I am giving the letter below to a local movie theatre owner (of Grand Lake Theatre, Oakland, CA) to urge him to stop airing the violent and racist movie, “Olympus Has Fallen.” I ask you to do the same at your local theatre. And by the way, DON’T see the movie. Dear Mr. Michaan: I [...]
Social and political commentary on issues of the day.
The Chicana Latina Foundation’s unique scholarship program through the perspective of the organization’s annual awards dinner.
The noxious smell of rotten eggs regularly blows over the rural village of Berezovka, Kazakhstan. The fumes come directly from the Karachaganak Oil and Gas Condensate Field only five kilometers away, which emits toxic hydrogen sulfide during oil and gas extraction and refining.
I opened Dad’s checkbook to buy some medical supplies. Hmmm, I thought, the balance is getting low. I scanned the previous entries and was shocked by what I saw—thousands of dollars in checks paid to his caregiver, far more than her salary. I could never have imagined that our family would be the victims of con artists. After all, we were well educated, worldly and wise. No matter! A con is smarter and wilier than you and me put together.
Caught in the political machinations of the Azerbaijani and Armenian governments, refugees in Sumgait, Azerbaijan may never be able to return home to Nagorno-Karabagh. Read about their lives in this oil-rich country where the vast majority complain of acute health problems.
One of the troubling outcomes of the post-Soviet era of independence is the collapse of the safety net for older people.
Meeting Mayan women on the shores of Lake Atítlan, Guatemala, revealed sad truths about how poverty and patriarchy interlink to threaten the health of women and girls. The local nonprofit health clinic, Rxiin Tnamet, provides a lasting antidote.