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sam slovick
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Here's my piece for the OC Weekly. It's black valentine to the journalists and photographers still there. It's asks for a little less money-shot fixation, a little more compassion. Sometimes, journalism is used as a shield. So you won't have to think…

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Caravan Kids Tear-Gassed by US Border Patrol
#Caravan #Tijuana #Border

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The border closing yesterday was political theatre. The notion that a couple hundred asylum seekers with hungry, barefoot children are a national security threat is ridiculous. News crews descended as the tear gas cleared; I watched the action play out…
Tear Gas Caravan
Tear Gas Caravan
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Asylum for Javier – 15, sick with Down syndrome in TJ [VIDEO]
http://samslovick.com/…/asylum-for-javier-15-sick-with-dow…/
#caravan #tijuana #refugeecamp
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#Adatrillo.com @adaluisatrillo @rodrigo_nopalito_enla_frente

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Maria Luisa Cardenas is traveling with her 15 year-old son
Javier Antonio who has Down syndrome. Gangs burnt her house, killed her 2 brothers. She left on
the day of their funeral. Javier is sick. He’s vomiting blood in the camp in
Tijuana. He isn’t…

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Frustrated, sick, some hungry others who had just arrived, still exhausted from journey. A couple hundred cops in riot gear for the perfunctory photo op, as corporate news crews pushed and shoved their way to the front for the money shot.

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Honduran Caravan is a Refuge Camp in Tijuana
#Caravan #Diaspora #Tijuana

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The Honduran diaspora is the first wave of many to come. Right now, there are some 3,000 plus asylum seekers, now refugees, in a camp near the border in Tijuana. It’s filthy and lovely. Lots of small children, young people, mothers, fathers and others…
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