No More Deaths calls for public pressure to end Gaza assault and Israeli militarism

Humanitarian group endorses boycott, divestment, and sanctions in support of human rights

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TUCSON, AZ—On July 31, 2014, Tucson-based No More Deaths released a statement condemning Israel’s collective punishment of Palestinian civilians and calling for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions against the Israeli occupation. Continue reading No More Deaths calls for public pressure to end Gaza assault and Israeli militarism

Statement on Gaza

No More Deaths is an organization that believes that when governments fail to uphold fundamental human rights, it is the responsibility of people of conscience to work openly and in community to do so, through non-violent, direct intervention.  Despite internal debates we’ve long held that commentary on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian lands was best left to other organizations.  But given the urgency of the present moment we’ve reached a collective decision that we can—and should—no longer remain silent. Continue reading Statement on Gaza

Dignity bags

Every day, migrants are deported from the US to Nogales, Sonora, Mexico, with little more than the clothes on their backs. What belongings they have they must often carry in plastic or paper bags issued by the detention centers in which they have been held.

This project supplies bags at no cost to the Missionary Sisters of the Eucharist, who operate the Kino Border Initiative’s comedor (dining hall) in Nogales, to distribute among the people they serve there. Continue reading Dignity bags

The Good Fight with Ben Winkler: “The muckraker and the border patrol”

The muckraker and the border patrol

The Good Fight with Ben Winkler, April 10, 2014

Everyone working at the border crossing knew that it was happening: brutal violence and abuses by border patrol agents. Sometimes even lethally. But the US Customs and Border Protection wasn’t talking, and politicians seemed more concerned with increasing its size and military power than in holding it accountable.
Continue reading The Good Fight with Ben Winkler: “The muckraker and the border patrol”

KVOA News 4 Tucson: “Group claims Border Patrol stole blankets, food meant for migrants”

Group claims Border Patrol stole blankets, food meant for migrants

KVOA News 4 Tucson, Nathan O’Neal, January 17, 2013

 A humanitarian group that provides aid and supplies to illegal migrants crossing the desert claims they caught a Border Patrol agent stealing blankets and food from one of their drop sites in Southern Arizona via a hidden camera. Continue reading KVOA News 4 Tucson: “Group claims Border Patrol stole blankets, food meant for migrants”

CNN: “Deportation after dark”

Deportation after dark

CNN, Traci Tamura, April 6, 2012

Recently, I traveled to Nogales, Mexico, to work on a CNN story with reporter Thelma Gutierrez and Senior Photojournalist Gregg Canes, about what happens to undocumented immigrants who are deported from the United States back to Mexico at all hours of the night. We spent a couple of nights on the border to meet some of the recent deportees. Continue reading CNN: “Deportation after dark”