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Indigenous Peoples and Human Rights

Monday, June 10, 2019

ACLU New Mexico: Block Anti-Immigrant Private Border Wall on Public Lands


By ACLU New Mexico
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Micah McCoy, (505) 266-5915 x1003 or mmccoy@aclu-nm.org
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June 7, 2019
SUNLAND PARK, NM - Today, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of New Mexico called on the International Boundary and Water Commission (IBWC) to block We Build the Wall, a crowdfunded organization led by anti-immigrant extremists Steve Bannon and Kris Kobach, from constructing a private border barrier across public property administered by IBWC. We Build the Wall recently announced that it had constructed a steel gate across a federally owned road adjacent to the private parcel of land where they have constructed a half-mile section of steel border fence. The gate, which was installed prior to receiving proper permits from IBWC, blocks access to public land containing Monument One, a monument listed on the National Register of Historic Places which has marked the international boundary between New Mexico, Texas, and Mexico since 1855. 

Please Support Our Son, Scott Warren, and No More Deaths

Update Tuesday: Judge announced a hung jury in the case.

By No More Deaths/No Mas Muertes
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Dear Friends of No More Deaths/ No Más Muertes,

Our son, Scott Warren, a long-time humanitarian aid volunteer with No More Deaths, is on trial for federal felony charges - for providing food, water and beds to two migrants - that could send him to prison for 20 years. As his parents, we are, of course, terrified at the prospect that our son might be imprisoned. Scott is a kind, compassionate and generous man who feels compelled to address the tragedy of death and suffering unfolding daily in the very desert where he lives. 

RAPID CITY -- Federal Court to Hear 'Riot Boosting' Act Violates First Amendment on June 12, 2019


Photo: Water Protectors attacked by 'Black Snake' U.S. and DAPL attack at Standing Rock 2016

UPDATE: The U.S. District Court in Rapid City will hear this case on Wednesday, June 12ACLU Files First Amendment Challenge to South Dakota Anti-Protest Laws.

BY ACLU
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RAPID CITY, South Dakota -- The American Civil Liberties Union and ACLU of South Dakota filed a federal lawsuit challenging three South Dakota laws threaten criminal penalties of up to 25 years in prison and $50,000 fines and/or civil liabilities for protesters and social justice organizations that encourage or organize protests, particularly protests against the Keystone XL pipeline.