BlackBox Radio

July 18, 2006

Demand Amnesty for Oscar Ramos

Filed under: News/Announcements — blackboxradio @ 7:32 pm

For the past two weeks on BlackBox Radio, we have been following the story of Oscar Ramos, a local resident and undocumented worker. Mr. Ramos has a severe spinal column injury which he sustained while on the job. He has been detained in Monroe County Jail for almost 2 months despite his medical condition. During this time, because he has not had access to the medical care or proper nutrition that he needs, his condition has deteriorated. His detention by Homeland Security is largely due to malfeasance on the part of his lawyer, who failed to represent him at an immigration hearing, causing him to be arrested and scheduled for deportation to Honduras.

At this time, Mr. Ramos and his family are hoping that he can stay in the country so that he can undergo a necessary surgical operation for his spinal injury and recover under the care of his physician. If he is deported to Honduras he will likely not ever recover from this serious injury that he sustained while on the job. Mr. Ramos is asking concerned people to call local representatives and express their support. Please contact the parties listed below and tell them that you support amnesty for Oscar Ramos.

Representative Steve Tobocman
stevetobocman@house.mi.gov
517.373.0823

Congressman John Conyers
john.conyers@mail.house.gov
DC office: 202.225.5126
Detroit office: 313.961.5670

Senator Carl Levin
DC office: 202.224.6221
Detroit office: 313.226.6020

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
Detroit Field Office: 313.568.6049

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BlackBox Radio for July 18, 2006

Filed under: Weekly Show — blackboxradio @ 7:10 pm

On this week’s show, an update on the case of Oscar Ramos, a report from Sunday’s Ann Arbor demonstration by supporters of Israel and counter-protest by supporters of Palestine & Lebanon (Megan Williamson producer), and Nadia Hajib, senior fellow at the Institute for Palestine Studies, discusses the outbreak of war between Israel and Hezbollah (Kate McCabe producer). Plus local, national, and international headlines (find them after the ‘read more’ link).

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July 11, 2006

BlackBox Radio for July 11, 2006

Filed under: Weekly Show — blackboxradio @ 7:19 pm

On this week’s show: the story of Oscar Ramos, a local undocumented worker who is scheduled to be deported to Honduras despite serious medical problems resulting from an on-the-job injury (Megan Williamson producer), plus local, national, and international headlines (find them after the ‘more’ link).

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July 4, 2006

BlackBox Radio for July 4, 2006

Filed under: Weekly Show — blackboxradio @ 3:37 pm

On this week’s show, a review of the controversial Orange Order Marches taking place in Belfast (Kate McCabe producer), and a look at some creative campaigns by the Rainforest Action Network to curb U.S. oil consumption (Megan Williamson producer). Plus local, national, and international headlines (find them after the ‘more’ link).

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June 27, 2006

BlackBox Radio for June 27, 2006

Filed under: Weekly Show — blackboxradio @ 7:36 pm

On this week’s show, we talk to two filmmakers who are documenting Michigan’s community farms(producer: Kris Kaul), and an update from Elena Herrada about the latest wave of repression and intimidation aimed at Mexican immigrants living in Southeast Michigan (producer: Megan Williamson). Plus local, national, and international headlines.

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