Yesterday, we crewed up with No More Deaths/No Más Muertes and dropped water, supplies, and blankets along Trump’s militarized border zone in Arizona.
There were border patrol, helicopters, sensors in the ground, checkpoints…. It’s hard to describe the terrain — it’s incredibly beautiful, but also incredibly treacherous with huge swings in temperatures.
So many people die or get brutalized, detained, and separated from their family by the border patrol when crossing here. These are truly vicious acts against people who are in the most need of refuge.
Also, a handful of “water droppers” are facing bullshit charges for dropping waters and supplies inside of a wildlife refuge.
Trials begin January 15th for the first round of No More Deaths defendants.
No More Deaths calls on everyone who supports the right to receive water, food and medical care, regardless of documentation status, to come out in support of humanitarian aid! Join us at the Federal Courthouse for a press conference at 8:30 AM on Tuesday, January 15th. Pack the court starting at 9:30 and for the rest of the week! Please let us know you are coming at bit.ly/aidisnotacrime.
The Cabeza Prieta National Wildlife Refuge is one of the deadliest migration corridors along the US–Mexico border—the government’s own description of this vast, remote region states that it “is big and wild and can be incredibly hostile to those that need water to survive.” Maintaining a strong humanitarian presence in this area is vital. All of our volunteers’ charges stem from actions they took with the goal of preventing further unnecessary loss of life in this region where thirty-two sets of human remains were recovered in 2017 and where many more people have disappeared without a trace. The intention to save lives has never been disputed by the prosecution, and our defense argues that the decision to pursue criminal charges “violates the universal sense of justice.”
Please donate to No More Deaths and their extremely important, on-the-ground work.