Click to play video Terry Greene Sterling on the people in her book 'Illegal: Life and Death in Arizona's Immigration War Zone'


Recent Blog Entries

Apr 09 DIVERSE AND SMART: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Thanks, South Central, for celebrating diversity, for uniting us instead of dividing us.
Apr 01 CLIMATE CHANGE TOURISM NORTH OF ARCTIC CIRCLE
Up now on The Daily Beast, a travel story about my trip north of the Arctic Circle this January, to see things before they change.  
Mar 23 Arizona Immigration-Law Backer Woos Mexico
Many American Hispanics and Mexicans in Mexico see Arizona as a racist state, thanks to SB 1070.
Mar 18 Pew: Crossing border illegally more than once drives uptick in federal immigration crime
In 1992, 12 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants, the Pew Center reports today. Ten years later, 48 percent of sentenced federal offenders were unauthorized immigrants. The reason for the uptick:  more unauthorized immigrants who were caught crossing the border more than once have been sentenced to hard time – two years on […]
Dec 06 Luis Gutierrez, Immigration Reform and the Demographic Tsunami
Rep. Luis Gutierrez on 2014 immigration reform: “It will not be perfect, and it may not even be pretty.”
Nov 22 Shattered Dreams: Jan Brewer’s Arizona fails to investigate 6000 cases of child abuse
I’m not saying Juana could have prevented the massive CPS negligence, but with her education, heart and work ethic, she would have improved the culture at CPS, and would have helped the fragile, abused children who crossed her path.
Posts Tagged ‘Terry Greene Sterling’

MEXICO’S DRUG WAR

The Mexican drug war is fueled by American consumption of Mexican drugs — Americans are stoners, one in five of us use pot, says New Yorker writer Steve Coll. Where does our pot come from? Mexico, mostly. Read Coll’s smart commentary here. http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/comment/2011/11/mexico-drug-war.html

 

Dominique Strauss-Kahn Case: The Arizona Detention Connection

I’m telling you all this so you’ll know why media outlets all over the USA were scrambling to get in touch with the mysterious West African friend, to get his side of the story. The problem, though, was that no one knew his name, or where he was detained.

 

The Journalist and the Publicist

For years, this journalist has  tried to avoid what we in the j-world call “flaks” — they have a lot of other names, too. Communications specialists. Public information officers. Publicists. We journos sneak around publicists if we think they’re trying to keep us from the truth. But there are very good publicists, too, who help […]