6. Chiapas: San Marcos Avilés: Forced Displacement and the Hope of Solidarity 7. New Protest Paralyzes Brazil’s Belo Monte Dam 8. BRICS Nations Plan New Bank to Bypass World Bank, IMF 9. Assassination of Venezuelan Yupka Chief Sabino Romero Leads to Criticisms 10. 6 Killed, 9 More Injured In Chase Across U.S.-Mexico Border 11. Chile: Back from UN job Bachelet confirms she is running for president next November 12. Correa Condemns U.S. Blockade of Cuba at Inter-Parliamentary Meeting 13. Rio De Janeiro Police Force Indigenous People Out Of Museum Near World Cup Stadium Continue reading →
Immigration reform is a hot topic again following the announcement on January 28th of a bipartisan proposal on the subject--an announcement enthusiastically welcomed by the White House. However, there are many flaws--among the worst is that it would continue the growth of border militarization. It is also troubling that this reform proposal moves forward at the same time the White House is trying to secure ratification of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, "NAFTA on steroids"-what would be the largest Free Trade Agreement in the world. From our office in Tucson, Arizona, we can affirm that the combination of FTAs and militarization has been a recipe for marshall law, economic disruption, displacement and deaths in the desert. Continue reading →
Saint Louis University is sponsoring a speaking engagement with Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique’s Journey, the first-year summer reading selection for the 2012-2013 academic year.
Date: Tuesday, November, 6
Time: 7:00 PM
Place: Saint Louis University’s Busch Student Center, Wool Ballrooms (20 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63103) Continue reading →
IFCLA has been asked to share this campaign. Todd was a Witness for Peace delegation leader in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Warm greetings to you all. Please forgive me for this, but I am contacting you because I am heading into the homestretch of a Kickstarter campaign fundraising effort I am doing for my book project which looks at the build-up and proliferation of the U.S. Border Patrol into the country (and national life), and the industry that is building up around this. I am just getting back from Detroit where Border Patrol presence is on the rise in this city across the river from Windsor, Ontario. It is strange to see them patrolling in this post-industrial landscape of decaying buildings, and they are focusing on the city’s southwest area- home to many Latinos, particularly Mexicans. I interviewed a wide array of people, from the CBP themselves to Lidia Reyes, executive director of Latino Family Services who shared several stories of the Border Patrol staking out the center when people arrived for English classes.
The problem I’m up against with Kickstarter is that if I don’t reach my goal then I don’t get any funds at all. I have a little over two weeks left to do it. I am contacting a lot of people with this email, so you can let people know that even 10 bucks is appreciated! Even one dollar is appreciated! Thank you so much. Todd
Drones are being used on the US borders and in Honduras as well as in Pakistan, etc. It is time to build a coalition against them. Come learn and then join in the efforts to stop the use of killing by remote control.
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Medea Benjamin is a cofounder of both CODEPINK and the international human rights organization Global Exchange. She has been an advocate for social justice for more than 30 years. Described as “one of America’s most committed — and most effective — fighters for human rights” by New York Newsday, and called “one of the high profile leaders of the peace movement” by the Los Angeles Times, Medea has distinguished herself as an eloquent and energetic figure in the progressive movement. Continue reading →
Life on the Border: A discussion with Luis Alberto Urrea on the Bill Moyers show
Full Show: Between Two Worlds — Life on the Border
May 4, 2012
No writer understands the border culture between Mexico and the United States more intimately than Luis Alberto Urrea, whose life is the stuff of great novels. Son of a Mexican father and Anglo mother, Urrea grew up first in Tijuana and then just across the border in San Diego. Continue reading →
On February 26, I was driving with a friend in an isolated region of the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico when we saw a military tank positioned to be looking south. A lot has been said, written, and documented about the degree and ongoing process of border militarization, but I had never seen anything like this. We were on route 9, just past Playas but not quite to the border town Columbus.
Photo by Daniel Stein
In Deming New Mexico right now. 31 total. Say they are headed to bootheel for training mission Continue reading →