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Remembering Norm Mineta, Asian American pioneer

There are so many stories about Norm Mineta, 90, who passed away Tuesday, May 3. He was a soft-spoken gentleman who was a part of making U.S. history at multiple junctures. Mineta was “the...

Opinion: The State of Democracy: Part I

By the time you read this, it will have been over a week since the world was shocked by the results of the election for president of the United States of America. I’ve only...

We can all honor Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes by continuing to work at...

I am a man happy to exist at this moment / happy because when one puts one’s heart, reason and will / to work at the service of the people / one feels the...

Column: It’s time for APIA voters to be a part of the solution

Flurry of voting rights efforts being made

Seattle Activists Honored in Philippine’s Wall of Martyrs

Quezon City, the Philippines. November 30, 2011 was the day Silme Domingo and Gene Viernes were the first Filipino Americans and the first labor union leaders to be added to the Wall of Martyrs...

Social Media and Democracy in America

The revolution WILL be on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. In 1970, when the late Gil Scott-Heron first recorded his poem, "The Revolution Will Not be Televised," he could not have imagined how media technology would...

Democrats Losing Ground

Attiya Khan’s approximately 80-minute documentary, A Better Man, is a snapshot in the lifelong marathon that is recovering from perpetual and inescapable abuse inflicted on someone by another person. It’s a breakthrough moment in real time of a woman reclaiming her life, her security, her feeling of safety and normalcy after surviving an abusive relationship

The Healthcare Debate Hits Close to Home

You’ve seen the signs. You’ve heard the supporters - and their opponents. The facts are scary enough without the fiction and that’s why there is such a strong push to pass national health care...