May 27th Day of Action for Demilitarization

Over the past twenty years, the southern borderlands have seen unprecedented levels of militarization, transforming our communities in the process. Policing and military infrastructure have flooded the region. Checkpoints, surveillance towers, motion-detector sensors, helicopters, drones, and thousands of agents in the field have become facts of life. We are daily faced with the massive human tragedy caused by US immigration enforcement policies. Borderlands residents live under increasing fear and intimidation in our own communities.

In place of this reality, we are calling for a demilitarized future for the borderlands. On May 27th, borderlands communities and supporters will be acting in concert to demonstrate our vision. Each community will act autonomously and locally to turn back the tide of border militarization. Join us on this powerful day of unity in the southwest borderlands.

Our coalition currently includes a number of community groups from the following border regions:
Tohono O’odham Nation
…and more!
If you live in a border community and are interested in joining the coalition, attending our meetings, or planning actions on May 27th and beyond, please contact us at
For information on May 27th actions, click here.

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