Articles by Guest Writers

Actions: War or Peace with Iran?

Rep. Ted Lieu is still on the fence

Peace Action West and a host of affiliated groups are mobilizing concerned citizens to attend town hall meetings and demonstrations across the nation, to show strong support for the nuclear agreement and a new direction in U.S. foreign policy.

A City, in All Its Cruelty and Kindness

emergency room doctor

An Emergency-Room Doctor Witnesses the Extremes of the Community He Serves r. Twenty-Something is obviously in pain. His face is contorted and his right shoulder doesn’t look like his left. He’s wearing a tank top, and the complex and colorful tattoos across his upper torso don’t conceal the deformity of the top of his right […]

Gracias a la Vida!

Guillermo Gómez-Peña

Rudy Acuna: According to Guillermo, Western anthropologists are obsessed with authenticity. The authentic Indian, the authentic Mexico, the authentic Chicano. He found Mexicans less preoccupied with the question of authenticity.

We Must Stand Together and Demand Justice

Reverend Edward Pinkney

Reverend Edward Pinkney: Many supporters believe that I am being punished by the criminal Berrien County justice system and local authorities for opposing the Whirlpool Corporation’s plan to expand its hostile land takeover and to gentrify Benton Harbor to turn the area into a multi-million dollar golf resort and playground for tourists and the PGA elitists.

Justice 4 Ahjah

Justice 4 Ahjah

hjah Dixon was a young college student who had a passion for chess and a bright future ahead of her. Still grieving for the loss of her brother who died at the hands of the New York City Police, Ahjah moved to Corsicana, Texas to attend Navarro College. In her new environment, Ahjah found the […]

An Inmate’s Word to the Wise

Juvenile Offender

‘m Ronald, but the Streets know me as “Duke.” These days I’m called Brother Shabazz, due to my Muslim faith. I was born in South Central Los Angeles, raised in the Pueblo Projects, home of the Notorius 52 Bishop Blood Gang. Though we lived in the city, my mom (born in Alabama in 1929) and […]