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Rolling Bombs: Millions of Latinos Live Next Door to a Public Menace, Oil Trains

Javier Sierra | Posted 01.04.2015 | Green
Javier Sierra

Since 2005, the oil train traffic in North America has increased 40 fold. At any given moment, some nine million barrels of crude oil are being transported around North America. Yet we haven't seen any real improvements in the safety of these trains.

Nuestra Palabra: Latino Writers Having Their Say

Tony_Diaz | Posted 07.29.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Gaspir Mir III, Dr. Dorthy Caram, Alex Lopez Negrete, Gracie Saenz, Esq, Edward James Olmos, Dr. Tatcho Mindiola, and Tony Diaz kicking off the 2004 ...

The Jury's in: Texas Wants MAS, Mexican American Studies is Act II of the Civil Rights Act

Tony_Diaz | Posted 06.04.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

Only institutionalized racism can explain how 50 years after The Civil Rights act was signed, Texas Hispanic youth do not have equal access to culturally relevant courses.

Galveston: The Home of Texas Mexican Literature

Tony_Diaz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

We register on the American imagination in three phases. First we are ignored. Then we are vilified. Finally, we are accepted -- but only as a consumer group. We are hardly ever thought of as intellectuals. That has to change.

Petrochemical Bombardment on Latino Barrio Intensifies: Keystone XL Adds to the Misery

Javier Sierra | Posted 10.20.2013 | Green
Javier Sierra

This 90-percent Latino community is literally surrounded by petrochemical facilities that spew at least eight carcinogens into the air. The levels of one of them, benzene, are so high that living in Manchester is tantamount to being stuck in traffic 24/7.

Concern Expressed Over Big Project's Risks

Cherri Foytlin | Posted 01.29.2013 | Green
Cherri Foytlin

"We are part of America. We are a major city in America, but we do not need to be the sacrifice zone for the nation," states Houston resident Juan P...

The Cruelty of Asthma

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

It is in the hands of the EPA that Rosa Perea's 5-year-old son and hundreds of thousands of other Latino kids -- the most punished by asthma -- will see themselves freed from the cruelty of this disease.