When the South Runs Confederates

When the South Runs Confederates By Amoja Sumler The Southwest Political Report So there was a big senate race in Alabama to replace the open senate seat of Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, maybe you heard about it?  It’s the one where the federal prosecutor who spent a career making arguments to imprison nonviolent drug offenders was… Continue reading When the South Runs Confederates

November 25th: International Day to End Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

By: Irene Sanchez The Southwest Political Report November 25, 1960 This was the day the Mirabal sisters-Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa-were brutally murdered in the Dominican Republic after they fought against the dictator-U.S. installed and supported dictator-Rafael Trujillo. The Mirabal sisters, also known as “Las Mariposas”, story was depicted in the book, In the Time… Continue reading November 25th: International Day to End Violence Against Women and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Based Violence

No More Bread: Give Them Only Circuses and They Still Will Not Revolt

No More Bread: Give Them Only Circuses and They Still Will Not Revolt By Irene Sanchez The Southwest Political Report “Give them their bread and circuses and they will never revolt.” This line is from satirical poet Juvenal of ancient Rome. He wrote this to say that as long as people have their bread and… Continue reading No More Bread: Give Them Only Circuses and They Still Will Not Revolt

When Rich White Men Kill

When Rich White Men Kill By: Matt Sedillo The Southwest Political Report   On October 3rd two days following the massacre in Las Vegas the Washington Post ran the headline. "As Las Vegas grieves, Investigators Struggle To Uncover Motive Behind Shooting Rampage" Reuters ran the headline, "Wealthy Las Vegas Shooter Perplexes Law Enforcement" Reporters from… Continue reading When Rich White Men Kill