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This diary is a companion to my ongoing series about Big Bend National Park. The photo diaries highlight the natural wonders of the area. But there is a dark side, too. We must not pretend it isn’...
by foresterbob
Comment Count 192 comments on Sat Nov 15, 2014 at 11:38 AM PST with 322 Recommends
If you missed this today, well the President painted quite the picture. Kudos sir, for standing tough, on a tough issue, with cutting wit and humor too.
by jamess
Comment Count 142 comments on Tue May 10, 2011 at 07:07 PM PDT with 261 Recommends
I suppose if I wanted to be ironic, I'd add "Breaking" to this brief note. Willie Nelson's tour bus was stopped at the Border Patrol checkpoint at Sierra Blanca, Texas and, after officers smelled ...
by Crashing Vor
Comment Count 404 comments on Sat Nov 27, 2010 at 06:43 AM PST with 248 Recommends
It is good to know that some in government are indeed still worried about privacy... too bad its not ours. And as people think it is a wise idea to send armed troops to 'protect' the Texas border we ...
by LieparDestin
Comment Count 211 comments on Wed Jul 23, 2014 at 05:40 AM PDT with 201 Recommends
We have read news over the past couple of years about the growing issue with militias and their intent to 'patrol the borders' in the quest to find an excuse to shoot people help keep America clean ...
by xxdr zombiexx
Comment Count 131 comments on Sat Aug 30, 2014 at 06:30 PM PDT with 139 Recommends
These guys are scary. In March 2014, three women from Honduras—a mother, her 14-year-old daughter and another teenage girl—crossed the Rio Grande near Abram, Texas. According ...
by Susan Grigsby
Comment Count 104 comments on Sun Mar 15, 2015 at 11:15 AM PDT with 110 Recommends
Last month, two Bay Area civil rights groups – Asian Law Caucus (ALC) and the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) – filed a lawsuit against the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) in U.
by dmhlt 66
Comment Count 35 comments on Sun Mar 02, 2008 at 09:32 AM PST with 60 Recommends
What follows is a letter I received from Scott Nicholson, a community organizer who has been working on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. It is posted here in full with his permission.
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 12 comments on Tue Sep 27, 2011 at 03:32 PM PDT with 58 Recommends
Yesterday, I came across a story about plans for a march today in Mexico. It touched my soul. Often, I forget or disbelieve that I ...
by change the Be
Comment Count 29 comments on Thu Apr 07, 2011 at 01:16 AM PDT with 55 Recommends
Uh oh. Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is pissed at President Obama again. The sequester cuts that we all knew were coming are hitting customs and border protection in the ways we knew they would, and ...
by Laura Clawson
Comment Count 43 comments on Wed Mar 06, 2013 at 08:23 AM PST with 54 Recommends
It's still going on, but some people are speaking out . I wrote this back in December, before I joined kos: My husband and I were on ...
by futurebird
Comment Count 71 comments on Sat Apr 05, 2008 at 04:38 AM PDT with 45 Recommends
Over 660 miles of border wall have been built along the U.S.-Mexico border, slicing through the deserts of California and Arizona on its route from the Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico. The wall&...
by No Border Wall
Comment Count 20 comments on Wed Dec 29, 2010 at 10:31 AM PST with 33 Recommends
What follows is a letter I received from Scott Nicholson, a community organizer who has been working on the U.S.-Mexico border in Arizona. It is posted here in full with his permission.
by Ojibwa
Comment Count 11 comments on Mon Dec 10, 2012 at 04:05 PM PST with 32 Recommends
by gevinkeddings
Comment Count 16 comments on Thu May 18, 2006 at 04:08 AM PDT with 32 Recommends
Did you know that if you are on a train that is not in the process of crossing any international border, and then US. border patrol gets on the train and asks " Are you a U.S. citizen?
by futurebird
Comment Count 56 comments on Mon Aug 30, 2010 at 11:25 AM PDT with 31 Recommends
Initially reported on Boing Boing, Biologist Dr. Peter Watts, also a highly respected speculative fiction author, was beaten, pepper sprayed, and charged with assaulting a federal officer while ...
by bluejack
Comment Count 34 comments on Fri Dec 11, 2009 at 04:13 PM PST with 31 Recommends
In 1996 the United States Congress called for the construction of “triple layered fencing” along the U.S.-Mexico border, beginning in the Pacific Ocean and extending 14 miles into ...
by No Border Wall
Comment Count 29 comments on Mon Feb 01, 2010 at 07:27 PM PST with 30 Recommends
I began this diary to tell you about the border deaths that continue to occur in spite of the beefed up manpower in the AZ sector of the border. It’s already hit 100 degrees here in the ...
by Desert Rose
Comment Count 41 comments on Tue May 29, 2007 at 07:55 PM PDT with 30 Recommends
I wrote about this just over a month ago. Blackwater is trying to move in to the San Diego area. First Blackwater Diary Now, ...
by greggp
Comment Count 14 comments on Tue Apr 03, 2007 at 08:10 PM PDT with 26 Recommends
The Border Patrol only took action on three percent of complaints made. This three percent is recognized to be from a source of complaints with barriers of technology, education and social power ...
by Horace Boothroyd III
Comment Count 10 comments on Tue Jul 29, 2014 at 10:29 AM PDT with 23 Recommends