fix articles 39885, operation gatekeeper
Border and Community Vigilantism (tags)
In the Streets for Human Rights: A People Without Borders (tags)
The recent immigrant rights demonstration in San Diego May 1 was inspiring, but a real solution to the immigration question will come only when we can disenthrall the American people from hateful corporate propaganda that pits disadvantaged groups against each other and convinces millions of Americans that their economic and social problems are caused by people below them, not people above. So-called “illegal” immigrants are just another in the long line of scapegoats corporate and Right-wing propagandists invoke to keep people confused and lead them to challenge each other instead of their corporate overlords.
A Radical Proposal: Open the U.S.-Mexico Border (tags)
That's what immigrant rights activist David Schmidt called for at a September 21 meeting of Activist San Diego. Originally called to discuss the closure of Friendship Park along the U.S.-Mexico border, the meeting expanded into a consideration of border issues in general. Schmidt and his better-known co-speaker, Enrique Morones of Border Angels and Marcha Migrante, both questioned why under NAFTA and similar “free trade” agreements, capital, commerce and corporations are allowed to move freely across national boundaries — while workers are trapped inside their home countries and routinely exploited for the greater profits of capital. If business is free to locate wherever it wants, workers should be too, they said.
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.
"Migrant March III" Marches Through Los Angeles (tags)
Enrique Morones launches new caravan movement to raise awareness of humanitarian tragedies along the US-Mexico border.
San Diego Hosts Alternative King Day Event (tags)
Though only 30 people attended San Diego's alternative Martin Luther King, Jr. commemorative cvelebration January 21, it represented an important challenge to the way King's "official" celebrations have been co-opted by his enemies: the police, the military and the poltiical establishment.
FCR-VC Declaracion Contra el Tratado de Libre Comercio y La Migra (tags)
Ahora, el Primero de Enero 2008 el Tratado de Libre Comercio (TLC) entra a su paso final de implementacion. En TLC, desde su incepcion, tenia como su meta a apoyar al las Corporaciones Agricolas e Industriales Estadounidenses a tomar control sobre los mercados de Mexico y destruir los pequeños campos y industrias nacionales. Esto a causado que millones de Raza sea desplazada y sin trabajo se mueva a las ciudades o migrar hacia lo que hoy es los Estados Unidos o Canada.
FCR-VC declaration against NAFTA and the Migra! (tags)
Today, January 1st 2008 the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) enters its final stage of implementation. NAFTA, since its inception, was designed to help the rich U.S. Agriculture and Industrial Corporations take over the markets of Mexico and destroy the small farms and national industries. It has caused millions of displaced or unemployed Raza to move to the cities or migrate to what today is the United States and Canada.
Daniel Watman: Activist Bridges Cultural, Sexual Borders (tags)
Bisexual activist DANIEL WATMAN doesn’t believe in walls — whether they’re the artificial “borders” between countries or the psychological borders between straight and Gay people. His involvements in the Border Meetup Group and the Bisexual Forum are bringing people together in new and unusual ways.
No Borders Camp: A Call to Resistance Against the Border Regime (tags)
This is an invitation to all people of goodwill, to all who are fighting for dignity, freedom, human rights and autonomy. The regime of terror and the homeland security apparatus will not collapse on its own – it must be challenged. We call on you to join us in opposition to the border regime. Between November 7th and 11th, 2007, thousands of people will gather at the line between Calexico, California and Mexicali, Baja California. Throughout this week of action we will engage in opposition to the infrastructure of repression and that of neo-liberal globalization. Together we will create an autonomous zone free of borders and the lies they perpetuate.
Mexico Supplies GPS SatNav to Migrants (tags)
A Mexican university has developed a satellite tracking system that the Mexican government plans to distribute to migrants who are forced to cross the border through unsafe routes and in punishing desert heat.
Labor must take the road of class struggle! (tags)
A Working Class Emancipation labor bulletin
Full Citizenship Rights for All Immigrants! (tags)
Down With Racist U.S. Imperialism! For Socialist Revolution on Both Sides of the Border!
“We are Human Beings” Enrique Morones on the New Movement to Defend Immigrants (tags)
An interview with Enrique Morones, bane of the Minutemen, Border Angel and member of the Buenas Noches Brigade.
"Do It for the Children" (tags)
Dolores Huerta welcomes the Caravan for Migrants to Los Angeles, on its way to demanding humane immigration policies in Sacramento, Washington, and points in between.
LA City Council to Minutemen: Go Home! (tags)
In a stinging denunciation, the L.A. City Council goes on record against the Minutemen and Save Our State, but ices out the farmers.
Declaración: No guerra contra migrantes (tags)
Indigenous people, Mexicanos, Chicanos and others march through downtown Los Angeles to demand the U.S. end targeting people of indigenous and Mexican descent.
AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL Report 2005
Campo: Good Riddance and Goodbye (tags)
On Saturday, protestors celebrated the defeat of the California Minutemen, and Friends of the Border Patrol introduced themselves.
IN THE TIME OF KINGS, THE PEASANTS SHARPEN THEIR KNIVES: Anarchists and the 2004 Election (tags)
A statement on the 2004 elections by a Anarchist-Communist point of view that analyzes the reasons to reject the reformist pro-Kerry stance and puts forward an alternative vision of building popular and revolutionary movements.
Stop Operation Guardian (tags)
Operation Gatekeeper LA to SAN DIEGO Caravan Forum Saturday Sept. 18th, 2004 4:00 PM
Dying to work: Humanitarian disaster on the desert (tags)
SASABE, Sonora, Mexico – The Sonoran desert has a delicate, haunting beauty. Hundreds of species of birds, cacti and lizards have adapted to survive its lack of water and brutal temperatures exceeding 120 degrees. The list of these desert-hardy species does not include human beings.
STOP THE MILITARIZATION OF THE MEXICO-US BORDER (tags)
current measures in the Homeland Security Act will make construction of the triple fence between San Diego and Tijuana a priority.
Deadly Border Crossings (tags)
“Operation Gatekeeper is the policy of death. It stains our land with the blood of our neighbors, and pierces the hearts of our people.” - Henry Ramon, tribal vice chairman of the Tohono O'odham Nation.
Deaths in the desert: the sad price of U.S. border policy (tags)
Three months pregnant, Norma Rodriguez Amado had watched her husband, Paez Martinez, as he left his home in Morales, Mexico, for the United States. He would support his family from afar, working in the states of Tennessee and Florida. After almost two-and-a-half years of living and working in these faraway places, Paez returned to Morales to see his son, Alexander, for the first time.
San Diego Action Network Hosts Meeting on Border Issues (tags)
The San Diego Action Network hosted a meeting on border issues October 26 featuring Connie Garcia from the San Diego Environmental Health Coalition and Benjamin Prado from the Raza Rights Coalition. Featured topics included "Operation Gatekeeper," toxic wastes dumped in Mexico by U.S. companies and how NAFTA has impacted border issues.
S29LA sound truck downtown (tags)
No justice no peace!
MASS MOBILIZATION RECEIVES SOLIDARITY STATEMENT FROM COLOMBIA (tags)
Largest Los Angeles mass mobilization since the Democratic Convention, set for September 29, gains momentum; receives solidarity statement from Colombia
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) II (tags)
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) II
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) III (tags)
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) III
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) IV (tags)
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) IV
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) IV (tags)
Alto a Guárdian (Stop Operation Gatekeeper) IV
Protest in LA: Unmasking the Democratic Convention (tags)
Independent documentary on Democratic Convention protests is now available.
These crosses represent the 553 people who have died on the U.S. side of the border since Operation Gatekeeper began in 1994. This display was managed by David Hanks of Global Exchange.
*crosses to commemorate border crossing deaths (tags)
513 crosses have been made for each person who has died crossing the border over from Mexico into California since Operation Gatekeeper came into effect in 1994.
LAPD Threatens Removal of Border Crosses (tags)
Saturday August 12: activists installed over 450 “border crosses” at the United Methodist Church, just up the street from the Staples center. The installation is “ a memorial to the migrants who have died crossing the border”. Dozens of police cars were at the church Saturday morning as the installation got underway. Officers converged on the church parking lot, questioned participants, and threatened to confiscate the crosses. At one point police threatened to enter church property to seize the crosses.