Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

September 3, 2019

Tohono O'odham Protest Against Border Wall and Israeli Spy Towers on Arizona Border

Ofelia Rivas protesting Trump's border wall
Tohono O'odham protested the border wall being constructed in the
fragile Sonoran Desert on Saturday, and the Israeli spy towers now
targeting the Tohono O'odham Naiton.
Photos copyright Ofelia Rivas.

(Photo above) U.S. military surveillance helicopter
over Gu-Vo community this morning on Tohono O'odham Nation. Below: in Gu-Vo community today.

Trump's Border Wall is Death to Endangered Species and Sacred Places

Photos by Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham
Article by Brenda Norrell
Censored News copyright
Sat., Aug. 31, 2019

AJO, Arizona -- As Trump's bulldozers destroy the pristine Sonoran Desert at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument nearby, Tohono O'odham and Arizona residents are protesting the inhumane destruction.

Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham who lives on the border, told Censored News, "Beautiful day in the O'odham homeland, united group of people came to be a voice for the lands and  nature against genocidal policies of an inhumane government system attacking all life."
"The Society of these stolen lands should legally charge these inhumane crimes against this disgraceful person."
"The group will continue to be a voice for the honor of the bees, the endangered sacred animals, plants and the entire land and people," Rivas said.

All endangered species laws and all laws protecting sacred Native American places have been smashed. The border wall construction is already using a vast amount of water in the desert here for concrete.
These defenders are also protesting the Israeli spy towers now targeting the Tohono O'odham Nation. The Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems plans to construct these spy towers and destroy sacred burial places and ceremonial places on the Tohono O'odham Nation. The tribal government approved these spy towers in March, but Gu-Vo District continues to oppose this oppression and destruction. Elbit already carries out Apartheid security in Palestine.

Ofelia Rivas is the founder of O'odham Voice against the Wall, and has spent her life battling the abuses of the U.S. Border Patrol. Ofelia lives on the border on the Tohono O'odham Nation and is a voice for human rights.
Donate to Ofelia on her website, for gas funds for her work, at:

Photos copyright Ofelia Rivas, Tohono O'odham.
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1 comment:

N Schieron said...

Thank you for reporting this. I wish it would geta wider audience. Although I watch CNN and MSNBC, I find myself becoming angry that hour after hour in the evening, each new anchor repeats the same distracting trump stories which have little to do with the very real destruction of his executive orders. I saw a tweet last week in which a person from New Zealand wondered why we, as a nation, were not rioting in the streets because of Trump's cruel policies toward immigrants. I have no answer for this. We take democracy for granted.
My heart is with these native people and the beautiful land and its animals they are trying to protect. I will share this site on Facebook and Twitter and my friends. And donate to Ofelia!