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