Saturday, April 21. U.S. Mexico Border FTAA Protest. This costumed figure
moved through the crowd encouraging people to "Play the Border Game!" The
character would thrust a hand at you full of brightly colored tickets and
encourage you to "take a card, any card!" I decided to play and so picked a
ticket, it read; "You perished along with twelve other people from
dehydration in the desert east of San Diego trying to cross the border and
avoid the INS."
The huge metal wall that cuts across the land like a giant white scar was
on everyone's mind. It loomed large from every angle in the border city of
San Ysidro (where the rally and march were held). A popular chant with the
thousands who demonstrated along the border was "We didn't cross the
border, the border crossed us!" If Big Business can move their resources
across borders, setting up factories and sweatshops at will... then why
can't people likewise move freely across borders?
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