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Entries Tagged as 'Iraq War'

Marking the 10 Year Anniversary of the Afghanistan War

October 7th, 2011 · 2 Comments

This week marked the 10 year anniversary of the war in Afghanistan, making it the longest period of sustained warfare in our country’s history. The item I find most notable about this is less than half of Americans in the general public think that the Afghanistan War is worth fighting and just half of post-9/11 [...]

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Two Tours in Iraq Don’t Kill Him – But the Local Swat Team Does

May 26th, 2011 · 4 Comments

A few weeks ago, I learned of the story of former Marine Jose Guerena, who is became a victim of the Pima County Sheriff’s Swat Team as part of an investigation over marijuana trafficking. This story is finally picking up more traction. Jose Guerena had no prior criminal record and possessed no drugs in his [...]

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Tags: Crime · drug war · Iraq War

The America that Could Be

April 30th, 2010 · 5 Comments

Blog by David Molina, currently serving on the Oregon Commission of Hispanic Affairs: Before Latinos, it was the African-Americans, Japanese-Americans, and before that, it was the Irish-Americans, and Italian-Americans and “others.” On the day that the Empire of Japan surprisingly attacked our Pearl Harbor, Americans of Japanese descent (Nissei) were expelled from public office, and [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Civil Rights · community organizing and activism · David Molina · Government Accountability · Immigration · Iraq War · Latino History · racism

Afghanistan & Obama

December 4th, 2009 · 31 Comments

This week President Obama announced his plans for Afghanistan, and I am of the opinion that this war or conflict should have been the one addressed years ago instead of what was allowed to happen in Iraq. That being said, this piece by Tom Hayden offers some alternative ideas to the escalation. Those of us [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · community organizing and activism · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Iraq War

Mixed Signals on Honduras & Clinton’s position

November 12th, 2009 · 35 Comments

Seneca’s latest blog post where he describes the current situation in Honduras has garnered much attention. Some commenters feel that the situation in Honduras reflects Secretary of State Clinton’s leadership issues and a lack of direction for Latin American foreign policy in the Obama administration. This morning I heard this clip on YouTube, where a [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · Cuba · Foreign Policy · Hillary Clinton · Iraq War · Latin American Foreign Policy · Mexico · Seneca

Q & A with Nathan Gonzalez, author of Engaging Iran

June 22nd, 2009 · 6 Comments

Nathan Gonzalez is an expert on Iran, and last week, I read his insightful and timely blog post that was featured on the front page of the Huffington Post about the most recent events unfolding in that country. Sometimes we are focused in our Latino politics realm that we don’t fully contemplate the events happening in other parts [...]

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Tags: Barack Obama · diversity · Foreign Policy · GWB · Iraq War · Presidential Elections · Supreme Court · Technology · Voting Rights

60 Year Old Army Soldier Killed by Roadside Bomb in Iraq

May 14th, 2009 · 4 Comments

While this is not directly related to a Latino political issue, or maybe you can say that it is since we constitute a substantial percentage of our people served in the armed forces, I do think it is worth noting that on Sunday, the oldest Army soldier, a 60 year old Vietnam War veteran was [...]

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Seneca: Latinos & The GOP

March 9th, 2009 · 45 Comments

This is the first of a two part blog piece by Seneca illustrating the history of Latinos and the Republican Party. Recent commentary in the aftermath of the recent Obama victory and the 2006 Democratic Congressional win suggests that the country once again has moved noticeably to the Democrats. This stems from the Iraq War [...]

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Tags: African-Americans · Barack Obama · Democratic Party · GOP · GWB · Henry B. Gonzalez · Iraq War · Kennedys · Latino History · Presidential Elections · racism · Seneca · voting trends