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Voyages of the Damned

Roberta Schine Portside
When I was a child, my parents used to tell us the story of the St. Louis. Now we are comparing the Central American exodus to this doomed ocean-liner. “We sometimes refer to the caravan as the ‘St. Louis' aka "The Voyage of the Damned'.

Tidbits - Dec. 13, 2018 - Reader Comments: Immigration, Borders; Wisconsin GOP Coup; George H.W. Bush; 2018 elections; Impeachment Dilemma; GM Closings; Break Up Facebook; Marc Lamont Hill; Lots of Resources and Announcements;

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Reader Comments: Immigration and Borders; Wisconsin GOP Attempt Coup; Books About Food; George H.W. Bush; 2018 elections; Impeachment Dilemma; Fighting GM Closings; Break Up Facebook, and ...; Marc Lamont Hill; Lots of Resources and Announcements;

How Migrant Movements Radically Transform Borders

Natasha King ROAR
graphic of worker walking over a fence As much as contemporary borders are sophisticated and multi-faceted weapons against free movement for all, the border regime is a product of resistance to and subversion of it at every step.

The Border Fetish The U.S. Frontier as a Zone of Profit and Sacrifice

Todd Miller Tom Dispatch
military tank at the US-Mexico borderl The Border Patrol not only recruits from the military and receives military training, but uses military equipment and technology prodigiously. The monoliths of the military-industrial complex have long been tailoring their technologies to homeland security operations.

Gaza in Arizona: How Israeli High-Tech Firms Will Up-Armor the U.S.-Mexican Border

Todd Miller and Gabriel Schivone tomdispatch
A revelatory look at how a unique border-crossing set of partnerships among Israel’s high-tech companies (many involved in developing border wall technology in their own land), an Arizona tech park, and Mexican low-wage factories is intent on creating a “virtual wall” to shut down and militarize the U.S.-Mexican border.
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