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The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions; The ‘Opt Out’ Provision and The Community Trust

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions; The ‘Opt Out’ Provision and The Community Trust

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective  In the months of July and August, 2018, in various settings in the community, Chiques Organizing for Rights and Equality (CORE) has met with the Oxnard Police Department to discuss the future of the two Civil Gang Injunctions […]

Offshore Drilling/California? Where Do California Members of Congress Stand on Controversial Trump Plan?

Offshore Drilling/California? Where Do California Members of Congress Stand on Controversial Trump Plan?

    The Natural Resources Defense Council is launching a new digital tool today to help the American people track where their governors and members of Congress stand on the Trump administration’s proposal to expose nearly all of our coasts to offshore oil and gas drilling. The following is a statement from Franz Matzner, Director of Federal Affairs for […]

Trump Administration Begins Process to Reopen 1.6 Million Acres in California to Oil Drilling and Fracking

Trump Administration Begins Process to Reopen 1.6 Million Acres in California to Oil Drilling and Fracking

Bakersfield, Calif. – The Trump Administration today launched a 30-day public comment period on the environmental and public health impacts of hydraulic fracking in central California. The move is the first step in a process that will decide whether to allow the controversial oil extraction technique across 1.6 million acres of federal public land and […]

The De-Humanizing of BC | A Cautionary Tale of Our Troubled Youth in Oxnard

The De-Humanizing of BC | A Cautionary Tale of Our Troubled Youth in Oxnard

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective In dealing with serious and long term community solutions and interventions to youth pathology and dysfunction we must first honestly recognize and deal with the brutally harsh punitive and negligent indifferent societal environment that helped, to a large […]

Nerve agent chlorpyrifos is a Toxic Air Contaminant

Nerve agent chlorpyrifos is a Toxic Air Contaminant

Sacramento, CA: California took a step closer Monday to curbing the use of a pesticide linked to permanent brain harm, including ADHD, autism and IQ loss. Sixteen months after disgraced former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt defied his own scientists and refused to ban the neurotoxic organophosphate chlorpyrifos, the California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has […]

How Oxnard Continues to Subvert the Due Process Clause of the Constitution at the Expense of Our Youth

How Oxnard Continues to Subvert the Due Process Clause of the Constitution at the Expense of Our Youth

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective          In a previous article I noted an important historical point of reference that the current manifestation of civil “gang” injunctions had their origin, over 100 years ago, in the civil nuisance laws. Racist, ill-conceived, and […]

Economic Inequality in the United States

Economic Inequality in the United States

    By Jim Sullivan As many people from academics to politicians to journalists to American workers have noted, economic inequality is becoming a serious problem in the United States.  Currently twenty people own as much as half the population owns in our country, and wages have been stagnant for several years. To illustrate this […]

The Proverbial Black Hole | Civil Gang Injunctions, squandering of millions of tax dollars and lack of Police Accountability              

The Proverbial Black Hole |  Civil Gang Injunctions, squandering of millions of tax dollars and lack of Police Accountability              

    By Armando Vazquez                                                                                                     Every […]

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunctions: The Fight Continues

    By Armando Vazquez, Founding member of CORE  & the Acuna Art Gallery and Community Collective                                        CORE historical fight against Oxnard’s Civil Gang Injunctions In 2004 our group, Chiques Organizing for Rights & Equality (CORE) […]

Gerrymandering in the United States

Gerrymandering in the United States

    By Jim Sullivan There is no such thing as a perfect political system, and the United States is no exception to that rule.  As a matter of fact, both the United States and India are currently widely considered to be dysfunctional democracies. We need not look far for evidence of political dysfunction in […]