October 23, 2005
Hiding from the U.S. border patrol in an air-conditioning duct for nine and a half hours, Jorge Mendez couldn't even come down to urinate. As agents passed below, he had to keep from making the slightest noise.
Risking deportation, Washington state farmworkers protest dangerous conditions in the fields.
Combined, they have to power to improve the lives of farmworkers and save the Salton Sea.
Indigenous Oaxacan farm workers win themselves a union in the Pacific Northwest.
David Bacon is a California writer and photojournalist; his latest book is The Right to Stay Home (Beacon Press, 2014).