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The Disappeared

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On March 9, 2017
Should we compare the people we doom to death for the crime of wanting to come live in our nation to the peoples disappeared by right-wing regimes in recent decades? There’s a compelling case to be made. Even in 1981, as Amnesty notes in the report, “understanding of ‘disappearances’ is evolving constantly.” Today, in the […]
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The Wall

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On September 19, 2016
The entire conversation around immigration in this country, specifically immigration from Mexico and Central America, is broken, but the entire rhetoric around the Trump’s border wall is incredibly stupid, as Casey Walker points out. It is a political moment that compels me to relate this history. There is currently a candidate for president — an […]

The Evolving Border

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On December 15, 2015

Paul Ashby has a good piece on what is happening with US-Mexican relations, particularly around the border: business and capital is integrated to cross the border smoothly while the border itself is i

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On June 1, 1906, copper miners in the city of Cananea, Sonora, a few miles south of the U.S.-Mexico border, went on strike against the American companies dominating the mines and Porfirian Mexico. Widely seen as one of the most important events influencing the start of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, the Cananea strike is […]
This is just terrible. The US Border Patrol will continue using lethal force against people throwing rocks, as well as people inside vehicles—ignoring a set of recommendations from an independent review of lethal force practices at the agency. Border Patrol Chief Mike Fisher told the Associated Press in an interview that the recommendations were “too […]

Walls

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On October 31, 2013

No doubt the solution to drug smuggling tunnels between the U.S. and Mexico is higher border walls. And the drones America’s favorite racist Sheriff Joe Arapio wants to deploy to catch the brown

Militarization

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On June 26, 2013

Good that John McCain is so giddy about creating what he calls the most militarized border since the Berlin Wall with the immigration bill. I mean, that turned out pretty well for everyone, no? Share

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