"MAS CABRONAS QUE BONITAS" -Mujeres autodefensas, herederas de Adelitas.
Cancun Underwater Museum, Mexico. 21°11’59.4”N 86°42’45.4”W
Frida’s last public appearance, on July 2, 1954, at a rally protesting C.I.A. involvement in Guatemala. Diego is behind her. Juan O’Gorman to her right.
“What is interesting, is that the Frida Kahlo venerated by American feminists is a very different Frida Kahlo to the one people learn about in Mexico, in the Chicano community. In her country, she is recognized as an important artist and a key figure in revolutionary politics of early 20th century Mexico. Her communist affiliations are made very clear. Her relationship with Trotsky is underscored. All her political activities with Diego Rivera are constantly emphasized. The connection between her art and her politics is always made. When Chicana artists became interested in Frida Kahlo in the ‘70s and started organizing homages, they made the connection between her artistic project and theirs because they too were searching for an aesthetic compliment to a political view that was radical and emancipatory. But when the Euro-American feminists latch onto Frida Kahlo in the early ‘80s and when the American mainstream caught on to her, she was transformed into a figure of suffering. I am very critical of that form of appropriation.”
—Coco Fusco on her Amerindians piece from 1992 with Guillermo Gómez-Peña (via mayalikeskafka)
Full families challenge US-Mexico border with mass reentry
March 11, 2014
Any day now, President Obama, whom immigrant groups call the “deporter in chief,” will make history by surpassing the two million mark — separating two million families through deportation during the course of his administration’s five-year reign.
In response, migrant families are making history of their own.
On March 10, 250 migrants, who have lived in the United States most of their lives, attempted to reenter the country after being deported. Many entire families are returning, while others are coming to rejoin family members still living in the United States. The group is chanting “undocumented and unafraid” as they cross through the U.S. portal that separates Tijuana from San Diego. This action, part of the #not1more campaign, marks the third mass border crossing organized by the National Immigrant Youth Alliance. The action comes as immigrant justice groups are increasingly moving beyond advocating for legislative reform and are instead turning to direct action to protest the record deportations. The group says that these actions are calling attention to the immigration crisis and the way millions of families are separated by an arbitrary boarder.
Last year, 150,000 U.S.- born children were separated from at least one parent. The majority were under the age of 10. One of these stories is that of Manuel, who spent 10 years living in Ohio with his U.S.-born children and wife. According to the National Immigrant Youth Alliance’s Facebook page, “Manuel was placed in deportation proceedings after he hired an immigration attorney who he later found out was a fraud.”
All 250 families participating in yesterday’s action have lived in the United States for a large portion of their lives, creating homes and community in this country.
Linda Forsell. Cause of Death: Woman
War (Mexico - Ciudad Juarez)
In Mexico the war is of a different sort. The so-called “war on drugs” plays out between powerful drug cartels that the police and military try to confine but usually end up becoming a part of. Women are under serious attack. Brutal women’s killings, kidnappings and rapes have skirted the path of drugs. Young girls have been found dead in barrels of acid, mutilated with breast ripped off or abducted to be found dead a month later in the desert.
The underlying causes of these atrocities are complicated and impossible to fully comprehend , but drugs, lawlessness, corruption, innumerous undocumented immigrants and power-hungry cartel member
Mexico: In 2010, Ciudad Juarez was crowned the murder capitol of the world. Murders of women have taken extreme shapes through mutilations, kidnappings, rapes and deformations.
Mexico: Pink crosses all over Ciudad Juarez mark where women have been founded murdered.
"I couldn’t have gotten so stinking rich without George Bush, George Bush Jr., Ronald Reagan, even El Presidente Obama, none of them have the cajones to stand up to all the big money that wants to keep this stuff illegal. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say, Gracias amigos, I owe my whole empire to you." - Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera
Nunca hubiera llegado a ser tan asquerosamente rico sin la ayuda de George Bush, George Bush Jr, Ronald Reagan incluso El Presidente Obama, ninguno de ellos tuvieron los cojones para enfrentarse a la cantidad de dinero que esta detrás de la droga. Desde el fondo de mi corazón, quiero decirles, Gracias amigos, les debo mi imperio”.
- Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman Loera
"Y en la frontera mexicana,
Alguien ha arrancado a través de una valla
Tela metálica de refuerzo
Erigió una hamaca
Entre dos pilares de hormigón
de la cerca.Después balanceándose suavemente hacia atrás y hacia delante,
Desde Texas hasta México y luego
Desde México a Texas,
Ellos se duermen; despectivamente
De los guardias de seguridad
Patrullars de esta demarcación artificial -
Pues, érase una vez,
Texas fue México
Y Texas no existía.Cuando Eugene Debs fue encarcelado
Por la objeción de conciencia en la Primera Guerra Mundial
Él dijo, el 11 de septiembre de 1915,
"No tengo un país por el cual luchar
Mi país es la tierra
Soy un ciudadano del mundo ’”.
– Heathcote Williams, “No Borders”
"And on the Mexican border,
Someone has ripped through a fence
Of reinforced chicken wire
With bolt cutters,
And erected a hammock
By suspending it
Between two of the fence’s
After swinging gently back and forth,
From Texas to Mexico and then
From Mexico back to Texas,
They doze off; contemptuous
Of the security guards
Patrolling this artificial demarcation –
For, once upon a time,
Texas was Mexico
And Texas didn’t exist.
When Eugene Debs was imprisoned
For conscientious objection in World War One
He said, on September 11th 1915,
‘I have no country to fight for
My country is the earth
I’m a citizen of the world.’”
– Heathcote Williams, “No Borders”