Investigative reporter and Boing Boing pal Mark Ebner spent last week embedded with the "Minutemen" in and around Tombstone, Arizona. For those unfamiliar with US/Mexico border politics, these are the volunteer border patrol militias comprised of heavily armed, grumpy-looking white people who have self-organized to stem the flood of wannabe janitors, dishwashers, and nannies who threaten our national security. Ebner's report will appear in Globe magazine next week, available at your grocery check-out stand. Meanwhile, enjoy the new face of Homeland Security!
Y para nuestros estimados lectores hispanohablantes: aquí les presento unas imagenes de los pendejos racistas en Arizona que se creen soldados.
El fenómeno me preocupa mucho. No veo ninguna diferencia entre esto y los "lynch mobs" de antaño en el sur de mi país. Ojalá que el resultado no sea tan sangriento, pero si ellos tienen el apoyo del gobierno y del ambiente político del momento -- pues, no creo que sería una cosa buena para los derechos civiles de la gente en cualquier lado de la frontera. Gracias a Mark Ebner, periodista y amigo de Boing Boing, por las fotos. Su reportaje será publicado en El Globe la próxima semana.
Links to images: Minuteman and Jeep, Minuteman Leaders, Young Gun, Minutemen 1, Minutemen 2, Minutemen 3, Minutemen 4, Minutemen 5, Minutemen Message, MinuteWomen, Spotters, Wetbacks.
(Thanks for correcting my awful Spanish grammar, JLB)
Update: BB reader Sergio says: "Several groups from Californa will be travelling to Arizona to protest the minutemen April 17th and 18th." Link
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