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10 days to No Borders Camp 2007 / 10 días a Campamento Contra Las Fronteras 2007

by kilroy Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2007 at 8:39 PM

The No Borders Camp 2007 is just 10 days away. Here are some ways you can still plug in, and information on how to get to the camp.

10 days to No Border...
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If you are feeling uncertain about how you can contribute to the No Borders Camp, here are some ways to plug in:

  • help secure the camp on Wednesday, Nov. 7th and keep it occupied throughout the week.
  • participate in marches, protests and direct actions.
  • bring creative "noise makers" to the ICE detention center protest so that people inside know we're there.
  • provide content for pirate and internet radio.
  • join a security crew as a camera person or legal observer.
  • bring art supplies for murals, puppets, or other forms of creative expression.
  • bring extra camping supplies.
  • bring a bike cart for hauling supplies.
  • organize and facilitate a discussion at the camp on a topic you care about.
  • join a cooking crew to make wholesome food for the camp.
  • translate.
  • learn more about the borderlands and the issues facing the people who live here.
  • write a story about your experience.
  • staff the legal call in line to support the Calexico community.
  • provide support to the medic team.
  • talk to residents of Calexico/Mexicali about why we're there.
  • build new relationships with organizers from all over the U.S.. Mexico and beyond.


Please note: There are border patrol check points throughout Southern California and Arizona. The permanent check points are on the 8 West between Campo and Sunrise Highway; on the 5 North between Oceanside and San Clemente; and an agriculture check point at the Arizona/California border (Yuma) which sometimes hosts border patrol agents. There are also spontaneous check points on I-10 in Arizona and on the 78 and 94 Highways in California (and anywhere else they feel like harassing folks.)

From I-5/San Diego, Take 8 East (approx. 100 miles) to Highway 98 (Signs say "To Calexico"). That will take you to Imperial Ave. (CA-111), turn Right towards the border, and Left into downtown Calexico on 2nd St. (before the border crossing).

From I-10 West, Take 8 West (approx. 230 miles) to CA-111, exit 118A South towards Calexico. It's also called Imperial Avenue. Turn Left on 2nd St. into downtown Calexico before the border crossing.

If you arrive Monday or Tuesday, call 760-890-5055 for directions to the Media/Art Space or for other housing/camping arrangements.

If you arrive Wednesday, please meet at the fence--the bus/parking lot just east of the pedestrian border crossing--on Avenida Cristobal Colon, at 12pm.

If you arrive Wednesday night, Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday please check www.noborderscamp.org or call 760-890-5055 to get directions to the camp location.


There is plenty of street parking around Calexico where you can park overnight. We recommend that you find a good location, and leave your car there during your stay. We will be posting parking locations on the web, and will have maps available in Calexico. If you arrive after Wednesday, you can choose to park near the camp, but we do not advise it.

(Please see Transportation around Calexico for more information.)


Coordinated carpools will leave San Diego at:

5:30pm Monday, November 5th
5:30pm Tuesday, November 6th
10am and 5:30pm Wednesday, November 7th
10am and 5:30pm Thursday, November 8th
10am and 5:30pm Friday, November 9th
8am Saturday, November 10th

and will return from Calexico around 3pm on Sunday.

We are currently finalizing the carpool location. Please check the website for updated information and make sure to post your ride needs/availability on the Ride Board to make coordinating carpools easier. Also, please be prepared to chip in for gas.


San Diego to Calexico
Monday—Thursday Greyhound
$26 each way
companion fare $13 (two people for $39)

Friday—Sunday Greyhound
$29 each way
companion fare $14.50

Bus station is in downtown San Diego and drops you in downtown Calexico.

Departs Arrives Duration Transfers
07:15am 10:10am 2h, 55m 0
01:00pm 03:55pm 2h, 55m 0
10:45pm 01:40am 2h, 55m 0

Tijuana to Mexicali
Buses leave every hour (more or less).
Bus station is immediately across the border.
Fares are between $10 and $20 depending on how well you negotiate (tip: asking the driver vs. buying your ticket inside should greatly reduce the cost)

Distance from the Mexicali bus station to the border crossing is about a 1 mile.


The major crossing between Calexico and Mexicali is accessible by car and by foot. If you have a U.S. passport, it might make crossing easier, but a drivers license will do. If you don't have U.S. citizenship, but you do have a visa or green card, you might want to consider participating from the Mexican "side" of the border. If you are undocumented, the camp is not a safe space for you to be. There are many considerations around citizenship and this camp...so, let's make sure to be open with each other about our needs (for more information on crossing/citizenship/etc. please see the No Borders Camp Legal Zine.)


Public bus: The Imperial Valley Transit System connects the major cities in the Valley. If you think it will be useful to you, check it out at www.ivtransit.com.

Camiones: Private buses are a primary mode of transportation in Calexico. We are currently negotiating with some of the drivers to provide service for camp activities throughout the week. Please bring dollar bills and change to make using the private buses easier on everyone. (note: these buses are not wheelchair accessible, if you use a chair and want to discuss your options, please contact Ellee at 619-708-9863.

Bicycle: If you want to bring a bike or two, please do! They will be helpful for everyone.

Bike carts, wagons and carts: We need to transport food, water, waste and other camping necessities, so if you have a cart...please bring it!

Walking: Please be prepared to travel long distances by foot. If this doesn't work for you physically, please contact Ellee at 619-708-9863 for more information about how to get around Calexico effectively.


Si estas seguro de como puedes contribuir al Campamento Contra Las Fronteras, aquí están algunas maneras en que puedes participar:

  • ayudar a tomar el campamento el miercoles, 7 de noviembre y mantenerlo ocupado durante el curso de la semana
  • participar en marchas, protestas y acciones directas
  • llevar cosas creativas para hacer ruido a la protesta contra el centro de detención de ICE para que la gente adentro sabe que estamos allí
  • proveer contenido para los radios piratas y de internet
  • juntarse a un equipo de seguridad como operador de videocámara o observador legal
  • llevar materiales de arte para murales, marionetas y otras formas de expresión artística
  • llevar materiales extras de acampar
  • llevar una carretilla de bicicleta para cargar materiales
  • organizar/facilitar una platica durante el campamento sobre un tema que te interesa
  • unirse a un equipo de cocinar para hacer comida sana para el campamento
  • traducir!
  • aprender más sobre las zonas fronterizas y las cuestiones que enfrentan la gente que vive aquí
  • escribir un cuento sobre tu experiencia
  • contestar el teléfono de la linea legal para apoyar a la comunidad de Calexico
  • brindar apoyo al equipo medico
  • hablar con los residentes de Calexico y Mexicali sobre las razones porque estamos allá
  • construir nuevas relaciones con organizadores de todo los EEUU, Mexico y mas allá

Aquí esta la información general para transportación. Todavía hay algunos espacios vacíos, por favor avísanos si tienen mas información.


Importante: sobre los retenes (o checkpoints) de la migra que existen en todos partes de California Sur y Arizona Los retenes permanentes están en la 8 Oeste entre Camp y Sunrise Highway; en la 5 Norte entre Oceanside y San Clementine; y a veces se encuentra la migra por el reten agrícola en la frontera entre Arizona y California (en Yuma). También, pueda ver retenes migratorios sin algún aviso previo las carreteras I-10 en Arizona y las carreteras 78 y 94 en California (y por lo general donde ellos quieran agredir a la gente)

Desde la I-5 de San Diego, toma la 8 Este (mas o menos 100 millas) a la carretera 98 ("para Calexico"). Esa se lleva a Imperial Avenue, se da vuelta a la derecha dirigiéndose para la frontera, y en seguido a la izquierda para el centro de Calexico sobre la calle 2 (antes de la garita).

Desde la I-10 Oeste, toma la 8 Oeste (mas o menos 230 millas) a la CA-111, salida para 118A Sur hacia Calexico. También se llama Imperial Avenue. Se da vuelta a la izquierda en calle 2 hacia el centro de Calexico, antes de la garita.

Si usted llega los días Lunes o Martes, a favor de llamar al 760-890-5055 para los espacios de medios/artes o para hospedaje/sitios para acampar.

Si usted llega el Miércoles a favor de dirigirse a la 1 de la tarde, al estacionamiento que se encuentra justo al lado este de la garita peatonal sobre la Avenida Cristóbal Colon.

Si usted llega por la noche el Miércoles, Jueves, Viernes, Sábado o Domingo, por favor revise www.nobordercamp.org o llame al 760-890-5055 para informes sobre las direcciones al campamento.


Hay bastantes lugares en las calles de Calexico donde se puede estacionarse por la noche. Vamos a mandar sitios adequados para estacionamiento en la pagina web y tendremos los mapas en Calexico. Les aconsejamos que encuentren un buen lugar para dejar tu carro allá durante el campamento.

Si usted llega después del Miércoles, se puede elegir de estacionar cerca del campamento, pero no lo recomendamos.

(Por favor, váyase a la sección sobre Transportación en Calexico para mas información.)



A las 5:30 de la tarde, el Lunes, el 5 de Noviembre
A las 5:30 de la tarde, el Martes, el 6 de Noviembre
A las 10:00 de la mañana y 5:30 de la tarde, el Miércoles, el 7 de Noviembre
A las 10:00 de la mañana y 5:30 de la tarde, el Jueves, el 8 de Noviembre
A las 10:00 de la mañana y 5:30 de la tarde, el Viernes, el 9 de Noviembre
A las 8 de la mañana, el Sábado, el 10 de Noviembre

Un carro regresará de Calexico mas o menos las 3 de la tarde el Domingo.

Actualmente estamos quedando en el acuerdo para anunciar el sitio para recoger pasajeros. A favor de visitar la pagina web para ver la informacion actualizada y mandar su peticion para un reite, especificando sus necesidades y disponabilidad en el "Ride Board", lo cual sirviria como un borrador para coordinar con mayor facilidad los reites. Se va a pedir cooperación para la gasolina.


San Diego a Calexico
Lunes—Viernes, Greyhound
$26 solo ida.
$13 precio descuento (dos pasajeros por $39)

Viernes—Domingo, Greyhound
$29 solo ida
$14.50 precio descuento (dos pasajeros)

La Terminal esta en el centro de San Diego y se puede bajar en el centro de Calexico.

Salidas Llegadas Duración
07:15 AM 10:10 AM 2 horas 55 minutos
01:00 PM 03:55 PM 2 horas 55 minutos
10:45 PM 01:40 AM 2 horas 55 minutos

Tijuana a Mexicali:
Los camiones salen cada hora (mas o menos).
La Terminal esta muy cerca de la línea.
Pasajes a Mexicali cuestan entre $10 y $20, se puede regatear. (Consejo: hablar con el chofer en lugar de comprar su pasaje dentro de la Terminal se puede obtener un precio reducido.)

La distancia desde la Terminal en Mexicali hasta le garita es mas o menos 1 milla.


La garita mas grande entre Calexico y Mexicali es accesible por carro y a pie. Si tienes un pasaporte, tal vez seria mas fácil cruzar, pero una licencia tambien sirve. (Para mas información para cruzar/requisitos migratorios/etcétera, véase al fanzine sobre asuntos legales para el Campamento Contra las Fronteras.


Camión publico: El Imperial Valley Transit System se conecta las ciudades mas grandes en El Valle. Si piensas que te puede servir vayase al sitio web: www.ivtransit.com.

Camiones: Camiones son el modo mas comun de transportación en Calexico. Actualmente estamos organizando con algunos camiones para coordinar servicios para las actividades del campamento durante la semana. A favor de traer billetes de $1 y monedas para que fluya mejor el servicio de camionetas para todos y todas. (Tome en cuenta que esos camiones no tiene acceso para sillón de ruedas, si ocupas de una silla y guste consultar a una representante para sus opciones, llame a Ellee: 619-708-9863.)

Bicicletas: Si quiere traer una bicicleta, por favor, tráesela! Será un ayuda para tod@s.

Bici-traileres, bici-taxis etc: Tenemos que transportar la comida, el agua, la basura y otras necesidades, entonces, si usted tiene un trailer a favor de traerla.

A pie: A favor de prepararse para caminar largas distancias a pie. Si no cuenta con la condición física para eso a favor de presentarse a Ellee: 619-708-9863 para informes sobre las alternativas de transportación ya estando en Calexico y el campamento.

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