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Gaza in Arizona

In October 2012, a brigadier general for the Israel Defense Forces explained his country’s border policing strategies at a border technology conference in El Paso, Texas. “We have learned lots from Gaza,” he told the audience. “It’s a great laboratory.”

Hate in Murrieta and Violence in El Salvador

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As American protesters in Murrieta, Calif., repulsed three busloads of immigrant mothers and children being considered for placement in the U.S., a journalist recalled the grisly Washington-funded civil war in El Salvador that killed more than 75,000 people as a cause of the refugees' displacement.

Border Patrol International

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On one side, a man in a uniform with a gun and the authority to detain, deport, or even kill; on the other, people with the most fundamental of unmet needs and without the proper documentation to cross an international boundary.

Creating a Military-Industrial-Immigration Complex

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Calling the border security act the Senate passed on June 27 “immigration reform” is like calling the National Security Agency’s expanding global surveillance system a domestic telecommunications upgrade. It’s really all about the country that the United States is becoming -- one of the police and the policed.

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