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Immigration Reform Continues Border Militarization

Immigration Reform Continues Border Militarization
By Crystal Contreras This past March, 150 undocumented people from all over the United States participated in a mass border crossing; an act of civil disobedience which was meant to counteract the record deportations that have been happening under the Obama Administration. The events took place at the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa ports of entry in San Diego, California, bringing the treatment of our fellow human beings to the front and center of the immigration conversation. The actions couldn’t have happened at a more opportune time, especially when you consider that nearby just weeks before, a man was killed…

Dream 30 and Others Cross the Border

Dream 30 and Others Cross the Border
As they prepared to enter into Texas, the group of about 35 crossers, surrounded by friends, family and supporters began shouting louder and louder chants in English and Spanish, including, “Undocumented! Unafraid!”

Sin Fronteras

Sin Fronteras
The recent resurgence of Zapatista actions and communiques inspire solidarity that transcends physical borders and cultural differences. Two local voices express in different ways and different languages one important message--you are not alone.

How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System

How Private Prisons Game the Immigration System
The private prison industry grew quickly thanks in no small part to its close ties to politicians and its ability to take advantage of right-wing trends, starting with the privatization wave in the eighties and on to the politics of crime, terrorism and immigration.

Is the World Bank Funding Death Squads in Honduras?

Is the World Bank Funding Death Squads in Honduras?
Faccuse’s Dinant Corporation has been involved in land rights disputes with campesinos since 1994 when, through violence and fraud, it began acquiring land titles to African palm cooperatives. Since January 2010, Dinant security forces have been accused of participation in death squad activities and are likely responsible for the murder of approximately 80 campesino land rights activists and bystanders.

VICTORY! Nicaragua Withdraws From The SOA

VICTORY! Nicaragua Withdraws From The SOA
All of the countries of Latin America have been victims of its graduates. The SOA is a symbol of death, a symbol of terror. We have been gradually reducing our numbers of troops at the SOA, sending only five last year and none this year. We have now entered a new phase and we will NOT continue to send troops to the SOA. This is the least that we can do. We have been its victims.