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V.23 No.35 | 8/28/2014
From left, the Hutchinson Family Singers, Bob Dylan and Joan Baez and N.W.A

Aural Fixation

Revolutions Per Century

A brief history of American protest music

By August March
American August March examines the storied history of the aural tradition of protest in the USA.

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V.23 No.25 | 6/19/2014
Benjamin J. George

Opinion

On Raised Voices and Structural Inequality

APD protest won’t end until justice is served

By Benjamin J. George
Protester Benjamin J. George explains why police brutality and structural inequality are inextricably intertwined.

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La Jicarita

Albuquerque Spring

A season of police violence and civil disobedience

By David Correia
Wherein academic and activist David Correia considers an “Albuquerque Spring” and the state of APD reform as prelude to Saturday’s March to End Police Brutality.
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The Daily Word in APD protest, Kit Carson Park and Mr. Clean

This morning, Metro Court Judge Christina Jaramillo overturned some of David Correia’s conditions of release. The tenured UNM professor and activist will now be allowed to attend City Council meetings.

Yesterday, Mr. Clean visited the Isotopes at home.

During Wednesday’s picketing of APD Chief Gordon Eden, employees of Hotel Albuquerque confronted protesters.

Sandia National Laboratories and the City of Albuquerque are partners, yo.

Maloney’s is closing.

Diego Sanchez, a UFC fighter, took home $140,000 after his recent Albuquerque appearance.

A rare, native New Mexican jumping mouse is now on the endangered species list.

In Taos, "Kit Carson Park" is no more.

The NM Class-A Six Man High School Football All Star game was recently played in Burque.

A 24-hour Denny’s will soon open in Edgewood.

V.23 No.24 | 6/12/2014
On Monday, June 9, protesters gather outside City Hall to protest APD brutality and the banning of protesters from City Hall.
Benjamin George

Editorial

On Speaking Truth to Power

The problem with making your voice heard at City Hall

By Samantha Anne Carrillo
Wherein Alibi Managing Editor Samantha Anne Carrillo considers APD brutality, the arrest of protesters and inaction by City officials.

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The Daily Word in the SPU shooting, same-sex marriage polls and "Desiree"

A shooting at Seattle Pacific University left one student dead and a couple others wounded.

Hundreds of New Yorkers gathered today to pay respects to Prince Joshua (P.J.) Avitto, a 6-year-old boy from Brooklyn who was stabbed and killed in an elevator.

A Virgina base is on lockdown after a stabbing this morning. A suspect hasn't been apprehended.

According to a Washington Post/ABC poll, about 50 percent of America thinks same-sex marriage is a constitutional right.

If you're going to the Albuquerque Sunport, watch out for “Desiree.”

Mayor Richard Berry responds to the protest that took over his office.

Five teens in Santa Fe who shot at cars with BB guns called the cops on themselves when one of their victims started chasing them.

APD Chief Gorden Eden wants the police union to cooperate with DOJ reviews and reforms.

It looks like police officers in Spokane aren't allowed to make whoopee on the job anymore.

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The Daily Word in APD protest, rabid bats and Mel Gibson

As part of his conditions for release from MDC, UNM professor David Correiawho is a regular contributor to the Alibiis banned from City Hall. Correia has also been forbidden from discussing Monday’s police brutality protest with other protesters or potential witnesses.

Two South Valley bats have tested positive for rabies.

Mel Gibson is making a movie at our city’s very own Desert Sands Motel.

Burque's first Trans March took place at the end of May, as part of this year’s Pride activities.

New Mexico legislators are reviewing our state’s telecom laws.

Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) will visit the local Sitel facility tomorrow.

Yesterday, temperatures reached 110 degrees in Carlsbad, N.M. but only hit 95 degrees in the Sandia Foothills.

A newspaper out of South Carolina says our recent primary election “brings out unusual candidates."

King and Martinez hit the general election campaign trail.

In Aztec, N.M., Chubby Chicken has closed.

V.23 No.21 | 5/22/2014

Book Review

Sing the Bruised Heart

Review by Zachary Kluckman

Guernica, revisited

With a title inspired by Picasso’s famous painting, Richard Vargas’ new poetry collection, Guernica, revisited, tackles themes of cultural identity, struggle, love and hope.

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V.23 No.14 | 4/3/2014
Albuquerque citizens protest APD’s fatal officer-involved shootings on Sunday, March 30, 2014.
Zak T Photography

Opinion

APD Ad Absurdum

Mainstream media misses protests’ point

By Mike Smith
Author Mike Smith urges Albuquerque citizens against cherry-picking chaotic moments from hours of peaceful protest against APD’s inordinately high number of fatal officer-involved shootings.

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APD Chief Gordon Eden
KRQE

Crib Notes

Crib Notes: April 3, 2014

By August March
Test your knowledge of last week’s New Mexico newsfrom APD protests to air travel to bearswith our weekly pop quiz.

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Demonstrators Denounce Anti-Abortion Shills on Civic Plaza

A coalition of abortion-rights activists, local politicians and members of the Jewish community held a rally Tuesday afternoon in downtown Albuquerque to denounce and demand protection from domestic terrorism. About 200 people gathered on Civic Plaza and listened, as rally organizers blasted out-of-state anti-abortion activists for terrorist acts, including inappropriate protests and demonstrations at the New Mexico Holocaust & Intolerance Museum, a birthing center and the office of a local family physician.

The rally comes little more than two weeks after teens from a California-based teen anti-abortion group converged on the museum, holding a large banner declaring, “ABQ: America’s Aushwitz [sic],” while others passed out graphic photos of aborted fetuses and “wanted-style” postcards with pictures, names and addresses of local doctors. The teens were in town as a part of a public-awareness campaign supporting a proposed ballot measure to restrict late-term abortions within Albuquerque city limits.

While former Lieutenant Governor Diane Denish, the rally's first speaker, gave a brief account of life before Roe v. Wade, a female rally-goer could be heard shouting, “NO MORE COAT HANGERS.” Denish recalled the days when women had to take “desperate measures” to end unwanted pregnancies.

“I am a mother of two daughters and a grandmother of two granddaughters, and I want them to have the same rights to safe abortion that has been legal for the past 40 years,” she said.

The measure, if approved, would outlaw abortions after 20 weeks, unless medical professionals deemed the pregnancy a threat to the mother’s health; it would not allow exceptions for cases of rape, incest or severe fetal anomaly. Albuquerque voters will have to decide the measure during a special election, because there isn't enough time for the City Council to approve the resolution for October’s upcoming ballot.

V.22 No.33 | 8/15/2013
Anti-abortion activists protest at Southwestern Women’s Options on Lomas on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013.
Barron Jones

News Feature

Teenage Protest Pilgrimage Arrives

Young adults bused in to reinforce local pro-life movement

By Barron Jones
Barron Jones reports on out-of-state teen and young adult anti-abortion protesters and their graphic, controversial nine-day campaign to raise pro-life awareness in Albuquerque.

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Food

Hundreds of Santa Feans just say no to Monsanto

Luis Peña
My family and I loaded into the family van on Saturday for a trip. Instead of heading out on a picnic or camping in the woods, we headed to Santa Fe to participate in the March On Monsanto. The event was coordinated globally through social media in over 400 cities. As farmers and seed savers, we are well aware of the dangers posed by genetic modification.

To my surprise, there were over 400 people at the demonstration on the Santa Fe Railyard. This coincided with the Saturday Farmer's Market, which created a perfect audience among the Market's mostly green and liberal crowd. After a few speeches by local activists, the group marched to the state capitalwaving signs, banners and carrying puppets that warned of the dangers of genetic modification. The protest culminated in live music and rants of various types. It wasn’t your typical family outing, but it was a great day for being alive nonetheless. Siempre en la lucha.

Editor’s note: Scroll on for more photos and a poem by Beata Tsosie-Peña.

Luis Peña

Message to Monsanto

I am my own nation, with self-determination, a voice, and my own boundaries

You cannot encroach your mad science here

There will be no splicing, dicing, forceful injections to sterilize THIS free will

Your campaign of violence will never silence,

The power and song of sovereign landscapes

Your campaign to dominate

Remaining pockets of land-based beauty will fail

Your twisted esteem has yet to see

The power of ecology, boomeranged back at you with all the breath and balance

Of pure, reciprocal pollinators

Its funny the audacity, that monoculture mentality

For it’s in our inherent biodiversity

That the hungry will be fed

It’s the garden of truth in our hearts

That will keep our encoded memories

From being bled, carried out in sterile labs

Where viruses are shot with intentional precision

Enacting double helix holocausts on seeds we are supposed to protect

Your poisoning of generations is a toxic war crime

Carried over from your shameful days

Of bombarding veterans and civilians with an an agent called orange

Whose children with disabilities have yet to see

Justice or healthcare in their daily sunrise

Your poisoning of future generations will go no further

For while capitalism feeds you

And sneaky Protection Acts shield your diabolical crew,

Well protect this Monsanto, I am boycotting you

Watch as consumers change this tide

And the world community will no longer abide

No one will care when your abominations are set ablaze

And this place will rejoice

As Indigenous seed weathers its last era of tyranny

Our desert beauty genetics are as strong as our memory

And only we know how to tend and mend,

This land where our spirit is rooted, deeper than you know

We must keep growing our own food, saving heirloom seeds

Keep demanding these basic rights

And at the very least,

change for mandatory gmo labeling is now in sight

Nature has our back, is creating round up resistant seed

Being classified by your people as a super weed

Immune to your poison, is a plant called amaranth

That has fed us through centuries of colonization

What a relief and realization

That we are indeed a living civilization

Adapting and growing amidst such violent supremacy

You can rage into oblivion, drowning in your own greed

Unless you accept your deep need

To be retaught lessons of balance with technology, that does not have to bleed

It is time for this first crop of a movement to flourish

For collective action to harvest truth on hallowed ground

Sweet fruit we inherited

Through natural law that cannot be patented

Spirit beings of all that is alive

Help us get through these times

And we’ll return to our sacred promise

Our rightful place, as stewards of creativity and land-based grace

We remember now, when it is time to become warriors

When our seed is threatened and you have hurt our mother

We’ll stand our ground,

Carry solid intention as we walk in mass

For this is our nation

With self-determination, a voice, and boundaries,

Where only those with souls

In the end shall pass.

Beata Tsosie-Peña, 2013

Luis Peña

Luis Peña
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The Daily Word in transgender rights, twisters in the US and an arrested "Worm"

Weather experts warn that more devastating weather can be expected on Monday after tornadoes ripped through the U.S. from Texas all the way to Minnesota on Sunday, May 19.

Yahoo buys Tumblr, promises not to "screw it up."

Kim case adds focus to how the feds probed a working journalist.

Miranda Pacheco, who killed a bicyclist three years ago, is in jail again for reckless driving.

DEA claims that marketing heroin to teens is making Albuquerque's drug problems worse.

Protest to take place on Monday morning for Damian Garcia, a transgender student at St. Pius High School, over which cap and gown he will wear on graduation day.

"Worm" arrested for alleged assault and throwing a rival's moped into the ocean ...

V.21 No.41 | 10/11/2012
Taking a break from the rigors of protesting
Maren Tarro

Freedom of Assembly

Preaching to the Prez

Christian groups shout mixed messages at the White House

By Maren Tarro
A coalition of Christian groups goes to Washington, D.C., to protest prayerfully.

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