The Daily Populous

Saturday December 11st, 2021 day edition

image for Latino civil rights organization drops 'Latinx' from official communication

Domingo García, president of the League of United Latin American Citizens, the nation's oldest Latino civil rights organization, has instructed staff and board members to drop the word "Latinx" from the group's official communications.

"Let's stop using Latinx in all official communications," García said, adding that it's "very unliked" by almost all Latinos.

"I don't know of any abuelita (grandmother) that calls her granddaughter, 'Hey you Latinx, I'm going to throw you the chancla (flip-flop).'

LULAC does not oppose people and groups that self-identify with Latinx, Mexican American, Latino or other terms, Garcia said.

But as a national civil rights organization trying to appeal to as many Latinos and Hispanics as possible, LULAC needs to keep the term that everybody uses in everyday speech, he said.

Latinx is often seen as a generational term, used by younger Latinos as they have sought to define their activism, greater gender inclusiveness and multiculturalism and their movement for civil rights and immigration rights.

LULAC was founded in 1929 and is the oldest Latino civil rights organization in the United States. »

'I couldn’t kill innocent people': Myanmar soldiers defect to join resistance

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An estimated 2,000 soldiers have defected from the military currently ruling Myanmar, according to figures from the resistance.

The 30-year-old was part of a group of some 10 soldiers forcing their way into homes in southeast Yangon, the capital of Myanmar.

Now, five months later, he lives in hiding in the jungle near the border between Myanmar and Thailand. »

Don’t Sell Out Ukraine

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History shows that pledges of neutrality by Ukraine or any other country in the region do nothing to abate Putin’s appetite; rather, they feed it.

In early 2014, Russia invaded Ukraine, occupied Crimea, and launched a deadly war in the Donbas.

Ukraine’s partners signaled staunch support for Ukraine in public and behind closed doors, and Moscow was forced to ease tensions. »

Explosive PowerPoint presentation detailing plan to overturn election for Trump discovered by Jan 6 committee

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In a tweet posted late on Thursday, Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar called the document “a plan for a coup”.

The claims in this PowerPoint slide match those made by Sidney Powell during an infamous 19 November press conference at Republican National Committee headquarters (Unknown).

The third ‘option for 6 January’ listed on this slide matches a plan put forth by Texas senator Ted Cruz (Unknown). »

Military Spending Should Get the Exact Same Scrutiny That the Build Back Better Bill Gets

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The Pentagon spending bill sailed through the House this week, 363-70, and it will likely sail through the Senate by tomorrow.

If you're keeping score at home, the bigger annual spending bill without tax revenue to offset it is not an inflation concern.

As it stands, the media is working overtime to help manufacture consent for military spending and manufacture opposition to social spending. »