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I am a movement artist and activist. I was born into the Puerto Rican independence movement and have been active in US social movements from an early age. I worked for 30 years in the Northland poster Collective which provided art services and cultural organizing capacity to the labor movement and other causes. My art is developed in relationship with grassroots struggles. I write on matters of movement building and organizing strategies. I live with my family in Minnesota where I continue my work from my own store front studio.
(1 comments) SHARE Sunday, December 4, 2011 Remembering Chairman Fred
A tribute to Black Panther leader Fred Hampton, written in 2004, on the 35th anniversary of his death.
(4 comments) SHARE Sunday, November 6, 2011 A Voice From The Valley
A visit to the contrasting worlds of the 1% and the lower 99. The message from below is not "too vague." It's its clarity that frightens the elite.
(11 comments) SHARE Wednesday, May 25, 2011 Let's Not Take America Back!
"Let's Take America Back" the rallying cry of white populists and democratic office holders in the new wave of labor protest, is a nostalgic appeal to one segment of white workers. There are better premises on which to base an emerging struggle at a crucial moment.
(6 comments) SHARE Wednesday, July 14, 2010 Float Like a Butterfly, Sting Like a Bee: a political ecology of change
One swimmer swims against the rip tide and is steadily pushed out to sea. Another heads out of the current and floats in on the surf. They both faced the same challenge. The difference is what was in their heads. This essay is about what's in our heads and how it can transform the terms of struggle and therefore the course of history.
What we are fighting for is more important than what we are fighting against.