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Under the Radar

Under the Radar By Ben Becker Und r a r “Look, you know that new car smell? Well, that’s formalde- hyde, too. The stuff is in everything. It’s not a big deal.” —Ron Mason, owner of a disaster contracting firm, on the notoriously toxic FEMA trailers that are now being used to house oil spill clean-up workers in the Gulf “Given the depth of the nation’s recessionary impacts on homeowners, a considerable number of customers will transition from homeownership over the next two years.” —from the June 24, 2010 congressional testimony of Barbara Desoer, president of Bank of America’s home loan and insurance unit Immigrant youth initiated a hunger strike in Immigrant Rights Activism, front of Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) Beyond the Mass Marches Midtown Manhattan office, demanding that While there has been much focus on the he make the DREAM Act a priority. Arizona law SB1070 and the mass marches for In March, undocumented youth in several immigrant rights, there has been no shortage cities responded to a call to “come out of the of activism for immigrant rights on a more shadows,” by marching for immigration reform local level. and publicly declaring their immigration status Last January, a collection of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Under the Radar

New Labor Forum , Volume 19 (3): 3 – Oct 1, 2010

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SAGE
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© 2010 Joseph S. Murphy Institute, CUNY
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1095-7960
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1557-2978
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10.4179/NLF.193.0000002
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By Ben Becker Und r a r “Look, you know that new car smell? Well, that’s formalde- hyde, too. The stuff is in everything. It’s not a big deal.” —Ron Mason, owner of a disaster contracting firm, on the notoriously toxic FEMA trailers that are now being used to house oil spill clean-up workers in the Gulf “Given the depth of the nation’s recessionary impacts on homeowners, a considerable number of customers will transition from homeownership over the next two years.” —from the June 24, 2010 congressional testimony of Barbara Desoer, president of Bank of America’s home loan and insurance unit Immigrant youth initiated a hunger strike in Immigrant Rights Activism, front of Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) Beyond the Mass Marches Midtown Manhattan office, demanding that While there has been much focus on the he make the DREAM Act a priority. Arizona law SB1070 and the mass marches for In March, undocumented youth in several immigrant rights, there has been no shortage cities responded to a call to “come out of the of activism for immigrant rights on a more shadows,” by marching for immigration reform local level. and publicly declaring their immigration status Last January, a collection of

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