Monthly Archives: January 2015

Some Music Reflecting the 1980s

I’m feeling a bit nostalgic, so I thought I’d post some songs from my youth. Most people think of the 1980s as being a greedy materialistic time, but I remember a lot of political activism at that time. It was … Continue reading

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The Black Comix Art Festival

After I attended the Freedom Train festivities in Yerba Buena Park, I went to the Metreon to attend the Black Comix Art Festival. African American cartoonists gathered to sell their comic books and talk about their work. The previous day, … Continue reading

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The Freedom Train 2015

On January 19, 2015, I went on what is announced as being the last Freedom Train to commemorate the civil rights march from Selma to Montgomey, Alabama, in 1965. It was a very festive atmosphere, as many families of all … Continue reading

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The Cartoonists Rights Network International

Last week’s news about the deaths of 12 people of the Charlie Hebdo magazine has sent a shock wave in the political cartooning community. The death of the staff due to Charlie Hebdo’s cartoons by Islamic extremists is an assault … Continue reading

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The Old Testament Prophets and Social Justice

I’m reposting the last part of a blog I wrote in May 8, 2014. One of the great influences on the social justice traditions of Christians and Jews are the Old Testament Prophets. The Old Testament prophets had a strong … Continue reading

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The Gospel of Luke and Social Justice

A few weeks ago the Progressive Christian facebook group had an interesting discussion on the progressivism in the Bible. Someone asked the members of the group what they thought were the most progressive books in the Bible, also what were … Continue reading

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The Last Reception of Gallery Saratoga

In December 2014 Gallery Saratoga had its last reception. The gallery was founded in 1984 at a little shop in what is now called the El Paseo Shopping Center. A few years later they moved into downtown Saratoga. Many great … Continue reading

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