FOR THOSE WHO CRY OVER 'LOSING THEIR COUNTRY,' here is a simple way to take it back!
Browsing all posts from June, 2010.
SEMANTIC GAMES DO NOT MAKE CHANGE. What a person stands for, acts for, works toward, and feeds is what and who they are. Given the dodging games and general misunderstanding of the terms Racism and Racist, are there clearer ways to assess and describe what harm someone is aiding, or what justice they are fighting for? Yes.
ANOTHER WORLD IS HERE. This is only a beginning. Change:: The Music presents a collaboration of artists and media makers who have united to present an International, Multicultural, Interdisciplinary, Multimedia Digital Arts Compilation in order to raise funds and awareness for the United States Social Forum in 2010 in Detroit, Michigan.
THE LONG WAR. The Longest War the USA has been engaged in is not with Afghanistan. It is with Truth. It is against Truth. It is the war for White Supremacy, and it takes many shapes over time and yet never owns up to its own name: War. Waged by other means.
IN ARIZONA, DO WE NOW SEE a sad mutation of our once-beautiful América? Or do the scales fall from our eyes to reveal the true, gleeful, unabashed visage of a beast on which we ride?
FUTBÓL: a game for vicious, poor, brown foreign women who only want to stuff something down your squinchy American throat.
THE WORLD CUP BEGINS! Today's game is between South Africa and Mexico. If you do not have TV, you can stream it live online. Vamos México! Let's go, Mexico!
THE WORLD GROWS CHAOTIC, humankind too often not heeding lessons, and all around is the feeling we must do something about everything. Walls spring up, oil spills out, violence creeps in and how is an engaged activist to keep centered in the face of all of it?
DOES THE SUPREME COURT RULING ON MIRANDA really matter, in the street? Do cops actually stop questioning you once you invoke your "right to remain silent"?
ARIZONA GOVERNOR JAN BREWER is desperately swinging back at the national boycotts and global condemnation demanding a repeal of Arizona's SB 1070 ("Pro-Racial Profiling Law"). Last week, she commissioned a snarky frog-puppet video skit that promotes the widely condemned law by responding to all critics with an admonition to read the bill or shut up about it. This week News With Nezua—in the form of Zip and Zoe, puppet friends with their own Puppet Theater—responds.
THE ARIZONA BOYCOTT is about so much more than just one law. It is about more than just racial profiling, which already exists but which SB 1070 requires. This resistance to Arizona's haywire approach to cultural change is about more than textbooks. It is about more than accents. It is about our América, which cannot be harmonious when we are all being so divided.
READING THROUGH OTHER PEOPLES' LETTERS can be a fun diversion for a Tuesday morning. Here's one the New York Times online saw fit to publish, and that we here at the Unapologetic Mexican will be kind enough to answer.