Aunque todo lo dicho no sea cierto, todo lo cierto no está dicho.

While not all that is said is true, not all that is truth is told.

Dangerous Discourse: When Progressives Sound like Demagogues

Faced with an ascendant extreme right wing, some progressives have yielded to the temptation of blaming our political predicament more on a foreign “enemy” than on powerful corporate forces at … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Fair for the Right Unfair for the Left; KTVU Newsman Plays Safe

In the weirdest interview (April 24/17) I ever saw by a professional journalist, KTVU’s Frank Sommerville interview of far-right extremist Ann Coulter, was an almost monologue lacking any substantial content … Continue reading

May 25, 2017 · Leave a comment

Piden que centros de trabajo sean santuario para trabajadores inmigrantes

En Emeryville se recordó el décimo aniversario de la lucha de los trabajadores del Hotel Woodfin y se alertó sobre las amenazas de redadas y abusos laborales. Por Fernando A. … Continue reading

April 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Orwellmare: Torturing Language to Put Best Light on Police & Presidents Misconduct

To bend words in the service of power. Muddied or needlessly complex writing is often a red flag that a writer wants to describe an event without assigning guilt or … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Ecuador: Gran victoria del progresismo con impacto regional

No se ha cerrado el ciclo progresista en America latina y no habrá retroceso hacia el infierno neoliberal. Emilio Marín. América Latina en Movimiento, ALAI. Abril 4, 2017 Ecuador: Gran … Continue reading

April 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Los dueños de Chile crecen … pero igual se quejan.

Los resultados contrastan con las constantes quejas y amenazas empresariales  de “recesión” y “baja de la inversión”.  Todo esto ocurre en un clima de creciente cuestionamiento al “modelo chileno”. Los perdedores … Continue reading

April 4, 2017 · Leave a comment

The War on Wolves Has Begun.

The Trump administration and the extremist-dominated Congress have rung the dinner bell for developers, ideologues, and others who see wildlife either as nuisances or fit only for target practice. They … Continue reading

March 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Vanishing Communities The world’s indigenous suicide crises.

Indigenous people generally have a lower life expectancy than their non-native counterparts, In the US, native Americans have the highest rates of suicide for any ethnic group for the 18 … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

David has art, Goliath has weapons

David has art, Goliath has weapons: A Requiem for the NEA Opinion by Fernando A. Torres   While “small” countries in our “backyard” increase their budget to support art and … Continue reading

March 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Undocumented Immigrants Pay Around $11.7 Billion in Taxes

Undocumented immigrants, like everyone else, pay sales and excise taxes when they purchase goods and services. They pay property taxes directly on their homes or indirectly as renters. Many also … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

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