Down and Out In The Land of Opportunity: Hucksters Paradise

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Editor’s Note: This is part three of “Where Would I Fit Into Romney-Ryan’s New Economy?” series of what it is like being part of the 47% that Mitt Romney said he doesn’t “worry” about, and of the Americans Ryan has called “moochers.” Now that the election is over, I decided to change title. This series […]

Happy Cesar Chavez Day

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Today, we celebrate Cesar Chavez’s birthday. Since 2000, only eight states have made this day a holiday – Arizona, California, Colorado, Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Utah, and Wisconsin. In Washington, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and others have pushed for a federal holiday since Chávez’s death in 1993. Chávez stood for equality, justice, and […]

Losing Our Humanity: YouTubing A Woman’s Rape

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Violence affects the lives of millions of women worldwide. It continues to be a global epidemic that kills, tortures, and maims – physically, psychologically, sexually and economically. It is one of the most pervasive of human rights violations, denying women and girls equality, security, dignity, self-worth, and their right to enjoy fundamental freedoms. Rape is […]

The Real Legacy of César Chávez

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I am compelled to write this post because I can no longer stay silent on one of the greatest injustices being done towards César Estrada Chávez – the greatest leader for la causa of his generation, next to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and Bobby Kennedy. I cannot let this travesty continue. César Chávez made […]

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