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Sep. 16-18: Confront & Shutdown the Minutemen! No Borders, No Racists!

We call on people everywhere to converge on the San Diego/Tijuana region and the Mexicali/Calexico region of the Mexico/US border in order to stop the vigilante operation being planned there by the Friends of the Border Patrol, beginning on September 16th. Our goal for Sep. 16th-18th is to take action and directly shut down the Minutemen operations. There will be a bus leaving San Francisco for the action, to reserve your space email stoptheminutemen (at)
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Mobilize to San Diego in September for a movement Against All Borders!

There will be a bus leaving San Francisco for the action, to reserve your space email stoptheminutemen (at)

We also call on those who cannot travel to these areas to organize solidarity actions in their home towns rejecting the Minutemen, Borders and the racist ideologies
that Borders are built on.

No one is illegal. All people have a right to travel and migrate wherever they want. Our struggle works toward the liberation of migrant people, women, indigenous people, people of all nationalities, queers and people of color against the violent bigotry of the MinuteMen and we intend to stop their project from going any further.

Migration controls hurt everyone's freedom and privacy. Some of us are more directly targeted and affected by these policies, but all of our lives are being reshaped by them. We are in this struggle not only to reject and stop these racist attacks, but to move towards a world without borders, a world of liberation for all people.

For the complete call-out, see:

This call endorsed by:

The o.r.g.a.n.i.c. Collective -
Anarchist Action San Francisco -
Bay Area Coalition to Fight the Minutemen
Gente Unida
La Tierra es de Todos Coalition
Blast Furnace Radio, Pittsburgh, PA
ABC Melbourne Australia
Anti-Racist Action LA

To add your organization to the list of groups endorsing this call,
please email info at

For ridesharing from the San Francisco Bay Area, contact stopTheMinutemen at riseup dot net and check updates on

For other ridesharing and housing offers or needs see :

Event & Action Schedules--

San Francisco:
Sep. 8th. 7-9 pm.
Information Session--Videos, Speakers, Discussion.
Mission Cultural Center (2868 Mission St.)

San Diego, Calexico, & Los Angeles Schedule--
Los Angeles:
Sept. 9, 7:30 p.m. at the East L.A. College student center.
Sep. 10, Concert & Fundraiser at East L.A. College.

San Diego & Calexico:
9/3/. 11 am. 3758 30th St. San Diego.
Coordinating Meeting for All Groups Opposing the Minutemen on 9/17

9/4. Holtville, CA, near Calexico.
Gathering to Commemorate the Deaths of Hundreds of Migrants Crossing the Border

9/16, day, time TBA, San Diego.
Protests to Disrupt the Minutemen Training Session

9/16. 6 pm. San Diego
Press Conference

9/16. Right after press conference.
Spokescouncil Meeting for 9/17.

9/16. Mid-Morning. San Diego.
Actions Against the Minutemen.

9/17. 2 pm. Chicano Park, San Diego.
Car Caravan to Calexico Protest.

9/17. 5 pm. Calexico.
Actions to Stop the Minutemen

9/18. Calexico.
More Action, More Planning! Some Will be Staying Days or Weeks Beyond 9/18.

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Re: Sep. 16-18: Confront & Shutdown the Minutemen! No Borders, No Racists!

While you are shutting down the Minutemen, why don't you also petition the govt of Mexico to do away with the income requirements for getting a residency permit. Currently, you need to be making $1300 per month in order to stay there long term. I could have sold my house and spent a couple of years hanging out there trying to get an internet business running or something, but because of the income requirements, I can't do that. Can't just live off of savings...This also crimps my style come retirement time, as the current estimate of my retirement checks will be just at or slightly under that $1300 number. I estimate that with an apartment renting in Ajijic (the Americanized tourist/vacation/retirement town near Lake Chapalla) for $200 per month, one can live comfortably, including paying for health insurance, on $600-$800 per month.

Need a Ride to the Anti-Minutemen Action? We also Need Drivers!

People from all over the region have been organizing for the Sep. 16-18 action against the Minutemen, the goal of which is to directly shut down their operations. Need a ride to the action at the border? The Bay Area Coalition to Fight the Minutemen is organizing minivans leaving from San Francisco on Thursday (Sep. 15) and on Friday (Sep. 16). Reserve your space (ASAP!) by emailing: stoptheminutemen (at)

At least two minivans will be leaving Thursday, Sept. 15, at 10 PM, from 16th and Capp (in between Mission & Van Ness; a block from 16th & Mission BART) in SF. They will leave San Diego at some point on Monday (to be decided by those in the vans, but they need to be returned by Tuesday at 8 PM to SFO).

A car or minivan will be leaving Friday, Sept. 16, at 10 PM from 16th and Capp in SF. It will leave San Diego at some point on Sunday to arrive in time for people to go to work on Monday.

The cost is $45 per person (this is to cover the really high price of gas and renting the minivans).
It is sliding scale, and we have some funds set aside to help out those who can't afford the whole price.

We need to know by TUESDAY at NOON if you are coming. If you are going, please email stoptheminutemen (at) stating: a) what day you are leaving; b) if you will be making the round trip or arranging other transportation to get back; c) if you can pay the $45, or how much you can contribute; d) if you are reserving a spot just for yourself or for other people as well.

Ideal candidates (based on the qualifications of the van rental service)
are: at least 25 years old; have a good driving record; have a credit card or a debit card with a Visa or Mastercard symbol. I believe the vans are scheduled to be picked up from San Francisco Airport at 8 PM.

We need two drivers per vehicle and it would be great if both drivers met the qualifications and can be present to pick up the vehicle. Right now we have 1 driver, period. Please volunteer ASAP by emailing: stoptheminutemen (at)


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