Defense contractors develop mechanisms of warfare for use on Palestinians so they can use those stories as selling points to others in the contracted corporate military industries when trying to justify their use within the United States on US citizens. Individuals are organizing to help communities remove these invasive surveillance technologies, helping everyday citizens realize the extent to which governments employ a police state on their own citizens justified by the so-called “threat” of security. When thinking about these ideas critically, it begs the question, “security of what and for whom?” as regulators working to protect corporate interests overstep, American ideas of democracy are reshaped to overwhelmingly benefit the state and corporate partners. The US border patrol seems to operate in a bi-polar dimensionality, selecting when and where to appear as a friendly face and neutralizing the “threat” of the average citizen understanding their role as a human rights abuser- all as part of a corporate identity of war.
PM Press and No More Deaths • No Más Muertes are offering a limited edition bandana which supports their mission to end death and suffering in the Mexico–US borderlands through civil initiative: people of conscience working openly and in community to uphold fundamental human rights. This multi-modality approach to education, faith, rights, and cooperative action is working to help raise awareness about murderous US immigration policy that results in negative outcomes for everyone, including members of the corporate para-military.
This limited bandana in English and Spanish is a benefit for No More Deaths / No Más Muertes, a humanitarian and solidarity organization based in southern Arizona dedicated to ending the deaths of migrants in the desert, upholding fundamental human rights, and supporting the free movement of people.
All proceeds after costs from your sliding scale donation go to No More Deaths, so please donate generously if you are able. Learn more about their work here.
Designed by Portland, OR based artist and writer Roger Peet, the bandanas are union made and printed with white ink on black fabric with text that reads: No More Deaths – Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime – No One is Illegal | No Más Muertes – El Apoyo Humanitario Nunca Es Un Crimen – Nadie is Ilegal