Monthly Archives: November 2010

Reflections on Thanksgiving

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  Every Thanksgiving I make a point of reflecting on the genocide that befell Native Americans when Europeans came to the Western Hemisphere.  In Mexico alone, when Cortes arrived, it is estimated that there were approximately … Continue reading

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Arizona: To Boycott or Not to Boycott

I appeared yesterday on CBS Channel 9, KCAL television, representing the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) denouncing Edmund G. “Jerry” Brown, Jr., Governor Elect of California, for violating the boycott of Arizona.  As time permitted, I made it … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to the Pieman (Aron Kay)!

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:   Yesterday, November 14, was the birthday of my great old friend Aron Kay.  Also known as “The Pieman,” Aron was famous for getting in the faces of the high and mighty, literally.  He threw … Continue reading

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Discrimination at Los Angeles Mission College

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  An MTF (Male To Female) transgender student at Los Angeles Mission College in Sylmar requested on the first day of her new class that the instructor call her by her newly adopted female name rather … Continue reading

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City of Los Angeles Faces More Allegations of Discrimination

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  A series of meetings have taken place between Los Angeles City management and Personnel Department workers with representatives of civil rights organizations and African American employees seeking to redress and stop what they see as … Continue reading

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Fred Martinez Jr.: Another Matthew Shepard

A Native American Matthew Shepard Fred Martinez, Jr. was a Navajo “nadleehi,” or male with a feminine spirit.  In traditional Navajo and other Native American cultures, male and female are not the only genders; there are males with male spirits, … Continue reading

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Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani Face Death by Stoning in Iran

Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani faces imminent death by stoning for a conviction by Iranian authorities of adultery. If you believe in basic human rights you should email, call, or fax the Iranian Mission to the United Nations with the following message: … Continue reading

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Andy Furillo: a courageous reporter

Leave Blank:Do Not Change:Your email:  The Sacramento District of the California Association of Licensed Investigators (CALI) will be hearing from Sacramento Bee reporter Andy Furillo on November 18, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. at the TRE restaurant, 1212 Howe Ave, Sacramento.  … Continue reading

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