Saturday, June 9, 2007

More Local Reaction to the Arivaca Tower

A tip of the hat to Otto at Otto's Random Thoughts, who alerted me to Southwind Dancer, a blog by local Arivacans about the Arivaca Tower. Along with Arivaca AZ Online , this blog provides good insight to the issues facing residents living in the shadow of the Tower. The image at right is a copy of a poster from the Arivaca AZ Online site, which I hope they won't mind me reproducing here. Arivacans appear to be well-organized in their protest against this Department of Homeland Security pilot project (click the "Secure Border Initiative" label at the end of this entry to see all of my previous posts on this topic).

As Otto is leaving Arivaca soon to take the post of Associate Professor of International and Comparative Politics at American University of Central Asia, I wanted to thank him for pointing me to these local resources and wish him all the very best in his exciting new role. I'll be continuing to follow developments on the Arivaca Tower in future posts.

4 comments:

J. Otto Pohl said...

Thanks a lot for this post. The poster is by C. Hues. It is a take off on the design she did for the community center shirts. Just about everybody in town has one of these shirts. She just put the tower in the middle.

Sharon E. Herbert. said...

Thanks for the background on the poster design, Otto. C. Hues' name comes up a lot when I'm reading about the Arivaca Tower!

J. Otto Pohl said...

She comes up again in the Washington Post article on the Arivaca Tower that was published today. I have a link to it on my blog.

Sharon E. Herbert. said...

An excellent article and accompanying video. Thanks again, Otto.