TAKE ACTION: Veterans Resistance Art Gallery This Weekend

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 […]

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PODCAST: Liberty Heise on Monarchs, Marathons, Migration

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 […]

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Detroit Incinerator Closes—Eco-Apocalypse Continues

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, […]

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A Perfect Texas Storm: Climate, Migration, and Eco-Fascism

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 […]

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Elmendorf Egret Eviction: Open Letter to Shirley Gonzales

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 […]

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El Paso Shooting: Not Mental Illness, Not Even Guns

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.

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Eyewitness Venezuela Tour Makes a Stop in San Antonio

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 […]

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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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