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We wanted to own the future, so we started with the soil, taking people as prisoners, making them slaves to “progress.” Knowing the earth held the answers, we raped her. We stole from her. We brutalized the planet, demanding she give us the way forward, and when she wouldn’t give us the answers we wanted, we tried to enslave her, too. Centuries later, we live in plastic cities built on the ashes of our forgotten ancestors’ altars to the earth.RKA on Clothesline Productions
I very rarely plug my friends’ work in my blog (and I really should make a habit of it, seeing as I have so many wildly talented friends) but I haven’t been able to get this song out of my head since yesterday and I can barely bring myself to listen to anything else. Plus, [...]
Yes, I am a strengths ambassador. Yes, I believe like attracts like. Yes, I am on-my-knees, crazy in love with positive psychology. (And, yes, I still hate The Secret.)More from RKA
Remember when Rhonda Byrne “discovered” The Secret and everyone and their mom started parroting the insane notion that, with just a few affirmations a day, one would eventually wake up to a Maserati in their driveway*? Yeah, it’s no secret that I called bullshit on Byrne’s dirty lil’ bestseller from Day One.
Americans will spend over $100 billion dollars on Christmas presents this year, the majority of that money going to fatten the turkeys of multinational CEOs who generously pay their international labor force as much as a few dollars an hour (and as little as a few cents) to produce our gift-wrapped toys, clothing, and electronics. In fact, the toys that end up in one child’s hands on Christmas morning were likely assembled by another child’s hands, just a few weeks earlier, halfway around the world. Where is that child’s secret Santa?RKA on Latina Fatale
Click here to continue reading “What Would Jesus Buy?” originally published on Latina Fatale. *What Would Jesus Buy? is a 2007 documentary film that follows anti-consumer activists Reverend Billy, Savitri D, and the Church of Stop Shopping on a cross-country tour to spread the gospel about the evils of retail. It’s a must-see–for the Adbusters [...]
Ugh—sexist lyrics glamorizing alcoholism and violence in Spanish, too? I think, dumbly. How has the thought never occurred to me before? I mean, what did I expect from the music that just happened to be playing the many times I have been fondled or—I’ll just say it—humped on various dance floors across Mexico? Hip hop gets the rap in the United States for violent, misogynistic lyrics with country music coming in at second place—both deservingly. But, what about the music I’m listening to in Latin America?RKA on Latina Fatale
Click here to continue reading “Salsa and Sexism: Are you Mouthing Misogyny?” originally published on Latina Fatale.
“Mexico, País de Masacres y Genocidios” (Mexico, Land of Massacres and Genocides) read the leaflets that shower the streets of San Cristóbal de las Casas like falling leaves. It is October 2nd, a somber day for Mexican@s–44 years ago, just 10 days before the 1968 Summer Olympics thousands were fired upon while marching through Mexico [...]
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