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x's fragmented attempt at sanity, media shrinkage, and southern exposure. x is a Chicana/Xicana/Puerto Rican/ Mujerista Mami with diy (edu)punk tendencies, writer and poet-studying history and writing and how to be a better angry loving person, living in deep south texas, rio grande valley, el valle. I sometimes write at hermanaresist.com

The U.S-Mexican border es una herida abierta where the Third World grates against the first and bleeds. And before a scab forms it hemorrhages again, the lifeblood of two worlds merging to form a third country — a border culture. Borders are set up to define the places that are safe and unsafe, to distinguish us from them. A border is a dividing line, a narrow strip along a steep edge. A borderland is a vague and undetermined place created by the emotional residue of an unnatural boundary. It is in a constant state of transition. - Gloria Anzaldua, Borderlands/La Frontera

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    eggs

    when you’re bleeding, you bleed everywhere. shoes, chairs, couches, carseat, getting clothes out of the washer, oh another galloon of blood. kitchen floor. like a firey pit of bloody chunky hell is trying to escape

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    fearloathluna:

    Just before I head home after a long bike ride there is this nice spot were you get a clear view of East L.A(Though the picture doesn’t do it justice). I catch my breath there, enjoy the view and just chill out and maybe have a smoke just before I go home. It’s always quiet and calm. So yeah just some selfies and East Los spam haha.

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    alxbngala:

El cómico mexicano Mario Moreno “Cantinflas” posando para Martha Holmes de Life Magazine en 1945.
(via doblecachanilla)

    alxbngala:

    El cómico mexicano Mario Moreno “Cantinflas” posando para Martha Holmes de Life Magazine en 1945.

    (via doblecachanilla)

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    Me mid year crisis

    Me mid year crisis

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    me and my life

    me and my life

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    I cut half my curls off. I feel way cuter than I actually am. 

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    The only angle that looks good right now

    The only angle that looks good right now

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    Not Right now.

    You turn off parts of your brain when you have to.

    — Masks by Noemi Martinez | at Staunton Farm, Tell Your Story

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    sinidentidades:

    A View From The Border: Signs From A Surprising Rally In Texas

    MCALLEN, TX — At least 60 advocates braved sauna-like conditions near the Texas border last Saturday to rally across the street from the McAllen Border Patrol Station, showing their support for the influx of unaccompanied Latin American children being apprehended there.

    About 57,000 children, mostly from Central America, have been detained this fiscal year by Border Patrol agents, many in Texas’s Rio Grand Valley towns, like McAllen. Studies show that — at least since 2009 — children have been leaving the Central American countries of Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala in droves because of increasing violence and grinding poverty, taking dangerous journeys to the U.S. to seek refuge.

    The rally, which was also an interfaith prayer vigil, was meant to counter hundreds of planned “anti-amnesty” protests across the country over the Obama administration’s handling of the surge. Only three people showed up nearby as part of the national anti-immigrant protests. They said they expected others to arrive, but also speculated they may have “gotten the wrong address.”

    Attendees at the rally in support of the children brought messages of love, compassion, and sympathy for children for whom they feared a return to Latin America could mean certain death.

    Some alluded to the tragic maltreatment of minors crossing the border, such as incidents where protestors have berated children as they are bused to processing centers.

    The vigil included representatives from several religious traditions, including Catholics, Unitarians, Presbyterians, and Muslims. Faith groups have been at the forefront of efforts to offer relief to the unaccompanied minors, and Pope Francis recently called for the international community to work together to address the crisis. A regional atheist group was also present at the rally to express support for the kids.

    The Helping Unaccompanied Minors and Alleviating National Emergency (HUMANE) Act, recently introduced by Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) and Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX), seeks to expedite the process of trying unaccompanied minors by making the federal government deport Central American children just as quickly as they already do with Mexican children. However, the act would deny many of these children the fair trial they deserve, and would probably only hurt those it claims to protect.

    Some 2,000 people have died trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border over the past 10 years. That number could increase as more and more Central Americans flee horrific violence and poverty in their home countries.

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    thepeoplesrecord:

Rick Perry sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to further militarize borderlandsJuly 23, 2014
Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying they will bolster security efforts to prevent criminals from taking advantage of the current crisis there.
"I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor," he said at a press conference. "We are too good a country for that to occur."
The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally has increased rapidly, with more than 57,000 apprehended by border patrol agents since the beginning of October 2013. Most are coming from Central America, and officials say they often turn themselves in to border agents rather than evading them.
Perry and other Republicans have said National Guard troops at the border could help deter children from crossing illegally and aid with efforts to care for them once they’re in the government’s custody. The Monitor and Bloomberg News first reported Perry’s plans on Monday morning.
Texas officials said the effort will cost about $12 million per month. The state plans to bill federal officials for the costs they incur.
"Texans are willing to put boots on the ground, but we expect Washington to foot the bill," said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor as a Republican.
President Barack Obama said after meeting with Perry earlier this month that he was open to deploying National Guard troops, but he has not yet done so.
In response, Republicans have urged the states to go it alone. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) announced a resolution last week to support the constitutional authority of governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California “to take action to secure the international border of the United States within their States.” Twenty-six fellow GOP House members signed on to the resolution as original co-sponsors.
Perry and fellow officials focused on criminals crossing the border illegally rather than the unaccompanied minors. He said “the plight of” the children was rightly attracting attention, but said criminals were exploiting the tragedy as border patrol agents are distracted from other duties.
"The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay," Perry said.
Source
Fuck Rick Perry. Fuck your borders. Fuck your National Guard. All are welcome in the borderland. 
Our border existence must mean resistance!

    thepeoplesrecord:

    Rick Perry sending up to 1,000 National Guard troops to further militarize borderlands
    July 23, 2014

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced plans on Monday to send up to 1,000 National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border, saying they will bolster security efforts to prevent criminals from taking advantage of the current crisis there.

    "I will not stand idly by while our citizens are under assault and little children from Central America are detained in squalor," he said at a press conference. "We are too good a country for that to occur."

    The number of unaccompanied minors crossing the border illegally has increased rapidly, with more than 57,000 apprehended by border patrol agents since the beginning of October 2013. Most are coming from Central America, and officials say they often turn themselves in to border agents rather than evading them.

    Perry and other Republicans have said National Guard troops at the border could help deter children from crossing illegally and aid with efforts to care for them once they’re in the government’s custody. The Monitor and Bloomberg News first reported Perry’s plans on Monday morning.

    Texas officials said the effort will cost about $12 million per month. The state plans to bill federal officials for the costs they incur.

    "Texans are willing to put boots on the ground, but we expect Washington to foot the bill," said Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running for governor as a Republican.

    President Barack Obama said after meeting with Perry earlier this month that he was open to deploying National Guard troops, but he has not yet done so.

    In response, Republicans have urged the states to go it alone. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) announced a resolution last week to support the constitutional authority of governors of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California “to take action to secure the international border of the United States within their States.” Twenty-six fellow GOP House members signed on to the resolution as original co-sponsors.

    Perry and fellow officials focused on criminals crossing the border illegally rather than the unaccompanied minors. He said “the plight of” the children was rightly attracting attention, but said criminals were exploiting the tragedy as border patrol agents are distracted from other duties.

    "The price of inaction is too high for Texans to pay," Perry said.

    Source

    Fuck Rick Perry. Fuck your borders. Fuck your National Guard. All are welcome in the borderland. 

    Our border existence must mean resistance!

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