La Madre Tierra’s “Verde Paper” Celebrates Latino Environmental Leadership
Contrary to what some may have you believe, Latino environmentalism is not a new thing.
Record Your Stories, Save the Planet
With StoryCorps’ Great Thanksgiving Listen, you can record the stories shared around your dinner table this year and help save the planet.
Egypt’s ‘Accidental’ Bombing of Mexicans
What really happened to the eight Mexican tourists killed by the Egyptian military last Sunday?
On the Scene at the Refugio Oil Spill: How Do We Stop This From Happening Again?
Santa Barbara, California, May 22, 2015: Stop me if you’ve heard this story before: “Safe” pipeline bursts, oil spills all over beach/ocean/wetlands. Cue the disaster response teams! (To cleanup the oil AND on the other side, crisis managers to salvage the responsible company’s image). Cut to contrite oil company CEO apologizing on TV, promising, for all […]
Honoring the Farm Workers of the Past: Why I Support the San Quintín Protesters
I never met my grandfather Adolfo. All I knew about him is that he was from Michoacán, he was a bracero and that he died fairly young. As I grew up, I started to piece together a picture from the bits of information I got here and there. I know he died when my mom […]
No, Pitbull Would Not Be a Republican
It’s hard to follow in the awesomeness that is Adrian Carrasquillo’s magnum opus today: The Fight For Pitbull’s Political Soul. Rife with spot-on quotes, Carrasquillo gives a seemingly vapid subject the political scrutiny it deserves, as well as perhaps one of the greatest statements ever from Mr. 305 himself: I’m not here to be part of […]
A New Collaboration Between Latino Rebels and La Madre Tierra
Much has been said and written about Latinos in the environment lately. From the coverage and content, you would be forgiven for thinking this is a nascent phenomenon, but Latinos’ environmental advocacy has long been the subject of misunderstandings. Starting from the erroneous idea that Latinos didn’t care about the environment – to the belief […]
Latinos Lead Push in Support of New National Monuments
President Obama recently proclaimed part of the San Gabriel Mountains in Southern California as a national monument. Like the Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks and the Río Grande Del Norte National Monuments, proclaimed by President Obama in the last 18 months, the San Gabriels designation was the result of years of advocacy from local residents. These monuments, […]
Trashy Hangover and an Invitation to Prevent It
Fireworks and a barbeque on the 4th of July are as American as it gets (ok, maybe you’ll have to add an apple pie, but still). And while the celebrations are always fun, what is left behind afterwards is anything but. I was reminded of this by Raul Colon’s blog post yesterday on the trashy […]