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Send FIRE to the Border! #FIREICE

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FIRE is going to the border - Help us get there!
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Donate Now to FIRE, a newly formed multinational, multigender grassroots movement comprised of migrant rights advocates, students, teachers, unionists, socialists, Black Lives Matter, anti-imperialist and other activists.

At this moment of crisis for millions of migrants around the world -- adults and children forced to flee their homes because of poverty, violence, and wars imposed by U.S. and European expansion and intervention -- it’s time to light the flames of a united fight back.

We are launching a new, national organization to amplify the struggles of im/migrants and refugees everywhere. We believe in supporting the leadership of these movements by connecting all of the issues facing workers here, whether it is police terrorism against communities of color, mass incarceration, sexism, ableism, or exploitation, we want to support a broad movement to take direct action against the horrific crimes of ICE and the Border Patrol.

Eyewitness Delegation to the US - Mexico Border

FIRE is mobilizing activists, primarily young, LGBTQ, people of color, and working class organizers to travel to the US border to support and learn more about struggles to defend our class against ICE and Border Patrol terrorism.

We will be traveling to Brownsville, Texas from June 27 - to July 2 to support actions and take part in an eyewitness tour against US concentration camps for migrant youth and families. We need your support to bring a group of activists to learn about the conditions on the frontlines of this movement. The delegation will publish reports and findings from the border, as well as participating in demonstrations led by these communities against the ongoing separation of families in these cruel concentration camp style detention centers.

Once we return from Texas, we will be speaking out, organizing, and shutting down ICE across the country in support of this growing resistance movement. We need your support to make this important work happen! 


FIRE DEMANDS:
-Abolish ICE & the Police
-Asylum for Central American & All Refugees; Open the Borders
-Close all Detention Centers & Prisons
-End militarization of the Border
-Honor Indigenous nations’ lands
-Justice for everyone killed in detention
-Justice for LGBTQ migrants
-No Muslim Ban, No Wall, No Border
-Reparations for climate change refugees
-Reparations to Puerto Rico for US colonialism forcing Boricuas into exile
-Reunite ALL families including from mass incarceration of Black, Brown & poor people
-Solidarity with African, Asian & Middle Eastern migrants. Reparations now
-Permanent Residence now for all im/migrants
-US & Pentagon out of Central America & everywhere! No War Abroad
-Zero tolerance for racist/fascist tactics

Who is FIRE?

FIRE is a new organization started by activists across the USA. Here are a few of our founding organizers:

30883400_1530033674460120_r.jpegRahui Suré Saldivar-Soto is an organizer and activist in San Diego. They are transgender and two spirit and have been fighting for liberation since 2015.
 30883400_1530033704472562_r.jpegSamuel Ordóñez is a Boston-based activist whose family fled state-sanctioned violence during the Guatemalan Civil War. Dedicated anti-imperialist and pan-Americanist.
30883400_1530033737885378_r.jpegTeresa Gutierrez has been fighting for working class rights for decades; is a co-founder of the May 1st Coalition for Worker & Immigrant Rights and is originally from Texas.
30883400_1530033799231763_r.jpegJohn Parker, based in Los Angeles, is a long-time socialist who recently ran in California as the Peace and Freedom Party’s 2018 candidate for US Senate. He traveled and written extensively as an anti-imperialist, anti-war activist, as well as being a long-time and well-known fighter against racism, police terror, for im/migrant and workers rights.
30883400_15300338385986_r.jpegGloria Rubac is a Houston-based activist started her work during the historic 1960s Black liberation movement, working in support of the Black Panther Party in Houston. From supporting liberation struggles in Africa to opposing US imperialism in Vietnam, Central America and the Middle East, she has always worked to the make public the connection between racism here and US imperialism’s crimes abroad. Gloria is also part of the Migrant Rights Collective and has been active in the im/migrants rights struggle since the 1970s.
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Our delegation is live at the border, but they still need your support! Keep sharing and inviting people to donate as our 11 comrades keep building at the border! Check out https://www.facebook.com/fightformigrants/ for constant updates.
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We have ten activists heading to the border, starting today! They are traveling from North Carolina, California, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania and beyond. They really appreciate your support on this eyewitness delegation!
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