Monthly Archives: June 2011

Historical note on Immigration from Mexico…

Although there has been an increased focus on Mexican immigration to the United States, Mexicans have been migrating north for better opportunities since our nation was formed.  When the U.S. gained control of the Southwest, the Mexican population that was … Continue reading

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Of Woman Born: Courage…

OF WOMAN BORN: COURAGE & STRENGTH TO SURVIVE IN THE MAQUILADORAS OF REYNOSA AND RIO BRAVO, TAMAULIPAS by Elvia Rosales Arriola As 27-year old María Elena García Sierra pulled off her white sock to show me the places on her … Continue reading

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Maquila Zoned Out (poem)

Maquila  Zoned Out Crushing Barely begins to capture The weight of the grief That sits Mountain sized Upon my soul As a departing visitor to El Paso/Ciudad Juarez A land of divides Rich and poor Brown and white Citizen and … Continue reading

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Reflection, Pamela Brouker (2010)

REFLECTION OF PAMELA BROUKER DELEGATION TO THE MEXICAN BORDER, MARCH 12-14, 2010 (REYNOSA, TAMAULIPAS –next to McAllen, Texas). My name is Pamela Marie Brouker.  I enjoy poetry, nature, art, film and travel.  Journaling, writing, drawing and taking pictures are personal … Continue reading

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Reflection, Judith Rosenberg (2001)

Dear All, This is a personal report of the recent delegation to the border, which in many ways was a satisfying and successful trip because of the strength of the Austin delegates and because the CFO managed their part pretty … Continue reading

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Voices from the Barbed Wires…summary

AUTHOR’S SUMMARY ELVIA R. ARRIOLA, Voices from the Barbed Wires of Despair, Women in the Maquiladoras, Latina Critical Legal Theory and Gender at the U.S. Mexico Border, 49 De Paul L. Rev. 729-815 (2000)     (87 pages )  (This Summary – … Continue reading

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WORKING WOMEN

GENDER, GLOBALIZATION AND THE WOMEN OF THE MAQUILADORAS: BEFORE AND AFTER NAFTA   Women, especially poor women, continue to play a significant role in the work of global employment.  American companies have been relocating to Mexico since 1965, and with the … Continue reading

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Resources for Buying Fair Trade

World Shoppe TransFair USA FairTrade.org (UK) Shop Globally, Shop Fairly at Mercado Global (Global MarketPlace) Handmade Fair Trade Products CO-OP America, The Green Pages GLOBAL EXCHANGE: The Fair Trade Store Online OXFAM International and Fair Trade Fair Trade Certified – … Continue reading

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Señorita Extraviada/Young Missing Woman

Srta Extraviada/Young Missing Woman In 2002, filmmaker Lourdes Portillo released her documentary Señorita Extraviada, or Young Missing Woman on the subject of the disappearances of hundreds of young women and girls, many of them workers in the NAFTA factories, who … Continue reading

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Comment: Linking the Global Economy to Violence…

Linking the Global Economy to Violence Against Women: The Case of the Ciudad Juarez Murders (2007) by Elvia Rosales Arriola The “maquiladora murders”  a popular subject for writing and activism by feminists in the first decade of the 21st century … Continue reading

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