The legendary community organizer influenced a generation of Latino civil-rights activists. But in OC, he was run out of town
[¡Ask a Mexican!] And what are some Mexican regional stereotypes of Mexicans?
Brandon FergusonUPDATE NOVEMBER 17, 2011 8:30 P.M.: The most amusing part about this evening's Occupy protest in front of John Wayne Airport was the bewildered faces of cranky business travelers as they wheeled their suitcases through chanting crowds on the way back to their cars. But widesp ... More >>
UPDATE: Protest is THIS FRIDAY. More information at the CIW's website--see you there!Original post Oct. 10, 10:30 a.m.: Earlier this summer, we reported on an anti-Trader Joe's campaign launched by the Coalition of Immokalee Workers, those Florida-based mensches who have done more to combat the f ... More >>
UPDATE, JUNE 29, 2:55 P.M.: The last line in Gov. Jerry Brown's letter addressed to state senators reads: "I am returning Senate Bill 104 without my signature."In the veto letter, Brown cites his past experience with farm labor legislation. He reminds the readers that in 1975 the nation's fi ... More >>
Alas, he can ignore it no more. Gov. Jerry Brown has to either sign or veto SB 104 by 11:59 p.m. tomorrow. The bill, which was introduced by Sen. Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento), would get rid of secret-ballot elections and implement a card-check method for farm workers deciding whethe ... More >>
UPDATE, APR. 1, 3:32 P.M.: The local Cesar Chavez Day celebration has been canceled according to organizers. ORIGINAL ITEM, MAR. 31, 2:40 P.M.: Cesar Chavez, the late labor leader of the United Farm Workers, would have turned 84 years old today had he not passed away in 1993. To mark the occasio ... More >>
[Moxley Confidential] Sal Tinajero says he has proof his opponent and former opponent were in cahoots
Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyCouncilman Sal TinajeroExcept for me and Sal Tinajero, the oversized, second-floor debate classroom at Fullerton Union High School was empty. Newspaper clips hailing Tinajero's success as a teacher (he was named National Teacher of the Year in 2005 by Hispanic magazi ... More >>
www.myspace.com/onedayasalionZack de la Rocha's One Day As A Lion is joining the already-stellar line up of human rights activist Dolores Huerta's 80th birthday, at a benefit concert at the Greek Theatre tomorrow. One Day As A Lion, which takes all the energy of Rage Against ... More >>
One of the few positive transformations in the Roman Catholic Church in the United States over the last half-century has been its increasingly Aztlanista tendencies. This trajectory was helped along in the late 1960s and 1970s by no less a priest than Roger Mahony, now cardinal of the Los Angeles ... More >>
[¡Ask a Mexican!] Historical ignorance leads to hate, hate leads to anger . . .
If you look at the logo of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association (OCHBA) to the left, you'll notice a take on the United Farm Workers' stylized Aztec eagle--a connection to its roots from the Chicano Movement, a reminder that la lucha continues in the present day, and a harbinger of the futu ... More >>
disneyisunfaithful.orgWhat would Walt do?The UniteHere Local 11 union is set to stage a fast, starting at 5 p.m., in front of Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa in Anaheim to bring attention to the workers unresolved contractual issues with the resort industry giant. A candlelight vigil w ... More >>
Remember Nativo Lopez? Guy called Larry who became radicalized during the 1960s, led renter strikes against SanTana slumlords during the 1980s, served on the SanTana Unified School Board during the 1990s, then was recalled for his conflict-of-influenza, amongst other sins in early 2004? He's spent t ... More >>
UFW legend Dolores Huerta wonders why her old friends who run the St. Joseph's hospitals have turned on their own workers
Earlier today, representatives from the Arizona Interfaith Network, Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform, Kansas City's El Centro and the United Farm Workers set up a teleconference call to argue why comprehensive immigration reform is necessary. They met under the name Coalition for Comprehensive Imm ... More >>
How do Mexicans get such ridiculous nicknames from seemingly normal names?
As if the once-proud United Farm Workers couldn't get any lamer (see tiny-ass picture below), along comes a UFW spring sale. "Sooner or later the march ends and you have to go home," goes their breathless pitch. "Bummer...but don't just sit there! You can still remember Cesar Chavez and support the ... More >>
There are few things lamer than Chicano yaktivists whining about negative coverage that shed light on sordid truths. It happened earlier this year when the Los Angeles Times published an epic four-part series on the once-proud United Farm Workers, an organization that went from the moral center of t ... More >>
'Nice Job Crapping All Over the Drummer, Bung-hole'
The United Farm Workers union, founded by the late Cesar Chavez, is firing back at the Los Angeles "By God" Times over last month's four-part series alleging all kinds of financial shenanigans and union ineffectiveness. But the UFW won't have that series' writer, Miriam Pawel, to kick around anymore ... More >>
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