you meet Vietnamese elders, they don’t ask how old you are as much a lot of the time as your year you were born, your zodiac year..."

How to Crack a Joke in Trump's America

Comedians are grappling with their craft in the Trump era. Hari Kondabolu, for one, says he plans to stay aggressive.

Borders or Bans Can't Stop Me From Being a Muslim Doctor

Pakistan and many other Muslim-majority countries provide numerous physicians to the US healthcare system. Jalal Baig is afraid immigration restrictions will affect foreign physicians who contribute.

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