Millions of people, all over the planet, driven from their homes by climate change (and war and poverty) make desperate journeys to other lands. Seeking to survive and find a better life, they risk their lives and are then hounded and killed in militarized high-tech border zones. Trump is STILL separating children from their parents at the US/Mexico border – and this is going on all over the planet.
Todd Miller traces how the roots of current policies go back decades, and points to emerging resistance. This will be an urgent and important discussion.
Todd Miller has researched and written about border issues for more than 15 years, the last eight as an independent journalist and writer. He resides in Tucson, Arizona, but also has spent many years living and working in Oaxaca, Mexico. His work has appeared in the New York Times, TomDispatch, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, In These Times, Guernica, and Al Jazeera English, among other places.
Miller has authored three books: The forthcoming Empire of Borders: The Expansion of the U.S. Border Around the World (Verso, 2019), Storming the Wall: Climate Change, Migration, and Homeland Security (City Lights, 2017), and Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security (City Lights, 2014).