ICE Deploys Paramilitary Units Against Sanctuary Cities

Daniel G. Cardwell Border Patrol Tactical Units (BORTAC) are carrying M4 rifles with silencers. In the wake of plainclothes Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents shooting an unarmed tourist from Mexico, President Donald Trump deployed a hundred members of the Border Patrol Tactical Unit (BORTAC) — the Border Patrol’s equivalent to SWAT police — to…

California Flags Alienated, Idealistic Kids of Color as Potential Violent Extremists

Ann Garrison The program deputizes teachers to spy on students and recruits social service agencies to assemble dossiers on them while providing mental health services. “The state is is lipsticking the pig for federal agencies that rely on racist stereotyping.” California’s “Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)” program flags teenage kids “feeling alienated from their peers,” “having a…

Black Women Against White Supremacist Empire

Black women played a central role in the fight against European colonization, said Annette Joseph Gabriel, professor of French and Francophone Studies at the University of Michigan and author of the book, “Reimagining Liberation: How Black Women Transformed Citizenship in the French Empire.” Joseph-Gabriel examines the lives and struggles of seven women activists who “understood…

Pachamama and the Pope

Ann Garrison The violent coup in Bolivia may have been presaged by events at the Vatican, where right-wing Catholics rebelled against the Pope’s display of respect for the indigenous earth goddess. “A fundamentalist Austrian Catholic entered the Church of Santa Maria Traspontina in the dark of night and stole the five wooden Pachamama statues.” On…

A New Right Extremism Emerges in Hungary

Muhammed Shabeer Viktor Orbán and his conservative Fidesz party continue their dominance in Hungarian politics, riding a hyper nationalist and Euro-skeptic campaign in the country. (Photo: DailyNewsHungary) Hungary has been in the news in recent times, both due the relentless right-wing policies of the Fidesz party government of Victor Orbán and the minor yet promising…

Guzmán: “They Want Us Exploited on Their Land and Servants in Their Homes, That’s Why This Coup Needs to Be Racist.”

Hector Bernardo “They have carried out this coup d’état to recover colonial power over our bodies,” said Adriana Guzmán, a member of Bolivia’s Feminist Community Anti-Patriarchal movement. And she remarked: “Fascism comes to kill and comes much faster than we can calculate”. Faced with the terrible situation that has existed in Bolivia since the coup…

Jeanine Añez, Why Do You Hate Indians?

Ollantay Itzamná Bolivia’s self-proclaimed unconstitutional ruler, Jeanine Añez, according to her surname, appears to be a descendant of the Escudo Añez of Seville, Spain. And by her first name, of some francophone or anglophone community. But her physical features (pronounced forehead and cheekbones, semi-straight nose, tiny lips and thick hair) betray her as a Bolivian…

The Origins of White Supremacy

Chelli Stanley White supremacy is an incredibly insincere distraction that tries to erase the histories of White, Black, and Red peoples. “Many White people seem to have forgotten what happened to them.” Some say the white supremacy ideology comes from pride.  Some say it comes from a belief that one’s culture is superior.  Some say it comes…

Bolivia, Coup d’Etat, Christian Dictatorship and Genocide in the Making

Ollantay Itzamná Unconstitutional President Añez, Bolivia Faced with the violent interruption of the constitutional government of Bolivia, and the fact that in a week of de facto government it has already massacred more than 30 indigenous people in resistance, wounded hundreds and detained unknown numbers, there are still those who deny that a coup d’état…

Hatred of the Indian

Alvaro García Linera Like a thick night fog, hatred voraciously runs through the traditional urban middle class neighbourhoods of Bolivia. Their eyes are filled with anger. They do not shout, they spit; they do not demand, they impose. Their songs are not about hope or brotherhood, they are about disdain and discrimination against the Indians….

Bolivia, a Second Evangelization by Blood and Fire

Ollantay Itzamná Police with crucifix in hand go out to repress in Bolivia “Bolivia for Christ. Never again will Pachamama return to the Palace”, was the triumphalist sentence of Luis Camacho (one of the main visible local actors of the civic-Christian-military coup d’état) when he imposed the Bible on the Bolivian Creole flag in the…