Arizona

  • Inside the American Identity Movement’s Southwest Chapter

    August 11, 2019
    Los Angeles, CA – The alt-right neo-nazi group Identity Evropa, mostly known for its role in organizing the deadly Unite The Right rally in Charlottesville, recently renamed itself the American Identity Movement. While the group has been reeling from mass exposure of its members due…...
  • Identity Evropa Struggles To Gain Footing After Rebranding as Patriot Group

    April 11, 2019
    Washington, DC – A month ago, Unicorn Riot published internal chat records from Identity Evropa, one of the largest and most active alt-right/neo-Nazi groups in the United States. Since then, the group has rebranded itself as the so-called ‘American Identity Movement’. The group’s leader, Patrick…...
  • Migrant Aid Workers Targeted by Border Agencies in Retaliation, Documents Suggest

    March 22, 2019
    Tucson, AZ – Federal officers within the Border Patrol and Fish and Wildlife Service began a campaign of targeted government surveillance against No More Deaths (No Más Muertes aka NMD) in 2017. A recently filed court motion submitted by the Attorney of defendant Dr. Scott…...
  • Denver Teacher Strike a Success Amid Nationwide Walkouts

    February 22, 2019
    Denver, CO – After three days of striking and late nights of negotiating, many Denver teachers returned to their classrooms on Thursday, February 14, 2019 after a tentative agreement was struck between the Denver Classroom Teachers Association (DCTA) and Denver Public Schools (DPS). The agreement…...
  • Not Guilty: A Precedent of No Accountability in Border Patrol Shootings

    November 22, 2018
    Tucson, AZ – In an Arizona federal courthouse on Wednesday, November 21, Border Patrol Agent Lonnie Swartz was declared not guilty of a lesser charge of involuntary manslaughter in the killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. The jury will return on December 11 to…...
  • Verdict in Trial of Border Police Murder to be Announced This Week

    November 19, 2018
    Tucson, AZ – On Friday, November 16, a jury in the federal court in Tucson began deliberation in the ongoing second trial of Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz, who killed 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez in 2012. The first trial this spring failed to convict…...
  • Border Patrol Agent Back on Trial for Cross-Border Killing of Teenager

    November 16, 2018
    Tucson, AZ – Border Patrol agent Lonnie Swartz is being retried in court for the 2012 cross-border killing of 16-year-old José Antonio Elena Rodriguez. In April 2018, Swartz was found not guilty of second degree murder with hung jury on lesser charges of manslaughter. A…...
  • Military and Militias Deploy to US/Mexico Border to Confront Caravan of Asylum Seekers

    November 8, 2018
    President Donald Trump has deployed thousands of active-duty soldiers to the US/Mexico border to support the Department of Homeland Security in stopping a caravan of Central American migrants from seeking asylum in the United States. A plan enacted on October 26, called “Operation Faithful Patriot“,…...
  • Humanitarian Arrested After Group Releases Report Implicating US Border Patrol

    January 23, 2018
    Ajo, AZ – Hours after the release of a report titled ‘Interference with Humanitarian Aid: Death and ​Disappearance on the US-Mexico Border‘, which exposes the US Border Patrol’s efforts to destroy water, food, and blankets left by humanitarian aid workers, agents arrested an aid provider…...
  • Humanitarian Aid Camp Raided By US Border Patrol

    June 15, 2017
    Sonora Desert, Arizona – Volunteers at a humanitarian aid camp in the Sonora desert called “No More Deaths” reported that they have been surrounded by Border Patrol since 4:30 pm June 13th. The camp is currently under threat of a raid and Border Patrol continues…...