Oliver Ortega is a writer based in Madison. His work has appeared in The Progressive, Counterpunch, the Boston Globe, and other publications.
The outcome of the Ellison-Perez contest will shape how Democrats position themselves as the opposition party at a time of unprecedented mass resistance to the Trump-Republican agenda more
Feb 24, 2017 12:35 PM Dispatches
Immigrants bring cultural vitality and economic vibrancy to communities across the United States, yet they are living in fear in Trump’s America. Read on to learn what you can to protect and fight for their rights. Your help is vital. more
Feb 17, 2017 12:05 PM Resist!
Stories from nationwide raids last week reveal the Trump Administration’s deportation dragnet in action, but the immigration enforcement agency isn't coming clean. more
Feb 17, 2017 11:00 AM Dispatches
Last week’s dragnet swept up over 680 undocumented immigrants, including mothers, long-time residents, and people with no criminal history. In response, a diverse group of immigrants is organizing to protest, create sanctuaries, and get educated. more
Feb 14, 2017 11:26 AM Dispatches
There's much to do. And mark your calendar: On March 10, the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe will lead a mega-march on the nation’s capital. more
Feb 13, 2017 12:44 PM Resist!
Though he was far from the game, the President’s influence was palpable in many different ways. more
Feb 6, 2017 10:04 AM Dispatches
You don’t have to be a lawyer to fight Islamophobia in Trump’s America. more
Feb 2, 2017 12:00 AM Dispatches
The orders give agents wide latitude that many immigrants rights activists fear can be easily abused. more
Jan 30, 2017 9:24 AM Dispatches
From the ground of Chicago’s rally, there was no end in sight to the crowd. more
Jan 23, 2017 11:43 AM Dispatches
Activists say no wall can be built that will keep them from standing together for immigration reform. more
Jan 16, 2017 12:13 PM Dispatches