In Praise of Nuisance Heronries (Part Two)

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 […]

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Climate Flash Choir Brings ‘Joyful Militancy’ to City Council

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.

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TAKE ACTION: Support Tribal Resistance to Border Wall

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.

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Mapache: ‘Stand Up For a World Where No One Is Illegal’

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 […]

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Attention! Attend! Fiesta de Resistencia

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 […]

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The Courage to Question

Anti-war veterans group, About Face, calls Witte Museum to account over George W. Bush exhibit Marisol Cortez I was living in Northern California when the Bush administration invaded Iraq in […]

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VIDEO: What Occupy ICE SATX Needs You To Know (and Do)

By Marisol Cortez On Tuesday, July 17th, community members from throughout Central and South Texas answered a national call for the abolition of ICE, moved both by the recent horror […]

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PODCAST: Interfaces 1 (Government Hill)

Marisol Cortez A couple Sundays back, in late March, I finally get around to visiting Gil and Jo Ann Murillo where they have lived for decades in Government Hill—a neighborhood […]

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Beyond DACA: Toward a Native Understanding of Nationhood

Last week, Deceleration ran an article by Bettie Lyons of the American Indian Law Alliance calling on people of conscience to understand DACA from an Indigenous People’s perspective. To delve more deeply […]

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Justice for Kenne! Rally

Happening tonight, Tuesday, March 13th from 6-8pm: Justice for Kenne McFadden rally at Crockett Park. Click here to watch the livestream, produced by Transgender Education Network of Texas: Part 1 […]

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DACA: Human Rights Cannot Be Deferred

Editors’ Note: We have been asked to cross-post this important analysis, which addresses the ongoing crisis of DACA (and immigrant rights broadly) from an Indigenous perspective whose point of reference […]

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Flip That House: Turning Gentrification into Political Art

By Marisol Cortez and Brian Gordon Materials Disgust Brazenness Obsession Facebook Stepladder Rake Scissors Car, and probably a truck too PVC pipes and connectors PVC glue Duct tape 8 8’x4′ […]

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Degrowth: Coming to a Hemisphere Near You

Marisol Cortez A few years ago, while writing a series about development politics in San Antonio, and specifically about alternatives to development as a conceptual paradigm, I signed up for […]

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When the Levee Breaks

Deluge in the Delta Amid California’s Changing Climate by Madi Whaley Never before have I been scared of the rain. As a child, it was always a wonderful surprise, a […]

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The Fire of Fox is Within You

Pamela Boyce Simms on the Necessity of Contemplative Traditions in the Age of Climate Chaos and Kakistocracy Marisol Cortez Last weekend, Deceleration ventured up the road to San Antonio’s Quaker […]

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Inspiring Tactics for Fascist Times

Too good not to share. From L.M. Bogad, “Playing in the Key of Clown: Reflections on the Clandestine Insurgent Rebel Clown Army,” originally published in the Winter 2017 issue of Fifth […]

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A Funny Little Story about RT America

Photo: www.youtube.com/user/1AmericaNews, via CNN Money By Marisol Cortez Some months ago, Deceleration received a message to our Facebook inbox from a producer with RT America–the US media arm of Russia […]

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Kazu Haga on “The Urgency of Slowing Down”

Editor’s note: We’ve shared Kazu Haga’s work before on Deceleration (see “Why Defeating Trump Demands Nonviolence”). In fact, everything he’s written that I’ve come across resonates deeply for me, and […]

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