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Articles Published in April, 2015

Photos: The Jungle Community Returns to Hold a Press Conference After The City's Wipeout

At a press conference yesterday held at the original encampment of "The Jungle" community members speak out on how they still need help.

Families of the 43 Disappeared Students from Ayotzinapa Mexico Seek the Truth

Half a month into a speaking tour across the U.S., family members and classmates of the 43 missing students from Ayotzinapa, Guerrero, México arrived in San José as part of Caravana 43, seeking the help of the international community to keep México's plight in the spotlight and drawing special attention to the Merida Initiative aimed at combating drug trafficking and organized crime, but which the speakers stressed has only served to suppress the Mexican people.

Occupied California

Latest Sideways Burnouts music video takes on American history.

The Fear That Young Women Learn Earlier Than You Think

Amazing writer and poet, Kymeira Stewart writes an important piece on what fear for young women looks like in everyday life.

Thrilla' of Manila: Graffiti In The Phillipines

Photographer Abraham Menor recently returned from a trip to the Philippines where he photographed the thriving graffiti and street culture. "The pieces or letters help bring character and sometimes bring a sense of beauty to the areas that breathe hardship," he said.

DACA: Returning Home To Mexico After More Than 20 Years

After coming to this country as the age of 7, Cesar Juarez finally got a chance to return to his home of Mexico after 20 years of being undocumented once he received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. He tells his story of his experience returning to Mexico his home, and then returning to the place he now knows as home, San Jose.

San Jose Families Join National Day of Protest Against Police Murders

On Tuesday, April 14, the families of Antonio Guzman Lopez, Phillip Watkins, and Diana Showman came together to call for accountability of their loved ones’ deaths at the hands of law enforcement. The action began at the site where Antonio was killed by San Jose State police on 8th and San Salvador Streets, marched through San Jose State campus where the families and supporting students and community urged students to come out, and ended at City Hall. This action coincided with the national day of protest against police murders.

You Shine Like a Diamond

David Escobedo is a local poet and regularly posts his poetry to the page he runs called Poetry to Heaven.

Workers Rally for $15 Wage at Fast Food Restaurants in San Jose

More than 150 people joined a morning rally in East San Jose on Thursday April 15th to support fast food workers in their fight to raise wages to $15 an hour and join a union. The McDonald's on Story Road and Capitol Expressway was one of hundreds of restaurants targeted for actions across the country. Six workers walked off the job that day to join the rally, inspiring supporters of the campaign in its initial stages in the South Bay.

VIDEO RECAP: Building Partnerships in Participatory Defense With Communities Across the Country

A short video snapshot of some great partners in St.Louis, Birmingham, and Philly last month when De-Bug/ACJP traveled across the country to share the participatory defense approach.
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