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News, Feature Days of Rage: Immigrants and Allies Must Fight Back

Days of Rage: Immigrants and Allies Must Fight Back

Today in America, one in four Latino voters knows someone in deportation proceedings. The justices of the U.S. Supreme Court don't care. What else can be concluded from their questions and comments during oral arguments over Senate Bill 1070, Arizona's…
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News, Feature Held Captive

Held Captive

Maria was drifting off to sleep on the bedroom floor. She could hear women getting raped in the next room. But she didn't hear screams — she heard the laughter of male guards. The women had been drugged, as had…
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News, <i>ILLEGAL</i> from Terry Greene Sterling

ILLEGAL from Terry Greene Sterling

Editor's Note: As a staff writer for Phoenix New Times, award-winning journalist Terry Greene Sterling reported for years on the political brawls and human tragedies that have made Arizona the epicenter for the national immigration debate. Sterling is now a…
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Calendar, Night&Day Alto Means "Cut It Out?"

Alto Means "Cut It Out?"

This past May, a caravan of working people from San Francisco headed to Phoenix, Ariz., not to swing woods and irons, but to join a protest against the state’s recent anti-immigrant law, SB 1070. Our fine town sent folks from…
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Film, Smiles to Go

Smiles to Go

We popcorn-chomping hitchhikers never know who will pick us up on the roadside. In Flirting With Disaster, it was a neurotic Manhattan adoptee on a nationwide search for his biological parents. The desert-parched heroines of Thelma & Louise brought us…
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Hear This

DJs Z-Trip and Radar Pollution, endless freeway construction, and suburban sprawl make Phoenix, Ariz., look like a budding Los Angeles; on a cultural level, though, the city's reputation is still about as exciting as a TV dinner. But DJs Z-Trip,…
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News, Feature

Mercury Falling

Info:Correction date: May 15, 1996 Mercury Falling For 11 years, Markus Cook was synonymous with Bay Area bike messengers. But he didn't live to see his dream come true -- the Cycle Messenger World Championships held here in San Francisco.…
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Dining, Eat

Glow for It

Noe Valley is cool. Way cool. Ponytailed 40-ish men who undoubtedly do something important in film, and women with half-shaved heads that shout confidence, who shepherd toddlers, work full time as pediatricians, and somehow have the time to select choice…
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