"Loukanikos" internationally known as the "Riot Dog" passed away today in Athens at the age of 10. His health was adversely affected by police asphyxiating gas and from being kicked from police, forcing him to “retire” from active protest about two years ago.
“He was on the couch sleeping, when suddenly his heart stopped beating”.
Farewell our comrade
Today, I will greet the sun as my relative and give the morning my full attention.
I will say “I love you” into the mirror and draw my eyeliner extra straight.
I will not call myself fat because everything in my closet will look good on me.
I will rock my huge Latina hips like the blessing they are.
Watch out! I might even wear heels.
Today, I will not hand out one unnecessary apology. Today, I will be Chingona!
-By Yreina Flores Ortiz
CHICANA FEMINISM, also referred to as Xicanisma, is an ideology based on the rejection of the traditional “household” role of a Mexican-American woman. It challenges the stereotypes of women across the lines of gender, ethnicity, class, race, and sexuality. Most importantly, it serves as a middle ground between the Chicano Movement and the Women’s Liberation Movement.