No Nos Adaptaremos
In the past two years since the presidential election, citizens of the United States and people in solidarity all over the world have showed their opposition to the Trump administration. The eyes of many have been opened to the extent of political corruption within the United States and the global capitalist system which it serves, as well as the systematic oppression that people all over the world face as a result. Social unrest has only grown. Everywhere there are protests, resistances, and people trying to create alternatives that serve their own communities, rather than the rich – even in the face of oppression, violence, and low-wage warfare tactics by the state to maintain the system of consumerism.
Extraction, migration, women’s rights, human rights, violence and discrimination are global issues that illuminate oppression by the system and the state. They are hidden with exclamations of "national security" and "economic growth", among other lies and empty promises. We must listen carefully and critically, not only to politicians, but to our neighbors and fellow world citizens.
No Nos Adaptaremos is a compilation of recent images captured in Washington, Oaxaca and Chiapas that attest to just some of the current struggles of the United States and Southern México, and share the testimonies of people who dream of a different world. Included are images from the International Women’s March, March for Our Lives, an annual People’s Tribunal outside of the Northwest Detention Center in Tacoma, WA, the Frente Popular en Defensa de Soconusco in Acacoyagua, Chiapas, and more.
Lindsey Dalthorp is a student of photography at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington. Lindsey works as a photographer for the city’s progressive newspaper, Works in Progress, where her photos have been featured multiple times on the cover and accompanying articles. Lindsey is currently living in Oaxaca City after a 3-month study abroad program in which she and her classmates were exposed to many of the economic, political, and social alternatives and resistances to global capitalism in Oaxaca and Chiapas, México.