micdotcom:

Powerful photos capture the student protests in Mexico barely anyone is talking about 

The unfolding protests gripping Mexico began in the small town of Iguala, in the southwest region of Guerrero state, where the disappearance of 43 student teachers on the night of Sept. 26 has sparked outrage amid allegations of collaboration between local police and organized crime.

(via nprcodeswitch)

(via reclaimingthenativetag)

mevalemaiz:

"Colón no descubrió América, la invadió."

Midwest Mexican American History: Native American and Chicano students protest the 500th anniversary of Columbus landing in the Americas. Oct 12 1994 at University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Christopher Columbus discovered America today.

US history, in which every single word of that sentence requires scare quotes.

I’m pretty sure some Anglo guy carefully planned National Hispanic Heritage Month so we start off mid-September celebrating Latin American independence movements and end mid-October on the note of cataclysmic mass genocide. 

Happy Birthday Jaime Hernandez!

theblackestofsuns:

                  image

Greatness.

Jaime!

(via comicsworkbook)

kenway asked: do you have any morel inks about what's happening in mexico? im part of a club at my school where we focus on international affairs and problems and id like to present something about it but i feel like i dont know enough yet

lenmccoy:

yes absolutely

What is happening in Mexico? 

  • How it began

On September 26, students our age (~19-22) were attacked by the local police and gangs in Iguala, Guerrero in Mexico. They were studying to become teachers at Escuela Normal Rural de Ayotzinapa. I have read many articles about how the students were in the town to ask for money to help pay tuition, to protest discrimination of rural school teachers, to travel to commemorate another student massacre of 1986, etc., so I am unsure of what is what here. But the students were on the buses and police blocked their way to get the students out. When they did, they opened fire on the students at once. Some students threw rocks back in self-defense, but the students were unarmed. Six people died and 17 were injured. Three students died, a taxi driver, a woman in a taxi, and a football player that was just 15 years old (x). The injured were taken away by an ambulance, local journalists came, etc but it was not over as more men came in plain clothes and rifles (x). These men are apart of Guerreros Unidos and work for the Beltran Leyva cartel. The students were forced into police vans and have since disappeared. 43 students are missing.

Some of the students escaped by hiding in nearby houses. One terrified student tried running away, but he was found later yet with his eyes gouged out and his face completely sliced away to the bone. A YOUNG MAN only 19 years old suffered through this. (As a warning, be aware that there are photos online and that while searching deep through articles and tags, they are present.) A survivor of the attack says this is “symbol of the cartel assassins” (x).

22 local policemen have been detained for suspicion of working with Guerreros Unidos. This is how authorities were then tipped on what has happened to some students. (x) (x)

  • The Mass Graves

~ More than a week later, on Saturday, authorities found mass graves nearby that has 28 burned remains with the tips (x). We fear that this may be some of the students. We won’t have DNA analysis to confirm anything for another two weeks, if not longer.

image

MORE mass graves were found yesterday, but it is still unknown about how many remains these graves have (x). 

Keep in mind that the CITY MAYOR AND HIS WIFE are on the RUN. No one knows where they are. 

We still don’t understand the reason behind this violence. Why kidnap and kill these young men? There are several explanations online, but how do you explain something like this? One story is that the mayer’s wife was giving a speech that day and did not want to be disrupted by the students. Keep in mind that the wife is the head of the city’s family welfare department and also has family connections to cartels (x). There are other alternatives online, but I don’t know. I just don’t. 

  • You cannot be silent about what is happening in Mexico

You can’t. You just can’t. Social media has a big impact and this story has to spread. In the last 24 hours I have seen an incredible boost in coverage about Ayotzinapa.

On Wednesday, thousands protested the disappearance of the students in Mexico.

image

image

Amounting pressure is being put on the Mexican government to find the missing students. There is also added outrage and demand ‘to punish politicians linked to organized crime’. It is no shock when considering the police corruption and brutality in Mexico. As Mexico bleeds, we all bleed. 

Americans cannot ignore the violence of drug cartels and place it as just a problem in Mexico. There is too much innocent bloodshed. And because BILLIONS AND BILLIONS of dollars are collected in the United States by Mexican drug cartels, it is a shared responsibility (x). CHILDREN ARE DYING. Do not skim over these articles, do not just read them and do nothing, you have to act and spread the information. Do not be silent. Please, please, please help and pay attention. 

ARTICLES

TUMBLR TEXT POSTS (these have better information than I can explain)

If there any corrections that need to be included, please just add them in.

thinkmexican:

2 Years Later: José Antonio Elena Rodríguez’s Mom Still Wants Answers

“We want the U.S. government to stop killing our kids.” - Gabriela López, José Antonio’s aunt

Just after 11:30 p.m., two years ago Friday, the shots rang out.

A Border Patrol agent, aiming through a narrow opening in the border fence, emptied all 12 rounds from his .40-caliber pistol. He reloaded and continued firing, riddling a teenage boy in the back and head, leaving him face-down in a pool of his own blood.

The Border Patrol said the agent fired at rock-throwers; witnesses say the boy killed was just walking down the street.

During the two years since José Antonio Elena Rodríguez, 16, was shot to death, much has changed. New policies inside Customs and Border Protection, federal court rulings and public pressure are combining in ways that may help prevent similar contentious deaths.

But some things remain the same.

Two years on, Araceli Rodríguez still seeks to know who killed her son and why.

Read more at the Arizona Republic

Also read: Nogales Marks Two-year Anniversary of Teen’s Shooting

Photos: Michael Chow, The Republic

Don’t be a non-white teenager in or near America.

aguavodka:

popnegro:

THIS IS HAPPENING RIGHT NOW IN MEXICO

25 students where hurt and 43 disappeared in México because they where protesting on the streets. It is well known that the police was involved on the disappearances !!!!!!

Police isn’t killing people just in Ferguson, its also happening in Iguala, Guerrero, México! HELP US SO EVERYBODY KNOWS HOW THE FUCKING GOVERNMENT IS CORRUPT AND THE MOTHER FUCKING PRESIDENT ISN’T DOING SHIT AT ALL!!!! PAULINA PENA, THE PRESIDENT’S DAUGHTER, IS ON VACATION IN EUROPE USING ALL OF OUR FUCKING MONEY WHILE THIS IS HAPPENING IN OUR COUNTRY!!!!!

For people in the US who may not take the term “disappeared” seriously.  Authorities have now accounted for all 43 victims burned in 10 mass graves according to La Jornada.  The story hasn’t really made headlines in the US despite the size of the protests.  You can read the story in WSJ and Aljazeera.  You can also read Leon Krauze in TNR calling out Peña Nieto for inaction and saying helpful things like “[Corruption in Mexico] is a cultural matter.”

If the subject isn’t drugs or immigration, the U.S. news can’t be bothered.

viscerrealista:

Ayotzinapa somos todos 

It’s important to pay attention.  

(via thisisnotlatinx)

All these gringos want to “honor” our rich cultural heritage but they don’t even know who Los Bukis are.  

thisisnotlatino:

cactuseeds:

baddrunkenbarpoetry:

celestialfucker:

baddrunkenbarpoetry:

celestialfucker:

baddrunkenbarpoetry:

celestialfucker:

baddrunkenbarpoetry:

That’s because these things didn’t have basketball shoes and you can’t rape them.

^^^^^^wouldja look at this racist fucker???

Yup. you started it. I can be racist too if that’s the game you wish to start.

lol as if a minority calling out problems with an oppressive society is equivalent to perpetuating negative stereotypes about a diverse group of people who already suffer from racism and oppression on a daily basis lol man

As if couching the diverse white people of America as people who steal culture or countries isn’t perpetuating a negative stereotype? What country in the world didn’t take their land from someone else at some point? When America was settled, the Indians didn’t even have Horses - the Spaniards brought them. And, the Indians were battling each other for land that was yet to be fully claimed and put on the map. I’m not sure what religious figure we stole. The western white man has created culture and, especially now days, every culture except for American’s white culture is appreciated and encouraged. The only group on earth that is discouraged from, and called racist for,  celebrating their own culture is the white people in America. Finally,  the factual crime statistics clearly show the most crimes - including  murder, store robberies, and especially rape, are  committed by black people. So, the most controversial thing about what I said, is that it is true.

reverse racism isnt real bro im sorry

ur not actually discriminated against ever for being white bc u r part of the oppressors bro

u complain abt ur problems but u r only seeing symptoms of real oppression that u perpetuate that happen 2 have a negative effect towards u in addition 2 their devastating effects on minorities & women but u actually have it better than every other race/gender/nationality

u have privilege bro

dont b a crybaby

use ur privilege 2 help others

(native americans were doing fine w/o the horse btw that was irrelevant to the devastation that the europeans unleashed upon an outwardly peaceful group of people. also the europeans didnt think the native americans had souls so they would torture and kill them like animals unless they agreed to convert & abandon their own culture. also later the americans effectively committed genocide & stripped away the rights of the native americans bc they had no way to stop the us govt)

Well you make some interesting suggestions but I’m not following all of them. Perhaps you can answer a couple questions - sincere questions, not being a smart ass.

regarding minorities getting preferential admittance into college and getting most the government contracts because minority status and female status are given priority when it comes to contracting with private enterprise. The only way I as a white business owner would get a government contract, at city, state, or Federal level, is if no minorities are women show up to claim it. So, based on what you said, how am I doing anything to cause that and how can you say that I’m not hurt  by such reverse discrimination?

How is it fair that there was a city who had a policy to hire the top scoring (however many) trainee fireman - a test given to them at the end of training. Well, all white guys were the top scoring and no black guys that took it even passed. So, the city lowered the standard and still, no black guys met the minimum requirement. They sued, and as a result, the black trainees were given the job and white guys that had already gotten hired were let go. How is that not hurting white guys?

Finally,  our white American culture only fades away - we hardly have one and aren’t allowed to cultivate one. You see all the time in clubs or communities “African Festivals,” or  “African Dance Party,” etc. You see equivalent type cultural events for every group. Yet, there’s some unwritten rule that white Americans cannot have activities, pastimes and events dedicated towards celebrating and cultivating their own culture, like “Celebrating the innovative white male of the west festival?’ Perhaps Americans would be less anti-Immigration if we didn’t have this inclusion and diversity bullshit shoved at us, where even non-citizen minorities enjoy certain affirmative action privileges that the white men, who build this country and this would for the most part, do not. which reminds me, on  a side note,

 I became anti immigration,  when I saw illegal, bean eating, Mexican fuckers raising the Mexican flags at American schools, and marching around American streets with their flags, making demands about their rights. So disrespectful. I’ve been to their failed, shit ass, filthy, uncivilized country many times and would never even think about waiving an American flag around their country, let alone violently rant about taking back or taking over their country while at the same time begging for and demanding welfare, education and a free, fully funded life. these scum bags flood into America, live off white man’s taxes, shit up every home they move into. You can have the nicest neighborhood, and if someone sells to a Mexican family, they’ll be junked up cars on their lawn, trashed  landscaping and property, and frequent police visits answering disturbing the peace charges and what not, with drunk, unknown, Mexican scum rotating in and out of the house.

Then you go to any area where Mexican neighborhoods are, and the restaurants are shit holes with large families making the white Americans feel like they aren’t even in their own country, meanwhile we pay for this - we are forced to finance the downfall of our country, the loss of our contracts and spots in college, and the trashing of our environment and neighborhoods. Not good. what will happen when the White man is fazed out because we are the only group that procreates responsibly? Is there just going to be one ghetto or hood after another, where anywhere you go it is either a dangerous black neighborhood or a trashed, filthy Mexican one, or a terrorized Muslim enclave?

everyTHING YOU SAY IS SO REPULSIVE I’M GOING TO VOMIT AND THEN I’M GOING TO SCOOP UP MY VOMIT AND DUMP IT ON YOUR IGNORANT, EVIL HEAD OH MY GOD I CANNOT EVEN BREATHE

White people in a nutshell.

-m

What’s going to happen to the white man?  Nothing except maybe him finally learning to shut the fuck up for two seconds about things that don’t concern him, things like, you know, running this beautiful multicultural fucking country. Too bad two and a half centuries weren’t enough for you guys to figure this all out a little better.  You should probably get over it already.  

P.S.  La Raza *spooky ghost noises*

(via thisisnotlatinx)

Emigdio Vasquez, Legendary Chicano Artist, Passes Away ›

(via friduchaamparo)

reclaimingthelatinatag:

Emma Tenayuca was a Mexican American activist and educator. Born December 21, 1916 in San Antonio, Texas, Tenayuca was a key figure in Texan labor and civil rights activism during the 1930’s, where she organized protests over the beatings of Mexican migrants by United States Border Patrol agents and labor strikes to end unfair wages. As a union activist, she also founded two international ladies’ garment workers unions and was involved in both the Worker’s Alliance of America and Woman’s League for Peace and Freedom. 

Throughout her fight for labor and civil rights, Tenayuca was arrested many times under charges of “disturbing the peace”, even though her participation during protests was strictly peaceful. She was also targeted for being a member of the Communist Party, which resulted in her being “blacklisted” and forced to move out of the San Antonio area 1939. After leaving her hometown she went on to attend San Francisco State College where she majored in Education. Years later Tenayuca returned to San Antonio and earned a master’s in Education from Our Lady of the Lake University, leading her to eventually go on to teach in the Harlandale School District until her retirement in 1982.

Shortly after her retirement Emma Tenayuca was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease and passed away on July 23, 1999.

(via friduchaamparo)

“Latinos are rockers too,” says Deftones lead singer ›

thisisnotlatino:

For the Deftones there was nothing weird about being Latino and making rock music, but others didn’t always see it that way.

“When Deftones first started a lot of people were like isn’t that weird that you guys are mostly a Mexican band playing Heavy Metal?” says Camilo Wong Moreno lead singer of Grammy award winning band Deftones. “I never thought of it as a weird thing until people started mentioning it especially like overseas. People were like this is very odd, I was like no, Latinos are rockers too.

"Isn’t it weird you guys are a mostly mexican band playing heavy metal"

Translation: “what the hell are you non white guys doing playing heavy metal music? This isn’t for you!”

Metalness is next to Mexicanliness.

(via thisisnotlatinx)

#dicho  #metal  #mexican