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Day 3 - Border Wall from the US Side - Nogales, Arizona, USA

 

November 12, 2017

SOA (School of the Americas) Watch -

Border Encuentro - November 10-12, 2017

 

Day 3 of a 3 day "Encuentro" in the border region of Arizona and along the Nogales border wall in both the US and Mexico. Organized by School of the Americas Watch (SOA Watch), thousands were brought together to take a hard look at the massive human costs of border militarization and US immigration policies... and to protest the long and current history of US intervention in the affairs of Latin America.

 

From the SOA Watch website:

 

"Our Mission:

SOA Watch is a nonviolent grassroots movement working to close the SOA / WHINSEC and similar centers that train state actors such as military, law enforcement and border patrol. We strive to expose, denounce, and end US militarization, oppressive US policies and other forms of state violence in the Americas. We act in solidarity with organizations and movements working for justice and peace throughout the Americas.

 

Our demands:

- An end to US economic, military and political intervention in Latin America

- Demilitarization and divestment of the borders

- An end to the racist systems of oppression that criminalize and kill migrants, refugees and communities of color

- Respect, dignity, justice and the right to self-determination of communities

- An end to Plan Mérida and the Alliance for Prosperity"

 

#SOAWatch #borderencuentro

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