Jack Payden-Travers: Our nation has the distinction of being the only country in the Western Hemisphere still carrying out executions.
Those who have faced it would definitely agree that to find a job with fair salary is a real challenge, even though this is an issue which admits of no delay.
Amber-Rose Howard: Convictions in the “land of the free” carry lifelong consequences which bind people to stagnant living. People are locked up and then set free, only to be locked out of society altogether.
John L. Walthen: The camp has grown again in support of the newly energized water protectors who have vowed to never leave until the government does what’s right. Stop DAPL.
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John L. Wathen: Dalrymple has imposed as many inhumane restrictions of the camps as he can in an attempt to evict people from Standing Rock in the dead of the North Dakota winter.
Ellen Linden: President Obama can not only order the work to stop, but he can also deploy the Army Corps of Engineers, or even the National Guard, to stop the violence being perpetrated by local, regional and state officials against the nonviolent protestors.
Stacy Bannerman: The Iraq War mistake forced my now ex-husband to serve two year-long tours in Iraq. His severe post-combat trauma led to a crystal meth addiction that cost me my home, my job, and everything I loved.
Rev. John Floberg: It is a justifiable reaction to defend sacred places. The Sioux, Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara and Cheyenne tribes know all of this acreage as a sacred place. The land and events that took place there is in their history.
Rachel Bruhnke: Fidel, history has absolved you. You left a country that is a beacon of resistance and hope and humanity that, despite the Empire’s blockade, too many of us have seen with our own eyes…and the cat, as they say, is out of the bag…:)
Forum on noncitizen voting Associate Professor of Political Science, Ronald Hayduk, San Francisco State University, author of the seminal work on noncitizen voting Democracy for All: Restoring Immigrant Voting Rights in the United States (Primary speaker) Larry Wilson, Editorial Page Editor, Pasadena Star News (Forum moderator) Dr. Victor Gonzalez, Co-Chair, Pasadenans Empowering Parental Participation in […]
onald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton to win the highest office of the land, President of the United States. For more on that race click TRUMP WINS. The second highest office in California on this November ballot was for the United States Senate. In California the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Senator Barbara Boxer will be […]
Karen Gonzalez: When the public defender told me my son was being charged as an adult because the crime was an “adult-like crime,” I was shocked and confused. My son was not an adult yet—why was the criminal justice treating him like one?