Mexico will probe the alleged creation of a rebel group in the troubled southern state of Guerrero that is calling on people to take up arms against the government, the office of Mexico’s attorney general said Monday.
Hooded men carrying rifles and handguns went before reporters Sunday in an undisclosed location in Guerrero and announced the formation of the Revolutionary Armed Forces–People’s Liberation, Mexican media reported.
A statement issued by the group called President Enrique Peña Nieto’s government repressive, criticizing education reforms as well as a planned energy reform bill that the group said would surrender Mexico’s oil wealth to foreigners.
"The first Thanksgiving Day did occur in the year 1637, but it was nothing like our Thanksgiving today. On that day the Massachusetts Colony Governor, John Winthrop, proclaimed such a “Thanksgiving” to celebrate the safe return of a band of heavily armed hunters, all colonial volunteers. They had just returned from their journey to what is now Mystic, Connecticut where they massacred 700 Pequot Indians. Seven hundred Indians - men, women and children - all murdered.
This day is still remembered today, 373 years later. “ No, it’s been long forgotten by white people, by European Christians. But it is still fresh in the mind of many Indians. A group calling themselves the United American Indians of New England meet each year at Plymouth Rock on Cole’s Hill for what they say is a Day of Mourning. They gather at the feet of a stature of Chief Massasoit of the Wampanoag to remember the long gone Pequot. They do not call it Thanksgiving. There is no football game afterward.
Prosecutors allege the white students harassed a black roommate with insulting nicknames and behavior including securing a bicycle lock around his neck.
First, his white roommates nicknamed him “Three-fifths,” referring to the way the government once counted blacks as just a fraction of a person. When he protested, they dubbed him “Fraction.”
Then they outfitted the four-bedroom dormitory suite they shared with a Confederate flag. They locked him in his room. They wrote the “N-word” on a dry-erase board in the living room. They fastened a bicycle lock around his neck and told him they lost the keys, then tried it again a few weeks later.
“To brown girls whose bodies are never enough, to those who have been disappeared in nighttimes and bleached away in daylight, remember, there are revolutions to feed, protest songs to be rung with our fullness. We are all more amazing in three dimensions. Keep the future in your hearts and love yourself for appetite. Because we are the most beautiful equations the world has ever seen.”—Janani Balasubramanian (via muskuraahat)
“Genocide, the physical extinction of a people, is universally condemned, but ethnocide, the destruction of people’s way of life, is not only not condemned, it’s universally celebrated as part of a development strategy.”— Wade Davis, Dreams from endangered cultures. (via engenderandendear)
“How to Be a Chingona in 10 Easy Steps
1. Live for your own approval. Center yourself. Be alone. Create your own space.
2. Discover your own powers. What floods you with joy?
3. Find true humility and practice it.
4. Keep your palabra, your word.
5. What are you using to cover or mask your pain? Address it.
6. Your only true possessions are your actions.
7. Seek forgiveness.
8. Live in the present moment.
9. Depression has a purpose if you use it before it uses you. Transform it to light. Compost it through art. If you can’t do it by yourself, see a professional curandera (healer, therapist).
10. Listen to your body.”—
Shout out to all the POC who are relearning all the useful, natural, and economical cultural skills that were taught to us by our families but forgotten and abandoned when we were growing up so we could assimilate into a white supremacist society for our own survival
Now ~conscious and eco-friendly~ white hipsters are jumping on board and pretending like these skills are their own new invention while scolding us for not follow suit, ignoring the fact that they were the very ones that shamed us into forgetting this knowledge in the first place.