border fence /wall / eminent domain / Judge Hanen / settlement / south Texas / UT-Brownsville

UTB, government reach settlement on border fence

Top Story, Brownsville Herald, Kevin Sieff Update: UTB, government reach settlement on border fenceComments 0 | Recommend 0 March 19, 2008 – 2:56 PMBy Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville HeraldThe federal government’s lawsuit against UTB-TSC over the border fence has been dismissed-at least for now. After six hours of negotiations, both parties’ lawyers reached a … Continue reading

border fence / border wall / eminent domain / inidigenous / lipan apache women / secretary chertoff / U.S. DHS / women

NEWS: Carlos Guerra "We’ll Hear More and More about Gov’s Power to Take Lands" — In the Rio Grande Valley, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security sued dozens of individuals, local governments and agencies for refusing to grant it “access” to their land so it can take it for the border wall. After refusing access to her 3-acre plot, Eloisa Tamez was sued. She countersued and a federal … Continue reading

border fence / border wall / borders / CERD / Indigenous people / lipan apache women / Mexico-U.S. conflict / Militarization / U.N. / women

NEWS: U.N. CERD 2008 Recommendations to U.S.A.

NEWS! United Nations Committee on Elimination of Racism & Racial Discrimination (UN CERD) makes Comments and evaluations on the U.S.A. violations.UN Faults US on Racism UN Racism Experts Urge Changes to Eliminate Racial Bias(New York, March 7, 2008) – The United States should immediately adopt UN recommendations to alleviate the widespread racial bias it found … Continue reading

collective land rights / condemnation / Declaration of Taking Act / El Calaboz / Eloisa Garcia Tamez / eminent domain / indigenous women's law / land grant law / law suit / Lipan Apache / Peter Schey

Eloisa Garcia Tamez & Peter Schey, Federal Court, February 7 2008, Brownsville, Texas

Indigenous women’s sensibility of collective versus ‘individual’ is an ongoing educational campaign in the struggle of Lipan Apache women of El Calaboz, Lower Rio Grande, MX-US border region. Dr. Eloisa Garcia Tamez firmly positions indigneous women’s concepts of land, community, collectivity, ancestral relations to land as first people, and the obstacles that the United States … Continue reading