Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

July 2, 2019

DIVEST Child Detention Companies: Urgent Action Alert Calling All Protectors!

Children and workers are at a tent encampment in June near the Tornillo Port of Entry in Tornillo, Texas. Joe Raedle/Getty Images

Urgent Action Alert Calling All Protectors! 

Protect the Children! 

By Divest Invest Protect

Divest Geo Group and CoreCivic! 
Divest Child Detention Companies! 

Witnessing the brutality of child detention, the reality of concentration camps of immigrant/migrant communities shocks and paralyzes. Do not look away from what is happening.  As Native American/Indian people we know the lasting trauma state separation carries as many of our parents are survivors of forced separations into boarding schools and residential schools that ripped Indian children from their families placing them in facilities like Carlisle Indian School, PA, in order to “kill the Indian, and save the man.” The wide ranges of abuses continue to be uncovered with wounds that were never fully reconciled and healed. 

Reports of deteriorating conditions comparing these child detention facilities to “torture facilities” continue to emerge. 

To see such cruel depravity and feel hopeless is the goal. We have a responsibility to stop their detention.  The world has an urgent responsibility and moral obligation to act, to PROTECT them! 

Demand the government shut these facilities down! Organize!   

Divest Geo Group and CoreCivic for human rights violations of immigrant children, people, and families! Business cannot go on as usual when children are being viciously abused! 

Geo Group
See GEO Group Board of Directors:

10 Burton Hills Blvd
Nashville, Tennessee
Call (615) 263-3000

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Join an Action Near You!
Support Advocacy Organizations! 
RAICES: This Texas-based organization offers free and low-cost legal services to immigrant children and families. Donate here and sign up as a volunteer here.
KIND (Kids In Need of Defense): The organization provides legal representation to migrant children and lobbies to ensure their rights are protected. Donate here.
Pueblo Sin Fronteras: This group provides humanitarian aid and shelter to migrants on their way to the U.S. Donate here.
Al Otro Lado: This bi-national organization provides legal services to deportees and migrants in Tijuana, Mexico, including deportee parents whose children remain in the U.S. Donate here.
The Florence Project: This Arizona-based organization offers free legal services to people in immigration custody. Donate here.

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Censored News, publisher Brenda Norrell said...

Do you know the slimy snake history of GEO private prisons and Wackenhut? Wackenhut, which once provided the notorious security on Black Mesa for Peabody Coal, split into two corporations, for maximum benefits from cruelty. GEO is now among the primary owners of U.S. migrant prisons, and documented child abuse and prisoner abuse. Wackenhut was plastered on the buses headed to detention, which snaked along the Arizona border seizing migrants for cash, with a contract from U.S. Homeland Security. After receiving the border contract, Wackenhut was then purchased by G4S in London. G4S is a global leader in prisoner abuse. Along with the foreign contractors on the U.S. border is Elbit Systems, Israel's defense contractor, which provides Apartheid security in Palestine. Elbit now has a contract with U.S. Homeland Security for new spy towers. The Tohono O'odham elected government recently approved Elbit to construct new spy towers on its sovereign land, which GuVo District opposes, stating those towers will disturb burial places and a Ceremonial area. At the border, for the United States, it is about money, power, and control of natural resources, with total disregard for all living things, including endangered species. And the children, including Indigenous children being seized, are viewed as inhuman, objects to be used, abused and thrown away by the U.S. government. Thank you to Michelle Cook at Divest Invest Protect for this article. Shut down migrant child concentration camps. -- Brenda Norrell.

miana said...

can you please post this information to facebook and add a link to your post so I can share it? Also can you cite your evidence as well so I can refute the naysayers?