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A May Day Rally in Mountain View, California – Part 2

On May 1 I took time time off work to attend two May Day rallies in the Mexican Heritage Center in San Jose and in Rengstorf Park in Mountain View. Both were fun events. I took lots of photos and … Continue reading

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A May Day Rally in San Jose, California – Part 1

May 1 was a rather busy day. That morning I was expecting to walk a picket line, but found out that the strike that was scheduled was called off. The Sunnyvale Employees Association and the City of Sunnyvale negotiated until … Continue reading

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A Climate Change Rally in San Jose, California, April 29, 2017

On Saturday, April 29, I was thinking of relaxing and spending the morning with my wife. When she told me that she was getting her hair cut, I thought maybe I can ride my bike to the Climate Change rally … Continue reading

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The Sunnyvale Employees Association Goes on Strike

This week members of the Sunnyvale Employees Association (SEA) met to discuss the current impasse with the City of Sunnyvale over a new labor contract. The SEA had been negotiating with the City for two years and have come to … Continue reading

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The Persecution of German Americans During World War I

This week I watched a wonderful PBS documentary on World War I titled The Great War. It talks about the war from the point of view of African Americans, Native Americans, women suffragists and the diverse spectrum of American society. … Continue reading

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Discussing Public Policy and Understanding Important Issues Facing the Nation

In this time, news stations like Fox News has injected a hyper partisan political climate that has caused a deterioration of civil discourse on the many important issues facing this nation. The sort of intellectual debate on ideas that are … Continue reading

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Protecting the Freedom of Speech of Those We Disagree With

In the past few months, one of the things that has given me hope during the first few weeks of the Trump administration is the passion of people who are engaging in protests and political rallies. There is a renewed … Continue reading

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