Protesting border-wall contractor in Galveston, Texas
Activists protested in Galveston, Texas, on Dec. 22 outside the headquarters of the SLS Company, which has a $145 million contract to excavate the racist and climate-destroying border wall the president wants built. Members of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas organized the protest.
As two dozen people protested at night with lit-up signs, they literally shined the light on SLS by projecting large images on the front of its building. Beside its Galveston headquarters, SLS has offices in Houston, New Orleans, New York, Charleston, S.C., and the Caribbean Basin. SLS contracts with the Department of Homeland Security and the Customs and Border Patrol.
The Indigenous group, Esto’k Gna also known as the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, are leading the struggle not only against the border wall but supporting the refugees and im/migrants trying to apply for asylum in the United States. To learn how to help Indigenous people further resist the building of the wall, search Facebook for the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas and Somi Se’k Village Base Camp.
– Report by Mirinda Crissman