It’s set. Real Madrid are about to sign Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernández to be Karim Benzema’s backup. Although both Manchester United and Real Madrid still have to decide whether Hernández will join los blancos permanently or in a loan deal, Benzema will finally have a backup striker this season. Several articles coming from Spain first reported the deal, and sources within Real Madrid confirmed it.
“El periodismo nació como un oficio. Hoy es considerado un sector de la economía de mercado. Lo que antes era una actividad para identificar y transmitir conceptos básicos de supervivencia, los empresarios lo han convertido en un muro que cerca y opaca el entendimiento de la realidad para satisfacer fines comerciales. Es decir que con el paso del tiempo, el capitalismo ha convertido al periodismo en un enemigo de la sociedad.”—Alberto Buitre (via oficiorojo)
"I remember one woman, a mother searching for her son," Caceres says. "She would call my cell phone morning, noon and night." Smugglers had left the woman’s teenage son behind on a ranch somewhere near Falfurrias. The woman was convinced that he was still alive. Caceres, with three children of her own, could imagine her agony.
The woman gave Caceres a street name and a location on the outskirts of Falfurrias. Caceres called the Border Patrol, but they were unable to locate him. Frustrated, she decided to look for him herself – a decision that violated consular protocol. She drove to Falfurrias, to the place where the smugglers told the woman they’d left her son. “The directions the woman had given me did not match and I couldn’t find him,” Caceres says. “You start to think, how many lies will a smuggler tell someone just so they can calm her down?” A rancher found the boy’s skeletal remains two months later, she says.
At least she could take some comfort in telling the woman the truth, in giving her closure and a body to bury at home. The worst were the missing people who had disappeared without a trace. Maybe they were on a ranch in south Texas’ Brooks County, yet to be found, or buried in the Sacred Heart Cemetery in Falfurrias and yet to be identified. She had no information to give these families, and that was the saddest feeling. There was no mourning period, no closure, and the lack of certainty could unravel a family. Their grieving was like a wound that never healed.
“I always find it amazing considering the fight against Native mascotry is something I’ve been aware of my entire life,” she said. “My parents protested against it in college in the late ’60s and early ’70s. When I was a student at Dartmouth College in the 1990s we Native students were forced to confront this issue. It was at Dartmouth that I first met Suzan Harjo, long-time Native activist who has led the fight against Native people being used as mascots. And of course, National Congress of American Indians, the largest representative body of tribes (two of my dad’s family members were former executive directors) first began an initiative to get rid of Native mascots in 1968.
“This idea that the fight against the mascotting of Native people is something new and led by white folks is an oddly insular and navel-gazing way to understand the issue—and yet another way of cutting Native people out of the American discourse about things that matter to us. By reframing the issue this way, the Washington NFL team continues to make real, modern Native people to disappear, much as their mascot does. It’s a continuation of the extinguishment of the Native voice and the appropriation of our identity and lands. This constant denial of our existence that leads Native youth to feel disconnected from American society and exacerbates the burdens of poverty; Native youth have three times the suicide rate of their American peers of any ethnicity. It also leads to bad policy decisions by non-Native politicians and poor funding for the very real needs of our communities.”
”—Dave Zirin, The Assassinating of Native American Voices by the Cowards Palin, Ditka and Snyder
As I’m sure you know by now, on Wednesday, June 18th, the US Trademark and Patent office officially cancelled the Redsk*ns trademark, calling the name “disparaging to Native Americans.” It was a huge win, 22 years in the making. In the aftermath, there have been hundreds of articles, tons of news commentary, and people saying a whole lot of racist BS in defense of the name. But as it all has swirled, I kept wanting a collective list of ALL the folks who have spoken out against the team name. So I decided to make one.
I got started and realized that even with my browser bookmarks and resources, there’s no way I could get everything. So I need your help. This is just the framework/start, but I want to crowdsource filling in the rest. Send me links in the comments or on FB, and I’ll plug them in where they belong. Especially if your tribe has spoken out. I know there are more, but the news doesn’t tend to cover tribal voices nearly as much as celebrities and professional athletes.
Sometimes MLS uses the allocation order and sometimes it goes with a weighted draw. Other times there are discovery claims or homegrowns. And then there are the times when it uses none of them. If you don’t know what those mean, don’t worry. MLS makes up most of its rules as it goes along anyway.
Exactly how a player ends up with a team is rarely straightforward in this league, and MLS has a remarkable capacity to come up with brand new ones on the fly. And when United States World Cup standout Jermaine Jones decided to move back to the states, MLS decided to get creative with a blind draw.
With the Chicago Fire and New England Revolution both chasing Jones, MLS decided that his home would be determined by a mechanism that doesn’t exist in the rule book and had never been discussed before by league officials — at least not publicly. Presumably, the draw that sent Jones to New England was the functional equivalent of a name being picked out of a hat, but even exactly how the process worked remains unclear.
And now, surprise!, the league has another flashpoint.
Damn I remember this happening when I was like in 10th grade. I was going to go but then my friend told me not to because it was just a bunch of racist skin heads.
Yup it was British Invasion in San Bernardino. T’was smart decisions not to go.
I messaged you about this but I’m going to post here too because it’s a crazy story.
My younger brother was at a punk show at the Orange Show in San B., which may be the same show you’re talking about. He and his friends were big-time Adicts fans back then.
Anyway, his version of events is that a group of neo-nazi punks were harassing him and his friends with racial slurs, etc. but were focused on his one friend who was pretty chubby/overweight.
That friend eventually gave a neo-nazi a single warning of “calm the fuck down or else.” He didn’t. So he literally wound up his right arm like in a cartoon and punched the racist in the face and broke his nose and the nazis backed off.
Security guards, in their infinite wisdom, decided to move the nazis behind a fenced area to separate them from everyone else. Eventually, other folks got word of what happened and they showed up to taunt the neo-nazis behind the fence.
I don’t remember exactly what happened next but I think it had something to do with police arriving and escorting the nazis out. The cops, of course, used force to do so, people got pissed the nazis had police protection and they didn’t and a riot broke out.
I should ask my brother to retell me the story while he’s still in town on vacation but this is how I remember it.
South Carolina’s Declaration of Secession from the Union explicitly mentions slavery, slaveholding, and slaves 18 times, but white people still tell themselves that there was a nobler, ideological reason for the Civil War.
I spent today with my friend Luis and interviewed him about his band, Noble Creatures.
At one point, he spoke about the time he lived with his older brother who was a student at Cal Arts at the time. He befriended a number of his brother’s friends/classmates who he is still in touch with including Pendleton Ward (Adventure Time) and J.G. Quintel (Regular Show).
and i must put this out there too: thinkmexican came back to insult& discredit me cos other ppl were mad at his fucked up statements, then emailed me to demand i not talk about it anymore, aka dont clap back. now hes emailing ppl i talk to personally to try to convince them im “crazy” on top of insisting ppl on tumblr critiquing him are under my marginal asses control. you cant make this shit up. all because i said “black latin americans exist”. hes counting on my silence. fuck that. i will not grant him that.
TM blocked me from all his media accounts after I corrected something on his anti-Cesar Chavez rant. He also called me “a plant.” lolwut?
If you’re not among those Latina who sent us their picture, go ahead and submit! If you’re not comfortable sending in a picture you can also submit a short bio, a memory, or goals. The point is to bomb the tag and take back what’s yours!
In a bid to circumvent the use of exclusivity contracts, Minerva teamed up with Mexico City’s Primus brewery and British multinational SABMiller to file a complaint with the Federal Competition Commission.
"It took three and a half years but last year they ruled that Modelo and Cuauhtemoc-Moctezuma could no longer exclude craft beers from bars and restaurants," Briseño said.
Modelo declined to comment when contacted, but Cuauhtemoc-Moctezuma affirmed in a statement to Al Jazeera that it “cooperated throughout the investigation process and has fully complied with all the requirements established by the commission”.
Although the federal resolution partially opened the market by decreeing that only 25 percent of contracts could contain exclusivity clauses, it fell short of outlawing such agreements.
Among the other obstacles facing microbrewers, their products still cannot be sold in convenience stores. One of the country’s major convenience stores, OXXO, has 11,000 locations but belongs to the same conglomerate as Cuauhtemoc-Moctezuma.
Microbrewers must also import their malt from Europe or the United States because the duopoly dominates domestic malt production.
Enhanced production costs mean Mexican craft beer is effectively taxed at three times the rate of commercial beer, although several breweries are pushing for a fixed-rate quota for all beers so they can sell at more competitive prices.
Mexican craft beers currently retail at double or triple the price of commercial beer, thus pricing many people out of the market.
In case you don’t have enough doubts over Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup, listen to this: the proposed site for the final is set in a city that doesn’t even exist yet!
Funded by the oil-rich Qatari government, the city of Lusail is currently being built from the ground up by around 20,000 workers at an estimated cost of $45 billion.
According to CNN, the government hopes the city will be completed by 2019. Lusail is expected to then contain a commercial district, a lagoon, four islands, two marinas, an upscale shopping mall, a hospital, a zoo, two golf courses, housing for 250,000 people and, of course, the stadium.
Residents and visitors will get around via a light-rail network, a water-taxi system and a network of underground pedestrian tunnels. And all the energy, communications and transportation systems will be run with the help of computers from a single command center, making Lusail a “smart” city that can automatically adapt to changing traffic and weather conditions.