Public Mural Painting – Saturday, September 8th

8 AM – 11 AM

Come help us paint a mural along a major thoroughfare in Tucson!

As the trials of our volunteers draw closer, we’re amping up our outreach efforts and making sure that everybody in Tucson knows that HUMANITARIAN AID IS NEVER A CRIME! This mural painting launches our fall lawn sign campaign, which will allow Tucsonians to proudly show their solidarity with No More Deaths and to demand that the government cease the criminalization of aid workers. Come pick up a sign for your yard, learn how you can get involved and help us paint by number!

Snacks, brushes and cold beverages provided. Wear clothes you can get dirty.

Accessibility info: this mural will be painted on a wall along the north side of Broadway between Alvernon and Columbus. We will be working on the sidewalk in little-to-no shade. There will be no bathroom access. Broadway is a busy street with medium to heavy traffic.

Pressure mounts to drop charges against humanitarian-aid workers

As the crisis of death and disappearance continues in the Southwest borderlands, pressure is building on federal officials to drop all charges against humanitarian-aid workers providing lifesaving assistance to people walking through the remote Sonoran Desert. In June, lawyers from across the country filed a brief in the case of United States v. Scott Warren in support of the argument that the actions for which Scott is being prosecuted constitute such a deep and enduring part of his moral compass that the government is violating his religious freedom by pressing charges. Continue reading Pressure mounts to drop charges against humanitarian-aid workers

Quest for justice for murdered teen continues

José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, sixteen years old, was walking down a street next to the border in his hometown of Nogales, Sonora, Mexico on the night of October 10, 2012. A cross-border incident was taking place. Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz, arriving on the scene, targeted José Antonio, firing sixteen times — from a hundred feet away, through the twenty-five-foot steel border wall that looms over the street. Ten of Swartz’s bullets tore into José Antonio’s body, two in his head and eight in his back. Continue reading Quest for justice for murdered teen continues