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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:37 AM

From The Guardian: 'A system of global apartheid': Harsha Walia on why the border crisis is a myth.

I consider this long read to be worthwhile and informative.

From article:

'The rising number of migrant children and families seeking to cross the US border with Mexico is emerging as one of the most serious political challenges for Joe Biden’s new administration.

That’s exactly what Donald Trump wants: he and other Republicans believe that Americans’ concerns about a supposed “border crisis” will help Republicans win back political power.

But Harsha Walia, the author of two books about border politics, argues that there is no “border crisis,” in the United States or anywhere else. Instead, there are the “actual crises” that drive mass migration – such as capitalism, war and the climate emergency – and “imagined crises” at political borders, which are used to justify further border securitization and violence.

Walia, a Canadian organizer who helped found No One Is Illegal, which advocates for migrants, refugees and undocumented people, talked to the Guardian about Border and Rule, her new book on global migration, border politics and the rise of what she calls “racist nationalism.” The conversation has been edited for length and clarity.'

much more at link:

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/apr/07/us-border-immigration-harsha-walia

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 08:51 AM

1. Excellent read K&R for visibility.

Borders maintain a massive system of global apartheid. They are preventing, on a scale we’ve never seen before, the free movement of people who are trying to search for a better life.


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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 09:14 AM

2. I live 10 miles as the crow flies from the border. I can see Mexico "from my porch".

That would be San Jose Peak, an 8335 ft high extinct volcano just 5 miles south of the line.
I have lived here since 1978 and can say that people coming across the line are the lowest in memory.
I used to see guys sitting in a line by the side of the road, zip tied by the Border Patrol, and waiting for the
wagons to haul them away for exportation. They were almost all Mexicans then, not Central Americans.
I haven't seen that in several years.
The worst thing that has happened around here concerning the border is the wall, and the scars the
construction has left of the landscape. It is partial, and is no real barrier. It needs to come down
so the wildlife can roam free. In all my years here, and in all my travels in Mexico and parts of Central America,
I have found the people to be friendly, much more so than the racist white trash guys I've worked with in
construction. The troubles in Central America have their roots, in large part, to the the exploits of the US
companies like the United Fruit Company, which gave birth to the term "Banana Republic".
PS, even though my DU moniker is Spanish, I am white, it was given to me by my Mexican co-workers.

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Wed Apr 7, 2021, 04:58 PM

3. K&R

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