Volume XXIX Number 35 September 2, 2005

FrontPage Stories


Information Day to Latinos
Text and Photos by Luis Alonso Pérez
After more than three years of war in Iraq, the number of soldiers injured or killed during combat has gradually increased, and recruiting has steadily dropped, leading to the creation of aggressive high-budget recruiting campaigns, aimed directly to low income high school students who can’t afford to go to college.


Día de información a los Latinos
Fotos y texto por Luis Alonso Pérez
A más de tres años de guerra en Irak, el número de soldados heridos o muertos en combate se ha incrementado gradualmente y el número de reclutamientos ha descendido considerablemente, lo que ha llevado a la creación de campañas de reclutamiento agresivas y de alto presupuesto, dirigidas específicamente a los estudiantes de preparatoria de bajos ingresos que no pueden pagar una educación universitaria.


1970: Chicano Moratorium - 2005: Latinos for Peace
Open letter, petition drive launched to demand U.S. troop withdrawal from Iraq
By Rosalio Muñoz
Thirty-five years ago, on Aug. 29, 1970, some 25,000-30,000 people, mostly Mexican Americans, marched through the heart of the East Los Angeles barrios protesting the war in Vietnam. It was the largest Mexican American political demonstration ever until Cesar Chavez’s funeral in 1993. It was a time when young working-class Chicanos and Latinos were beginning to refuse to go to Vietnam, and those on the front lines, along with African American and white soldiers, began to resist the Pentagon’s orders.


Stories

Immigration Reform Must Seize Moral Ground, Says Texas Lawmaker
By Sandip Roy and Rene Ciria-Cruz
Question: What’s the cornerstone of your immigration reform bill?


Ethnic Media Try To Diffuse Black-Latino Tensions in L.A.
By Elena Shore and Donal Brown
LOS ANGELES — Black and Latino media are training the spotlight on the state of relations between blacks and Latinos in this increasingly Hispanic city, in an effort to diffuse sensationalism in the coverage of thorny problems between the two communities.


No Border Encuentro
Photos and text by Luis Alonso Pérez
A world without borders. Now, more than ever, it’s very hard to imagine.


Una Ojeada a Chiapas y su Diversidad y Conflicto Religioso Actual en una Interesante Conferencia
Por: Paco Zavala
Hablar de las etnias mexicanas como los aztecas, chichimecas, toltecas, zapotecas, otomíes, tzotziles, mayas, mayos, yaquis, etc. su historia, su desigualdad, su marginación y todos los tópicos concernientes o vinculados con ellos hasta llegar hoy en día a su marginación y su casi extinción es un tema muy complicado y extenso.


LA COLUMNA VERTEBRAL
Por Luisa Fernanda Montero
Alcohol y gasolina: una mezcla explosiva
Las estadísticas, suelen dar una idea clara de lo que pasa, pero no la dan completa, porque no pueden cuantificar el sufrimiento.


Vista Girl Scout Honored with Citizenship Award
Senior Girl Scout Elena Gomez of Vista has earned the prestigious James S. Copley Citizenship Award for “exemplary participation in community life.” Gomez, an honors student who graduated from Rancho Buena Vista High School in June, has been a Girl Scout for 12 years. She was one of four San Diego, Imperial Council Girl Scouts honored at a San Diego Rotary Club luncheon on August 25.


ON THE OPENING
OF THE NEW NATIONAL CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY

By Adolfo Guzman Lopez
For Anne Campbell and all the other residents of National City



In Memory of Marco Anguiano
By Pablo Jaime Sainz
If you pass by Chicano Park this weekend, you’re going to see the Mexican flag and the park’s own flag raised on the air.


En Memoria de Marco Anguiano
Por Pablo Jaime Sainz
Si usted pasa por el Parque Chicano, va a ver una bandera mexicana y la bandera del propio parque volando alto en el aire.



Editorials

Editorial:
School Days! School Days! Are Back!
Parents, county-wide have a smile on their faces as they happily trot through the shopping malls with their little darlings in tow! One cannot help but see the radiant smiles on their faces, as they happily walk through store after store buying the latest back-to-school fashions for their little darlings! Soon, very soon, peace and tranquility will return to the family hearth and Mama can go back to watching her favorite noon time Soap Opera! It’s now vacation time for the Mama’s and Papa’s of the Nation.


Commentary:
White People’s Burden
By Robert Jensen
The United States is a white country. By that I don’t just mean that the majority of its citizens are white, though they are (for now but not forever). What makes the United States white is not the fact that most Americans are white but the assumption — especially by people with power — that American equals white. Those people don’t say it outright. It comes out in subtle ways. Or, sometimes, in ways not so subtle.


Commentary:
Mounting Border Problems Cause for New Migration Policy
By Talli Nauman
Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff’s pledge Aug. 24 to strengthen law and order on the U.S.-Mexico border was a response to recent demands for a more rational approach to migration problems. But it was a slap in the face to protagonists of the authentic resolution of U.S. conflicts over migration policy.


Comentario:
La Precipitación Económica de Katrina
Por Humberto Caspa
El diluvio de Katrina encaró fuertemente sobre los estados de Alabama, Mississippi y Louisiana, dejando a las zonas urbanas y rurales de esta región encharcadas por toneladas de agua. Nueva Orleáns tiene el aspecto lúgubre de una ciudad flotante, con calles convertidas en ríos, edificios empantanados y gente totalmente agobiada por la situación. El panorama es conmovedor y caótico. A pesar de que Katrina afectó físicamente a los habitantes sureños, las consecuencias económicas de éste fenómeno meteorológico la compartiremos todos nosotros.


Comentario:
El color del Dinero:
Riesgo de la pobreza deslustre el Mito De los “Años De Oro” Para mujeres Hispanas y Africano-Americanas

Por Teresa Heinz, Presidenta de la Junta Directiva, Heinz Filantropía para la Familia y
Jeffrey Lewis, Presidente, Heinz Filantropía para la Familia
El temor más grande para mujeres de color mirando hacia la vejéz es que nunca podrán parar de trabajar. La muerte, más bien que la jubilación, es la única línea final delante de ellas. Aunque están proporcionando ayuda financiera para sus familias extendidas, las mujeres de color se preocupan que nadie — y ningunos ahorros — estarán allí para ellas en su futuro.


Tezozomoc Speaks
This weekend, we say goodbye, to our friend, Marco Anguiano. Marco passed away from Cancer. He was one of the good-guys who will be sorely missed. The Chicano community will be a little worse off without him. Adios Amigo!


Etc. Etc. Etc.
Entertainment,
Reviews, Sporting news, and other tid bits

Se rindió un Homenaje a Astor Pantaleón Piazolla en una Noche Iluminada por el Tango
Por: Paco Zavala
La Orquesta de Baja California presentó el pasado jueves 25 de agosto, a las 8:00 pm. en la gran Sala de Espectáculos, un extraordinario concierto denominado “Tango” Homenaje a Piazzolla. Este evento fue convocado por el Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes, a través del Centro Cultural Tijuana y la Orquesta de Baja California.


ENTRETENIMIENTO EN CASA
DVD de la semana “Monster in Law”
A pesar de todo lo que se diga de esta película, yo no puedo evitar no recomendarla. Es uno de esos placeres culpables donde la maquinación Hollywood está presente por todos lados, Jane Fonda no puede estar mas sobreactuada y Jennifer López intenta hacer otro personaje “from the block”, demostrando lo humilde y sencilla que es. Jennifer López sencilla…Y ¡humilde! Demasiado difícil de creer.


Aztecs Host the Bruins in Saturday’s Season Opener at the “Q”
By John Philip Wyllie
The practice fields of Montezuma Mesa were filled with optimism this week as the San Diego State Aztecs prepared to take on UCLA in their home opener at the “Q” Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.. While the Aztecs come into the game a seven point underdog, there is good reason to believe they may be able to muster more than the 10 points they scored last October when they fell to their long-time rival 33-10. The question is: how many points will their young defense allow?


Bullfight World
By Lyn Sherwood
EVERYBODY CUTS IN TIJUANA CORRIDA
Correspondent Gary Sloan reports that the afternoon of Sunday, the 28th of August, in Plaza “El Toreo de Tijuana, proved to be successful for the toreros and their Medina Ibarra bulls. Matadores Rafael Ortega, Omar Villaseñor, and Ishmael Rodriguez performed for a very sparse crowd of about 1500 fans. The weather was very hot, and as it turned out, so was the action


Copa Tecate at SWC Scores with Local Fans
By John Philip Wyllie
Sunday’s Copa Tecate 2005, the national Hispanic adult amateur soccer championship, turned out to be much more than just a soccer game. It was an event! And thousands of local soccer fans braved the hot, humid weather and descended upon Devore Stadium on the campus of Southwestern College to enjoy it.

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