Build Bridges, Not Walls (Kobo eBook)
- The US border is going to continue to be a high profile national issue no matter who wins the White House in 2020.
- Todd Miller, an award-winning border journalist with twenty years experience, enters the debate with the most humanist and controversial solution: abolish borders.
- Directly inspired by the accessible pamphlet-size concept of We Should All Be Feminists*,* this new book presents Miller’s essential views through personal first-hand anecdotes, experience, and personal reflections on how our collective security and humanity will be strengthened by a world without borders.
- Given the escalating humanitarian crisis surrounding the militarization of US immigration and border policy, Miller offers direct resistance to U.S. racism, intolerance, and militarism, and calls for solidarity with the countless individuals and families driven here by poverty, climate change, and violence, all three of which have frequently been caused or worsened by U.S. foreign policies, trade practices, and interventions.
- Build Bridges Not Walls calls on readers to imagine and build a different kind of world, one in which security and sustainability are achieved through cooperation, not competition; kindness, not cruelty, and solidarity, not surveillance.
- In the author’s words, “Build Bridges, Not Walls is a pithy guide to imagining a world without borders, through an entertaining memoir that includes twenty years of border reporting. It is essential reading for the Trump era in which many people crave practical alternatives to walls, prison camps, and families torn apart.”
- Todd Miiller has become, from his first publication with City Lights in 2014 through his last book in 2019 from Verso, THE voice on immigration issues as it relates to the border, his work in Storming the Wall from 2017 was an extremely prescient argument connecting border militarization and climate change. It was the winner of the 2018 Izzy Award for Excellence in Independent Journalism.
- Todd's writing has appeared in the New York Times, The Nation, San Francisco Chronicle, Yes! Magazine, TomDispatch, In These Times, Texas Observer, Al Jazeera, Tucson Weekly, NACLA, and Jacobin.
- Todd's many years doing this work traveling around the country, and his authority on the subject, has earned him a good following social media and contacts around the country at universities and bookstores.