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Category: Politics

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."

When A Community Leader Is Falsely Arrested

When San Francisco Police officers falsely arrested 19 year old Latina superstar Elvira Zayas, they didn't realize how much community would come in force in efforts to support her release. While the trial continues, so does the support from the community of artists, community leaders, and caring members who fight for her arrival home.

A Haroldinho Communique: Justice for Alan Blueford

Shot to death by the Oakland Police Dept., Alan Blueford was a student just months away from high school graduation. This video highlights one of the community events held in his honor.

Raise the Wage Video Series - Elisha

This video features CAFE-J member Elisha St. Laurant, who has helped organize to put the proposal to raise San Jose's minimum wage to 10.00 an hour on the ballot. Elisha, a single mother, makes the case as to why poverty should not be tolerated in Silicon Valley. Video produced by Cesar Flores and Earvin Villaflor. Learn more about the campaign at: raisethewagesj.com.
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