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The Fall of American Democracy and the Rise of White Nationalism and Tyranny: We all saw it Coming!

The Fall of American Democracy and the Rise of White Nationalism and Tyranny: We all saw it Coming!

    By Armando Vazquez Get Rid of the Ballots…That is what he said, that is what he will do, and who is going to stop him? We are less that 42 days away from the most cataclysmic, potentially apocalyptic, American election in our lifetime. However the election results turn out, approximately half of the […]

Conservatives are just too conservative these days

Conservatives are just too conservative these days

By Stewart B. Epstein . As a “liberal-Democrat”, I have tried to gain as much knowledge about the “Conservative” political point of view as possible since 1980.  I have come to some very disappointing conclusions which I want to share with you.  First, the conservatives of 2020 (especially the ones who are members of the […]

Reforming of the Oxnard Police Department Requires the Creation of a Community Police Review Board

Reforming of the Oxnard Police Department Requires the Creation of a Community Police Review Board

    By Armando Vazquez “You may have heard the talk of diversity, sensitivity training, and body cameras. These are all fine and applicable, but they understate the task and allow the citizens of this country to pretend that there is real distance between their own attitudes and those of the ones appointed to protect […]

The Chicano Moratorium: A 50 Year Struggle Continues

The Chicano Moratorium: A 50 Year Struggle Continues

    By Armando Vazquez “Today, the sixteenth of September, the day of independence for all Mexican peoples, I declare my independence of the Selective Service System. I accuse the government of the United States of America of genocide against the Mexican people. Specifically, I accuse the draft, the entire social, political, and economical system […]

The Latino Art Museum of Oxnard – Now is the Time

The Latino Art Museum of Oxnard – Now is the Time

By Armando Vazquez   The purpose of art is to lay bare the questions that have been concealed by the answers. — James Baldwin So artistically and culturally, the questions are, where, how and with whom do we go from here Oxnard? In the past 10 years the city of Oxnard has lost the Children’s […]

Oxnard This is no Way to run a Prosperous, Safe and Caring City! We Can and Must do Better!

Oxnard This is no Way to run a Prosperous, Safe and Caring City! We Can and Must do Better!

  By Armando Vazquez Since about 2000 until this year, 2020, a total of twenty years, the city of Oxnard has had a top level executive dysfunctional, wasteful, costly and head-spinning management turnover rate. This hair on fire musical chairs approach to local governance, of course, contributes to horrific and untimely fiscal, planning and programmatic […]

The Bleak Prospects of President Trump’s reelection

The Bleak Prospects of President Trump’s reelection

    By Jim Sullivan As we have been reading, the Federal budget deficit for the last 12 months has ballooned to $3 trillion (!) due to the coronavirus.  While Mr. Trump has done some undeniably good things while in office, the severity of the pandemic  is attributable to Mr. Trump’s inept handling of COVID-19 […]

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunction is DEAD! Reconciliation, Healing and Reparation Begins NOW!

The Oxnard Civil Gang Injunction is DEAD! Reconciliation, Healing and Reparation Begins NOW!

    By Armando Vazquez After 16 years of illegal profiling, harassment and enjoining Mexican youth and adults, the racist and unconstitutional Oxnard Civil “Gang” Injunction is DEAD! Irrational fear, ignorance, and racism created this unconstitutional monster. There is the universal antidote to irrational fear, and racist hate and it is love; and love is […]

All of Our History Told and Respected

All of Our History Told and Respected

  By Armando Vazquez Last week I wrote an op-ed piece on racism that got quite a lot of circulation in the local electronic media.  I want to lend some nuance to the often ugly race relations in America. I also wanted to give the reader a 62 year historical perspective through a few of […]

Throwing the Proverbial Bones to the Mongrel Dogs

Throwing the Proverbial Bones to the Mongrel Dogs

    By Armando Vazquez American racism is complex, insidious and multi-layered. It is not a just black or white phenomenon. Our American racism comes in many shades of color and degrees of ignorance, contempt, stupidity and hatred. This brings me to the current seldom talked about or completely ignored ongoing racist beef/pedo between some […]

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