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Category: Law & Justice

The Crushing Sense of Nobodiness

Part one of an essay by local artist Rich Gutierrez on the rejection of white supremacy throughout the nation's past, linking struggles not only at home but internationally and stepping up to resist again and again.

White People: To Be Silent Is To Consent

With Thanksgiving upon us, writer Andrew Bigelow is anticipating the opportunities young white folks will have to speak up and respond with accountability to the moment, when silence is consent to white supremacy.

Water is Life: The Most Grounded and Peaceful Movement I’ve Seen

Isabella Zizi is Northern Cheyenne Arikara and Muskogee Creek and a life long Richmond resident, she is one of they youngest members of Idle No More SF Bay and helped to organize the Nov. 15th direct action in San Francisco to deliver a letter to the Army Corps of Engineers office.

Q&A: UC President On Election Results, Enrollment and Future Funding

As the University of California prepares to welcome its most diverse class ever, UC President Janet Napolitano says there are a lot of questions about how Donald Trump's presidency will impact the university.

What Immigrant Communities Can Do to Prepare for Trump

Here is what immigrant communities need to know in light of a Donald Trump victory, from advocates on a national press call organized by New America Media and Ready California, a coalition of nonprofits that serve immigrant communities. First published on New America Media.

Electing the Tyrant: Parallels Between the Romans, Mexico's Conquest and US Democracy

An essay on democracy's history and its implications in the aftermath of a Donald Trump victory.

My Son is an American Veteran Who is Abused in an American Jail

When his son became incarcerated in the Santa Clara County Jail, he assumed the jail would be progressive given its Bay Area location. But after seeing his son shackled and suffering mentally and physically from the treatment by correctional officers, he sees the jail as a disturbing and dangerous place to house someone who hasn't even ben convicted of a crime. There are an estimated 181,000 veterans currently incarcerated nationally.

How a Teacher and DACA Recipient Gathers his Classroom After Elections

Fearing that next year he might not even be a teacher anymore, Cesar Juarez holds space for his high school students to reflect together following the Presidential Election results.

A DACA Recipient's Horrified Viewing of a Trump Election

Cecilia Chavez never imagined that Donald Trump could be elected President of the United States. Here she chronicles what last night looked and felt like to a DACA recipient, a mom, and a mixed status family.

Poem To Celeste Guap and the Millions of Other Girls & Womyn on Mother Earth

Inspired to reach out to not only the young woman at the center of the Oakland sex trafficking scandal, but to other women survivors of all types of assaults Jocelin wrote this piece as a letter to all Womyn from the voices of all Womyn.
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