Fighting modern slavery: The Corecivic occupation

The Forge recently corresponded with Cakes of the Knoxville Radical Alliance about the recent protest in Nashville against Corecivic. The views expressed in this interview do not represent any organizations, including Knoxville Radical Alliance or Resist ICE Nashville. Why was there a protest at Corecivic? Corecivic was targeted because private, for-profit prisons are modern day … Continue reading Fighting modern slavery: The Corecivic occupation

Where did ‘Latinx’ or ‘Hispanic’ come from?

By Val Reynoso Latinx/Hispanic are terms of European origin that were then brought to the Americas through imperialist conquests and enforced on non-white populations by colonial means. The denomination Latin was created in Europe in the early 19th Century given the increase of romantic nationalism and racism which prompted Europeans to identify their countries with … Continue reading Where did ‘Latinx’ or ‘Hispanic’ come from?

The Foundation of white supremacy through colonialism

Foundation of Spanish Casta System through Limpieza de Sangre By Val Reynoso Given the lack of information provided on the pan-ethnic group Latinx/Hispanic, many persons in the US do not know much on the subject and have misinformed preconceptions based primarily on ethnic stereotypes and mainstream media portrayals of said group. Being provided with a … Continue reading The Foundation of white supremacy through colonialism

Beyond Black and White: Socializing Latinx and Asian Identities

By Val Reynoso In her article “For Many Latinos, Racial Identity Is More Culture Than Color,” Navarro addresses the complexities of Latinx racial and ethnic identities especially in regards to the US census. She explicates how the race classifications offered by the US census are not satisfactory to many Latin American descendants for numerous reasons; … Continue reading Beyond Black and White: Socializing Latinx and Asian Identities

How LBJ sabotaged the Dominican Republic

By Val Reynoso After watching one of Lyndon Johnson's speeches, I was reminded of how US politicians will use their platforms for lip service and euphemisms for imperialism in defense of the status quo which majority of citizens have accepted as the truth. Johnson spoke about the Hart-Celler Immigration Act of 1965, which essentially liberalized … Continue reading How LBJ sabotaged the Dominican Republic

How the US government and Facebook suppress non-Western media

By Val Reynoso The U.S. boasts itself on being the land of the free; however, this narrative shifts in regards to U.S. government censorship of non-Western media, particularly through major social media outlets such as Facebook. Contemporary social media giants and politicians have been complicit in the censorship of media coverage that opposes that of … Continue reading How the US government and Facebook suppress non-Western media

Why Colombia – not Venezuela – should worry you

This report was first published by Anticonquista. We are grateful to share this information. By Val Reynoso Venezuela and Colombia are Latin American nations located in the northern part of South America that are covered in diametrically-opposed ways. U.S. propaganda claims the Venezuelan government is authoritarian and repressive, often describing the country as a socialist … Continue reading Why Colombia – not Venezuela – should worry you

How capitalism destroys Indigenous life

By Val Reynoso Capitalism is a system in which the means of production are privatized and held by corporations and other powerful groups of people, is founded on the idea of the free market (laissez-faire), privatized personal gain and is reliant on imperialism to exist. The Taino of Hispaniola were among the first to feel … Continue reading How capitalism destroys Indigenous life