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 […]

Trump’z Dept. of Justice Sayz: How Can Police “Do Their Job” If They’re Criticized for Brutalizing and Murdering Black and Brown People?

The nightmare of police brutality and murder—with hundreds of unarmed people, disproportionately Black and Brown, killed by pigs every year—triggered an eruption of mass protests in recent years. Trump ran his campaign on an openly racist “law and order” platform, with wide support from police organizations. Now the Trump/Pence regime is making clear the days […]

Lucy Parsonz: A working-clazz founder of May Day

By Jeff Sorel The class struggle was at fever pitch in Chicago in 1885. Unemployment was high, wages were low, and food prices were rising steeply. On April 28, thousands of workers expressed their anger over spreading hunger by demonstrating against a lavish dinner celebrating the opening of the new Board of Trade building. The […]