Month: July 2017

Dismantling Power: The Zapatista Indigenous Presidential Candidate’s Vision to Transform Mexico from Below

by Benjamin Dangl/Toward Freeedom The Zapatistas and National Indigenous Congress (CNI) held an assembly in May in which they chose María de Jesús Patricio Martínez, a Nahua indigenous healer, as their spokesperson and presidential candidate for the 2018 elections in Mexico. Patricio’s candidacy and radical vision for Mexico […]

Asians for Black Lives

by Mari Matsuo – Views and Analysis I am Japanese American. I have experienced anti-Asian racism since grade school, whether it was generalized calls of “chopsticks,” “ching-chong,” “chink,” “chi-fry-ryce”; or the more specific, “Jap,” “Hiroshima,” “sushi roll,” “geisha girl.” I have been hit with “too bad your egg-roll […]

Know Your Rights

We limit our resistance to fascism by relying on liberal conceptions of human rights. by Natasha Lennard / The New Inquiry – Views and Analysis After the DC police formed a kettle on January 20 to capture over 200 protesters at the intersection of L and 12th Street, I […]