28. May 2014

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Queer/Trans Immigrant Activists Stage Civil Disobedience in SanTana!

Calling on Santa Ana to end its jail contract with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), trans and queer immigrant activists shut down an intersection in the city yesterday morning. A symbolic cage set up on Civic Center Drive and Boyd Way housed those who staged civil disobedience as part of the action. After an hour-and-a-half, SanTAna police gave a dispersal order. The majority of the activists took to the sidewalks of the intersection chanting “Liberation Not Deportation” and other messages of support as police took the five cage activists into custody.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/05/lgbtq_santa_ana_action.php

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27. May 2014

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Loretta Sanchez Tough Talks President Obama on Deportations

Anaheim played host to an immigration town hall last Friday night hosted by a number of reform advocacy groups. It was there that Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez did the previously unspeakable by uttering sweet Aztlanista words into the mic. Before a packed crowd at the Betsy Ross Elementary School auditorium, the lawmaker publicly pushed President Barack Obama on his administration’s record deportations.

“I would just like to say to the President: Ya basta, Señor Presidente,” Sanchez declared at the end of her speech, “No more deportations en nuestras familias.”

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/05/loretta_sanchez_tough_talks_president.php

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22. May 2014

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OC DREAM Team Supports Health Care For All!

Despite the frothing mouths of Know Nothings, the reality of Obamacare is that it leaves undocumented immigrants uninsured. The Health Care for All Act seeks to remedy that exclusion in California. If signed into law, the Senate Bill wouldn’t consider immigration status for enrollment in Medi-Cal. It would also create a health insurance program similar to “Covered California.” As the proposed legislation makes its way through Sacramento, the Orange County DREAM Team (OCDT) is taking up the cause.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/05/orange_county_dream_team_2014.php

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22. May 2014

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It’s Clearance Week at the OCDA’s Office!

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By Taco Tuesday, the Orange County District Attorney’s (OCDA) office already put out four investigation letters. Two of them dealt with officer-involved shootings; the others looked into the circumstances surrounding in-custody deaths. Surprise, surprise! All of them cleared law enforcement of any wrong doing. Being the locos that we are, the Weekly took them all at once.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/05/tony_rackauckas_officer_shootings_2014.php

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21. May 2014

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Dick and Lynne Cheney Confronted at Tricky Dick’s Presidential Library!

Former Vice President (President?) Dick Cheney and his wife Lynne thought they were on safe grounds Monday evening in Yorba Linda as they appeared together for a book event. Lynne, the pendeja who once infamously complained there wasn’t enough white men highlighted in U.S. history standards for children, authored James Madison: A Life Reconsidered about the nation’s fourth president. Protesters gathered outside the Nixon library. All went well for the Cheneys inside until Cassandra Fairbanks took her turn at the microphone.

Read more on my latest OC Weekly Navel Gazing Blog post:

http://blogs.ocweekly.com/navelgazing/2014/05/lynne_cheney_yorba_linda.php

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