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By Ralph Armbruster-Sandoval (October 6, 2021) Hispanic Heritage Month initially came into being in 1968 during the height of social unrest in the United States and around the world. 1968 was year that Chicanx high school students in East LA walked out of their classes to demand what we would call Chicana/o Studies today and ..
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By Zakk Flash (March 25, 2020) We’re going to see some serious supply chain problems as my fellow “essential workers” and I fall sick. Workplace protections have never been good in most industries; I’m grateful for the Teamsters collective bargaining agreement that I work under that gives me a bit more security. Unions are going to be ..
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By Marc Cooper (March 4, 2020) Sanders comes out of Super Tuesday an underdog (much to my dismay). While he needed to finish with a 200-300 delegate advantage to stay clearly and firmly in front, it is now projected that Sanders — under the best realistic finish in California– will finish about 25-30 delegates BEHIND ..
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By Ana Castillo (October 15, 2018) When catastrophic natural disasters devastate towns and islands & the president doesn’t bother to make an appearance with sincere condolences, instead chooses to attend campaign fund raisers and nationalist rallies, continues to mock minorities, the disabled and disenfranchised, routinely lies, dismisses abused women, and ignores the suffering of children, ..
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By S. (April 23, 2018) Dear White America, We have a communication problem. You are getting better at listening. In the past you’ve blamed us for not communicating to you in a manner that would facilitate you listening. We were too angry, too quiet, too loud, politically inconvenient, self-centered, stuck in victim mindset. Finally, thanks ..
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By Irami Osei-Frimpong (January 10, 2018) There is a nice section in Kant’s Toward Perpetual Peace that runs like this: “Both philanthropy and respect for the rights of the human being are duties; but the former is only conditional duty whereas the latter is unconditional duty, commanding absolutely, and whoever wants to give himself up ..
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  By Adam Hefty (July 20, 2016) – Incredibly privileged gay white man comfortably speaking for all the oppressed? Just no. – Acting as though political change in the US progresses in some gradual, arithmetic way from local races to national races? Just no. (How could anyone think this after just watching the Bernie Sanders ..
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(July 19, 2016) Phoenix Calida: So um, I get all the jokes about Melania plagiarizing. But can I please just point out that the speech in question was about the moral and ethical superiority of capitalism and boot strapping? And both white republicans AND white liberals couldn’t stop jizzing themselves over the greatness of the ..
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By Joseph Orosco (July 13, 2016) Last week, I wrote that tackling the problem of police violence was going to be difficult without altering legal standards around the use of deadly force. I used the example of Missouri’s laws which shielded Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson. Some people contacted ..
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By. S. Brian Willson (July 13, 2016) As a criminologist I find it instructive to place police brutality in its historical perspective (it is not an aberration). For example: (1) The 1968 “Walker Report: Rights in Conflict” examined the civil disturbances (“rioting” at the DNC in Chicago, Aug, 22-29). It took more than 20,000 pages ..
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