Category Archives: Life

Exhibits from Bolaño: Culture and atrocity

Posters showing the faces of people disappeared and killed by the Guatemalan state alongside graffiti depicting Salvador Dali, Guatemala City Primary readings: Estrella Distante (1996) and Nocturno de Chile (2000), Roberto Bolaño I knew while reading that Roberto Bolaño’s Los detectives salvajes (The Savage … Continue reading

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Inspiration is challenge

∞ Is it abundance, or freedom of some sort which fails me?  It must be rage.  Not a certain kind of amorous rage.  Just simple, violent rage.  The more violent, the better.  The rage of those who don’t know anything. … Continue reading

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Thousands from the International Community Support Peasants Marching in Guatemala

Originally posted on Guatemala Human Rights Commission:
On Tuesday, an estimated 10,000 people marched into Guatemala’s capital city. Many had trekked 120 miles from the town of Coban over nine days to draw attention to the plight of the rural and indigenous…

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Interment (For those who have not lived to see justice)

In Guatemala City’s military hospital, retired General Héctor Mario López Fuentes languishes, awaiting trial for genocide.  Former dictator General Oscar Mejía Víctores, until recently also detained at the military hospital, has been released to house arrest, and Guatemala’s Attorney Generals’ … Continue reading

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Justicia para Victor Leiva

La siguiente carta fue entregada esa semana al Ministerio Público de Guatemala esa semana, con las firmas de las organizaciones nacionales e internacionales abajo mencionadas, además 9 paginas enteras de firmas de individuos de varios paises.  Gracias por la solidaridad … Continue reading

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Lovelife Distro presents poems by Cascadia Solidaria

Cascadian compa Jane Applesauce will be travelling North America this summer, playing music as Cowlick and carrying along a suitcase full of fine zines, comics and CDs as part of the brand-new Lovelife Distro. The tour is already on the … Continue reading

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Oxlaju B’aktun: Grupo Sotz’il dances the Maya calendar

With their newest theatrical-dance performance, “Oxlaju B’aktun,” the Maya-Kaqchikel arts collective Sotz’il engages with mythical prophecy, cultural tradition, and contemporary reality to explore the significance of the thirteenth 400-year cycle of the Maya calendar, which simultaneously closes a five-millenia epoch of civilization … Continue reading

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