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Global Condemnation of 'Appalling' Coup in Bolivia as Military Forces Socialist President Evo Morales to Resign
"The coup mongers are destroying the rule of law," Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, tweeted late Sunday.
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The survival of private prisons depends on keeping a consistent and increasing number of people incarcerated and today immigrants serve as this predatory industry's primary cash generators. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Why Climate Action Needs to Target the Border Industrial Complex
Climate change is displacing a growing number of people; governments are responding by privatising border policing.
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Calling War 'Irrational,' President of Mexico Rejects Trump Offer to Send US Army to Wipe Drug Gangs 'Off Face of the Earth'
"We have to act independently and according to our constitution, and in line with our tradition of independence and sovereignty," said Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
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Asylum-seekers inside the Leona Vicario Federal shelter in Ciudad Juarez, October 9, 2019. (Photo:Guillermo Arias for the ACLU) Views
I Went to Mexico to Meet Asylum-Seekers Trapped at the Border. This Is What I Saw.
How will we respond to their suffering? Will we allow the most hateful and uncaring among us to write our history, or will we fight back and demand better?
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Partipants of the simultaneous chorus event on the Tijuana side raise their hands after singing "With a Little Help From My Friends" on Sunday, Oct. 13, 2019. News
'Our Voices Together Will Transcend Barriers': At 'Powerful' US-Mexico Border Choral Event, Participants Sing The Beatles
"Such an important message to the world!"
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As seen through fencing, migrants—including a young child—stand while being detained by Department of Homeland Security police after crossing to the U.S. side of the U.S.-Mexico border barrier, on June 27, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. News
'Intentionally Placing Children in Harm's Way': Report Details How Trump Policy Put 13,000 Kids in Tent Cities
"Our government is intentionally placing children in harm's way."
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Storytelling of people’s experiences is especially useful: It shifts the discourse from one that identifies migrants as threats to one that sees migrants as fellow humans; it replaces racist rhetoric with empathy. (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
The End of Asylum?
Trump’s asylum ban and kangaroo tent courts threaten to destroy a pillar of international humanitarian law. What can we do?
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Even with the billions and billions of dollars spent, the new technologies, the smart walls (and dumb ones), the checkpoints and biometric ID devices, borders can always be subverted with some grassroots organizing, a little luck, and a joyful spirit.  (Photo: Mani Albrecht/U.S. Border Patrol/Flickr) Views
Trapped in an Empire of Borders: The American Homeland Is the Planet
The U.S. border is much bigger than you think (and don’t just blame Donald Trump).
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It is a false logic that turns workers into idlers, imagines welfare abusers when in fact immigrants sustain the care economy with their labor and their taxes, and sees the victims of neocolonial trade policies as invading criminals.  (Photo: Stephen Melkisethian/flickr/cc) Views
The Latin American Migration Crisis Was Born Out of Greed and Myths About Race
In Unwanted People , historian Aviva Chomsky’s essays explore the roots of this violent history.
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Art at Friendship Park on the Tijuana-San Diego border. (Photo: Judy Rohrer) Views
"The Stakes for Asylum Seekers Could Not Be Higher"
Wednesday's ruling by the Supreme Court underscores the need for stories about the experiences of real people at the border.
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