Maria Isabel Vasquez Jimenez was only 17 when she fainted into her fiancées arms, slipping from this world, and taking not only herself, but the life of the unborn child inside her. She collapsed and then later died due to heat stroke, the result of working over 9 hours in the hot sun picking grapes. [...]
Archive for January, 2011
On Sunday morning there was some sign of the Egyptian military taking on some security duties. Soldiers started arresting suspected looters, rounding up 450 of them. The disappearance of the police from the streets had led to a threat of widespread looting is now being redressed by the regular military. Other control methods were on [...]
The mass uprisings sweeping several Arab countries have shifted their focus from Tunisia to Egypt, a country much bigger in terms of land size, population (more than 80 million) and strategic value in the conflict between the US-Zionist combine on the one hand and the Palestinian and Arab peoples on the other hand and in [...]
New to the site: PDF flyers as well as printable editions of some of the most popular posts from People Of Color Organize! Visit http://www.peopleofcolororganize.com/downloads/ – the new Downloads page — to access the PDF files. We could really use help especially getting the promotional flyer out to communities. They’re eight per page, so it is [...]
In a remarkable display of protest and challenge by oppressed people against ever-expanding imperialist domination, 10,000 Haitian farmers gathered to burn over 400 tons of ‘aid’ seeds donated by the US-based multinational corporation, Monsanto. “Long live native maize seed!,” and “Monsanto’s GMO and hybrid seed violate peasant agriculture,” they vocally declared as the entirety of [...]
Al Jazeera English and many outlets are reporting on the people’s revolution happening now in the Middle East.
[youtube rtp8vfZEajE] New track visuals from L.A.’s favorite son Bambu. Deluxe release of exact change coming soon.
Criticism of chemicals, medications and cosmetics in the world, as well as those companies that make them, is nothing new. With the emergence of conscientious consumerist subcultures, a small industry has mushroomed to cover the dangers of manufactured goods in our daily lives. The most extreme examples of this are anti-vaccine tendencies that assert cagy [...]
I am an imposter here: not a real American Studies scholar. I went to graduate school in the late 1980s to study History and Anthropology. My interest was in the contemporary history of India. When I got to graduate school, I was surprised by the lack of interaction with the world at large: ideas seemed [...]
In Deep Water: The Anatomy of a Disaster, the Fate of the Gulf, and How to End Our Oil Addiction [review]
It is mildly shocking that, among the topics debated in a midterm election and even the recent 2011 State of the Union Address, the BP oil disaster was never on the national radar. How is it that months-old health care reform, tagged “Obamacare” among the GOP, became a topic of concern when neither Democrats nor [...]
The Founding Statement of the 14th of January Front.
In southern Mexico, in rural states like Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero, vast numbers of farmers are being driven off of their land. The community life that has sustained Mexican campesinos for hundreds of years is being demolished by an invading economic system. The economy and culture of these rural communities is centered around the small [...]
For those who don’t know much about me, I am a currently studying for a Masters Degree in Public Issues Anthropology, specializing in an analysis of revolutionary Native nationalist and anti-colonialist movements in North Amerika. I also have really strong interrelated interests in Native revolutionary critical pedagogy, the “reindigenization” of the Chicano-Mexicano community and movement [...]
The Detention Watch Network (DWN) is a national member-led coalition that works locally and in national collaboration to educate the public, media and policy makers about the injustices of the U.S. immigration detention and deportation system and to advocate for humane reform. Working with DWN is a unique opportunity to interact with, and support the work [...]
One aspect of “American exceptionalism” was always economic. US workers, so the story went, enjoyed a rising level of real wages that afforded their families a rising standard of living. Ever harder work paid off in rising consumption. The rich got richer faster than the rest, but almost no one got poorer. Nearly all citizens [...]
If all the food in the world were shared out evenly, there would be enough to go around. That has been true for centuries now: if food was scarce, the problem was that it wasn’t in the right place, but there was no global shortage. However, that will not be true much longer. The food [...]
Who is ACTION (Anishinabek Confederacy to Invoke Our Nationhood)? ACTION is a Non-Profit Anishinabek Nationalist Organization which exercises the resurgence of Indigenous Institutions that asserts our Sovereignty within the Jurisdiction of our collective Traditional and Illegally Occupied Territories. ACTION Acknowledges ACTION does not recognize Tribal Governments or Presidents or First Nation Band Chiefs and Councils [...]
[youtube OHfotb2pwNI] Spotted at (with lyrics) Different Kitchen
Anarchist Bicycle Rally: Confidential Mad Libs & The Chainbreaker Bike Book: A Rough Guide to Bicycle Maintenance [reviews]
Portland community organizer Emma Allen asserts lifestyle hacks such as cycling subculturism make little longterm political sense, particularly as they relate to class consciousness. “They don’t make a dent in halting the human exploitation and environmental devastation that defines life under the profit system,” she writes of the new lifestyle aesthetics. “They feed the illusion [...]
Originally posted at the Workers Dreadnought, this piece explores a valuable political debate. In 1994 the Communist Party of Nepal (Unity Center) split into two different organizations on roughly the same lines that it had split in the mid-1985: how should one implement the PPW strategy in Nepal? On one side were those who argued [...]