Category Archives: Updates

A letter to our community and a call to action

Last Monday night, more than 50 members of the No More Deaths community gathered in a church in Tucson. We came together to strategize on the impacts of the Trump administration’s plans to target the US undocumented community with mass deportations, to revoke DACA, and to increase border militarization. As always, we closed our meeting with a moment of silence, thinking of those who have lost their lives crossing the border. Continue reading A letter to our community and a call to action

Sewn together: Women’s cooperative in Mexico fills a niche in US market

The women’s sewing cooperative of DouglaPrieta Works (DPW) is the longest running and closest fair-trade sewing project in our region. The women of DPW make quality hand-sewn products and support a community center that teaches self-sufficiency and promotes food security in the community of Agua Prieta, Sonora. The women are agents for change in this post-colonized town, and the project demonstrates how our consumer choices can make radical differences in people’s lives, while countering the global capitalist paradigm that takes the means of production away from individuals—for everything from the clothes we wear to the food we eat. Continue reading Sewn together: Women’s cooperative in Mexico fills a niche in US market

The work of ending Operation Streamline

It goes on. Operation Streamline is criminalization of migrants as a means to deter re-entry to the United States. Shackled migrants, as many as 75 a day, are rushed through federal court in Tucson, Arizona. The process sometimes happens in less than 30 minutes. After meeting with a government-contracted attorney, they are called to the bench seven to nine at a time. Migrants leave as criminals and are sent to a government-contracted private prison run with billions of taxpayer dollars. Continue reading The work of ending Operation Streamline

NMD launches campaign to maintain its desert trucks

This is the image (linocut) that artist Fernando Martí of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative made for No More Deaths. It is available as a limited-edition No More Deaths T-shirt, for sale through our truck crowdfunding campaign. Image courtesy of Fernando Martí.
This is the image (linocut) that artist Fernando Martí of Justseeds Artists’ Cooperative made for No More Deaths. It is available as a limited-edition No More Deaths T-shirt, for sale through our crowdfunding campaign. Image courtesy of Fernando Martí.

No More Deaths has launched its first ever online crowdfunding campaign to raise money for our vehicle expenses so we can keep our volunteers rolling year-round.

Our trucks are vital to getting water and aid to migrants and refugees in southern Arizona’s backcountry. We hope to raise $47,842—the real annual cost of maintaining our trucks—by May 1.

The campaign features a great video with a star appearance by long-term volunteer Jim Marx and a soundtrack by Vox Urbana. We are offering T-shirts, posters, and other “perks” for your contribution. All donations go directly to No More Deaths. Continue reading NMD launches campaign to maintain its desert trucks