How To Use This Site

The moderators of would like to thank you for your patience as we put together this document. It is an attempt to inform people about DTB and encourage more interactive use of the site. Thank you for being a part of this online community. Please direct any questions to: deletetheborder at gmail d0t com

Below you will find some information about the type of site it is and how to use it. The theme for the site is noborders. We are trying to collect stories about migration, noborder movements, anti-immigrant racism, and collective struggles against globalization. We welcome you to our community and look forward to you contributions. is an open-publishing content management platform. What that means for site users is that we can easily publish, manage and organize the site. It means that everyone can work on the content not just an oligarchy of techs holding all the power. Like indymedia sites but more focused by topic.

In addition, we have recently added better multi-lingual support to, in order to make this site more accessible and useful to a wider audience. We will also continue to work on and improve the multi-lingual options of the site in the future.

Multilingual functions now include:

– language selection buttons on the upper right
– translated buttons and menus when you select a different language
– a translation tab for each story, which allows anyone to add a translation
– a list of translations at the bottom of stories that have them

When you log in to deletetheborder, you will see the following list down the right side of the page (it will be in a different order but this is the order of instructions below) :

> create content
> news aggregator
recent posts
my image gallery
my blog
my account

The greatest thing about open publishing sites is that all users can create content. If you click on the create content link, it takes you to a page that lists the different types of content that you can add to the site. (You can choose from either the drop down list under create content in the right column or the main list that also has brief explanations of each type of content.) Depending on which you use, they will either be automatically published or be sent to the moderation queue. On the right hand side in each content area is a box where the appropriate selection in regards to moderation and publishing is checked. Even if you are not posting stories regularly, deletetheborder users can post comments on existing stories. ! ;

Unfortunately, there are many haters out there who try to access our site. This is why we take time when it comes to approval of new users. Sometimes we cannot filter out those with destructive intentions so we use these moderation filters to ensure that the site stays usable for those who are interested in its role as a tool towards a world without borders.

To supplement the basic instructions for using, here are some links and excerpts for basic html that would be useful when posting stories on deletetheborder (borrowed from Below that are more instructions specific to deletetheborder functions.

Bold: Bold text by surrounding it with and tags. You can place as much text between the beginning and ending tags as you want, and all of it will be bold, even if there are spaces and
punctuation included.
→ Example: This text is in bold.

Italics: Italicize text by surrounding it with and tags. As with the bold tag, you can place as much text between the and tags as you want.

Underline: Underline text by surrounding it with and tags. Again, you can place as much text between these tags as you want, and it will all appear underlined.

Center: Center a line of text by surrounding it with and . These tags work very much like the tags described above, but you must start the text you would like to center on a separate line.


To add an image to your journal entry, user bio or comments, use an tag where you want the image to appear, as follows: title or descriptionWithin the code, must be replaced by the actual URL of the image, and title or description can be changed to give the image a title or description of your choice.

When adding an image to a LiveJournal page, you can turn the image into a link by putting the code for the image between the opening and closing tags. For example:title or description
If you would like a border to appear around the image you are using as a link, change 0 to a positive number; increasing the number increases the size of the border.

News aggregator is a function that siphons news postings from various other sites around the world. If you scroll down any page on the site, in the right column after your menu and popular content is a list of other web sites that pulls from. Underneath the name of each one is the headlines of the three most recent articles posted. When you go into the news aggregator function in your account, you can see a more extensive newswire that lists the date, time and first paragraph of each story pulled as well as where it was published from.
Within this function, you can also organize how you want to view the news stories using categories or sources as a means of order. Right now, this site list is decided by the deletetheborder administrators – please contact us with comments or ideas for adding other sites to pull from.

Recent posts is broken into two sections where you can link to either all recent posts made to the site including other people’s blogs OR just look at your personal recent posts.

Clicking on my blog or my image gallery allows you to view these things.

Clicking on ‘my account’ allows you to access a handful of things including viewing your personal history of blog entries and private message as well as your image gallery. You can also edit your personal information like your username, e.mail address, password, language setting, etc. Your notify settings and post tracking are also here.

If you have any further questions, please direct them to the moderators, currently at deletetheborder at gmail dot com


About is an online community with the goal of nurturing a global network of movements against borders. We began the project in 2005. Sensing the tremendous potential energy and having seen the existence of many networks around the world like and No One Is Illegal in Canada, we sought to use the latest technology to provide a site which would make international connections and act as a hub of resistance and emergence… is designed to be a place for information sharing through the use of open posting, news feed collection, media galleries, blogs and forums. We are currently in the midst of the largest migration in human history. The intense processes of neoliberal enclosure continue on despite unprecedented levels of resistance across the world. Thus, migration continues, from South to North, from colonized to colonizer. Most recently, under the guise of the war on terror, States are retaliating against this migration with repressive measures and elaborate systems of control and exploitation that function much like in-country colonization.

Against this murderous violence, movements have sprung up to work in conjunction and solidarity with migrant people. Our site seeks to aid the growth of these movements by providing information about borders and resistance to borders, but also by providing support for organizers including forums, hosting for data sharing and event calendars.

Our site currently offers visitors the option to see the site’s interface elements such as menus and buttons in English, Spanish or French. It also allows visitors to post translations for their stories. We frequently have posts in each of these languages as the posts often originate in the US, Canada, Mexico and Spain. Our contexts are some of the most contentious and violent borderlands of the world.

The project was begun, and is maintained by the o.r.g.a.n.i.c. collective and the borderlands hacklab in San Diego, California. The content of is contributed by numerous organizers, hackers and bloggers in the US, Canada and Mexico. Stories are regularly posted by members of o.r.g.a.n.i.c, by organizers with No One Is Illegal in Canada and by net activists such as Ricardo Dominguez. Moving forward, the o.r.g.a.n.i.c collective and the borderlands Hacklab is working on a more formalized North American Network For Freedom of Movement. The administration of the site therefore, will soon include members of various groups around the country, including the Bay Area Coalition to Fight the Minutemen.

Within the last month our site traffic has doubled as the largest mobilizations ever seen in many cities across the US have taken place, including self-organized spontaneous walkouts by tens of thousands of students. is based on the Civicspace content management system, which is a variant of Drupal. It is composed of a PHP/MySql environment with various modules to provide different functions of the site. It runs on a GNU/Linux server running Fedora. The software that runs the site is GPL and the server runs on Free Software as well. The content posted on the site is licensed under the Creative Commons, By Attribution – Non-Commercial – Share-Alike license, unless otherwise specified.