Hafa na Klasen Liberasion?
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Hafa na Klasen Liberasion?

Its that time of year on Guam, where perceived Chamorro debts to the United States balloon out of control and Chamorro attempts to prove their understanding and love for their debts and subordination appear to reach such maddeningly levels that what they owe to the United States seems to become infinite and eternal. Sina ta … Continue reading

Kobransa
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Kobransa

I wrote a few days ago about “Liberation Day” and the debt that has been formed because of it, and how that debt has come to take over so much of Chamorro history and consciousness. It has trapped the Chamorro in a particular context, in a particular relationship to the United States and therefore has … Continue reading

Protest Culture
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Protest Culture

When the protest group Nasion Chamoru first emerged decades ago it created a conflict in the minds of people on Guam. On the one hand you had a group of people who were emphatically embodying “Chamorro” things. They were speaking Chamorro, fighting for Chamorro lands and Chamorro rights, and even sometimes sported ancient Chamorro jewelry. … Continue reading