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Posted On September 8, 2012By El KilomboIn Analysis, News

The Impossible Choice

From underneath the stale and predictable Democracy Now! coverage of the Democratic National Convention, an issue of actual importance emerged on last Friday’s show. Veteran journalist and Black Agenda Report Executive Editor Glen Ford debated Georgetown Professor Michael Eric Dyson on the merits of the first and potential second Obama administrations. From this conversation surfaced a central question regarding the future of left politics in the United States: is the field of politics in the United States limited to electoralism and thus to the choice between greater and lesser evils?Read More
Esto no es una victoria para la dignidad humana de los migrantes. Es un juego cínico y sin costo para la administración de Obama, quien, unos meses antes de las elecciones, busca fomentar el apoyo (actualmente muy mermado) de la comunidad latina. Read More
Para aquellos de ustedes que no nos conocen, El Kilombo es una organización comunitaria que reúne a los migrantes, estudiantes e comunidades de color de bajos recursos en el centro de Durham, dedicada al fortalecimiento de nuestra lucha política colectiva. Abrimos nuestras puertas el 1 de mayo de 2006. Ese mismo día, en la protesta más grande que hasta entonces había ocurrido en un solo día en los Estados Unidos, cientos de miles de inmigrantes salieron a las calles para alzar nuestras voces en contra de un gobierno que nosRead More
For those of you who don’t know us. El Kilombo is a community organization that brings together migrants, students and low-income communities of color in downtown Durham dedicated to strengthening our collective political struggle. We opened our doors on May 1st 2006. On that very day, in the biggest single day protest in American history, hundreds of thousands of migrants took to the streets to raise our voices against a government that would invite us to do its work, but would try to deny us our dignity. Since that day,Read More

Posted On April 25, 2012By El KilomboIn Analysis

Primero de Mayo 2012

Primero de Mayo 2012 El Kilombo le invita el 1 de mayo de 2012, a reunirse y unirse a nuestra petición alrededor de cuatro temas centrales: 1) Amnistía para todos los inmigrantes indocumentados 2) El fin de la encarcelación masiva, la brutalidad policial y la criminalización de las comunidades Latinas y Afro Americanas 3) La cancelación de la deuda 4) Una ciudad justa diseñada para las necesidades de la gente y que es compatible con una vida digna 5:00 pm: Reunirse en El Kilombo, 324B West Geer Street (junto aRead More

Posted On April 25, 2012By El KilomboIn Analysis

May Day 2012

May 2012 On May 1, 2006, in the largest single day protest in the history of the United States, massive migrant marches re-ignited May Day as a day of resistance, a near-lost tradition in the US. Since then, we have learned, once again, that we must create our own path forward,as a community, to build the world we want to live in now, and cannot wait for or depend on anyone from above for answers to our problems. In the last few years, we have seen deportations double under ObamaRead More

Posted On April 10, 2012By El KilomboIn Analysis

Watch Max Rameau of Take Back the Land at El Kilombo

Max Rameau of Take Back the Land at El KilomboRead More

Posted On April 10, 2012By El KilomboIn Analysis

Watch Max Rameau of Take Back the Land at El Kilombo

Max Rameau of Take Back the Land at El KilomboRead More

Posted On April 2, 2012By El KilomboIn Analysis

The Age of Obama as a Racial Nightmare

In March 2010, when TomDispatch first published a piece by Michelle Alexander, her book, The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness, had just been published. As I wrote then, it focused in startling ways on “a growing racial divide, one which includes the formation of a new undercaste in America that loses its normal rights at the prison gates and often never recovers them.” Her piece offered nothing short of a new way to look at racial oppression in this country in the twenty-first century —Read More
We strongly urge the City to cancel the next two Friends of Old North Durham Park-sponsored meetings about the future of Old North Durham Park and to hold a truly public meeting organized by the City alone. A majority of neighborhood residents oppose the FONDP’s plans and its directing of the park development process, as evidenced by over 300 petition signatures, over 100 residents who attended the March 15 meeting to oppose the FONDP plans (despite less than five days notice), and the innumerable letters the City has receivedRead More