border wall / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / Equal Protection violation / human rights abuses / south Texas

Brownsville, Texas: Feds deliver domain notices

http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/government_91307___article.html/lawsuits_cases.html — Feds deliver domain noticesComments 4 | Recommend 1 October 30, 2008 – 10:35 PMBy Kevin Sieff, The Brownsville HeraldMoving forward with its plans to construct a border fence in the Rio Grande Valley, the federal government has filed land condemnation lawsuits involving nine Cameron County properties whose owners are unknown, deceased or unresponsive. … Continue reading

border wall / Jewish Feminism / margo tamez / Peter Schey / Uncategorized

Notes on Border Walls and Cultural Exchange: From conversations with Wendy Kenin – by Clare Kinberg, Editor, Bridges Journal, A Jewish Feminist Journal

Attached article:   Interesting perspective on the inter-cultural between Jewish and Native American, via borders, walls, militarism, forced removals, genocide.  Also interesting comparative analysis of 'historical trauma', 'historical memory' and Michael Chertoff, Peter Schey, and indigenous women of the Mexico-U.S. border…  Note:  error!  There are two federally recognized tribes in Texas.  The Kickapoo and Tiguas … Continue reading

border wall / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / Inter-American Commission/Organization of American States / south Texas

Inter-American Commission press statement re: Texas-Mexico Border Wall

Dear friends:   We have just received great news that the Inter-American Commission's press release issued at the end of its period of sessions includes an explicit statement of concern about the Texas/Mexico border wall!     Here's the link to the press release–  (In English) http://www.iachr.org/Comunicados/English/2008/46.08eng.htm (In Spanish) http://www.cidh.org/Comunicados/Spanish/2008/46.08sp.htm It says: " During another hearing, the Commission … Continue reading

BARBARA HINES / DENISE GILMAN / El Calaboz / HEARING / Inter-American Commission/Organization of American States / JEFF WILSON / JUDE BENAVIDEZ / KAREN ENGLE / margo tamez / TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER WALL

TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER WALL HEARING: INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION–ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES

TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER WALL HEARING AT THE INTER-AMERICAN COMMISSION–ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS WORKING GROUP AND RAPOPORT CENTER FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND JUSTICE (SEE BRIEFING PAPERS). Continue reading

basque jews / El Calaboz / gun culture / indigenous women's law / lipan apache women / memorial lydia esparza garcia / nuevo santander / south Texas

Gun Culture–South Texas: Columbus’ Legacy of Violence & Indigenous People–October 12, 2008

On the Cavazos-Garcia land in El Calaboz Rancheria, the ground is frequently rifled with bullets and shotgun shells. One need not walk but a few feet from the levee to see the shells and casings in plain site. There are more of these along my mother’s land and her portion of the levee than on … Continue reading

border wall / clan mother tribal law / El Calaboz Lipan Apache Women / indigenous people at international borders / Inter-American Commission/Organization of American States / south Texas

The Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice, The University of Texas, School of Law

The University of Texas Law Working Group and the Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice recently announced that the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights /Organization of American States has granted a hearing in response to the legal briefs submitted on behalf of indigenous, farming, ranching, individual land owners, and ecological life systems negatively impacted … Continue reading