— Winston Churchill spouting racist-imperialist justification for displacement.
“Después Sandino atravesó la selva
y desempeño su pólvora sagrada
contra marinerías bandoleras
en Nueva York crecidas y pagadas:
ardió la tierra, resonó el follaje,
el yanqui no esperó lo que pasaba,
se vestía muy bien para la guerra
brillaban sus zapatos y sus armas
pero por experiencia supo pronto
quienes eran Sandino y Nicaragua.”
“And then Sandino passed through the jungle
and fired his sacred gunpowder
against the thieving Marines
raised and paid for in New York:
the earth raged, the foliage shouted,
the Yankee didn’t see what was coming,
he dressed up nice for war
with shining shoes and weapons
but with time he learned quickly
who were Sandino and Nicaragua.”
Perfect on this anniversary of the Nicaraguan Revolution. Thank you.
by Mia McKenzie
It’s Memorial Day. It’s the official day of honoring Americans who have died in all wars. Officially, these wars include the Civil War, World Wars I and II, the Vietnam War, the Iraq War, etc. You know, official wars. I have complicated feelings about all of those wars,…
— Malcolm X, the ultimate truth teller (via ancestryinprogress)
Célebre foto de la Guerra de Abril por Juan Pérez Terrero. En ésta, el dominicano Senén Sosa se resiste a la orden del marine de que recogiera una basura. Fue capturada en la Calle el Conde Esq Espaillat. Dicen que el dominicano estaba borracho.
así mimo, coño!!!!
Halfway around the world and on America’s doorstep, on 27 April 1965, the US Marines invaded the Dominican Republic. A recent article has identified a certain Jacobo Rincón as the one defying a Marine’s orders in these famous photographs; this gentleman tells the story here.
Steve Mumford, artist embedded with U.S. troops in Afghanistan.
I’d love to see what he can do when he’s not embedded with the occupiers.
Check out this outstanding assembly of fine gentlemen: (from the left) Anastasio Somoza García of Nicaragua (you can only see his nose); Paul Magloire of Haiti; Dwight D. Eisenhower of the U.S.; Carlos Ibáñez del Campo of Chile; José Figueres Ferrer of Costa Rica; Pedro Eugenio Aramburu of Argentina; Ricardo Arias Espinosa of Panama; Juscelino Kubitschek of Brazil; Fulgencio Batista of Cuba; José Maria Velasco Ibarra of Ecuador; Carlos Castillo Armas of Guatemala; Adolfo Ruiz Cortines of Mexico; Alfredo Stroessner of Paraguay; and Alberto Fermín Zubiría of Uruguay. (AP Photo/Byron Rollins).
Signing the Declaration of Panama on July 22, 1956.
Want to see what a room full of assholes looks like?
“Don’t give the black man food, give the red man liquor.”
— George Jackson (via oleayiti)
Guerrillas move through the jungle during the Salvadoran Civil War
i always see a difference between the Salvadoreans that lived through the civil war, and those who left El Salvador before it started.
the way they(the ones that lived through the civil war) speak, the way they carry themselves… it’s just different. i’m not saying it’s bad.
but you can really SEE in their faces how war completely changed them from the person they were before.
It strikes me as fascinating how during the Cold War these revolutionary struggles lasted years until they toppled Western backed dictators/regimes. But now that the Western powers don’t have an oppositional superpower to target their weapons at they are intervening as revolutions are just beginning. El Salvador won its liberty, we can only hope the same for Libya after the Western intervention.