The situation in Mexico keeps degrading. Predictably, increased police and military are being used against more than just drug cartels. I mean they are so handy at getting rid of unions. Also, they don’t actually have to worry about trials or anything, they can just shoot people and then kick back with a cold one.
Wiretap says that Latinos are Underrepresented in Nonprofits. I can testify to that, having worked in Cali nonprofits for six years. They say there is some better news when it comes to board representation, but I’m fairly sure those figures are misleading. In Central California, the same handful of Latinos were on many, many boards. In other words, they are counting the same few Latinos over and over.
Yvette brings up a good point about why women who are anti-porn don’t have equally scathing critiques about working at McDonalds. Those women probably don’t buy porn, but they do buy cheap food from poor women (as I’ve written about before).
Janelle wrote a great article about sharing on Trust is the Only Currency. It’s amazing how many ways there are to shift our lives in a more cooperative direction.
And, finally, this article over at the New York Review of Books talks about nonviolent revolutions since 1989. It’s long, but there is a lot to debate about in the piece (especially for the revolutionarily inclined).