Monthly Archives: March 2012

Strykers on the Border

On February 26, I was driving with a friend in an isolated region of the U.S.-Mexico border in New Mexico when we saw a military tank positioned to be looking south. A lot has been said, written, and documented about the degree and ongoing process of border militarization, but I had never seen anything like […]

Follow the Money: The University of Arizona’s Border War

On the outskirts of Tucson lies the University of Arizona’s industrial park, known as the Science and Technology Park, or Tech Park. Seven thousand people work at the sprawling, 1,345-acre campus, which has the appearance of a mall-size gated community, with security booths at all entrances. Established in 1994, after the university bought it from […]

The Arizona Border Militia Scandal

After the news breaks of the scandal around Arizona sheriff and border security hawk Paul Babeu, I think for sure that he will cancel the February 23 posse recruitment meeting in the San Tan Valley near Phoenix. The national news on Babeu of course is not about his attempt to bolster the Pinal Country Sheriff’s […]