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Reporting, San Antonio Bioregion

Weekly Witness: Border Protests & Expedited Removals

As tensions around Matamoros camps rise, witnesses observe ominous signs that ‘Remain in Mexico’ may soon be supplanted by dangerous new policies of shipping asylum-seekers by plane to unfamiliar countries. Marisol Cortez In our Weekly Witness series, we share some of the most significant messages posted by volunteers to the […]

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Weekly Witness: Unaccompanied Kids and Third Countries

Witnesses report two disturbing new trends: parents who send children over the border unaccompanied to escape the “Remain in Mexico” tent camps, and asylum-seekers deported to unsafe third countries. Marisol Cortez In our Weekly Witness series, we share some of the most significant messages posted by volunteers to the public […]

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Weekly Witness: Tent Courts and Sick Babies

Marisol Cortez In this Weekly Witness series, we share some of the most significant messages posted to the public Facebook group Witness: Tornillo. Target: MPP by volunteers who have staked themselves outside the tent cities and detention facilities of the Trump Administration’s child internment policies. These posts offer firsthand, on-the-ground […]

Reporting, San Antonio Bioregion

Witnesses Begin Documenting “Remain in Mexico”

As part of #TargetMPP, witnesses begin reporting back on the disastrous impact of Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program in Brownsville/Matamoros. Marisol Cortez I met Joshua Rubin, I think, at an action down in Carrizo Springs last summer, outside a new child detention facility set to open its door to fresh […]

Reporting

VIDEO: Hundreds in San Antonio Rally for Impeachment

Roughly 400 targeting US Rep. Will Hurd turn out on a cold night to support impeachment of ‘Donald tRumpudo.’ Greg Harman There were ground rules. Keep focus. Watch out for one another. Don’t engage with the heckling MAGA hats snapping around the edges. With clear attention and common care hundreds […]

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Indigenous Peoples March was about more than MAGA Catholic school kids

The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington, D.C. went viral online after a group of high school students from Kentucky mocked an indigenous Vietnam War veteran, Nathan Phillips, outside the Lincoln Memorial on Jan. 18.

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San Antonio’s Great Wall (A Trump Mystery Post)

Everybody knows that walls work. You look at different places they put up a wall, no problem. You look at San Antonio. You look at so many different places. They go from one of the most unsafe cities in the country to one of the safest cities, immediately, immediately.” El […]

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World Denounces Trump’s Racist Insults

“This is not just a story about vulgar language, it’s about opening up humanity’s worst side.” Julia Conley / Common Dreams Leaders from around the world expressed disgust and outrage as news spread on Friday that President Donald Trump reportedly referred to El Salvador, Haiti, and African countries as “shitholes.” […]

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ICAN Shines Light During Nuclear Showdown

After being shown an image charting the steadily falling size of the U.S. nuclear arsenal since the height of the Cold War during a meeting with top national security officials in July, President Donald Trump reportedly expressed support for a tenfold expansion of America’s stockpile of nukes—a move critics said […]

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Climate Justice Requires a Lot More Than Another Plan

Your City Supports Climate Action? Define Action. Greg Harman and Marisol Cortez If there was any question as to what “America First” meant when it came to the subject of climate change, the world got its thumb-in-the-eye answer on June 1 when Trump announced plans to extricate the United States […]

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Trump’s U.S.-Mexico border wall to ‘devastate’ wildlife

At the U.S.-Mexico border, the migration of pumas and coati are cut off by physical barriers. Humans? Not so much. By Kiah Collier and Neena Satija Texas Tribune HIDALGO, Texas — Muddy handprints cover the rusty, iron posts on this section of border fence in far South Texas. The 18-foot-tall barrier, […]

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Border Wall RFP Released: Impenetrable … Beautiful?

Solicitation Number: 2017-JC-RT-0001 issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, February 24, 2017. See additional details, such as above possible schematic, at Virtual Builder’s Alliance. From CNN Wire: U.S. Customs and Border Protection gave notice Friday that it will soon collect proposals to design and build “prototype wall structures” […]