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No Human Being is Illegal: Organizing for a World Without Borders

Here is a link to watch the recording of this event.

Throughout the world, migrants have been scapegoated by capitalist states led not only by the nationalist right but also by the centrist establishment.

This webinar, led by Nandita Sharma, Justin Akers Chacón, and Vanessa Wills, examines the roots of this wave of xenophobia and what the left should fight for in the short term on the road to a world without borders.



Nandita Sharma teaches sociology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and is the author of Home Economics: Nationalism and the Making of “Migrant Workers” in Canada and Home Rule: National Sovereignty and the Separation of Natives and Migrants.

Justin Akers Chacón is an activist, labor unionist, and educator living in the San Diego-Tijuana border region. He is a Professor of Chicana/o History at San Diego City College. His books include No One is Illegal (with Mike Davis), Radicals in the Barrio, and The Border Crossed Us: The Case for Opening the US-Mexico Border (forthcoming).

Vanessa Wills is assistant professor of philosophy at The George Washington University; she specializes in moral, social and political philosophy, 19th century German philosophy (especially Karl Marx), and the philosophy of race. Wills is also on the editorial board of Spectre Journal.