[Especial guest artist POCHO’s Chicano Punk Rock Artesano Junco Canché.]

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In San Pablito, a small village in Puebla, in southeast Mexico, the centuries-old tradition of amate paper — paper made from bark — is an important part of the local economy. It also used to part of the resistance to Spanish colonial rule.

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Breathe in. Breathe out. Reiki Master Sondra welcomes you to this week’s TRUMP DETOX MEDITATION:

Do you need to detox from Donald Trump? From the stress of the Kavanaugh hearings and Trump’s inability to pronounce “anonymous?” This Reiki healing meditation video is for you. This week’s mantra: Kamala.

[Video by Shea Depmore.]

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It’s International Talk Sing Like A Pirate Day and we’re please to present not only a “sea shanty” about being a pirate, but one about the Mexican-American war of the 1850s. It’s even in Wikipedia! This video of Santy Anno has music by Forebitter and Lord Cavendish manga-influenced artwork assembled by uploader LordDrakoArakis, probably not his real name.

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Iconic Chicana Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexism since forever (video)

by Comic Saenz September 18, 2018 Cartoons

Famed labor organizer and activist Dolores Huerta has been fighting sexual harassment and discrimination since forever — when she was working in an office, when she was building the United Farm Workers, and when men tried to take credit for her work. In this video, by Hannah McNally, Huerta tells her story.

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‘La Bamba’ Bob Morales R.I.P. y Q.E.P.D. (toon)

by JUNCO CANCHÉ September 18, 2018 Cartoons
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La Cucaracha: Got a nickel? Lucy opens her MAGA booth (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 14, 2018 Cartoons
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What is killing the great classical composers of Europe? (video)

by Comic Saenz September 14, 2018 Cartoons
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In the lucha libre of Classical Europe, famous composers are dropping dead at an alarming rate. What is killing these guys? Brenda Ortiz of Vancouver and CDMX, who loves animating stories, made Músicos y Medicina para el Colegiio Nacional de México conmemorando su 75 aniversario.

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Muscle Taco in Chula Vista looks totally legit because RAJAS! (video)

by Barney Asada September 12, 2018 Cultura
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This is a YouTube promo video for Muscle Taco — caterers in Chula Vista, near San Diego — and they look totally legit. Posts from happy taco eaters on their Facebook page and website indicate that the family-owned business must be doing something right. Everything in the video looks k rico, too. If we were […]

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La Cucaracha: It’s the Great MAGA, Carlos Brown! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 11, 2018 Cartoons
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Ex-con Creeper is back, drops CholoFit for CholoSpin (NSFW video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2018 Cultura
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Our favorite ex-con Creeper had some early success with his CholoFit classes, but a quick rise to fame led to some very public meltdowns. Now Creeper returns with CholoSpin and your loud-mouthed Tia and your neighbor’s chihuahua will finally meet their match. [Frankie Quiñones is Creeper. Some NSFW language.] PREVOUSLY ON CREEPER:

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UFOs and ancient Andes ruins: Frank Zappa’s “Inca Roads” (video)

by Comic Saenz September 11, 2018 Cultura
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The supremely weird (what else is new?) Inca Roads was the opening track on Frank Zappa’s 1975 LP One Size Fits All. Zappa and friends explore the racist cable TV theory that ancient illegal space aliens built the civilization of the Incas, because ancient Incas were not smart enough to do it themselves because brown. […]

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