fix articles 16831, usmexico
Local San Diego Activists Defend Friendship Park (tags)
Since 1971, the Monument Mesa at Friendship Park on the U.S.-Mexico border has been an informal gathering place where people kept from physically coming together by the border fence could nonetheless reach out and pass each other greetings, kisses, presents and food. No longer: the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, seemingly determined to wipe out any sign that the people of the U.S. and Mexico should actually regard each other with anything other than wary hostility, have put the mesa straight in the cross-hairs of the triple border fence. Local activists Christian Ramirez and John Fanestil addressed a San Diego audience April 17 to tell what they're doing to try to save Friendship Park.
Pat Nixon at the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)
Editor's Note: Nearly 40 years ago this month, First Lady Pat Nixon crossed the U.S.-Mexico border and embraced Mexican children, saying, "I hate to see a fence anywhere." Times have changed, writes the commentator, and ironically, President Richard Nixon helped to bring about many of these changes. Joseph Nevins is an associate professor of geography at Vassar College. His latest book is Dying to Live: A Story of U.S. Immigration in an Age of Global Apartheid (City Lights Books, 2008).
New Blackwater Controversy on the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)
A proposed project run by the private military contractor Blackwater Worldwide is once again kicking up political hay on the US-Mexico border. Earlier rebuffed in its attempt to open a large training camp in the rural San Diego County community of Potrero, Blackwater now finds itself in a battle over the company's bid to open a training facility for the US Navy. Like Potrero, the latest controversy has pried open a Pandora's Box of thorny issues ranging from border relations to the Iraq war. The current dispute centers on Blackwater's plans to manage a 48-student school in San Diego County's Otay Mesa on the US-Mexico border and just down the road from US Border Patrol offices. According to Blackwater's plans, the site will offer indoor shooting instruction and simulated ship training to improve the anti-terrorist skills of naval personnel.
Socialists want Stronger Ties with Mexico (tags)
Peace and Freedom Party and Socialist Party USA fully support protecting the rights of working class people on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico border and both socialist parties oppose building border walls. All the 2008 candidates, from the two socialist parties, favor strengthening ties with Mexico and developing policy that will benefit working people in both countries and worldwide.
No Border Camp 2007 promo (tags)
A promo for the No Border Camp 2007 on the US/Mexico border.
“Braving Borders, Building Bridges: A Journey for Human Rights” Report Back (tags)
African American leaders will share their experiences on a human rights tour of the U.S.-Mexico border.
May Day Coalition (tags)
The May Day Coalition for Students and Workers Justice is organizing a rally for Immigration Rights on Thursday June 15, 2006.
The Arizona Minuteman comes to Costa Mesa (tags)
Blasting President George W. Bush for being weak on "homeland security," Simcox demanded that National Guard and U.S. military troops be placed in "civic observation posts" all along the U.S./Mexico border. "I don't care if it offends the government of Mexico or the people of Mexico," Simcox told the approving crowd. "I don't care about the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo! Your country got beat! Our army got what it wanted! And that's history! You follow by our rules now!"
Humanitarian Aid to Cuba Held at Border (tags)
Pastors for Peace Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba is being held up at the US-Mexico border by US Commerce Department officials.
9/16: DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 4) (tags)
Fasters hold "General Supporter Day"
9/14 Los Angeles DREAM Fast Vigil (Day 2) (tags)
Los Angeles, CA - Across the street from an institution of higher learning, the Los Angeles DREAM Fast and Vigil participants continued their efforts to inform the public about the significance and necessity of passing the DREAM Act.
Fast for the DREAM Act - part of the week of Immigrant Rights Action Sep 20-26 (tags)
From: Terry Burke firstname.lastname@example.org National Immigrant Solidarity Network Tel: (213)403-0131
DOUGLAS TO DOCUMENTA: US-MEXICO BORDER EXHIBIT UNVEILED IN GERMANY (tags)
International art and film exhibit will feature a live broadcast from the border near Douglas, AZ to increase awareness of the dangers surrounding border crossing as illustrated in the documentary FROM THE OTHER SIDE by Chantal Ackerman.
critique of border hack report (tags)
Performance Artist Coco Fusco takes on border hacker boasts
Update From Quebec, at the US/Mexico Border (tags)
Medea Benjamin, while talking on a cell phone with her husband, Kevin Danahur, in Quebec City, relays an update from him to the crowd at Larsen Park near the U.S./Mexico border in California.
FTAA teach-in at University of California, Irvine April 11 (tags)
Teach-in on the FTAA this Wednesday APRIL 11 5-8.30 pm at UCI