Documenting Arizona’s Autumn of Resistance Against the Border Patrol

Protesters holding signs, one in particular is featured that reads, "Has Any Check Point, Anywhere, Ever Made This A Better World?"

BORDER WARS While southern Arizona continues to be ground zero for the most extreme measures of border militarization today, it is also home to powerful nodes of civil resistance. On December 8, local residents from Arivaca and the surrounding area held their first protest at a Border Patrol checkpoint—one out of about a dozen located …

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OCCUPY UNEDITED; The 4th and final installment of our series on the Occupy Movement

Occupy Congress protestors on January 17, 2012 hold a large yellow banner with black stencil-stylized text "OCCUPY WALL ST"

THE HOBO DISPATCH After waves of protest in other parts of the world, it all kicked off in the U.S. on Sept. 17, 2013 with Occupy Wall Street, which became ground zero for the movement. This final installment is just to present all our remaining photos and video footage of Occupy encampments and events. By …

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A Grandmother Stronger Than the U.S.-Mexico Border Wall

Photo of Taide Elena holding up a picture of her grandson Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez

NORTH AMERICAN CONGRESS ON LATIN AMERICA On April 10, 2013, hundreds of people gathered on both sides of the U.S.-Mexico boundary, uniting at the wall which divides Nogales, Sonora and Nogales, Arizona. The occasion was a binational vigil and protest on the six-month anniversary of the killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez, gunned down …

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National Day of Action to Save the US Postal Service

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN About 200 attended the protest in Tucson on Sunday, March 24, 2013. deliveringforamerica.com reported, “On all accounts, the March 24th Delivering for America rallies were a resounding success. Initial reports coming in from the field tally close to 3,000 attendees in NYC, 1,000 in Chicago, 250 in Rhode Island and 100 in …

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There Is No Fall: Looking Back and Forward From The Rise of Occupy

Occupy Tucson circa Winter 2011-2012: group of about 30 meeting around a table in the dried up pond at Veinte de Agosto park with onlookers.

HOBODISPATCH.BLOGSPOT.COM Many think the Occupy movement is history as it lacks the high profile it enjoyed in 2011 and early 2012. Whether Occupy returns to its glory days is not the most important question, but rather the fate of the struggle Occupy brilliantly helped raise to a new level. However before looking forward it is …

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