Latest News: Posts Tagged ‘inside siglo xxi’


Wednesday, September 6th, 2023

“Surely we wouldn’t erect borders and checkpoints that force migrants to take precarious routes across oceans, seas, jungles, and narco-controlled territories? Surely we would not turn a blind eye to the assault, rape, kidnapping, slavery, and death to which this bordering policy directly leads?

That we learned nothing—and are willingly and knowingly doing all of the above, arguably with more sophisticated methods of containment than before—is shown, indisputably, by the 2022 book Inside Siglo XXI: Locked Up in Mexico’s Largest Immigration Detention Center. However, the novelty of Inside Siglo XXI is its recounting of another story, one that often goes unquestioned and is thus naturalized. It is the story of the author herself: US-born, Mexico-based Al Jazeera columnist Belén Fernández; a self-described globe-trotting, passport-privileged, and (to borrow her own words) nomadic “imperial emissary.”

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“Israel’s violence is open terrorism — stop calling it ‘clashes’” — INSIDE SIGLO XXI author Belén Fernández featured in Al Jazeera

Friday, April 7th, 2023

“Worshippers in Al Aqsa attacked, Gaza bombed again. But the Western media still equates the neck and the guillotine.”

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“Finding Solidarity in a Mexican Immigration Detention Center” — INSIDE SIGLO XXI by Belén Fernández reviewed by Jacobin

Saturday, March 18th, 2023

“Fernández possesses considerable literary gifts, but this book probably won’t get much mainstream attention. Even as discussion of domestic racism and economic inequality has gone mainstream, even after decades of US war crimes all across the globe, anti-imperialist analysis remains muted, even stigmatized. But if an engaging narrator and lively prose could help change that, Fernández would be that narrator and Inside Siglo XXI would be that book.”

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“Imperial hubris towards poorer nations can’t hide America’s own failures” — INSIDE SIGLO XXI author Belén Fernández writes for Al Jazeera

Saturday, August 20th, 2022

“The US advertises itself as being at the vanguard of global ‘development’, but the nation’s healthcare, poverty and other indicators suggest a policy of willful counterdevelopment instead… Such is the ironic nature of imperial power, it seems, that the global hegemon responsible for oppressing much of the third world must also keep a significant portion of its own populace in third-world conditions.”

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