May 27th Action in Bisbee, Arizona

Residents of Bisbee, Arizona, will meet at Grass Park in Old Bisbee at 3PM for music, art, and poster making followed by a demonstration in the traffic circle as part of the May 27th Day of Action.

Bisbee’s local demands include

  • A halt to further construction and overuse of roads in the Mule Mountains and surrounding valleys and especially in the San Pedro River riparian corridor.
  • Curtailment of the expansion of Border Patrol Complexes.
  • An end to further Stone Garden involvement by local law enforcement.

Full press release for action below.

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On Wednesday May 27th Bisbee will join with other Arizona Border Communities for simultaneous events and protests calling for the de-militarization of the Border Lands.

We Demand:

  • A halt to further construction and overuse of roads in the Mule Mountains and surrounding valleys and especially in the San Pedro River riparian corridor.
  • Curtailment of the expansion of Border Patrol Complexes.
  • An end to further Stone Garden involvement by local law enforcement.

This is not a time to:

  • Bring in more federal agents and agencies ie. DHS, BP, DEA, ICE, ATF etc.,
  • Continue to utilize invasive surveillance technologies
  • Securitize vast tracts of land along the border through the use of : drones, surveillance towers, lights, electronic sensors and more checkpoints and walls.
  • To further degrade fragile desert flora and fauna with ATV’s, four wheelers and construction equipment.
  • To spend our energy and tax dollars on: a war to criminalize migrants, more prisons, Fast Tracking and funding privatization.
  • To implement policies and military tactics that increase the frequency of immigration related deaths.

Now is the Time for:

  • A de-escalation of hysteria and paranoia in the borderlands.
  • Preservation and recovery desert habitat.
  • Considering in context immigration policy and humane treatment of migrants.
  • Re-understanding the issues of migration through public education and community relations.
  • Finding alternatives to incarceration.

PLEASE JOIN US!!

May 27th 2015 at 3PM

In Grassy Park (In front of the Mining Museum)

For Music, Poetry and Sign Making

We will caravan from there to the Traffic Circle sharing stories and art that highlight how militarization, privatization and state sanctioned violence have been affecting our community. This is a family friendly event.

Thanks for spreading the word and we’ll see you there!