Rafael Ziegler Interviews Ambassador of Ecuador in Berlin, 12/12/15

So, another good old film about good and evil Hollywood likes so much. Good and evil in Hollywood has always reached fundamentalist Zoroastrian heights but the contradiction lies in that here “Good” justifies, glorifies and promotes the most extreme levels of revenge and violence. The message being that in the name of “Good” it is OK to invade, kill, use drones, look away from “collateral damage” and wage wars against other cultures. The propaganda machine that this represents is not unique to Hollywood. Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union, not to mention the Media used as a political tool everywhere, are also examples.
What makes a film like Star Wars “special” in this respect is its cultural penetration. I am sure it will be seen everywhere in the world, by people in all walks of life and beliefs. Therefore this review is not about a film, it is about an object that influences culture.

Her angry tone shouldn't have come as a surprise. Gee's father was an immigrant engineer and her mother a garment worker in a Los Angeles sweatshop. After law school, as a young lawyer, Gee sued employers for discrimination and then worked for the Teamsters Union, helping workers and immigrants win representation elections. For Chinese Americans, today's detentions contain ugly echoes of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, which led to the brutal detention of thousands of Chinese immigrants on Angel Island in San Francisco Bay 128 years ago.

Gee ruled that imprisoning families violated the Flores Settlement, an agreement by the federal government in 1997 that it would release children whenever possible, and hold them in the least restrictive conditions when it could find no one to care for them. But the U.S. appealed Gee's ruling, handed down in August of last year, and in December the Obama administration announced that it would begin deporting Central American migrants who had arrived after May 2014, and who had lost their appeals before immigration judges. Agents then picked up 121 people, including women and children, and sent them to detention centers in Texas.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson, defended the action. "Our borders are not open to illegal migration," he said at a press conference. "If you come here illegally, we will send you back consistent with our laws and values."

History of Haiti reviewed with History of Vietnam in Multicultural Education
Quick and valuable reference material, such as a timeline of historical events and a synopsis of notable people in the country's history.