Tuesday, July 1, 1997

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  • BORDER KILLING

    The shooting death earlier this year of an 18-year-old goat herder by a secret US Marine anti-drug squad in the small farming town of Redford, Texas, has sparked renewed controversy over the increasing US military presence along the Texas-Mexico border.

  • PROPOSITION 187 AND EDUCATION

    In 1994, California voters approved Proposition 187, a ballot initiative denying public education and health care to all undocumented immigrants. Laura Angelica Simn, a Mexican immigrant and fourth grade teacher at Hoover Street Elementary School in Los Angeles was, in her own words, devastated and felt motivated to make a film about the impact on her school.

  • SILICON TOXICS

    Think of the computer manufacturing industry and what often comes to mind is a glossy, high-tech, environmentally-friendly factories. But a new report out this week reveals the seamy side of the high tech electronic manufacturing industry.