Borderlands

PALESTINE/U.S. BORDERLANDS REFLECTION: Walls of shame

CPTnet
9 August 2011
PALESTINE/U.S. BORDERLANDS REFLECTION: Walls of shame

by Elizabeth García

[Elizabeth García was part of the most recent Christian Peacemaker Teams delegation to Israel/Palestine.  Her reflection has been edited for length.]

I am in Hebron, located in the Judean Hills, south of Jerusalem in the Holy Land.  Although this place on the other side of the world from my home in Brownsville, Texas, many things here are similar to what we experience in the Rio Grande Valley.

BORDERLANDS: CPT reservist charged for leaving humanitarian aid on migrant trail

CPTnet
22 July 2011
BORDERLANDS: CPT reservist charged for leaving humanitarian aid on migrant trail

On 10 July 2011, law enforcement personnel issued violation notices to four humanitarian aid workers, including CPT reservist John Heid at the Buenos Aires Wildlife Refuge (BANWAR).  They charged the four with “non-permitted activity” because they resupplied water and food sites along an active migrant trail twelve miles from the U.S.-Mexico border.

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