LatinaBookClub.com’s 15 Notorious Latino Books to Read During Banned Book Week

Original post here. September 25, 2016 15 NOTORIOUS LATINO BOOKS TO READ DURING BANNED BOOK WEEK   For centuries books have been “challenged.”  In some cases the books were stored away out of sight, out of mind; in worse cases, they were burned and lost forever.  Even today, books are “banned” for all sorts of… Read More LatinaBookClub.com’s 15 Notorious Latino Books to Read During Banned Book Week

Los Tres Del Barrio – Chicano Militants framed in 1971 (Archive)

Accessed via: https://www.marxists.org/history/etol/newspape/workersvanguard/1974/0037_01_02_1974.pdf (fucking Sparts)   DEFEND LOS TRES Police Agents Frame Up Chicano Militants On July 27, 1971 three Chicano militants, now known as Los Tres del Barrio-Alberto Ortiz, Juan Ramon Fernandez and Rodolfo Pena Sanchez were arrested and charged with shooting and wounding federal police agent and provocateur Robert Canales, whom they had believed… Read More Los Tres Del Barrio – Chicano Militants framed in 1971 (Archive)

Boyle Heights Residents Say “No” to Eastside Arts District pt. 1

In the last decades, Los Angeles urban renewal has been driven by a classic neoliberal trend toward making the city attractive to “the creative class,” a group of people believed to “create meaningful new forms” (see Richard Florida’s work on the creative class, 2002). The creative class, it is often believed by private and public… Read More Boyle Heights Residents Say “No” to Eastside Arts District pt. 1

From Cinzia Arruzza’s “Gender as Social Temporality: Butler and Marx”

“Marx’s insistence on the process character of capital emphasises the fact that far from being a natural phenomenon rooted in an immutable human nature, capital is a specific form of organisation of social practices. As such, it has an eminently historical character and, therefore, despite its appearance of naturalness, it is not the unavoidable destiny… Read More From Cinzia Arruzza’s “Gender as Social Temporality: Butler and Marx”

Every Single Thought I Had During My First Sweat

It’s dark. Deep baritone voices. Sounds coming from deep within the cavity. Is that a familiar voice, a sister’s voice? Hard to tell. A lesson in patience. It smells of sweet earthy scents–sage and copal. Perhaps. I am cautious. Check the ego.   NEVER WEAR POLYESTER TO THIS AGAIN. NEVER WEAR POLYESTER TO THIS AGAIN.… Read More Every Single Thought I Had During My First Sweat