Posts Tagged ‘Decolonize’

SpaceX Invasion: Millionaires, Mars, and Modern Colonization in Texas

September 29th, 2023

Picture this: you’re scrolling through your Twitter feed – trauma dumping, subtweeting, or whatever vice you choose, then, bam. It’s not Twitter anymore, now it’s “X.”  The cute blue bird we grew up with in the early 2000’s and the comforting blue quill that saw too many rants is gone, and for what?  We have […]

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Juneteeth: Celebrating 10 Modern History Afro-Latinx Leaders

June 18th, 2022

This Juneteenth we want to honor and recognize the efforts of Afro-Latinx leaders and organizers who fought for Black liberation across the U.S., Central and South America, and the Caribbean. Below we share the origin of Juneteenth, ideas on how to engage with the holiday if you are not Black or afrodescendiente, and stories of [...]

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La Vida Local 2022 Awardees: Poder Sin El Estado

May 19th, 2022

We are excited to announce our 2022 La Vida Local Awardees — projects throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico that are taking on sin el estado (without the state) experiments and working to build community autonomy for our gente. La Vida Local is both an initiative to resource and support groups that are building power without [...]

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5 Afrolatinx Freedom Fighters in History

April 6th, 2022

In the recent music video for “This is not America” by Residente featuring Ibeyi, allusions to historical Latin American resistance and struggle were spotlighted throughout, sharing parts of the history of our gente in the fight against US colonialism and imperialism. After sharing our analysis on the references, compas noticed that Afrolatinx activists were lacking […]

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In the face of US Imperialism, Dictatorships and Genocide: Aquí estamos, no nos fuimos, no nos vamos.

March 21st, 2022

Discussing the various historical themes of Latin American struggle and resistance present in “This is not America”, Residente’s latest music video featuring Ibeyi In 2018, artist Childish Gambino released his track “This is America” shedding light on the violence and systemic racism that continues to simmer in America. This release caused many discussions around the […]

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The Death of a Puerto Rican Lie

November 27th, 2017

While desperation is brewing in Puerto Rico after Hurricane María, anger is reaching a boiling point in its Diaspora. The few U.S. media to care enough to report, detail an accelerating scarcity of safe drinking water, gasoline, and food. Most islanders are without electricity, so the Diaspora linger with the unknown, left to see a [...]

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The Niña, The Pinta, and Hurricane Maria

October 10th, 2017

There are ways we, of the diaspora, and allies can alleviate the humanitarian crisis plaguing the island and work with those there to right a history of economic exploitation.

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Desert Poem

May 31st, 2016

Only the shelter of stars and a bed of stone

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