San Antonio Bioregion

Analysis, San Antonio Bioregion

Utility Violence: CPS Energy’s History of Forced Shutoffs

To Truly Tackle Root Inequities, Council Must Address CPS Energy’s Legacy of Disconnections Greg Harman San Antonio summers are a time of retreat. During 2012, Texas’s hottest year on record, San Antonians fled to movie theaters, water parks, libraries, and VIA’s designated cooling centers (our bus fleet). For those in […]

Podcast, San Antonio Bioregion

PODCAST: Rights of Nature Arrives in San Antonio

Marisol Cortez In Spring of 2012, at the tail end of my time teaching in Lawrence, Kansas, I had the privilege of attending the Rights of Mother Earth Conference at Haskell Indian Nations University. I’d found my way to Haskell via the Wetlands Preservation Organization, where I fought alongside Haskell […]

Broadcast, San Antonio Bioregion

EP11: San Antonio City Council Breaks on Critical Renter Protections

In just over 10 minutes, Deceleration.Live Episode 11 breaks down San Antonio City Council’s failure last week to protect local renters staring down a June 1, 2020, eviction deadline by passing a proposed 60-day grace period on evictions. The landlords turned up in force; renters and housing advocates kept their […]

Podcast, San Antonio Bioregion

PODCAST: Fabiola Ochoa Torralba on Decolonizing Dance

Embodied research notes toward a bird movement vocabulary. Marisol Cortez I met Fabiola Ochoa Torralba years ago, helping plan the International Women’s Day march. Around San Antonio she’s known for community-embedded dance projects that use movement to draw people into a variety of issues—from migration to the preservation of public […]

Podcast, San Antonio Bioregion

‘Words for Birds 2020: Poetics for Pandemics’

We are excited to present Deceleration’s first foray into DIY publishing—an avian-themed poetry zine called Words for Birds 2020: Poetics for Pandemics. Read it here … with two bonus features for our online readers. Marisol Cortez When the pandemic nixed Words for Birds, an annual workshop and reading held at […]

Broadcast, San Antonio Bioregion

VIDEO: The Aerocene Project Inhabits the Sky

Aerocene movement promises a world “free from borders and free from fossil fuels.”  Deceleration hosted Krystal Paul and Fabiola Torralba last weekend for a crash course in the “aerocene” movement and related skills share. The movement describes itself this way: Aerocene is an interdisciplinary artistic community that seeks to devise […]

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TAKE ACTION: Join “Return to Sun and Wind” Live on Saturday

Introducing The Aerocene Project to San Antonio: a collaborative open-source movement cultivating fossil-free mobility grounded in planetary ethics and atmospheric sensing. Marisol Cortez Deceleration is excited to roll out some new online broadcasting capacities this weekend! Join us as we collaborate with Krystal Paul and Fabiola Torralba of the East […]

Reporting, San Antonio Bioregion

VIDEO: San Antonio Rises Against Border Security 2020

Greg Harman Tracking devices, night vision and motion detectors, micro drones (and “drone killers”) … a sharpshooter competition. Amid a feast of military gear on sale at Border Security 2020 in San Antonio last week were talks by current and former US immigration officials, who spoke in defense of this […]

Analysis, San Antonio Bioregion

Poetry as Citizen Science

Environmental writer Mobi Warren reflects on the science and pedagogy of nature poetry. EDITOR’S NOTE: In the fall of 2019, environmental writer Mobi Warren taught a community-based writing class called “The Poet as Citizen Scientist.” This essay—originally published in the February 2020 issue of Voices de la Luna, a special […]

Reporting, San Antonio Bioregion

Esto’k Gna Reviving Ancestral Villages In Border Wall’s Path

The Esto’k Gna tribe is reviving ancestral villages along the length of the Rio Grande that stand squarely in the pathway of Trump’s proposed border wall expansion. “We’ve been here thousands of years,” said Isidro Leal, a member of the Carrizo/Comecrudo Tribe of Texas, or Esto’k Gna, as he surveyed […]

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TAKE ACTION: SA Says No to Border Security Expo

Greg Harman On Wednesday, March 11, residents of San Antonio and around the region will gather outside the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center to decry the Border Security Expo. The now-annual happening describes itself as “the premier event that attracts international and domestic government leaders and law enforcement officials charged […]

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TAKE ACTION: ‘The Music of Her Rivers’

“I speak for this river carrying the stillborn, the dying — this water that quenches the thirst of bosque, mergansers, warblers, and ash-throated flycatchers.” At Deceleration, we’re big fans of poetry that connects people to the land, to the air, to the spirits of our deeply intertwined families, this dance […]