Luchín

French-Chilean musician Ana Tijoux is slowly releasing some incredible tracks that move away from her hip-hop past and into the latin american, social justice past of the family exiled home of Chile. Her most recent track is a beautiful ballad by Chilean Nueva Canción legend Victor Jara. Richard Villegas at…

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¡Hoy Decimos Basta!

January 1st marks the 22nd anniversary (1994) of the insurrection in Mexico by the Zapatista Army of National Liberation ( " target="_blank">Ejército Zapatista de Liberación Nacional, EZLN). The EZLN made themselves known with their first declaration from the Lacandon Jungle. UPDATE: WORDS OF THE EZLN ON THE 22ND ANNIVERSARY OF…

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When We Fight, We Win!

January 2016 brings us the release of a radical activist handbook titled "When We Fight, We Win!: Twenty-First-Century Social Movements and the Activists That Are Transforming Our World" co-authored by Greg Jobin-Leeds and the artistic collective Agitarte, and published by The New Press "...young organizers and activists need to know…

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Yo sería borincano aunque...

Since the downgrading of Puerto Rico bonds in February of 2014, the island has embarked on a series of policies that it hoped would reduce costs drastically, increase revenues, and spark economic growth so that it can better fund its debt obligations. This was for naught as in June of…

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New Voices: Denise Delgado

Today we feature Miami expat and Boston based writer Denise Delgado. This fall, Denise will collaborate with the Center Without Walls initiative to bring her Free School for Writing project to Boston and the Northeast. Denise Delgado is a writer, artist, educator and producer of curatorial and community arts projects.…

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Eduardo Galeano: Un Recuerdo

Eduardo Galeano, the Uruguayan author best-known for his 1971 book Open Veins of Latin America, which inspired a generation of scholars, social activists, and revolutionaries, died at age 74 today in Montevideo. To read more about Galeano, here are some links of outlets we feel does his life some justice.…

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Intl Women's Day - Julia de Burgos

In honor of International Women's Day we're featuring the National Poet of Puerto Rico, Julia de Burgos. The poem we chose is 'A Julia de Burgos' (To Julia de Burgos). The poem has been described as "an astringent, movingly truthful autocritique of the divided self, that is redolent, in Spanish-language…

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NaPoWriMo, Margaux Style

National Poetry Writing Month (also known as NaPoWriMo) is a creative writing project held annually in April in which participants attempt to write a poem each day for one month. El Bohemio featured Glaisma Pérez-Silva earlier in the month with Lucha. Today we do an extended feature of writer/musician/…

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Happy Birthday Shakespeare

April 23rd is not only the date of Shakespeare's documented death, but also the date celebrated as his birth in 1564. Today, El Bohemio brings you the opening scene from one of the Bard's more radical works, Coriolanus. The following explanation of the Scene & Play is by Alexander Billet…

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Sotomayor's Dissent

Photo: JOSE CABEZAS/AFP The following is an excerpt of the epic dissent written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor in response to the Supreme Court upholding the constitutional amendment approved by Michigan voters in 2006 banning affirmative action based on race, gender, ethnicity, or national origin in hiring or college admissions.…

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Lucha

©Glaisma Pérez-Silva De lejanas tierras llegaron los residentes de esta Tierra, buscando alcanzar anhelos que en sus suelos les trucaron. Muchos fueron perseguidos por diferentes razones y víctimas de atropellos de sus pueblos se marcharon; y encontraron en América el suelo de otros hermanos. Repitiendo viejas hazañas contra ellos se…

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we are Aztlán

In March 27, 1969, Chicano activists leader Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales convened a National Youth and Liberation Conference in Denver, Colorado. Approximately 1500 Mexican American youths from throughout the United States attended the conference held at the Crusade For Justice. A poet by the name of Alberto Baltazar Urista Heredia (Alurista)…

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Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire | 3.25.1911

In 1911 a fire in the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory in New York City caused the deaths of 146 garment workers. The mostly young immigrant women were trapped behind doors padlocked by the owners to control their movements and keep union organizers away. Industry leaders responded by warning that improving safety…

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"No matarás"

Óscar Arnulfo Romero, March, 1980 Days after Bishop Romero said these words, he was assassinated. • Oscar Romero: A Tireless Seeker • Monseñor Oscar Romero aun es recordado... • El coraje y entrega de monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero En Español - yo quisiera hacer un llamamiento, de manera especial, a los hombres del…

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You Go, I Go, We All Jago

©Sarah Cadorette, originally published in Ginger and Cardamom Public and private spaces and acts are vastly different between American and Indian cultures: in one they are differentiated, in the other, they aren’t. Of course, there are exceptions to any generalization, but whereas Americans consider privacy to be a right,…

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bells curve

© Sarahi Yajaira originally published at in truth & light the system has expectations for our children: they hold our kids hostage to numbers called statistics. so when the bell curve tolls in our hood it announces the death of another brilliant mind whose brain has been washed in toxic detergents…

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Los Gigantes

©Isis Irizarry [Wadsworth, 1.17.13] red and pink robe, 2008. Sean Scully. Oil on aluminum. [los gigantes] los gigantes nos observan como si fuéramos sus enanos. intentamos escondernos, esquivar su vista, para seguir viviendo con la privacidad a la que nos habíamos acostumbrado. los gigantes nos agarran. nos insertan…

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photograph by: Maurice D. Robertson an online journal for stories, poetry, images of diasporan souls everywhere aché…

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