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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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′ […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]