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  1. Size 4.75" x 7.5" x 0.5"
  2. Weight 7.8 ounces
  3. Pages 210
  4. Words 56,673
  5. Illustrations 10
  6. Photographs 26
  7. Ink Full color cover and two colors (black + olive drab) with bleeds throughout
  8. Binding Style Perfectbound w/ PUR glue

Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Defining Terms
  • From South to North
    • The Aftermath
    • The Travelers
    • The South
      • Mexico
      • Guatemala
      • El Salvador
      • Honduras
      • Tensions
      • The Trip
    • The Product
      • Capital
      • Labor
    • The Border
      • Arivaca
      • Komkch’ed e Wah ‘osithk (Sells)
      • Ajo
      • Falfurrias
      • The Crossing
    • Designed to Kill
      • Who Benefits?
      • The Border Patrol
      • The Game
      • The Desert
    • The North
      • Immigrants
      • Citizens
      • Resistance
  • From East to West
    • Chaos and Order
    • Transformation
      • Revolution
      • A Hard Lesson
    • Solidarity
    • Home

Every year, thousands of people risk their lives to cross the desert between Mexico and the United States. Why do so many people cross the border without documents? How do they make the journey? And whose interests does the border serve, really?

In riveting first-person narrative, No Wall They Can Build offers a close look at the borders that control movement around North America. Drawing on a decade of solidarity work in the desert between Mexico and Arizona, this book uncovers the goals and costs of US border policy, and what it will take to change it.

To accompany No Wall They Can Build, we’ve prepared a poster, “Borders: The Global Caste System,” illustrating all the different elements that make up the border—from the extraction of resources on one side of the border to wage disparities on the other. Following the model of our classic Capitalism Is a Pyramid Scheme poster, which accompanied our earlier book, Work, this poster illuminates the ideas set forth in the book, presenting them in a form that can appear on the walls of your town to stimulate conversation and show solidarity with everyone who is affected by borders.

The book and poster are complemented by an offset-printed 3”x5” sticker proclaiming “immigrants welcome,” which is also available in bulk. Both the poster and the sticker are included in every order for the book!

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Table of Contents

  • Introduction
  • Defining Terms
  • From South to North
    • The Aftermath
    • The Travelers
    • The South
      • Mexico
      • Guatemala
      • El Salvador
      • Honduras
      • Tensions
      • The Trip
    • The Product
      • Capital
      • Labor
    • The Border
      • Arivaca
      • Komkch’ed e Wah ‘osithk (Sells)
      • Ajo
      • Falfurrias
      • The Crossing
    • Designed to Kill
      • Who Benefits?
      • The Border Patrol
      • The Game
      • The Desert
    • The North
      • Immigrants
      • Citizens
      • Resistance
  • From East to West
    • Chaos and Order
    • Transformation
      • Revolution
      • A Hard Lesson
    • Solidarity
    • Home