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White Supremacist April Gaede Shows Up to Counter Tolerance Rally

White Supremacist April Gaede was among the small group of armed counter-protesters James Conner writes about at today’s Flathead Memo. Photos and tweets on Gaede’s twitter account show she and others held racist signs saying that immigrants are rapists. (No signs included warnings about allegations related…

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GUEST POST: Come and Get It!

by Jim Nelson, Montana Supreme Court Justice (Ret.) The newspaper’s lead story reported a protest at our Capitol Building against the resettlement of Muslim refugees in our Country and State. And there was the striking, large color photograph of a self-anointed “blessed child of God” dressed…

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GUEST POST: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

By Dan Lourie

Dan Lourie lives in Bozeman. He is a lifetime peace and justice activist, an organizer of and participant in civil rights and anti-war era actions, a regular writer to newspapers since 1964.
In the words of Eleanor Roosevelt as she began an address to a convention of the Daughters of the American Revolution, “My fellow immigrants.”

I’ve had a fair amount of political experience in Texas over the last fifty years – Houston, where I cut my teeth in the sixties and seventies in civil rights, civil liberties, and anti-war advocacy and actions, and later in the Corpus Christi area of South Texas. Both areas are diverse – Houston had a substantial African-American population, and Nueces County has a significant percentage of Mexican-Americans.

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Political Quick Hits

Immigration Montana Organizing Project is hosting a series of open forums and screenings of The Dream is Now, a documentary by Academy-Award winning director Davis Guggenheim, across the state to educate and discuss this complex issue. The documentary will be free and open to the public Wednesday,…

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New Immigration Documentary to be Screened in Montana

The Montana Organizing Project is hosting a special screening of the new immigration documentary “The Dream is Now” in locations across Montana.  Tonight, May 28, the film will show  at 7:30 pm in The Lewis and Clark Public Library in Helena. According to the Montana Organizing Project,…

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Common-Sense Immigration Laws Needed

by Cowgirl A coalition of immigration reform advocates from across Montana is urging Congress to  pass a bipartisan bill recently introduced in the US Senate.  These folks are holding a rally in Bozeman on May 1–joining immigration advocates across the U.S. for a nationwide day…

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The Art of Verbal Chess

As Montanans across the state prepared to celebrate Martin Luther King Day weekend, Fox News Latino was reporting on Rep. David Howard’s latest bill to the Montana legislature. Howard (R-Park City) is bringing back his bill from last session which outlaws “immigration sanctuaries” in Montana. An immigration sanctuary, as…

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Nutwatch

The big political story of the legislative session could turn out to be the anticipated consequences in the next elections of the Montana GOP’s foray into extremism and nuttiness. True, the negative sentiment nationally over the health care bill and the national economy helped elect…

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Nutwatch: An Analysis

Montana’s TEA Partiers seem obsessed with making Montana into the mecca for right-wing nutters. The legislature is no exception.   The same day that the state TEA Party Republicans pushed a radical Arizona-style immigration law, they embraced the “birther” conspiracy about President Barack Obama. The Flathead…

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