Praxedis Gilberto Guerrero died one hundred and three years ago on the morning of December 30, 1910. He died a hero for the cause of revolution in his deeply troubled homeland, Mexico. See More…
“The Pyramid of Capitalist System” was a popular poster that was first printed in In 1911, to graphically illustrate the place of the worker at the bottom of a capitalist society, while supporting all levels above.
It also illustrates that the infographic is . . . → Read More: The Pyramid of Capitalist System
Southern California Native people suffered brutally at the hands of newcomers to the area beginning in the late 18th century with the arrival of Spanish missionaries, followed by Mexican “Californio” rancheros, followed by Americans and other European immigrants starting in the early-mid 19th . . . → Read More: The Demise of Native Californians
Women played an extremely important part of the campesino armies of Pancho Villa and Emiliano Zapata. “Las soldaderas” followed the ragtag troops of these generals everywhere they fought, bringing their families along and caring for their children and husband-fighters. But they also themselves . . . → Read More: Las Soldaderas
The Mexican Revolution stripped away the veneer of order and peace – the Pax Porfiriana – that had masked the social unrest percolating beneath the surface of President Díaz’s long reign. In his 1990 Nobel Prize lecture, Mexican writer Octavio Paz noted that . . . → Read More: Revolution or Revelation?
In September 1910, Porfirio Díaz, Mexico’s longtime president, staged the Fiestas del Centenario, or Centennial Festivals, to mark the hundredth anniversary of Mexico’s independence from Spain. Designed to showcase Mexico’s development into a modern nation, the celebrations were held amid widespread . . . → Read More: The Plan of San Luis Potosi
Syrian President Assad is nothing less than a war criminal and should be tried in the World Court for crimes against his citizens, thousands of whom have died in the bombings and shellings Assad has ordered of dissident Syrian towns and neighborhoods for many . . . → Read More: War Criminal
This holiday week also marks the passing of one of the great freedom fighters of the last fifty years. As a dissident playwright in what was then the satellite country of Czechoslovakia in the Soviet Union – an empire of incre
dible and brutal . . . → Read More: Vaclev Havel 1936-2011
The story of Weaving the Past: Journey of Discovery is also a story of heritage and ethnic roots. On this Saturday at 4:30pm at the Autry National Museum (Griffith Park, LA) do not miss an opportunity to learn how to access your own “indigenous” . . . → Read More: Michael Heralda: Passing on a Native Philosphy Through Stories
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