Tohono O’odham government and police corruption perpetuates US Border Patrol violence

Image capture from video of Michael Wilson speking about Tohono O'odham Nation and Border Patrol in the wake of a Border Patrol shooting of Tohono O'odhams accused of side-swiping a Border Patrol vehicle.

CENSORED NEWS: SAN MIGUEL, TOHONO O’ODHAM NATION — Mike Wilson, Tohono O’odham, said the US Border Patrol shot two Tohono O’odham at the border, one in the face. The Border Patrol claims O’odham side-swiped its vehicle in San Miguel, “The Gate,” on Tohono O’odham land at the US Mexico border. However, Wilson points out in …

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Opposing S.744, The Senate’s “Immigration Reform” Bill

OCCUPIED TUCSON CITIZEN On Monday, June 24, the Senate voted to move forward with an immigration-reform package that includes extreme border militarization tied to an already onerous pathway to citizenship. Due to the devastating impacts that these provisions will have on border communities, future migrants, and the 4–5 million existing undocumented residents in the U.S. …

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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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Senate Immigration Bill: More Militarization of the Border, No Real Path to Citizenship

Close-up of Isabel Garcia

THE REAL NEWS   New legislation will increase deportations, beef up police while worker status will help provide cheap labor for businesses but make citizenship almost impossible to attain. GARCIA: “We’re also going to set up E-Verify, a mandatory national identification system. Talk about Big Brother. I mean, we are absolutely extending this across the …

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Drones over Tohono O’odham land

A picture of a US Spy Drone

CENSORED NEWS The most censored in Indian country: Drones, spy towers and the militarization of Indian lands The use of drones on the border, and the militarization of Tohono O’odham sovereign land, heads the list of the most censored issues in Indian country. Tohono O’odham activists who fight the militarization of their lands, and abuse …

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