peoples of the Americas are the inhabitants of the Americas before the arrival of the European settlers in the 15th century, and the ethnic groups who now identify themselves with those peoples.
No one is illegal
is a loosely connected international network, which advocates for refugees
and migrants present in a country unlawfully. Activists in the network take initiatives in favor of migrants who stay in a country illegally and are at risk of deportation. The network has started a campaign and held rallies to bring wider attention to the situation of refugees
. The campaign initially began in Germany
as No Person Is Illegal (Kein Mensch ist illegal) and has spread to other countries, including Canada
and Belgium. No one is illegal
questions the idea of citizenship as a legal condition for access to and participation in the socio-political sphere.
Black Lives Matter
(BLM) is a decentralized political and social movement protesting against incidents of police brutality
and all racially motivated violence against black people. The movement began in July 2013 with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American
teen Trayvon Martin 17 months earlier in February 2012. The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations following the 2014 deaths of two African Americans
, that of Michael Brownresulting in protests and unrest in Ferguson, Missouri, a city near St. Louisand Eric Garner in New York City. Since the Ferguson protests,… Read more