Your Submissions, Published: A Critical Look at Borders

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March 19th, 2021

Dear friends,

In December, War Resisters League’s Editorial Committee put out a letter taking a critical look at borders where we discussed how borders motivate both conflict and cooperation between states, and discussed their impact on Indigenous communities. We asked you to join in the conversation through our call for submissions.

We received many strong pitches, more than we had the capacity to accept. Today we are happy to share with you the pieces that were published on our community page, War Resisters, on Waging Nonviolence. We hope you enjoy reading:

Against Obama-Era Amnesia— U.S. Border Imperialism is a Bi-Partisan Affair
Connecting the dots between border policy and imperialism will help us strategize to end crimes against humanity.
by Kinjo Kiema

Border Surveillance Technology is Neither Smart Nor More Humane 
An invisible wall of drones and motion sensors may ease the consciences of politicians claiming to support immigration, but the cruelties of border security are far from over.
by Julia Trencher

Rejecting Settler Logic— An Indigenous View of American Borders
Decolonizing our view of American borders is necessary to achieving justice and ultimately healing on Turtle Island and across Abya Yala.
by Marcy Angeles

The Bloody Road to Today’s Borders in South Asia— And How to Move in the Direction of Peace
Nation-states will likely be with us for some time, but there are ways in which the damage of national borders in South Asia can be reduced.
by Rohini Hensman

The Editorial Committee is working hard to put out another call for pitches and wants to make sure we reach as wide an audience as possible to join the conversation. If this email was forwarded to you and you'd like to be the first to receive our call for pitches, you can sign up for our Movement Updates email list here. We pay $200 per published piece.

In solidarity,

War Resisters League