By Bill Hackwell, January 20, 2019
Photo: KC Noland
“I heard them saying ‘Build that wall! Build that wall!’ You know this is indigenous land. You know we’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did. Before anybody else came here we never had walls. We never had a prison. We always took care of our elders, we took care of our children. We always provided for them. We taught them right from wrong. I wish I could see the mass of young men put that energy into making this country really great.” Nathan Phillips, Omaha Tribe Elder and Vietnam War Veteran on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Once again we have an indelible image that will define the Trump period we are living in. Recently we gasped to see the image of a migrant woman running with her 2 young children from tear gas at the border.
By Resumen Latinoamericano, North American Bureau on January 13, 2019
San Francisco audience, Photo: Bill Hackwell
Last night a full house at the Eric Quesada Center for Culture and Politics, in the Mission District of San Francisco, saw the first viewing in the U.S. of the new film by the Argentinian movie producer Maria Torrellas, Cuban Women in Revolution. After the 90 minute viewing many expressed the importance of getting this film out to a broader audience to compare and contrast the oppression and discrimination that women face under the neo liberal model around the world. If this movie has one message it is the strength and confidence Cuban women have from the earliest stages of childhood to seniors who still contribute to society.