January 20, 2023
From Popular Resistance
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On the heels of last week’s North America Trilateral Summit, from which not much changed within the migratory system, today’s episode will focus on migration as a for-profit industry which has turned migrating humans into commodities.

Our guest Adrienne Pine is co-editor of the book Asylum for Sale:  Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry published by PM Press in November 2020.  Here is brief description:

Through essays, artworks, photographs, infographics, and illustrations, Asylum for Sale: Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry regards the global asylum regime as an industry characterized by profit-making activity: brokers who facilitate border crossings for a fee; contractors and firms that erect walls, fences, and watchtowers while lobbying governments for bigger “security” budgets; corporations running private detention centers and “managing” deportations; private lawyers charging exorbitant fees; “expert” witnesses; and NGO staff establishing careers while placing asylum seekers into new regimes of monitored vulnerability.  Humanity is not for sale, and no one is illegal.

Guest: Adrienne Pine, Author and Medical Anthropologist.  For the past 17 years, she has worked in US federal asylum courts as a country conditions expert for Honduran asylum seekers in more than 100 asylum cases.

Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/drpine

Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/adriennepine/

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/adriennepine

Additional links:

Asylum for Sale:  Profit and Protest in the Migration Industry

https://pmpress.org/index.php?l=product_detail&p=1097

Open Letter to US Ambassador:  Stop the Assault on Honduran’s Human Rights

https://popularresistance.org/stop-the-assault-on-hondurans-rights/

Social Struggle in Neoliberal Central America

http://quotha.net/readings/Pine_Intro_LAP_2022.pdf

Climate Change, Displacement and the Border Industrial Complex

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/climate-change-displacement-and-the-border/id1585510799?i=1000539339879

WTF is Going on in Latin America & the Caribbean is a Popular Resistance broadcast in partnership with Black Alliance for Peace Haiti/Americas Team, CODEPINK, Common Frontiers, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, Friends of Latin America, InterReligious Task Force on Central America, Massachusetts Peace Action and Task Force on the Americas.




Source: Popularresistance.org