Stories by Joseph Nevins

Joseph Nevins is assistant professor of geography at Vassar College and the author of "Operation Gatekeeper: The Rise of the 'Illegal Alien' and the Making of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary" (Routledge, 2002). subscribe to Joseph Nevins's feed

Posted on: Feb 11, 2013, Source: AlterNet

Comparing Obama to President José Mujica of Uruguay gives you two vastly different views on how we tackle our environmental problems.

Posted on: Oct 22, 2012, Source: AlterNet

There is a refusal by and seeming inability of members of —let’s call them the twenty percent—to see their very ways of life, and their associated gargantuan levels of consumption as problems in need of radical redress.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Flying is the single most ecologically costly act of individual consumption. Can we kick the habit, or at least cut back?

Posted on: Jun 22, 2009, Source: New America Media

Each year the U.S. government deports tens of thousands of non-citizens, to countries to which they often have tenuous ties.

Posted on: Aug 3, 2006, Source: New America Media

The body count keeps growing as the crackdown intensifies against people who were born 'on the wrong side' of a geographical boundary.

Posted on: Aug 5, 2002, Source: Pacific News Service

The rising death toll among U.S.-Mexico border crossers is the predictable outcome of disparities in wealth, inhumane border enforcement policies and our hunger for cheap labor.