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Things That I Love About America: Pete Seeger

One of the people that makes me most proud of being an American is Pete Seeger. Pete Seeger is one of my biggest heroes. He was a folk singer who believed in the power of music to help in the … Continue reading

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Filipino Americans and the Farm Labor Movement

Recently a movie about Cesar Chavez came out that documents the life of Cesar Chavez and his role in the Delano Grape Strike of 1965. I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I’ve read that it’s a good movie. One … Continue reading

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Jesse Jackson, Michigan Pastors and the Right-To-Work Prostests

Recently, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation to prohibit unions from requiring workers to pay dues or representation fees, even if they are covered by union contracts. For the past few years, unions have been losing political fights with Republican … Continue reading

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Jasper and the Cop

I thought up the idea for this cartoon after reading an article in the San Jose Mercury News by Sean Webby about the spike in sick calls in the San Jose police department this year. This year the police department … Continue reading

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Ralph Fasanella- Artist of the Worker

I discovered Ralph Fasanella in the pages of Smithsonian magazine sometime in the 1990s.  The article talked about a man who worked in a gas station by day, and painted wonderful works of art by night.  His paintings were colorful … Continue reading

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