De New York a la frontera de México en Texas con un fin: Solidaridad con los niños migrantes

by on October 19, 2014

De New York a la frontera de México en Texas con un fin: Solidaridad con los niños migrantes

Por María Serna, PHILADELPHIA

Una calurosa y solidaria acogida recibió en esta ciudad la Caravana Nacional a la Frontera de Texas-México, de paso hacia México con un mensaje de apoyo para los niños migrantes y la lucha por impedir que se siga negando la identidad de 11 millones de personas que viven actualmente en los Estados Unidos de norteamérica.

Recibieron a los activistas diversos grupos de solidaridad entre ellos La comunidad Inmigrante, Lucha Pro Licencias PA: HB 1648, JUNTOS, Internacional Action Center.org

La idea de organizar la caravana surge de Teresa Gutiérrez, de la Coalición Primero de Mayo y el Grupo IFCO/ Pastores por la Paz, que se había formado desde el 2006 en pro de los derechos de los inmigrantes.

Entre los pasajeros se incluyen Victor Toro, trabajador indocumentado detenido hace ocho años en un viaje de California a New York y que lleva ocho años luchando contra su deportación.

El caso de Victor Toro es igual al que a diario enfrentan millones en esta nación.

También incluye a Pablo Gómez y Pablo Blanco, miembros de la comunidad Garifuna en Honduras, cuyos orígenes se trazan a las Antillas Menores. San vicente, su tierra en Honduras peligra con ser expropiada. También viajan un indígena zapoteca de México, una activista colombiana y otros en representación de nuestra comunidad inmigrante.

La caravana llevará agua a las estaciones en la frontera por donde cruzan los inmigrantes, preciado líquido que en muchas ocasiones es la diferencia entre la vida y la muerte para estos hermanos.

El día 18 llegara a MacAllen, en la frontera donde participarán en una protesta en Brownsville contra la militarización de la frontera.

Concluirá la jornada cruzando puente de Hidalgo Macallen y Reinosa para llamar la atención sobre aquellos que han muerto.

No sabemos si dejarán pasar de regreso a la caravana, pero no queda duda de que solo la unión hará posible una victoria en esta la lucha por los derechos humanos básicos de las comunidades indocumentadas.



Immigrant Refugee Caravan to visit Jackson, MS

by on October 11, 2014

Immigrant Refugee Caravan to visit Jackson, MS

This coming Tuesday a Solidarity action, called  the Immigrant Refugee Caravan which is leaving New York City tomorrow, Saturday, October 11th, will travel to South Texas and arrive in McAllen on Saturday, October 20th.  This is an effort organized by IFCO, Pastors for Peace, the May 1 Coalition and other groups of activists from the NYC area.  They are traveling to demonstrate solidarity for the refugee children at the border.  They will make stops in cities along the way where events will be organized to welcome them. On Tuesday, October 14th they will arrive in Jackson!

Their schedule: 10/11 Philadelphia & Washington, DC; 10/12 Durham, NC; 10/13 Atlanta, GA; 10/14 Jackson, MS; 10/15 Houston, TX; 10/16 San Antonio, TX; 10/17 Laredo, TX; 10/18 San Juan, TX; 10/19 Brownsville, TX; 10/20 McAllen, TX.

The Jackson, MS events, Tuesday, October 14th:

3:00 pm to 5:30 pm:  Meet the Caravan, at the MIRA office meeting room for a lively discussion and exchange of issues, experiences and actions.

8:00 pm: Memorial event honoring the life of Jackson Mississippi Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, a strong advocate for human rights and past Legal Counsel for MIRA.

Be sure to join with us at this important event!

Manifestacion Contra La Militarizacion

by on October 2, 2014

Anti-Militarization Rally Flyer


Solidarity Caravan Send-off

by on September 28, 2014

SAVE THE DATE: October 10, 2014 7:00pm

NYC Send-off

Send Off image

Solidarity Caravan to the Mexico and Texas Borders

The Riverside Church

91 Claremont Avenue

Directions by Bus: Take the M-104, M-4 or M-5 to 120th or 122nd St.
Directions by Subway: Take the 1, 2 , or 3 Train

Immigrant rights, labor union, faith-based communities and many progressive and social justice activists are organizing a caravan to South Texas in support of migrant refugees October 10-22.

The caravan is fundraising to help the South Texas Human Rights Center create and install “water stations” in areas where migrants are likely to trek across the desert and get lost while trying to cross the US/Mexico borders. This water is a life-saving, concrete way to help the incoming migrants. We will carry out a National Educational Campaign that will make stops in several cities along the east coast.

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Make a donation For more info
Checks payable to: IFCO/Solidarity Caravan 2014 Call: 917.326.6470
418 W 145th St Caravanasolidaridad@gmail.com
New York, NY 10031 www.may1.info

Living Next To the Border Wall

by on September 25, 2014

Living Next To the Border Wall

Photographs of Tijuana by David Bacon

In Tijuana the wall and the border are omnipresent facts — taken for granted, yet a physical and social presence in each resident’s life. At the playa, going to the beach seems at first the same as anywhere. Looking south along the sand families stand and sit in the sun and wade in the waves. But turn around. Look north. A 20-foot high barrier of iron posts marches into the Pacific, a wall whose other end terminates in another ocean entirely, 1,954 miles away.

Curious visitors go up to look between the bars, at the concrete barriers beyond, and then a similar stretch of sand that continues north to San Diego. A little park — Friendship Park — welcomes families on the Mexican side, but the impenetrable wall (at least for humans) belies any visible sign of friendship with the U.S. On the park’s little platform and exercise bars, Jorge, a boxer, acts out his fantasy of the ring. He moves through his exercise routine, from one stance to another — all seeming to defy the border itself.

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