Goodnight Call, audio installation by Sophie Barbasch
I collected voicemails from strangers on craigslist using this ad. When you pick up the phone, their messages begin to play.
The Brown Berets are a revolutionary Mexican American group that formed in Los Angeles in 1966 during the Chicano Movement. They have been active community organizers ever since, struggling against racial profiling, inferior education/healthcare, and other issues faced in the barrios of America.
They have survived covert infiltrations by the FBI, LAPD, and ATF, being a target of COINTELPRO and other illegal government actions. They participated in Fred Hampton’s Rainbow Coalition in Chicago along with the Black Panther Party and Young Lords Party.
Although they have been known to have discredited the feminist struggle as secondary to liberation from racism and poverty, they played a significant role in serving their communities, educating the people, setting up free clinics, and holding direct action protests against police brutality.
They were big supporters of the United Farm Workers movement, the Land Grants movement, and the Poor People’s Campaign. They saw a resurgence in activity in the 90’s after the passage of California’s Proposition 187, which restricted education, healthcare and social services for undocumented immigrants
Oral:phabet – A strange and grotesque organic typography by
Photo: Kyoutaro Hayashi
Mexicans Stand in Solidarity With Palestine, Call for Boycott of Israel
Chants of “We are all Gaza” and “Free Palestine” rang out at the doors of Mexico’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Mexico City on Sunday.
In repudiation of attacks on Gaza civilians, in particular those on children, and in an act of solidarity with the Palestinian people, activists gathered to call for a boycott and other sanctions of Israel.
Dozens of cities throughout the world held similar protests this weekend. Chile and Ecuador have cut diplomatic ties with Israel,
Several news sources are reporting 469 Palestinians have been killed in this latest Israeli offensive, almost all civilians, and many of them children.
#gaza #gazaunderattack #boycottisrael #vivapalestina #freepalestine #thinkmexican
This Day in Mexican History: Francisco “Pancho” Villa Assassinated
July 20 marks the anniversary of Mexican Revolution leader Pancho Villa’s 1923 assassination in Parral, Chihuahua by his political enemies.
Villa led several military campaigns, including one in Columbus, New Mexico. He’s remembered as a fierce patriot and a great military leader.
#panchovilla #josedoroteoarango #villavilla #elcentaurodelnorte #parralchihuahua #mexicanhistory #mexicanrevolution #thinkmexican