On July 9, 2005 two No More Deaths volunteers, Shanti Sellz and Daniel Strauss, were arrested by the United States Border Patrol while medically evacuating 3 people in distress from the desert near Arivaca, Arizona. Shanti and Daniel go on trial December 20, and are facing charges that could land them in prison for fifteen years.
Join with border activists, humanitarians, faith-based groups, and others who are supporting Shanti and Daniel in saying Humanitarian Aid is Never a Crime by posting this message on your Web site, journal, or blog.
The purpose of this blog is to tell stories about Tucson through my own personal lens and provide "reviews" that have nothing to do with paid advertising or even tourism councils. Being a scholar of what you could call Hispanic Cultural Studies at the University of Arizona, I tend to write with an eye towards the Latin-flavored cultural phenomenons of Tucson and surrounding areas.
BTW, if you are interested in writing a post for Tucson Querido, I'm happy to post contributors!