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we want change

In America,America Latina,colonization,oppression,Politics,Puerto Rico,Social Justice on February 3, 2008 by Eliacín

Dear Sen. Obama,

Puerto Rico have been a colony of the USA for 110 years. 110 years! We are practically the oldest colony in the world. That’s quite shameful.

We want change. Puerto Rico want change. We have the right for self-determination. Are you going to stand up for that right, against an oppressive colonial system?

I’m listening…

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St. Martin Luther King

In abolitionist,alternative,America,christianity,education,Gospel,History,incarnational,kingdom,liberation,MLK,Politics,Race,racial relationships,racism,reconciliation,Social Justice,Spirituality,subvert,theology on January 20, 2008 by Eliacín

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options?

In alternative,anarchism,Politics on January 8, 2008 by Eliacín

Ten Reasons Why I’m Not Voting : :: Jesus Manifesto ::

Good ol’ Mark have yet another insightful post related to politcs, voting and the empire.

This is an issue that I’ve been pondering about from an outsider perspective (in spite the fact that Puerto Ricans are US citizens since the approval by the US Congress of the Jones-Shafroth act in 1917). For the most part representative democracy have proven to perpetuate the power of the elite class. Groups that have oppressed through out the history of this country still suffer oppression no matter which one of the two parties wins the election. Foreign policy still the same no matter if the administration is liberal or conservative, people gets murdered, countries invaded and democracies are demolished no matter if those in power are democrats or conservatives.

   
Where are the real options?

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The Revolution starts at home

In altermundismo,alternative,anarchism,anti-globalization,Children,christianity,church,Community,consumerism,creation,creativity,diversity,eco,economy,education,Emerging,emerging church,Emerging World,environment,events,Family,friends,gardening,global christianity,Green,horizontalism,hospitality,incarnational,kids,kingdom,liberation,MSA,mustard seed house,new monasticism,parenting,Politics,reconciliation,relationships,Revolution,Seattle on January 5, 2008 by Eliacín

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The Revolution starts at home is the title for the workshop my family will be facilitating at The New Conspirators conference, or better yet Festival of the Imagination. Our purpose will be to share a bit of how do we embodied the revolutionary and radical teachings of Jesus in our everyday life at home.  More than been talking heads to the participants, we will engage in mutual invitation for collaboration and creative dreaming on how we become practitioners of Kingdom values as a family.One of the situations I find interesting is how detached we can become from been faithful disciples among those we live with.  As a former missionary and someone who’ve worked with churches and other religious hobby-horses I’ve encounter that in spite of our outward expression of spirituality and piety we can be violent and oppressive in our homes.Because this topic is so broad, we are having bit of difficulty prioritizing out topics for conversation and discussion. Some of them are:

  • Undermining oppression at home (Sexism, racism, patriarchy)
  • Decoding cultural message at home (the power of media, myth of the perfect wife and perfect husband)
  • Living simply with kids
  • Family as part of intentional communities
  • Beyond the nuclear family
  • unschooling (not only the kids, but the whole family)
  • Green living as a family
  • Sustainable faith
  • Home education revisited
  • Anti-authoritarian home

This list can go on forever. We would like to know if you have any suggestions, ideas, thoughts, questions et cetera.  

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Mural #3: LMM

In Art,Politics,Puerto Rico on December 12, 2007 by Eliacín

Mural #3: LMM – barriomulas.com

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american fascism

In Art,photography,Politics,resistance,street art on December 8, 2007 by Eliacín

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NYC, Eliacin Rosario-Cruz 2007 ©

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CWC Texts: The Really Really Free Market

In altermundismo,alternative,anti-globalization,Art,Community,consumerism,eco,economy,education,Emerging World,environment,globalization,hospitality,inclusivity,liberation,Politics,Revolution on November 16, 2007 by Eliacín

CWC Texts : The Really Really Free Market

Once a month two hundred or more people from all walks of life gather at the commons in the center of our town. They bring everything from jewelry to firewood to give away, and take whatever they want. There are booths offering bicycle repair, hairstyling, even tarot readings. People leave with full-size bed frames and old computers; if they don’t have a vehicle to transport them, volunteer drivers are available. No money changes hands, no one haggles over the comparative worth of items or services, nobody is ashamed about being in need. Contrary to government ordinances, no fee is paid for the use of this public space, nor is anyone “in charge.” Sometimes a marching band appears; sometimes a puppetry troupe performs, or people line up to take a swing at a piñata. Games and conversations take place around the periphery, and everyone has a plate of warm food and a bag of free groceries. Banners hang from branches and rafters proclaiming “FOR THE COMMONS, NOT LANDLORDS OR BUREAUCRACY” and “NI JEFES, NI FRONTERAS” and a king-size blanket is spread with radical reading material, but these aren’t essential to the event—this is a social institution, not a demonstration.

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