40 years ago today
wounded knee incident
Today In Latin American History
On the afternoon of March 4, 1960, the French ship La Coubre exploded in Havana Harbor while carrying several tons of Belgian munitions, killing about 75 people and injuring hundreds more. Alberto Korda’s Guerrillero Heroico, the now-iconic image of Che Guevara shown above, was taken at a memorial service for the victims of the La Coubre explosion held the following day.
— Arundhati Roy, Peace is War
— John McNaughton, The Pentagon Papers
Tu no puedes comprar el viento, tu no puedes comprar el sol…
SURVIVAL IS IN OUR BLOOD BUT WHEN DO WE BEGIN LIVING?
This image is inspired by a series of conversations Ive had with my brother Mark Gonzales. When Mark has been there to coach me and guide me through my anxiety issues beautiful things happen when it comes to create ideas and refreshing concepts. Mark on many occasions had mentioned to me that we as people of color have made our hardship our identity. Our identity is not just being oppressed people nor just surviving. Our identity is alo a community that wants to heal and grow. We are a community that wants to LIVE. Lets all start living if we are not. Lets start building if we are not. thanks-e
A big thanks to my friend Valerie Vea for working with me on this image.
No queremos sobrevivir. Queremos vivir.
Here’s the trailer for No, which just became the first Chilean movie to be nominated for an Academy Award (in the Best Foreign Language Film category).
Rene Saavedra is a Chilean advertising executive who is recruited by the opponents of the Pinochet regime to create an ad persuading people to vote against a referendum supporting the dictator. While many on the left fear that the government will rig the voting, Saavedra hopes that his marketing skills can sell the Chilean people on the possibility of a better world. (source)
Claudio Miranda, nominated in the Best Cinematography category for the film Life of Pi, is also Chilean.