What Americans just don’t get is that most people see history differently than they do. In order to break this down, every semester I show Robert Wuhl’s HBO special “Assume the Position 101.” Wuhl proposes that U.S. history is Pop Culture and he discusses different events in American history and its American take.
On July 11, the indigenous Nasa of Cauca, Colombia began confronting armed groups face to face and peacefully asking them to leave Nasa territories. They removed police trenches from the urban center and disassembled homemade FARC missiles found on their lands. Four hundred Nasa members occupied and observed army soldiers on the sacred indigenous site … Continue reading
Taking a page straight out of American history books, undocumented immigrants are launching a bus ride for freedom, across the Southern states, to focus attention on their plight. Their movement is called ‘No Papers, No Fear.’ Facing possible arrest and deportation, the activists are willing to risk the consequences in order to force immigration reform … Continue reading
In 1988 a few parents in the Mohawk community of Kahnawà:ke, 15 miles southwest of Montreal, decided to try to preserve the language of their elders by teaching it to their toddlers. So they started a school. Dale Dione-Dell, one of the founders of the school, Karihwanó:ron Kanien’kéha Owenna Tsi Ionteriwaienstahkwa, says, “We were not … Continue reading
*Mexikaresistance.com Note: Turns out people who believe in one crazy, unsubstantiated thing will believe in them all! The conspiracy theory regarding the recent Colorado shootings is a perfect example of people being willing to believe stupid things. Do you deny Climate Change? Do you think the Illuminati are plotting a New World Order? Do you … Continue reading
*Mexikaresistance.com Note: Of course, they can’t leave out the “gods” language, but an interesting story otherwise. Some 1,600 years ago, the Temple of the Night Sun was a blood-red beacon visible for miles and adorned with giant masks of the Maya sun god as a shark, blood drinker, and jaguar. Long since lost to the … Continue reading
“He was a documented gang member,” say the Anaheim police of Manuel Diaz, a 25 year old unarmed man they shot dead around 4:00 pm Sunday. They shot him in the buttocks as he ran, and as he stooped to his knees in someone’s yard they followed up by a bullet to the back of … Continue reading
Reblogged from Amatlakwiloa: The New York Times has a reputation of being a top news organization, but I’ve never bought into that line. Peter Dreier’s recent Huffington Post blog-post, “64 Years Later, Dead Undocumented Immigrants Are Still Nameless in the New York Times,” demonstrates how they aren’t as progressive as they’ve been made out to … Continue reading