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The 1% Cacique Democracy

The 1% Cacique Democracy

By: Armando Vazquez I was born 65 years ago in the small village of Ahualulco, Jalisco, Mexico. After the rains came a barren and foreboding valley was temporarily transformed into a magnificent tapestry of God’s green promise to all of us. It was a promise of a better life for the impoverished campesinos. But that […]

From Oxnard to Ferguson: Your Pain is Our Pain, Your Fight is Our Fight; Only the People Can Defend the People!

From Oxnard to Ferguson: Your Pain is Our Pain, Your Fight is Our Fight; Only the People Can Defend the People!

By Collectivo Todo Poder al Pueblo  Editor’s note: This was sent to us by the local protest organization above and also appears on their web site here. The staff at Citizensjournal.us believes it is important to air and discuss diverse viewpoints.   Haga clic aquí para español “Only in America can a dead black boy go […]

I am thankful my Chicano sons are alive

I am thankful my Chicano sons are alive

I am the father of two young Chicano males. If they approached you, certainly you could mistake them for being Mexican, yet they are as American as any blued-eyed blond-hair kid  they went to high school with about a decade ago. My two brown Chicano kids survived/lived through their somewhat turbulent and chaotic adolescent years […]

Support Carbon Fee and Dividend—Charge energy companies for their C02

Support  Carbon Fee and Dividend—Charge energy companies for their C02

As a voter in CA’s 26th District, I want to congratulate Julia Brownley, our newly re-elected representative in Congress. I‘d also like to express the sincere hope that with the election behind us, Congress will start to do some real work. I especially want progress on an issue that worries me and many other voters: […]

Stop Fracking in California

Stop Fracking in California

      By Naomi Fisher Awhile back it was announced on TV News that a bill is being introduced to stop fracking in California. The announcer said: “It is a fact that fracking causes earthquakes. It is a fact that fracking uses enough water to supply a city for a year.” (The size of […]

Stop corporations from wasting precious water

Stop corporations from wasting precious water

      By Naomi Fisher Californians, we have to accept the fact that Southern California is primarily a semi-arid climate. Right now, that climate is in a disastrous drought. As many of you know, the first four basic needs to survive on this earth are: #1 Air, #2 Water, #3 Food, #4 Shelter. Presently, […]

Finding the balanced sources for voting information

Finding the balanced sources for voting information

      By Jim Sullivan Thomas Jefferson once said “An educated citizenry is a vital requisite for our survival as a free people.”  He meant that in order for democracy to succeed, citizens must be informed.   Even though our country is much larger today than in Jefferson’s time, and political issues more complex, Jefferson’s […]

Dharma the Cat – Philosphy with Fur

Dharma the Cat – Philosphy with Fur

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Exercising Rights, or Just Not Right?

Exercising Rights, or Just Not Right?

This morning I received another in a string of e-mails exhorting me to enter a contest to win a terrific prize.  Well “contest” implies competition; in this case, ambulance it’s nothing more than a luck-of-the-draw chance to be selected to receive this unusual  prize.  One chance in…how many?  Tens of thousands?  Hundreds?  A couple million, […]

Dirty tricks and politics–the GOP vs the Tea Party

Dirty tricks and politics–the GOP vs the Tea Party

  .   HERE’S HOW THE REPUBLICAN PARTY’S DIRTY ELECTION TRICKS WORKS: “The scope of the effort to suppress activist-backed candidates has been broader and costlier than is widely understood, covering at least 20 House and Senate primaries from North Carolina to California, and from coastal Mississippi to the outer tip of Long Island. The […]