Fields: America Belongs to Every Citizen

Eugene Fields, Communications Manager for the Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR-LA), writes that Constitution Day, September 17, recognizes the adoption of the United States Constitution and those who have become U.S. citizens. No American should be told to “go back.”

Gilio-Whitaker & Robles: When is Genocide Over in San Juan Capistrano?

Acjachemen tribal member Rebecca Robles and Dina Gilio-Whitaker of the Colville Confederated Tribes call on the San Juan City Council to approve a cultural park on a longtime city open space near J. Serra High School. The land is that is all that’s left from the Acjachemen people’s beloved village site in San Juan Capistrano.

Kriz: Homeless Deaths in OC Reach 113 For 2019

Fr. Dennis Kriz, Pastor at St. Philip Benizi Catholic Church, provides the July count for those who died on our streets “without fixed abode,” aka homeless. The fifteen people who died last month brings the total of people who died “without fixed abode” in Orange County to 113 since January 1, 2019.

Meisenhelder: Car Pool or FasTrak

Thomas Meisenhelder, a Huntington Beach resident and Professor Emeritus of Sociology, writes that our nation’s policies are moving away from serving the common good and do not contribute to our commonwealth but are designed for those that can afford to get better treatment.

Syed: Independence – From What & From Whom?

Shakeel Syed, Executive Director for Orange County Communities Organized for Responsible Development (OCCORD) urges residents celebrating this Independence Day, to not forget the immeasurable human pain and poverty that continues to exist amidst us, calling on people to continue to fight for the oppressed and against the oppressors.