militarism

Checkpoint Nation

Early one morning, Maria—then nine months pregnant—and her family were stopped by the police for no discernable reason. A special breakfast outing became a nightmare—and at one of the most intimate moments of her life, Maria found a team of immigration agents—not her husband—by her side. Maria’s chilling story is the centerpiece of “Checkpoint Nation?…

Wild Versus Wall

“The only thing the wall won’t stop are people.” Produced by the Sierra Club in 2010, Wild Versus Wall examines the ecological consequences of border militarization. It displays how prevention through deterrence efforts, like the border fence, have disrupted animal migration routes, feeding practices and mating traditions. Wildlife in the borderlands’ ecosystems struggle to survive…

SOA Watch Convergence this October

The SOA Watch Convergence at the Border is taking place from October 7-10, 2016 at the border wall in Nogales, Sonora / Arizona. Mobilize your communities to take a stand for justice and against militarization. The convergence will include workshops and events on both sides of the U.S./ Mexico border, as well as art, music,…

The Guantanamo of Colombia: Pressure Mounts to Shut Down Notorious US-Funded Prison

Originally published in Upside Down World Written by John Ocampo Friday, 29 January 2016 14:29 SIGN THE PETITION TO CLOSE LA TRAMACÚA, COLOMBIA’S US FUNDED TORTURE PRISON! The campaign to shut down Colombia’s infamous Establecimiento Penitenciario y Carcelario de Alta y Mediana Seguridad de Valledupar “La Tramacua” prison, located in the country’s sweltering Caribbean region and…

Nothing to do, nowhere to go, nothing to say: How the broad climate movement has failed us

 Graffiti from Havana, Cuba By James Jordan (Originally published in Links International Journal of Socialist Renewal) January 13, 2016 – It has been a month since the UN climate summit in Paris, aka COP 21. One might expect the kind of ebb and flow we often see in popular movements. Interest in climate issues, the…

If We Want to Save the World – An Internationalist Declaration

The same imperialism that has caused so much damage to the Global South today continues expanding and threatening the whole planet. Consequently, the struggle for climate justice has converted into a struggle for the liberation of all workers, peasants, indigenous and ecosystems. The struggle against Empire is a struggle to save life on Earth. (Originally…

John McCain’s “midnight riders” put borderlands at risk

John McCain’s “midnight riders” put borderlands at risk Click HERE to take action! by: James Jordan September 15 2015, Originally published in the Peoples World Ever heard of “Sneaky John and the Midnight Riders”? No, it’s not the name of a rock band, not some outlaw gang from the 1800s. What it refers to is…