Are We Monsters?

By Staff, Historicly.substack.com -

Lyudmilla Pavlichenko was a Soviet sniper who was known for her accuracy. She had killed nearly 300 Nazis. During World War Two, she was also given the harder task of being a diplomat and [...]

Border Patrol Condemns Secret Facebook Group, But Reveals Few Specifics

By A.C. Thompson, Propublica.org -

Long known for its insular culture and tendency toward secrecy, the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency is saying little in the aftermath of news reports exposing a vulgar and hateful [...]

What To Do In An Age When Crossing The Border Is A Crime

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

It wasn't always a crime to cross the border, but now it is not only a crime but we are also housing immigrants in concentration camps under severe conditions and prosecuting those who try to [...]

Trouble At The Border, American Concentration Camps

By Robert C. Koehler, Common Wonders. -

Yes, we have a serious problem at the border — indeed, at every border we create and defend with force of arms and bureaucratic indifference. “‘If you want water, just drink from a toilet.’ [...]

Secret Border Patrol Facebook Group Where Agents Joke About Migrant Deaths And Post Sexist Memes

By A. C. Thompson, Pro Publica. -

Members of a secret Facebook group for current and former Border Patrol agents joked about the deaths of migrants, discussed throwing burritos at Latino members of Congress visiting a detention [...]

#NoKidsIn Cages

By No Kids In Cages. -

Over 3000 children were separated from their parents at the border. They live in cages. Sleep on the floor. They cry out and are not comforted. They’ve spent an average of 154 days away from [...]

Trump Wants Mexico To Become His Own Border Patrol

By David Brooks, La Jornada -

Donald Trump, head of a political party whose symbol is an elephant, accuses Mexico of taking advantage of the United States for decades, allowing an “invasion” of people and drugs, and he says [...]

Border Official Admits Targeting Journalists and Human Rights Advocates With Smuggling Investigations

By Ryan Devereaux, The Intercept -

When first confronted with evidence that it was collaborating with Mexican law enforcement in a sweeping intelligence-gathering operation targeting journalists, activists and attorneys along the [...]

Students Face Criminal Charges After Calling Border Agents ‘Murderers’

By Katherine Mangan, The Journal of Higher Education. -

Two University of Arizona students who protested an on-campus presentation by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency last month by calling the agents "murder patrol" and "an extension of [...]

I Am On The Refugee Caravan And Saw The Tear Gas Attack

By JuanPablo Ramirez-Franco and Sarah Lazare, In These Times. -

On Sunday, the United States fired tear gas on asylum seekers—including children—at the San Ysidro crossing between San Diego and Tijuana. In the days since, the Trump administration has doubled [...]

What Border Security And Police Violence Have In Common

By Tanvi Misra, City Lab. -

The photo of Esequiel Hernández Jr. circulated in the media shows a typical high school sophomore in a white cowboy hat, with a smile that goes all the way to his eyes. It was from his yearbook [...]

Tucson Demonstrators Wheatpaste In Intersection After Second Border Patrol Agent Not Guilty Verdict

By Tucson Anarchists, Itsgoingdown.org -

On Wednesday, November 21st, a jury in Tucson, Arizona found Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz not guilty of involuntary manslaughter for his 2012 shooting of 16 year old José Antonio Elena [...]

US Border Patrol Agents Prone To Corruption

By Justin Rohrlich, Defenseone.com -

Toward the end of September, Ramon Antonio Monreal Rodriguez obtained $650,000 worth of cocaine from smugglers along the Arizona border. The 32-year-old Tucsonian made two exchanges of drugs and [...]

Rocks Are Not Guns: #AskJoseAntonio

By Justice for Jose Antonio Coalition, Popular Resistance. -

Tucson, AZ - President Donald Trump said members of the U.S. military sent to the southern border to keep out thousands in a migrant caravan would "fight back" and “anybody throwing rocks or [...]