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Open Letter to our community

April 22, 2013

Dear Fabulous HAVOQ/PAW Community, At the April 2013 SFPAW/HAVOQ general meeting, people of color – including past and present members, former board members and community stakeholders – led an intervention to make us aware of our failure as an organization and as individuals to adequately address the ways in which oppressive racial dynamics, including anti-black racism, […]



New book on Borders and the PIC uses HAVOQ image for cover!

February 23, 2013

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Beyond Walls and Cages: Prisons, Borders, and Global Crisis was released by the University of Georgia Press. This collection of essays, edited by Jenna Loyd, Matt Mitchelson, and Andrew Burridge, brings together organizers, researchers, and journalists to develop abolitionist, no borders, and decolonial strategies for social justice and liberation. The cover for the book is […]



No Tasers for the SFPD

February 22, 2013


This month, SFPAW/HAVOQ joined a broad coalition of community groups opposing the acquisition and use of tasers by the SFPD.  (Read some powerful words from the Coalition on Homelessness here and from Poor Magazine here) Tasers are a deadly weapon and do not make our communities safer. SFPAW/HAVOQ opposes tasers because they contribute to and […]



Border Militarization Study Guide Released: Includes Undoing Borders

February 22, 2013

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On February 4th, the Alliance for Global Justice released the first of a series of lessons examining the deadly impacts of the militarization of the US/Mexico border region.   The Border Militarization Study Guide is a series of 12 units, released weekly.  Each lesson includes a Preface, Video and/or Audio Testimony, Feature Articles, Discussion and […]