In October 2015, while in Tijuana’s Moustache Bar listening to anarcho punk from Mexico City, Pomona, and Riverside, […]

I live in Spokane, WA, where I write and teach about race, identity, and social justice. I have […]

Last Friday Mexican Attorney General Jesús Murillo Karam announced at a press conference that officials believe they have found the […]

This is the very first installment of our new series, East of East: Mapping Community Narratives in South El […]

Recently, in a blog post entitled “Monumentalising Revolution,” my commentary argued that the Monument to the Revolution in Mexico City stands as an ambiguous carrier of utopian promise, which links past and present generations of struggle. Specifically, my concluding point was that this architectural space stands as a possible symbol of “the effective participation of the present generation in shaping the utopian desires of the oppressed, linked to ongoing past and present social struggles.” Written in April, there was no anticipation in this piece of the events to come that have swirled around the student movement #YoSoy132 in contesting the presidential election process in Mexico.