Livestream Archive

Check out the video archive of the weekend’s events in Eloy, Tucson, and Nogales, Arizona below.

On Sunday hundreds gathered to protest the militarization of the border at the US Border Patrol interior checkpoint on highway I-19 between Nogales and Tucson:

Sunday morning we held a ceremony at the border wall, including a Puppetista Pageant, and speakers from Frente X for International Liberation, from the People of Color (POC) space in Tucson:

On Saturday evening, many gathered for an Anniversary Vigil and Mass, led by the bishop of Nogales, for 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, who was killed by the US Border Patrol in 2012.

On Saturday morning, veteran-led marches began on each side of the border and headed toward the border wall. Here is the start of the one in the US, from the Hotel Americana:

And as the march continued on across the border:

Video feed from Saturday morning’s march to the border

Posted by SOA Watch on Saturday, October 8, 2016

Part two of video feed from vigil outside Eloy Detention Center

Posted by SOA Watch on Friday, October 7, 2016

Video feed from outside of Eloy Detention Center Friday evening, part one

Posted by SOA Watch on Friday, October 7, 2016

More video footage from Friday’s vigil, with speakers including survivors of Eloy Detention Center sharing their stories and urging everyone to take action and responsibility for this country’s policies:

At the heart of the 2016 School of the Americas Watch Encuentro is increasing awareness of the militarization of the U.S.-Mexico border and Latin America, as well as the criminalization of immigrants, asylum seekers, refugees and people of color. This is the first time SOA Watch is turning all eyes onto the borderlands and the way this country has responded to the mass migration coming from our neighbors to the south.

Most importantly, the annual gathering wants to reinforce solidarity during times where xenophobia, racism and imprisoning humans for profit seem to be at all-time high. Workshops included talks on how the US has spread mass incarceration in Mexico; the human rights crisis faced on the border; the deportation of veterans; and indigenous resistance: from the Tohono O’odham Nation to the Lenca peoples of Honduras fighting against military repression, as they struggle with the detrimental effects capitalism has had on their environment and livelihoods.