There is a place in Tijuana where the fence between the United States and Mexico goes into the Pacific Ocean. On the U.S. side there is a carefully manicured park, and on the Mexican side there is a public beach. Families and friends who are divided by immigration laws meet there on weekends and communicate through the fence as if they were prisoners.
During the weekend of August 24 through 26 the Mexican side of the beach was the site of Borderhack, a conference/festival where over a hundred activists, mostly from the U.S. and Mexico, met and exchanged ideas about the border. There was a sense of re-framing border issues in light of the anti-globalization movement. Many of the participants slept on the beach, and activities took place between a lighthouse and a bullring, under several tents.