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· September, 2017

Stories about North America from September, 2017

‘Immigrants, We Get The Job Done’ Music Video Spotlights Injustice in the US and Beyond

The song and video depicts an ignored working class, living in the shadows often victims of war crimes, police brutality, labor exploitation, anti-immigrant violence and senseless death.

Are Hazardous Vapors Seeping Into Basements Across the United States?

The movement of underground contaminants into buildings is attracting increased scrutiny from health experts, advocates and agencies.

The Perils of Military Engagement Against North Korea

"Any country that considers an attack on North Korea must confront the question of who turned the DPRK into such a defiant rogue nation."

Native Stereotypes, Beware: Indigenous Comic Con in the US Is Nearly Here

"We got superheroes, we got soldiers, we got everybody...It is showing across the spectrum, rather than just a historicized view, of essentially, what boils down to cowboys and Indians."

The Stories Behind DACA, the Now-Ended Program for Young Undocumented Immigrants in the US

"The term American should not be defined by a document or the lack of one, but more so the willingness to contribute to the country and help others out..."

An Immigrant, Activist and Attorney's Hard Truths on DACA

DACA's beneficiaries must feel a deep sense of betrayal. But it is equally important that we demand more than the continuation of policies that provided only fragile and temporary benefits.

An Anonymous Psych Patient Is Now Acclaimed as a Master Artist of the Immigrant Experience

For years, Mexican artist Martín Ramírez was only known as a psychiatric patient who made drawings. That narrative is changing.

Chinese Are Questioning the Government's Response to Pyongyang's Nuclear Tests

"Maintaining [social] stability is more important than human life?"

Yes, Racism Among the US Latino Community Against African-Americans Does Exist

"Conversations have been going on for more than 50 years...This topic involves political, spiritual and cultural aspects."

On WhatsApp, Fake News Is Nearly Impossible to Moderate. Is That a Bad Thing?

People are keen to tackle fake news on Facebook. But picture becomes more complex when news and information spread through WhatsApp.

Mexico Offers Relief for Hurricane Harvey Victims Amidst Storms of Immigration Controversy

Carlos Sada, Mexico's undersecretary for North American relations, said late Monday, “Our offer is open and permanent. We're just waiting for instructions [...] This is about being good neighbors."

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