Lolita Lebron: Paragon of the Puerto Rican Independence Struggle

https://carlitoboricua.blog/2021/02/28/lolita-lebron-a-bold-fighter-for-puerto-rican-independence/ Lolita Lebrón, A Bold Fighter for Puerto Rican Independence February 28, 2021 By Carlito Rovira Throughout Puerto Rican history, women have played an exemplary and leading role in the struggle against colonialism and oppression. Political and military leaders like Mariana Bracetti, Lola Rodríguez De Tío, Juana Colón, Blanca Canales and many others, have been models of courage and devotion to the struggle for independence and self-determination. One of the most widely known and respected women from the 20th century Puerto Rican liberation struggle is Lolita Lebrón. [...]

The Envoy on Antisemitism, the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, the ADL and Me

by Michael Novick, Anti-Racist Action-LA Rumor has it that Joe Biden is considering naming Abe Foxman, former head of the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), as his new Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a position within the State Department that falls under the Under-Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights. This focused my attention both on the purpose of the office, which is related to US foreign policy, explaining why it’s an “envoy” (someone being sent elsewhere) and also on the ongoing controversy over the IHRA [...]

Biden’s Reckless Syria Bombing Is Not the Diplomacy He Promised

by Medea Benjamin and Nicolas J. S. Davies The February 25 U.S. bombing of Syria immediately puts the policies of the newly-formed Biden administration into sharp relief. Why is this administration bombing the sovereign nation of Syria? Why is it bombing “Iranian-backed militias” who pose absolutely no threat to the United States and are actually involved in fighting ISIS? If this is about getting more leverage vis-a-vis Iran, why hasn’t the Biden administration just done what it said it would do: rejoin the Iran nuclear deal and [...]

March 2021 Community Calendar

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The Climate Crisis is Worse than We Can Fathom

The Climate Crisis is Worse than We Can Fathom https://peterkalmus.net/about/ My awareness of climate breakdown reached the point where I had no choice but to respond in some meaningful way... But, a meaningful response was a tall order: global warming is intertwined deeply with our lives, physically, socially, and spiritually. I asked myself, how can we respond, as individuals? What can we do right here, right now, with what we have? How can we live happy and fulfilling lives even in the shadow of global warming? I [...]

By |2021-03-01T03:14:21-05:00March 1st, 2021|Activism, Capitalism, Climate Change|0 Comments

Mumia Abu-Jamal: The American Way of Fascism

THE AMERICAN WAY OF FASCISM [col. Writ. 1/30/21 (c) ’21 Mumia Abu-Jamal]   Look at the crowds savaging the walls and halls of the U.S. Capitol. Who are they? Where did this mob come from? Well over a decade ago, an American journalist saw them and wrote about them. Chris Hedges, who once wrote for the New York Times as foreign correspondent covering wars, famine and fallen states, published a rather remarkable book in 2006 entitled American Fascists.  Its subtitle? : The Christian Right and the War [...]

Poetry Corner: The Decline of Patriarchy

The Decline of Patriarchy and the Rise of Feminine Energy by Jackie Lopez   The rose above my head has blossomed and says, “Speak your soul to me.”   The patriarchal aliens have left the planet. The oceans are emerging out of the sea. The cosmos is all aglow. And, many a theatre buff is touching the hem of my garment. Cinderella found her shoe and decided to swim with the Mermaids. Snow White became immersed in literature and reads to the 7 Dwarves. Beauty made her [...]

By |2021-03-01T03:12:12-05:00March 1st, 2021|Poetry Corner, Women|0 Comments

International Women’s Day: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world

International Women’s Day 2021 UN theme: Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19 world      British proto-Feminist Mary Wollstonecraft published her book A Vindication of the Rights of Women in 1792. It was a commentary on the unjustifiable behavior of both men and women that were responsible for the marginalization of women. Wollstonecraft wrote the book as a rationalist and realist and told women  they should not ask for rights and independence unless they stop depending on men in their daily business. “My own [...]

Save the AFIBA Center

PRESS CONFERENCE AND PROTEST “Gentrification Strikes Again “ A Historical Community Center in the Black Community The SECRET closing of a well-known center in the black community located in the Crenshaw District has been targeted for a project that Called “Destination Crenshaw”, feeds no one, houses no one, and assists no one. They wait until Black History Month, in order to slap the community in the face yet again, by the taking of more services. In 2018 AFIBA Center members joined with others in the community and [...]

More than 500,000 people in the US have died of COVID-19

Life expectancy in the US has fallen by a year in the past year. Half a million dead of COVID-19   Just for comparison, here's the population of some cities you may know, or live in.   Fresno      California 531,576 Mesa  Arizona    518,012 Sacramento  California 513,624 Atlanta     Georgia    506,811 Kansas City Missouri   495,327 Colorado Springs  Colorado   478,221 Omaha Nebraska   478,192 Raleigh     North Carolina   474,069 Miami Florida    467,963 Long Beach  California 462,628 Virginia Beach Virginia   449,974 Oakland     California 433,031 Minneapolis Minnesota  429,606

By |2021-03-01T03:09:56-05:00March 1st, 2021|Anti-capitalism, Commentary, COVID-19|0 Comments

Vegans Should Eat Eggs

by Anaïs Schlienger https://medium.com/illumination/why-vegans-should-eat-eggs-49a140d0f8e0 Excerpts: How did I come to this realization? My father has hens, he lives in a small city and has a big garden. He loves his hens with all his heart. He cooks rice especially for them, takes the time to chop the vegetables’ peelings for them and adds oats in their food. They are the happiest as they can be. Every day, or every two days, a hen lays an egg. And they won’t stop doing it just because a human did [...]

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