This Weekend! SOA Watch converges at the US/Mexico border in Ambos Nogales for our 3rd Border Encuentro to dismantle border imperialism. We welcome all of you who will be joining us this weekend in Nogales and at concurrent actions around the world! For those of you who cannot make it in person, we will be live streaming events and providing frequent updates on our social media. If you or your organization would like to get involved but cannot attend the Encuentro, we invite you to support or endorse us.
Dismantle Border Imperialism! Struggle, Create, Power to the People!
An end to US economic, military and political intervention in Latin America, and the closure of SOA/WHINSEC
An end to Plan Merida and the Alliance for Prosperity
Demilitarization and divestment of borders
An end to the racist systems of oppression that criminalize and kill migrants, refugees and communities of color
Respect, dignity, justice and the right to self-determination of communities
Plan Merida and the Alliance for Prosperity are both US policies that seek to further militarize Mexico and the northern region of Central America respectively, to purportedly confront the so-called Drug War, and contain mass displacement from the region, but instead have led to more human rights violations. The legal and illegal US gun trade is devastating migrants in Mexico who are fleeing US-supported drug wars in Central America and Mexican communities, who are experiencing more gun homicides this year than ever. SOA Watch has partnered with the Stop US Arms to Mexico project of Global Exchange to build a movement to end the US-Mexico Merida Initiative and weapons trade.
Schedule of Events
(all events, except for the Milkor USA action & vigil at Eloy Detention Center will be in Nogales, Arizona/Sonora)