Chronicles of Survival

Xicano-Boricua de Chicago.

Nepantla y Con Safos

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United Nations officials described the killing of sleeping children as a disgrace to the world and accused Israel of a serious violation of international law after a school in Gaza being used to shelter Palestinian families was shelled on Wednesday. 
(via guardian)

“She called upon the different parts of
herself for help.
if she was going to make it,
she needed to accept them all,
unite them all
and believe in them all.”

—   Terri St Cloud  (via azaadiart)

(via coraxon)

“Violence does not always take visible form, and not all wounds gush blood.”

—   Haruki Murakami, 1Q84 (via mungbeam)

(Source: rabbitinthemoon, via coraxon)

“I must remind you that starving a child is violence. Suppressing a culture is violence. Neglecting school children is violence. Punishing a mother and her family is violence. Discrimination against a working man is violence. Ghetto housing is violence. Ignoring medical need is violence. Contempt for poverty is violence.”

—   Coretta Scott King (via samirathejerk)

(via angrywocunited)

“When children attend schools that place a greater value on discipline and security than on knowledge and intellectual development, they are attending prep schools for prison.”

—   Angela Davis (via anarchei)

(Source: thinksquad, via brujitaxicanita)

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None of us could forget
the splattering of blood and bones
the spray of bullets and gunfire
collisions of bodies into earth.
None of us could forget
children melted into charred flesh
a poisoned sky raining fire
patterns of violence without end.

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willmottt:

I keep sayin’
I’ma change
I’ma change

(via xicanapoeticscholar)

“And I cried. For myself. For this woman talkin’ about love. For all the women who have ever stretched their bodies out anticipating civilization and finding ruins.”

—   Sonia Sanchez (Homegirls and Handgrenades)

(Source: likethebrimofahat, via coraxon)

Colonialism is not satisfied merely with holding a people in its grip and emptying the native’s brain of all form and content. By a kind of perverted logic, it turns to the past of the oppressed peo­ple, and distorts, disfigures, and destroys it.

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The Wretched Of The Earth - Frantz Fanon

(via blackcommunist)

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