Notes on Advancing the Struggle Inside: ghettos and imprisonment

by a Colorado prisoner         permalink   There can be no doubt a capitalist system excludes a majority of any country’s populace from decision-making processes. These people are excluded only for their class and nation characteristics. Capitalism has two ways of addressing this exclusion: ghettos and imprisonment. Oppressed nations, lower classes and lumpen […]

Symbols of Resistance – January 26 – Friday at 7pm – EastSide Cultural Center – 2277 International Blvd. Oakland

SYMBOLS OF RESISTANCE – a Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement January 26, 2018 Friday at 7pm EastSide Cultural Center 2277 International Blvd. Oakland FREE EVENT  •  delicious refreshments  •  accessible venue  •  community discussion Symbols of Resistance illuminates the untold stories of the Chican@ Movement with a focus on events in Colorado and New […]

MEXICAN PHOTOGRAPHER TAKES ON ANTI-BLACK NOTIONS OF “GOOD HAIR” IN “PELO BUENO” PHOTO SERIES

Delores Medel is a Mexican photographer whose work centers around women and girls in Latin America. Her latest project, “Pelo Bueno”, highlights the anti-Black distinctions between “good” and “bad” hair that plagues the region. “Pelo Bueno”, which translates to “good hair”, presents various women with their hair in natural states. “Natural, curly hair, free of […]

Young Chicano Murdered by Police Reminds Us of Raza Struggle

by Pilli of Republic of Aztlán          permalink On 15 September 2017 I heard of an execution performed on the streets of San Jose, CA. A young Chicano named Jacob Dominguez was gunned down by the “pitzo.” (Nahuatl for pig) What we need to realize is that la gente Xicana have been fighting this war for […]

The Rise of Incarceration in Los Angeles: An Interview with Kelly Lytle Hernandez

By Erica Sterling In today’s post, Erica Sterling, a PhD student in the Department of History at Harvard University, interviews Kelly Lytle Hernandez about her new book City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles (University of North Carolina Press, 2017). Hernandez is Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Ralph J. Bunche […]

Strike Against Arbitrary Group Punishment at MDF

by a California prisoner August 2017         permalink Contra Costa County Martinez Detention Facility (A) module is a General Population (GP) setting that houses northern Hispanics and African American prisoners. The prejudiced treatment of hispanics who are classified on (A) is a continuous issue and the rules seem to bend for us. As […]

A Guide on Organizing as Defense Against Federal Investigations and Prosecutions

On April 26th, Mijente and the National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild hosted a webinar on federal investigations and prosecutions against organizers and community advocates. Today, both parties release a guide that outlines how community-based organizations can develop a security and defense plan in the event that federal law enforcement targets leaders or […]

Coming Home to Roost: American Militarism, War Culture, and Police Brutality

by  Colin Jenkins “President Kennedy never foresaw that the chickens would come home to roost so soon…” – Malcolm X, December 1, 1963 “Americans love to fight, traditionally. All real Americans love the sting and clash of battle… you are here because you are real men and all real men like to fight!” The thundering voice […]

the PLAN de SAN DIEGO

  PLAN OF SAN DIEGO. With the outbreak of revolution in northern Mexico in 1910, federal authorities and officials of the state of Texas feared that the violence and disorder might spill over into the Rio Grande valley. The Mexican and Mexican-American populations residing in the Valley far outnumbered the Anglo population. Many Valley residents […]