April 10 immigrant rights march in Washington, D.C.WW photo: Joseph PietteWashington, D.C. — Tens of thousands of workers, primarily from Central America, marched for immigrant rights in front of the Capitol, in Washington, D.C., on April 10.The event was organized by many labor unions, and immigrant rights and community groups. Benjamin Jealous, president and CEO of the NAACP, gave the keynote talk. Local events were held in several states as well, including New York, California, Wisconsin and Texas.The demonstrations were called in response to the current deliberations taking place in Washington on passing a so-called “immigration reform” bill. This has recently heated up as a result of bipartisan unity among Congress members from both capitalist parties.Most of the discussion on the bill has taken place behind closed doors. Expectations were that it would be introduced in the Senate on April 16. A congressperson stated the belief that the so-called “immigration reform” bill would be accomplished before Congress goes on summer recess.Since 2006, immigrant workers, especially the undocumented, have marched, demonstrated and rallied in countless ways. What was behind the April 10 mobilizations — no matter what any placard said or what flag was carried — was the fight for the right to work in this country legally and without repression or exploitation.Legalization is the issue that has been on the table for the immigrant rights movement for the past seven years. From all appearances, that is not what Congress is about to serve on that table. What appears to be around the corner is the codification of more repression and hardship for the undocumented and for all immigrants.Nonetheless, the movement has a few months to heat up the struggle for the rights that immigrants not only deserve, but have earned over and over again. May Day 2013 should explicitly call for legalization for the undocumented and jobs and social services, not cutbacks, for all.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare this
Nobody was injured Thursday night when a fire damaged a pair of duplex apartment homes in Sioux City.Sioux City Fire and Rescue found an SUV on fire in the alley between the two structures when they arrived at 14th and Grandview.The fire scorched the exterior of both buildings and caused some of the windows on the side of the two duplexes to shatter.All of the residents inside safely evacuated.The cause of the fire remains under investigation, but arson is not suspected.Photo courtesy KMEG
Chelsea Giroud has found his ‘perfect club’ after trading Arsenal for Chelsea Chris Burton 16:35 2/15/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Glyn Kirk Chelsea Olivier Giroud Premier League The France international striker was allowed to cross London on transfer deadline day and claims to already be feeling at home at a “massive club” Olivier Giroud believes he found the “perfect club” when he made a deadline day move from Arsenal to Chelsea.The France international striker was forced to wait until late in the winter transfer window before seeing his future resolved.A move away from Emirates Stadium had been mooted for some time, and eventually all of the pieces fell into place as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang linked up with the Gunners and Michy Batshuayi departed Stamford Bridge for Borussia Dortmund. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player Giroud is delighted to have joined a team of proven winners and has vowed to give his all to the ongoing pursuit of more major honours.The 31-year-old frontman told the Blues’ official website: “Chelsea was the perfect team for me, the perfect club.“It’s the Premier League, it’s the club which has won the most titles in the last 10 years, it’s a massive club. I’m very proud and happy to be here.“People want you to wear the shirt and give the maximum. I know I will have to be efficient, assist sometimes, score sometimes.“We don’t have too much time for integration but I feel very good and the boys have been very good to me.”Defending champions Chelsea have seen their Premier League crown slip, with Manchester City dominating the battle for domestic supremacy in 2017-18.Antonio Conte’s side are, however, still in the hunt for FA Cup glory, a top four finish and another Champions League triumph – with a heavyweight tie against La Liga giants Barcelona awaiting at the last-16 stage of that competition.“We’re going to take the games step by step,” added Giroud.“Firstly we want to qualify in the FA Cup and then we have three big games to come, Barcelona in the Champions League and then the two Manchester clubs away, that’s why we need the confidence high. We need to keep it up and build momentum.”Chelsea returned to winning ways in their last outing against West Brom, with Giroud contributing his first assist as the Blues got back on track after a recent wobble.