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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

All Out Against Borders

All Out Against Borders
Events are planned in Flagstaff, Phoenix, and Tucson

The trial of the Indigenous protesters, who locked down at Border Patrol headquarters in Tucson, begins tomorrow, Wed., Feb. 23. O'odham demand an end to the militarization of the border, criminalization of immigrant communities and an end to the US reign of terror. Blackfire and Ofelia Rivas, O'odham, and more, are featured tonight, Feb. 22, in Tucson.
Feb 22 - Taala Hooghan Infoshop - No Borders Discussion at 6PM
Feb 25 - No Borders! Word Up "Dance Party", Farmer + University, Tempe (3rd + Mill light-rail stop) at 9PM - "Dance party" at the Compound @ 11PM
February 22nd
7:30 Food – 8:00 Show
All Ages – $5 Donation
At Dry River Radical Resource Center, 740 N. Main Ave, Tucson, Arizona
With: Blackfire, Shining Soul, DJ Alias and MC Progreso, DJ Lingos and Timoteo
Speaker: Ofelia Rivas of O;odham Voice Against the Wall
On February 23, at 2pm at Tucson City Court, six protesters who locked-down and occupied the US Border Patrol (BP) Tucson Headquarters no May 21, 2010 are going to trial.
The action was taken, in part, to demand that BP, Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), their parent entity, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and the Obama administration end militarization of the border, end the criminalization of immigrant communities, and end their campaign of terror which rips families apart through increasing numbers of raids and deportations.

Alex Soto, one of the arrestees and member of O’odham Solidarity Across Borders states, “As we did not enter the BP headquarters alone but with prayers of O’odham elders and community supporters, we are asking for support once again for our continued stand against border militarization. Our messaging is the reality for everyone that is forced to feel the pain that borders inflict upon us in our daily lives.
The Border Patrol is not the only agency responsible for the militarization of the border – and it’s subsequent destruction of Indigenous and migrant communities – or the only benefactors of border militarization.” Soto states.

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