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TAKE ACTION: Witness at the Border to Restore Asylum

Attend: Witness at the Border to Restore Asylum: Amor, No Odio LOVE, NOT HATE 4-day event Friday, Feb 14 – Monday, Feb 17 The Muslim Ban…Family Separation…Children in Cages…the cruel policy of Remain in Mexico (MPP)…now PACR and HARP—stealth policies that rush the deportation of asylum seekers. Witnessing is the […]

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Another Monarch Defender Killed in Mexico Preserve

Monarch mural in Mexico. Image: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service – Midwest Region. Raúl Hernández Romero received death threats before his body was found, family says. Julia Conley Human rights defenders on Monday demanded a full investigation into the death of a second conservation activist in Michoacan state, Mexico, after […]

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VIDEO: How Border Enforcement Hurts Children

Hurts may not always be visible, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t intended, panelists say. Greg Harman This week, a handful of parents were allowed to fly into the United States from Guatemala City to claim their children. Not that the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement wanted to release their […]

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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 […]

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Year in Review: Latin America’s ‘Revolt of the Dispossessed’

In 2019, the people’s struggle against neoliberalism gained ground across Latin America. Roger Harris A year ago, John Bolton, Trump’s short-lived national security advisor, invoked the 1823 Monroe Doctrine making explicit what has long been painfully implicit: the dominions south of the Rio Grande are the empire’s “backyard.” Yet 2019 […]

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TAKE ACTION: Support Tribal Resistance to Border Wall

As the Trump administration has amped up its border wall talk, these villages have expanded both in number and in scope, drawing critical connections between the ongoing destruction of sacred lands and border wildlife to the violent rhetorics and policies of dehumanization that have led to family separation at the border.

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Degrowth: Coming to a Hemisphere Near You

Marisol Cortez A few years ago, while writing a series about development politics in San Antonio, and specifically about alternatives to development as a conceptual paradigm, I signed up for a listserv called “Research and Degrowth.” And every so often, news of degrowth-related conferences and submission opportunities would congregate in […]

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Stop the Wall: Border Action, August 12-13, 2017

This weekend, Mission, Texas becomes the center of border wall resistance. A coalition of borderlands groups and allies that includes the Save Santa Ana Wildlife Refuge, Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and the Lower Rio Grande Valley Sierra Club, among others, will march to resist the proposed border walls. […]

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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” […]

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Contested Texas Pipeline Linked to Mexico’s Climate Pledge

But That’s No Reason Not to Fight Oil & Gas Development on Both Sides of the Rio Grande. Trampling of landowner rights. Failure to consult native tribes. Soiling a cherished Big Bend with oil and gas development. Risk of explosion and fire. All are convincing, and oft-repeated, reasons for opposing […]

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Where Will the (New) Border Walls Go?

The last round of border wall construction passed through Texas nearly a decade ago following the 2006 Secure Fence Act, with steel barriers being cut through nature preserves and private property (but avoiding golf courses and wealthy Bush familiars) I was reminded of the incredible people I met the last […]