Pseudo-progressive group in decline, but continues advocating anti-immigrant agenda

Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR) has thrown up a glut of blogs over the last month, despite the organization’s lack of activity throughout the fall. The blogs include PFIR’s usual mangled messaging on immigration and the environment – that immigrants … Continued

POTUS’s Stance on Climate Change will Erode”Validity” of Immigrant Blaming

During the entire election season, President Obama made so few remarks regarding climate change that only two made it into the news cycle: during his acceptance speech at the Democratic National Convention he said that “climate change is not a … Continued

Anti-Immigrant Group Falsely Blames Water Shortages on Immigrants

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) recently published a report on water resources in the United States. This is not a new topic for the anti-immigrant movement, which specializes in blaming resource depletion on individuals, or specific groups of … Continued

FAIR State Group Pushes Controversial Populationist, Sterilization Agenda

In 2010 Florida voters rejected Amendment 4, the Florida Comprehensive Land Use Plans Amendment. Ostensibly designed to give local voters more control over land use planning, the amendment was funded in part by Floridians for a Sustainable Population (FSP), an … Continued

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VDARE contributor attacks environmental orgs over immigration

Brenda Walker’s article in the latest issue of The Social Contract laments the environmental movement’s drift from “traditional” notions of environmentalism. Walker accuses the usual suspects (Socialist ideology, Saul Alinsky) of leading the environmental movement astray; that is, she has … Continued

The Impacts of 20th Century Eugenics on Contemporary Conservation Ethics

(Note: This blog is a reflection on David Samuel’s “Wild Things” article in the June 2012 issue of Harper’s Magazine. All quotations are from the article.) It seems almost impossible to find a bridge between 20th and 21st century conservation … Continued

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Anti-Immigrant Network Heaps Blame on Economic Growth

In case there was any doubt that Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) and other organizations in the John Tanton Network coordinate their anti-immigrant messaging, look no further than their recent campaign against “growth.” As … Continued

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Negative Population Growth continues racist scapegoating of immigrants

The most recent issue of the Negative Population Growth (NPG) Journal was published earlier this month, and contains a litany of racist complaints about immigrants and the irreparable harm they are doing to society and the environment. NPG was founded … Continued

Progressives for Immigration Reform Launch New Environmental Project

  Progressives for Immigration Reform (PFIR), a front group that is part of white nationalist John Tanton’s network of anti-immigrant groups, is grossly misnamed and far from progressive. Even the slightest tie to Tanton’s anti-immigrant network erases an organization’s “progressive” … Continued

Population Alarmists Use World Population Day to Spread Fear

World Population Day has come and gone. But not without a flood of activity from population alarmists. One of the worst offenders is Dave Gardner of Growthbusters infamy, who established a website in honor of World Population Day. We have already … Continued