Category Archives: Politics

Edward James Olmos Supports Legalization of Drugs

Back in October of 2013, the Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival (LALIFF) hosted its latest film festival in the heart of Hollywood. One of the more controversial selections at the festival was the documentary Narco Cultura. The film covers the … Continue reading

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Alerta Antifascista: The Anarcho-Punk Sounds of Sin Dios

Sin Dios was a hardcore-punk band from Madrid, Spain that existed from 1988 – 2006. The group released eight original lp’s plus a handful of ep’s during those years that outlined their anti-fascist, anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist anarchist beliefs. The band … Continue reading

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Take A Trip Through Hell On Earth With K. Mennem As Your Guide

Since I wrote about the drug war in Mexico last year (see here and here), I’ve discovered more independent journalists who devote their time to covering drug war-related events in Mexico. One of these journalists is K. Mennem, creator of … Continue reading

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The Trials of Baltasar Garzón

Spanish magistrate Baltasar Garzón continues to sit on the opposite side of the bench inside  Spain’s supreme court. Garzón, lauded globally as a defender of human rights, is currently defending himself in his second trial where he is accused of breaking … Continue reading

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El Clasico: The Most Intense Sports Rivalry On Earth

This Saturday’s match between FC Barcelona (Barça) and Real Madrid (Los Blancos) will mark the 216th/241st (official/friendly match tally) time the Spanish teams have faced each other on the field. The game is known as El Clásico (The Classic) or El Derbi Español and … Continue reading

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The Real Guy Fawkes And The Significance Of The 5th Of November

His face is everywhere: The mask is modeled after Guy Fawkes whose face became famous the world over after the release of the Wachoski Bros. 2006 film V For Vendetta. The film is an adaptation of the graphic novel by the … Continue reading

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Music, Protests, and Video Games: Photos from BMI’s Otoño Alternativo, Caifanes, Occupy LA and the Tetris Championship

The past week was an exciting and busy one as I covered a handful of interesting events for Remezcla and LA Weekly (all links in the photos). First up, I made my way to the King King in Hollywood for … Continue reading

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