Analysis Category

From the Workshop for Intercommunal Study: Mexico’s Indigenous Governing Council: Actually Existing Anti-Capitalism for the 21st CenturyRead More
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On September 1, 2015, the Kilombo Community Center, one of El Kilombo’s many projects, closed its Geer Street doors after 9 years of operation. Over the past several years our rent has steadily increased as our neighborhood became the hottest real estate market in downtown Durham and the trendy spot for a young, mostly white, upper middle class.Read More
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En español On September 1, 2015, the Kilombo Community Center, one of El Kilombo’s many projects, closed its Geer Street doors after 9 years of operation. Over the past several years our rent has steadily increased as our neighborhood became the hottest real estate market in downtown Durham and the trendy spot for a young, mostly white, upper middle class. Last month our already high rent was doubled, making it difficult for us to maintain our presence in the neighborhood. In addition, given that so many of the local residents that usedRead More
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Traducción del original en ingles: http://www.elkilombo.org/the-beginning-of-the-end-or-the-end-of-the-beginning/ El 1 de septiembre de 2015, el centro comunitario del Kilombo, uno de los muchos proyectos de El Kilombo cerró sus puertas tras 9 años de funcionamiento. En los últimos años nuestra renta ha aumentado de manera constante al tiempo que nuestro barrio se ha convertido en el mercado inmobiliario más atractivo y rentable del centro de Durham y el lugar de moda para la juventud blanca, de clase media alta. El mes pasado nos duplicaron nuestra ya de por sí elevada renta así queRead More
[The following note on Ferguson is part of a series written by Alvaro Reyes] If all of the elements mentioned in Note I (anti-blackness, de-industrialization, financialization, gentrification, displacement, increasing inequality, etc.) are particular determinations of the larger situation we are living today in the U.S., it seems that all of them have been slowly congealing—as evidenced today in Ferguson—around the brutal consequences of the criminalization of Black and Latino (of Black and Indigenous descent) communities.[1] That is, despite the “regional” conditions I highlighted in Note 1, it seems to me thatRead More
[The following note on Ferguson was written by Alvaro Reyes] Author’s note: Below I’ve put together a series of “notes” on Ferguson that I hope to publish in the next few days as events unfold. I’ve attached a series of footnotes that are not intended as a exercise in academic sourcing necessarily but more as a running guide (especially for those outside the United States) for material available online that might help clarify the situation in Ferguson. Let me start by simply restating the facts surrounding the murder of MichaelRead More

Posted On August 21, 2014By El KilomboIn Analysis

Ferguson Versus the Counter-Insurgency State

“The domestic counterinsurgency army has been methodically expanded by each successive administration.” The corporate media, reflecting their owners’ anxiety at the failure of Black people to revert to a state of passivity in Ferguson, Missouri, have arrived at a general consensus on two counts: the need to “demilitarize” the police (fewer bullets, smaller armored vehicles?) and, more immediately, to re-establish some semblance of “calm” (as in comatose) in the neighborhood and beyond. Corporate-attuned Black powerbrokers and politicians deliver essentially the same message, counseling (quiet) introspection and a search for “solutions”Read More

Posted On May 27, 2014By El KilomboIn Analysis, EZLN Communiques, News

BETWEEN LIGHT AND SHADOW

In La Realidad [Reality], Planet Earth May 2014 Compañera, compañeroa, compañero: Good evening, afternoon, or morning, whichever it may be in your geography, time, and way of being. Good very early morning. I would like to ask the compañeras, compañeros and compañeroas of the Sixth who came from other places, especially the compañeros from the independent media, for your patience, tolerance, and understanding for what I am about to say, because these will be the final words that I speak in public before I cease to exist. I am speaking to you and to those whoRead More
Desde Carolina del Norte, denuncia en contra de los ataques a comunidades Zapatistas [Español abajo] We add our voices to the outrage and condemnation of the recent attack on the Zapatista bases of support in La Realidad, Chiapas, in which the compañero José Luis Solís López was killed and 15 other Zapatista members of the community were injured. We support the Junta de Buen Gobierno [Good Government Council] of the Caracol of La Realidad in denouncing the attacks by the “CIOAC Histórica” as paramilitary activity organized and supported by theRead More
By Lamont Lilly–Several years ago, the city of Durham, NC announced that it had developed a ten-year program to eradicate local homelessness. Several years ago, city officials stated that additional housing for the poor and underprivileged was one of the city’s most sincere concerns. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like city officials have made due on their promises. Instead, low income residents are being pushed out of their homes all over the city, especially in the communities surrounding Durham’s burgeoning downtown district. In the same manner the Durham Freeway was constructedRead More