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Published in Ban This! (An Anthology)

One of my pieces was published in this anthology. For those that keep up with this blog, I’ve been really busy, but hope to post something soon. I wanted to write on the framework for “handouts” versus “human rights,” and maybe the Chick-Fil-A controversery. Order the book on Amazon, if you are interested. Book Description: [...]

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La Raza Justice Movement Remains Concerned With Section 2(b) of SB 1070

La Raza Justice Movement applauds the decision by the Supreme Court strike down key provisions of Arizona’s SB 1070. As recently as April, the following was reported by NPR: “Outside after the argument, Arizona’s governor was asked if, in fact, the state does have plans for a mass incarceration of the estimated 400,000 illegal immigrants [...]

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Librotraficantes: Trafficking Forbidden Knowledge To Arizona

  For Immediate Release                                                                              January 24, 2012                                                                                               CONTACT: Tony Diaz, Nuestra Palabra Director AztecMuse@aol.com    Houston writers & activists organize a caravan of Librotraficantes to smuggle contraband books back into Arizona! Houston, Texas – Local literary nonprofit Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say is organizing The Librotraficantes Banned Book Caravan from Houston, Texas to [...]

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Vicente Fernandez

Recently, Vicente Fernandez has come under intense criticism for his decision to sign a three-year contract with Budweiser, a company on a nationwide boycott list for its support for Arizona’s Senator John McCain. McCain is an ardent supporter of harsh anti-immigrant laws like the now-notorious Arizona SB 1070. Human right’s groups are also criticizing Fernandez [...]

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Arizona to issue special, undocumented birth certificates

“This is how the man does it, and if you don’ t wake up and find out how he does it, I tell you, they’ll be building gas chambers and gas ovens pretty soon– I don’t mean those kind you’ve got at home in your kitchen– [and] you’ll be in one of them, just like [...]

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Enjoyed The Protest Today

I enjoyed the protest today. I posted a little about it at El Pueblo’s Online edition, along with more pics. Houston United (HoustonUnido.org) protested in front of Houston’s Clear Channel offices. They were protesting Arizona-style bills proposed by State Representative Riddle, and the racist, slanted rhetoric found on 740 AM. Michael Berry, a Clear Channel [...]

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Current Events

I was asked to comment this week on a couple of issues on the immigration front, and on the so-called Latino movement in general.  Employers Debbie Riddle (also known as La Bruja in our community) recently filed a bill which would make felons out of people who have employed undocumented workers.  Under the bill, it [...]

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Gringos Don’t Like To Be Questioned About Their Papers After All

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Protesting SB1070 Arizona Law

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Ammo For Those Fighting The Texas Curriculum Changes

Mexican American Studies, the Social Justice Education Project and Critically Compassionate Intellectualism   The Social Justice Education Project (SJEP) and our Critically Compassionate Intellectualism model have and are showing profound effects on academic success, graduation rates, and participation in post-secondary education. Evaluation already in place determined the following information for the students who participated in [...]

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