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  • Helen Chavez, Widow of Civil Rights Activist Cesar Chavez, Dies at 88

    06/07/2016 11:09:47 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Jun 6, 2016
    Helen Chavez, the widow of civil rights leader Cesar Chavez, died Monday at a Bakersfield, California, hospital with many of her seven surviving children, 31 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren by her side, according to the United Farm Workers. She was 88. Helen Chavez helped her husband launch and sustain what became the first enduring farm workers union in the United States. She used her fierce determination to help change the lives of thousands of farm workers and millions of others who were inspired by La Causa, the UFW said on its Facebook page. "If it wasn't for her, Cesar would...
  • Navy secretary fires back at conservatives: Will name warships as I please; no politics involved

    05/18/2016 12:09:44 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 100 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rowan Scarborough
    <p>Navy Secretary Ray Mabus says in a letter that he has the power to name warships as he chooses, in response to a former Marine and congressman who charges he has politicized the process.</p> <p>Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican and House Armed Services Committee member, wrote Mr. Mabus to question the naming of an Arleigh Burke-class destroyer after former Sen. Carl Levin, Michigan Democrat and chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.</p>
  • ‘English only’ fight erupts at a Las Vegas caucus site when Dolores Huerta offers to translate

    02/22/2016 12:01:33 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 29 replies
    Veteran civil rights leader Dolores Huerta, an avid supporter of presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is accusing Bernie Sanders campaign staffers of preventing her from providing Spanish-language translation to voters who needed it at a Las Vegas caucus location during Saturday's Democratic primary. Huerta, who co-founded the National Farmworkers Association with late Cesar Chavez in the 1960s, told Univision reporter Fernando Peinado: "I don’t feel that Sanders' people respect our community. They stopped the people from having translation [services] in something as important as these caucuses that are taking place. They are showing that they don’t respect us." According to several...
  • A Book for the People of Ferguson -- And Oppressed People Everywhere (Book review & article)

    09/15/2014 2:59:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The American Prospect ^ | September 14, 2014 | Peter Dreier
    Fred Ross's change-making Axioms for Organizers is updated for the Internet age, and for a new generation battling discrimination and police brutality.Most residents of Ferguson, Missouri, have probably never heard of Fred Ross, Sr., but they could use his help now. Ferguson's population is two-thirds African American, but the mayor, almost all members of the city council and school board, and 95 percent of the police department is white, and in last year's municipal election only 7 percent of blacks came to the polls. Ross—perhaps the most influential (but little-known) community organizer in American history—had a successful career mobilizing people...
  • Who was Csar Chvez? Most Mexicans dont know

    05/01/2014 9:13:16 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    Assciated Prss ^ | May 1, 2014 9:44 PM EDT | Katherine Corcoran
    The title in Spanish of the new biopic movie about Csar Chvez sums up just how little known the Mexican-American labor leader is in Mexico. The movie that opened Thursday, Labor Day in Latin America, is called The Mexican who defied the United States, with a subtitle that translates as Who the hell is Csar Chvez?That Chvez is barely known in Mexico shocks most Americans. That he was a U.S. civil rights hero with streets, schools, parks and a day in his honor surprises many Mexicans. Most of the moviegoers interviewed before an afternoon showing of film in Mexico City...
  • State Board of Ed. Encourages Schools to Include Cesar Chavez into Social Studies Curriculum-MI

    02/25/2014 4:12:57 PM PST · by madison10 · 10 replies
    Michigan Government Website-Dept. of Education ^ | Feb. 13, 2014 | Michigan Dept. of Education
    State Board of Education Encourages Schools to Include Cesar Chavez into Social Studies Curriculum Contact: Martin Ackley, Director of Public and Governmental Affairs (517) 241-4395 Agency: Education February 13, 2014 LANSING The State Board of Education this week unanimously adopted a resolution honoring the late Cesar E. Chavez as an American hero, a civil rights leader, Latino, farm worker, and a labor leader; a religious and spiritual figure; a community servant and social entrepreneur; a crusader for nonviolent social change; and an environmentalist and consumer advocate. State Board member Lupe Ramos-Montigny initiated the resolution to honor the life, legacy...
  • Yakima council renames street for Medal of Honor recipient [then lawsuit threatened]

    09/04/2013 12:21:59 PM PDT · by kevcol · 18 replies
    Yakima Herald ^ | Sept 4, 2013 | Dan Catchpole
    Pendleton died in 1944 in Bardenburg, Germany, sacrificing himself to help knock out enemy machine guns that had pinned down his unit. The council first considered the petition which was backed by two veterans groups in August, but it hesitated when a resident objected, saying the city hadnt fairly considered his groups 2006 proposal to rename the street after civil rights and labor leader Cesar Chavez. Having determined that the city duly considered the earlier petition, the City Council passed the current proposal. But the resident who objected, Alonzo Marquez, accused the council of race discrimination, and threatened...
  • More Obamite Hypocrisy

    07/07/2013 8:23:15 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 2 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 7/7/13 | Bruce Karlson
    In 2009, Manuel Zelaya, a leftist thug, thief and business partner of Cesar Chavez was president of Honduras. He had long been mismanaging the nation via payoffs to supportive unions (sound familiar?), and was planning an illegal election to cement his power. There being no Constitutional method to remove him, both the Congress and the Judiciary asked the Military to assist in said removal. This they did and Vice President Roberto Micheletti took power as required by their Constitution. At no time did the military have powernot one second. The craven Obamites and all allies, SEIU, etc. demanded that the...
  • The Most Tragic April Fools Joke Ever

    04/02/2013 7:58:40 AM PDT · by Lazamataz · 65 replies
    Original Content | April 2, 2013 | By Laz A. Mataz
    On March 31st, Easter Sunday, Google posted as their logo-based 'Doodle' a picture honoring far-left union activist Cesar Chavez. This was done instead of honoring the most important Christian holiday in America. Predictably, this led to a large and vocal backlash of Christians and conservatives who were angered that Google paraded out a leftwing icon, rather than acknowledge their Holy Day. The next day, on April Fools Day, I posted this thread, "Google Apologizes to Christians For Easter Cesar Chavez 'Doodle'". Sadly, it was an April Fools Joke.... and while I was delighted at the number of people I fooled,...
  • Obama Delivers 117 Word Statement for Easter 664 Word Statement for Cesar Chavez Day

    04/01/2013 7:33:33 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Gateway ^ | March 31, 2013 | Jim Hoft
    Easter was on March 31st this year. So was Cesar Chavez Day. ... Everyone has their priorities.
  • Mika To Google On Chavez-Over-Easter Choice: Admit You 'Screwed Up'

    04/01/2013 5:08:04 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 25 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    That Mika Brzezinski is a dyed-in-the-wool liberal is well-known. Less publicized: the Morning Joe host is also a person of faith with traditional views on a number of subjects. So it actually shouldn't come as a great surprise that Brzezinski sided with those criticizing Google for its choice of devoting its homepage doodle yesterday to celebrating the birthday of Cesar Chavez, rather than honoring Easter. Said Mika on today's Morning Joe: "how about a statement one day that just says: 'we screwed up'?" View the video here.
  • Google takes Easter heat over Cesar Chavez doodle

    03/31/2013 3:18:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 49 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | March 31, 2013 | Brad Knickerbocker
    Rather than Easter, Google's doodle today commemorates farm labor leader Cesar Chavez's birthday. That's brought much criticism, although Chavez himself was a devout Christian. Google is taking heat for its Easter Sunday doodle that cartoon modification of its logo that changes from day to day. Today, the middle letter is a round portrait of the late migrant farm labor union leader Cesar Chavez. Like many such doodles, it comes on the birthday of the subject. Mr. Chavez was born March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. But appearing on Easter one of the holiest days for hundreds of millions...
  • On Easter Sunday, Google Posts Daily Proxy Celebrating Cesar Chavez's 86th Birthday

    03/31/2013 4:52:40 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 5 replies
    Google ^ | 31 Mar 13 | Google Staff
  • Obama to designate Chavez home as nat'l monument

    10/06/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 28 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | October 6, 2012 | GOSIA WOZNIACKA | Associated Press
    KEENE, Calif. (AP) Maria Ybarra's trailer is one of two left on the property that for over two decades was home to Latino labor leader Cesar Chavez and farmworkers like Ybarra who made up his movement. Today, the foothills of the Tehachapi mountains continue to house the United Farm Workers of America headquarters and memorials to Chavez, though farmworkers no longer live there. On Monday, during a campaign swing through California, President Barack Obama will designate 105 acres of the property as a national monument within the National Park system a move that could help shore up support...
  • Navy christens cargo ship named for Cesar Chavez

    05/06/2012 3:20:05 PM PDT · by SmithL · 48 replies
    The military has christened its newest cargo-ammunition ship for civil rights leader and labor activist Cesar Chavez, who served in the Navy during World War II.
  • Congress scolds Navy for controversial ship naming

    12/07/2011 3:53:07 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 37 replies
    KPCC ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | Staff
    Last week, Congress passed a massive $662 billion defense bill that may or may not be vetoed by the president because of a couple controversial provisions about the military's role in dealing with terror suspects. But also snuggled inside that huge bill was a very small provision from Missouri Congressman Roy Blunt. The amendment would require the Secretary of the Navy to "perform a study and seek recommendations to evaluate how Naval vessels are named." Blunt's provision is in response to the decision by the Secretary of the Navy last May to name one of its ships after famed labor...
  • Judge blocks naming San Antonio street for Cesar Chavez

    05/23/2011 5:40:41 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 14 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 23, 2011 | Jim Forsyth
    SAN ANTONIO A judge on Monday blocked the city of San Antonio from renaming a street after the late labor activist Cesar Chavez. The temporary restraining order from State District Judge Antonia Arteaga came just days after the City Council voted along ethnic lines to approve the name change. The proposal to rename Durango Street, one of the city's main streets, has divided a city where 61 percent of residents are Hispanic. "It is very important that we protect the integrity of our history, and that includes objecting to changing street names," said Bill Oliver, who represents the San...
  • (San Antonio) Council OKs renaming Durango (To Cesar Chavez)

    05/20/2011 7:15:04 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 9 replies
    San Antonio Express News ^ | 05/20/2011 | Josh Baugh
    In a vote that split down ethnic lines, the City Council on Thursday approved changing the name of Durango Boulevard in honor of civil rights activist and labor leader Csar Chvez. Though they all said Chvez should be honored in some meaningful way, none of the non-Latino council members Ivy Taylor, Reed Williams, Elisa Chan and John Clamp voted in favor of the proposal. The council's seven Hispanic members supported the initiative. Opposition vacillated from the pragmatic to the philosophical and included arguments that changing the street name would be too great a burden on residents and businesses,...
  • Sen Boxer cheers naming of the uss cesar chavez

    05/18/2011 9:18:44 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 5-18-11 | Caroline May
    While the idea of naming a U.S. Naval ship after labor leader Cesar Chavez has roiled some, California Democrat Sen. Barbara Boxer is thrilled that the activist will be receiving the honor. Boxer called Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus Tuesday to thank him for the decision. I applaud Secretary Mabus for continuing the Navys rich tradition of naming these supply ships after pioneers, explorers and visionaries by honoring Csar Chvez, who worked tirelessly to promote fair working conditions and equal rights for all Americans, Boxer said in a statement. This is a fitting tribute to Chvez, who served in...
  • Navy A-Port

    05/18/2011 5:48:16 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | May 18, 2011 | Staff
    Military: What's the U.S. Navy doing naming a ship after a leftist activist? If it wants to honor American Hispanics, there are scores of military heroes more worthy than Cesar Chavez. Apparently, even the military isn't immune to being reimaged into the Obama world view. It was announced Tuesday that Navy Secretary Ray Mabus, a former Democratic governor of Mississippi, had chosen to name a Navy cargo ship under construction in San Diego after the migrant labor leader. Chavez will join aviation pioneer Amelia Earhart, astronauts Alan Shepard and Wally Schirra, and assassinated civil rights hero Medgar Evers, whose names...