San Jose Peace & Justice Center

October 9 2016, by Sharat Lin...SOAW (School of the Americas Watch) Border Convergence brought together 800 social justice activists to the first cross-border conference in Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora.

Founded with the goal of exposing the U.S. government's School of the Americas in Fort Benning, Georgia, SOAW has been demanding the closing of the "School of the Assassins" as it is known throughout Latin America.

The Border Convergence highlights issues relating to U.S. political, economic, and military domination of the Western Hemisphere, including U.S.-sponsored anti-democratic coups, the so-called "War on Drugs," U.S. investment and neoliberalism, impact of "free" trade agreements, labor migration, and the social inequality and human displacement that result. A stunning cross-border puppet performance had fluttering migratory butterflies and birds on bamboo poles crossing through the U.S.-Mexico border wall between Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora to overcome the U.S. Border Patrol and the "train of death."

Civil disobedience at an internal checkpoint operated by U.S. Customs and Border Protection some 25 miles from the border on Freeway I-19 disrupted operations at the checkpoint for four hours, forcing dozens of CBP agents to be withdrawn from interception duties along the border wall.
 
A stunning cross-border puppet performance had fluttering migratory butterflies and birds on bamboo poles crossing through the U.S.-Mexico border wall between Nogales, Arizona and Nogales, Sonora to overcome the U.S. Border Patrol and the "train of death."
 
 


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