Representative Don Young (R-Alaska) has never struck me as a particularly smart politician and is prone to committing gaffes and making awkward “Oops” statements. Well, he’s done it again only this time the objects of his derisive rhetoric were not climate scientists, environmentalists, or liberal voters and politicians. The only difference this time was the … Continue reading
“I hate illegals.” That is what Congressman Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif.) told an 18 year-old undocumented college student who was visiting him during his office hours. Jessica Bravo, a DREAMer from Mexico, had gone to the Representative’s office to share her life experiences with the hope of persuading him to vote for comprehensive immigration reform with … Continue reading
*Editor’s Note: Remember, those “well regulated Militias” that the patriots are so in love with were used to wage war on brown and black people. Some things never change. Let me start with some of the blind spots: Largely absent in this discussion is the fact that the majority of victims of gun violence are … Continue reading
Despite the political rhetoric, America is not defined by its division into red and blue states, but by its addiction to imperialism, exceptionalism and a military budget that positions it as The United States of War. In the United States, Arizona has come to represent many things; a super-magnet for the ignorant, the backward and … Continue reading
I have been an activist for over fifty years so I can safely say that I have participated in my share of controversies. I remember some that were particularly acrimonious. When I first joined the faculty at San Fernando State College (now California State University at Northridge) a white member of the faculty remarked that … Continue reading
“A lot of angry, militant white men on the border sitting like hunters,” a former detective warns, as the number of unsolved murders piles up. The mountains near here rise as jagged and unforgiving obstacles on the horizon for immigrants and smugglers who cross the border by moonlight and make their way northward along the … Continue reading
A movement to oust Joe Arpaio, America’s self-proclaimed “toughest sheriff,” from office continues to gain momentum in Arizona. Actions range from a Latino voter mobilization to an infusion of support from out-of-state groups helping run anti-Joe Arpaio radio ads on Spanish radio.
Seemingly few people realize that when the state came after Ethnic Studies in Arizona a few years ago, it was because the state deemed Raza Studies to be outside of western civilization.
The official internet screening for Under Arpaio. WATCH NOW and share with others this non-commercial and grassroots independent documentary from Pan Left Productions. This is the harrowing story of a community fighting the struggle against America’s notorious Sheriff Joe Arpaio. These are people seldom seen in the media and who have been working for justice … Continue reading
Ema Cervantes spends most of her time driving all over town to clean houses when she is not ensuring that everything is going well at the flower-shop she owns with her six children.