Articles by: Todd Miller

Demilitarizing the Border

Demilitarizing the Border

From the mountaintops of southern Arizona, you can see a world without borders. I realized this just before I met Juan Carlos. I was about 20 miles from the border but well within the militarized zone that abuts it. I was, in fact, atop the Baboquivari mountain range, a place sacred to the Tohono O’odham, the Native American people who[Read More…]

by 17/05/2021 Comments are Disabled World
The Border-Industrial Complex in the Post-Trump Era

The Border-Industrial Complex in the Post-Trump Era

In late February, I drove to see the Trump wall in Sasabe, Arizona. As soon as I parked, a green-striped Border Patrol vehicle stationed a quarter of a mile away began to creep down the dirt road toward us. Just ahead, a dystopian “No Trespassing” sign was flapping in the wind. It was cold as I stepped out of the[Read More…]

by 24/03/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Greeting Climate-Change Victims With A Man-Made Dystopia 

Greeting Climate-Change Victims With A Man-Made Dystopia 

  When I first talked to the three Honduran men in the train yard in the southern Mexican town of Tenosique, I had no idea that they were climate-change refugees. We were 20 miles from the border with Guatemala at a rail yard where Central American refugees often congregated to try to board La Bestia (“the Beast”), the nickname given to the[Read More…]

by 08/12/2017 Comments are Disabled Climate Change