Suicide. We just passed the 13 year anniversary of my father, Steven Joseph Lestelle, being killed by way of suicide on September 13th, 2003. I write this from the same island he was born on but which I have only recently come to know. I say he was killed by suicide and not that he […]Read More 13 year anniversary
Hello dear reader(s), I initially decided to write this post to share this piece I wrote and which I am sharing with students (high school) where I am teaching in order to explain my participation in the Day of Silence (Día de Silencio). Today is the last day of school before Spring break and so […]Read More Day of Silence + UH Mānoa Update + Playing to Live 2.0 coming soon!
So…ya that is happening. Still not sure if I will actually end up going or not but if you are curious to know more please read my Statement of Intentions and my Writing Sample “Playing to LIVE, NOT Living to Pay: Abolishing/Decolonizing Education and Cultivating (Under)Commons [Preliminary Notes]” (PDF; ODT; DOCX). Still going to be […]Read More Finished UH Mānoa graduate school application!
[READ IN ENGLISH] Lo siguiente es un boceto de un ensayo que va a ser parte de un libro que será una compilación de varios ensayos que tratan de la adicción, el alcohol, la contrainsurgencia, las drogas, el imperio y la revolución. Los comentarios son bienvenidos… De la Necesidad de Vengar el Suicidio de mi […]Read More De la Necesidad de Vengar el Suicidio de mi Padre: Adicción, Educación, Imperio y Dinero
[LEER EN ESPAÑOL] The following is a working draft of a piece that will appear in book that is a compilation of essays on the subject of addiction, alcohol, counterinsurgency, drugs, empire and revolution. Comments welcome. On the Need to Avenge My Father’s Suicide: Addiction, Education, Empire and Money (Cody Lestelle) “In a consumer society […]Read More On the Need to Avenge My Father’s Suicide: Addiction, Education, Empire and Money
[UPDATE: See letter to WA State politicians from Cecile Hansen, Chairwoman of the Duwamish Tribe of Indians sent November 1st, AFTER the passing of Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution. Click link for .pdf or see text at bottom of post] Last Monday, Indigenous Peoples’ Day resolution passed unanimously 9-0 in Seattle, WA. If you want […]Read More Indigenous Peoples Day; Toward the Abolition of Colonization and an End to All Genocides