Against the Grain

Who Benefits from the Militarized Border?

The US-Mexico border is often in the news. But what’s usually missing is the cost of the border, both in human terms, and in terms of the political economy of the region itself — the deep entanglement of the livelihoods of people who live in places like Douglas, Arizona with the border industrial complex. Scholar Aaron Bobrow-Strain discusses the militarization of the border and its connection to deindustrialization and economic abandonment.

Resources:

Aaron Bobrow-Strain, The Death and Life of Aida Hernandez: A Border Story  Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2019

Aaron Bobrow-Strain at the Bay Area Book Festival, May 4th, 2019

Walla Walla Immigrant Rights Coalition

 

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