Nicole Davis

The Slippery Slope of Racial Profiling

“Before September 11 we had almost succeeded in eliminating racial profiling, After September 11, it’s a whole new world,” says Michel Shehadeh of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) in the western region. “One thousand Arab Americans have already been detained and we don’t know who they are or what charges have been brought against them.”

Race File

Stranded in the Outback
Refugees at one of Australia’s remote detention centers went on a hunger strike to protest a raid by Australian police. Australia has long been criticized by the United Nations and Amnesty International for its harsh treatment of undocumented immigrants, including detaining people in remote centers located in the desert. Many of the refugees come from the Middle East and the southern provinces of China.

First Line of Defense

The ACLU’s campaign against racial profiling takes off in California.

Welfare Organizing at the Grassroots

By making good on his promise to “end the welfare system as we know it,” President Clinton set off a resurgence of welfare rights organizing that this country has not seen since the 1960s. Most importantly, people on public assistance themselves formed new organizations in many cities and states. Blood was boiling, fists were raised, and voices that had been silenced for years are making themselves heard.

Schoolground or Police State?

Domestic Militarization – The Wars At Home