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Category: Politics

San Jose Joins National Pink Out Day After Republicans Push to Defund Planned Parenthood

With the House of Representatives pushing to defund Planned Parenthood, a national non-profit organization that provides health services and is used by close to 3 million Americans, San Jose residents joined the first-ever national Pink Out Day to support Planned Parenthood and reproductive freedom. Check out what folks had to say from the rally in front of a local Planned Parenthood clinic.

Dear Donald Trump - An Open Letter from Chingo Bling

Chingo Bling, artist and entrepreneur wrote an open letter thanking Donald Trump for what he says is motivation for Mexican people across the country to organize and mobilize. "Your statements have caused a deep thunder that is rippling from barrios in Norte Carolina to Liberal Kansas to the offices in Silicon Valley,"  he writes, "thank you for reminding us that we alone hold the power in our hands."

A Black Mother Moved to Action For Her Sons, When The Killing of Other Unarmed Black Young Men Is Too Much

A mother of two young sons is moved to action unable to continue to sit by and watch innocent lives being taken by those that are supposed to protect them. Ennaoj is determined to make a difference so that her boys know that their lives matter.

Remembering Antonio Guzman Lopez: Family of SJ State Police Shooting Death Holds Birthday Celebration

On November 15, 2014, Antonio Guzman Lopez's family gathered to celebrate what would have been his 39th birthday. In February of this year, Antonio was shot and killed by San Jose State Police officers Mike Santos and Frits Van Der Hoek. Antonio left behind his partner Laurie, and his children -- 5 year old Josiah and daughter Angelique. Almost 7 months later, the Santa Clara County District Attorney has yet to complete their investigation as to whether the shooting was justified. In the meantime, his family -- through the leadership of Laurie Valdez -- launched the Justice for Josiah campaign to seek accountability for their loved one's death. A humble man who loved his children above everything, Antonio was remembered last Saturday among family, community, and supporters who pledged to support Antonio's family through the long road ahead.

Shifting From Prisons To Schools: Redemption In California

Raj Jayadev writes how passing Proposition 47 may mean the redemption of California.

I’m not a Republican but I’m not a Liberal Either!

Writer Hector Gonzalez tells us about his politics through his experience and why he doesn't identify with a Republican nor a Liberal.

Performance, Art and Activism

A Panel Discussion on the Legacy of El Centro Cultural de la Gente. September 25, 2013, 6 to 7:30 PM Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Library

Iran's Fleeting Hope: Returning Home

I recently took a three week vacation to Iran. When people ask me how it was, I tell them it was awesome and can’t wait to go back.

San Jose Youth Speak On Election Results

Its a week after elections and change does not come over night. De-Bug asked youth what were there hopes, shocks, surprises, and just what they thought about the election results.

Going to the Gym Once Won’t Make You Buff, So Why Think Voting Once Every Four Years Makes You Politically Engaged?

Writer and organizer Shamako Noble, who has been traveling the country speaking to communities about their political futures during this election season, describes a new framework for what he calls, "political health."
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