Marisol Cortez In this Weekly Witness series, we share some of the most significant messages posted to the public Facebook group Witness: Tornillo. Target: MPP by volunteers who have staked […]
As part of #TargetMPP, witnesses begin reporting back on the disastrous impact of Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” program in Brownsville/Matamoros. Marisol Cortez I met Joshua Rubin, I think, at an […]
Interfaith Welcome Coalition invites people of conscience to a powerful action that begins this Sunday, January 12, and continues “until the policy of MPP [Migrant Protection Protocols] is reversed and […]
San Antonio Tenants Union’s year-end summary of organizing successes and call for ongoing support. Pancho Valdez After complaining for over six months and having our issues ignored by the local […]
In the gentle ferocity of Manuel de la O lies a manual for survivance. Marisol Cortez This Solstice of 2019, as the earth sinks into deepest cold and dark, and […]
An invitation from ABOUT FACE: Veterans Against the War: Words fall short of communicating the trauma that combat veterans of the so called “War on Terror” have experienced, while institutions […]
Marisol Cortez As Día de los Muertos approaches – bedecking local H-E-Bs in all manner of commercialized Latinidad – another familiar ritual begins in the far northern reaches of the […]
Editor’s Note: I had the pleasure of crossing paths with David Watson—writer, teacher, activist, and early member of Fifth Estate, a long-running anarchist mag out of Detroit, MI—in June 2017, […]
By Annie H. Hartnett In one of my earliest memories, I am standing in front of my house on the coast of Mississippi watching the waves roil and swell, surging […]
A Close Reading of “Another View: Why We Support Moving Egrets from Elmendorf Lake Park.” Editor’s Note: In an epistolary take on the traditional op-ed, Kamala Platt below responds to […]
What makes El Paso shooting feel different is its utter expectedness, following as it did on the heels of Trump’s racist attacks on Brown and Black Congresswomen, the ominous “send her back” chanting that followed, and the endless, ongoing dehumanization and internment of migrants and children arriving at the US border.
Editor’s Note: Deceleration is pleased to offer this guest column by Jovanni Reyes, a longtime anti-war voice in San Antonio, which chronicles Gloria La Riva’s local stop on her national […]
Bird-dispersing chemical warfare comes to the Westside’s little Aztlan, our ‘place of herons.’ Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part series. Click here for part one, a dispatch from […]
How the slow attention of local women exposed an institutional war on the birds of San Antonio. Editor’s Note: This is the first of a two-part series. Read part two, […]
About 10 years ago, when I was fresh and young and newly 30, I was working for the first time as a full-time organizer on a campaign against the expansion of a South Texas nuclear power plant. When COP 15 hit in December 2009, I got it in my head somehow that the best way to connect the dots between international climate negotiations in Copenhagen and our local fight against nuclear power—positioned by the powers-that-be as a carbon-free alternative to fossil fuels—was to sing about it.
As the Trump administration has amped up its border wall talk, these villages have expanded both in number and in scope, drawing critical connections between the ongoing destruction of sacred lands and border wildlife to the violent rhetorics and policies of dehumanization that have led to family separation at the border.
After arrest and deportation, Mapache urges people not to let fear of ICE keep them from activism. Marisol Cortez Earlier this summer, we posted an interview with 18-year-old Dreamer Sergio […]
In celebration of Camp Cicada–now coming up on its 7th week lodged in the side of an ICE administrative hub on San Antonio’s Northeast side–Abolish ICE SATX is organizing Fiesta […]