Author Archives: toddwmiller

A Letter to My Unborn Child About Climate Change and Borders

This was originally published in the Tucson Weekly. “Letters to the Future, a national project involving more than 40 alternative weeklies across the United States, set out to find authors, artists, scientists and others willing to get creative and draft letters to future generations of their own families, predicting the success or failure of the […]

21st Century Manifest Destiny on the U.S.-Mexico Border

It was a typical scene for many on the Tohono O’odham Nation: a Border Patrol agent pulled behind us in a green-striped vehicle after we had stopped to check directions. We were a group of five people in two cars. We had no idea what they wanted. Documentary filmmaker Adam Markle was going to interview […]

Talking Stick Video Interview about Border Militarization

See the video of an interview I did with Mike McCormick in Seattle last April here.

How Corporations Profit from Border Militarization • Border, Inc. • DOCUMENTARY • BRAVE NEW FILMS

I appear, along with a number of fantastic people, in this great documentary by Brave New Films. “The same companies that profiteered from the wars in Iraq are profiteering from the militarization of our own border.”

Radio Dispatch: On the Presidential Candidates Immigration Platforms

Another appearance on my favorite podcast to discuss the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates’ immigration policies, as well as the sociopolitical, economic, and environmental reasons for migration. Follow the below URL to listen to the show.

The Booming Business of Border Exclusion

The GuardBot – a rolling, rubber sphere with surveillance cameras attached like small, domed ears – was first meant to explore Mars. Now, it’s showing off its ability to locate undocumented people on the blue carpet at events such as the Border Security Expo, the United States’ premier border policing conference. At the primary debate […]

How the Border Security Industry Will Profit Hugely From Climate Change

I coauthored this piece with Alex Devoid. April 24, at the Defense, National Security, and Climate Change Symposium in Washington, D.C., Brigadier General Stephen Cheney stepped up to the podium to discuss “conflict and climate change.” Although Cheney is CEO of the American Security Project think tank, he identifies first as a retired Marine who […]