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Oaxacan Teachers Fighting Education Refom - A History of Repression in Mexico

In Mexico the story of Oaxacan teachers protesting is not an incident, but rather a history of repression, explains Marco Jimenez. Last month a violent clash left an unconfirmed number of protesters dead and hundreds more injured. The ongoing fight for the free education of Mexico's poorest children is a battle that many have given their lives for as they attempt to halt education reforms that would effectively shutdown the much needed rural school system.

The Night Dance Explores the Sights and Sounds of Our City After Dark

This Week in Peace Chronicles the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This past week, The Dance of Peace explored the city at night, danced at Santana Row and is now also spreading the vibration of peace in Santa Cruz on Wednesday afternoons.

Pop Up Editorial: San Jose Students Rally Against Police Killings

On July 8th, high school students from East San Jose called for a march and protest in downtown to challenge police violence, nationally and locally. The latest victims of police violence include the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and Anthony Nuñez, an 18 year-old who was killed in San Jose by police on July 4th. De-Bug held a "Pop Up Editorial" discussion with the youth on what motivated them to march, and what changes they are calling for. De-Bug's pop up editorials are our new method of bringing what's going on in our community to the forefront of media. Rather then people coming to us, we ask content-driven questions at gatherings where the community naturally convenes, and share what they produce through various media forms.

You Must Shine as You

This Week in Peace Chronicles, the exciting adventures of San Jose's own Dancer of Peace, Khalilah Ramirez. Written under divine inspiration, the column contains true stories of peace encounters in your neighborhood. This past week, the Dance of Peace took part in the Rhythms of West Africa camp and got deep with the tiniest and most curios amongst us.

Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, and San Jose: The Bay Area Reacts To Ongoing Police Violence

Within the past couple of days there has been an uproar of police violence and lives lost, from Baton Rouge, Minneapolis, Fullerton, and sadly right in our city of San Jose. Here are some photos from this week of folks showing up for justice for those who've lost their lives.

Can't Be Brown Downtown, Why The East Side Needs Its Own Spaces

A recent experience at a local café left writer Jocelin thinking about the lack of spaces for youth of color and drawing links between the lack of welcoming spaces and the housing crisis.

Rising Rent: Teachers Can't Teach Here, Students Can't Learn Here

As teachers pack up their classrooms, the reality is that many students will not be coming back to class next year, the housing crisis affects not only students and their ability to learn, but many teachers share the struggle of staying in the communities they want to create the most impact in.

Stanford Law School Graduates Submit Letter to Reconsider Recall Effort of Judge Persky

The following letter was sent to Stanford University's Professor Michelle Dauber -- the law professor leading the recall campaign to remove Judge Aaron Persky. The letter was signed by 53 graduating Stanford Law students, representing nearly a third of the total class of 180 students.

Life Lessons Learned Working at San Jose's Flea Market

It's safe to say that if you grew up in San Jose, or the larger Bay Area, the San Jose Flea Market is a big deal. Now a fraction of the size, "La Pulga," as a lot of folks call it was to be shutdown back in 2010 to make way for BART in San Jose. Some of the vendors who remain reflect on what they've learned working in this unique place.

My Dungeon Shook Writing Workshop

In true DIY style and recognizing the power of writing, this zine is incredibly thoughtful and reflective of the intimate space created with genuine curiosity and vulnerability. Check out the first zine from the My Dungeon Shook writing workshops at downtown San Jose's LGBTQ Youthspace.
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