Monday, May 29, 2006

So that was college...

This past Sunday I graduated from USD, and as you can tell by my determined gaze, I am setting off on "the next stage of my life," or something like that. Now I'm off to Washington, D.C., where I will be interning with the program "Capitol News Connection" of Public Radio International, joining the legions of other young and naive idealists that think they are going to change the world. Right now I'm busy moving all my stuff the 3,000 miles across country. I should be ready to conquer the world shortly.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Interview with Scott Ritter

When Scott Ritter spoke at the Coronado Democratic Club I got the chance to sit down and ask him some questions regarding a return of the draft, the possibility of bombing Iran, and who, if anyone, the anti-war movement should support in November '06.You can read the interview by clicking here. It is also running over at AlterNet, and you can read it there by clicking this link.

Scott Ritter Speaks to the Coronado Democratic Club

On April 20th former chief United Nations weapons inspector, Scott Ritter, spoke to the Democratic Club of Coronado, CA. My account of the evening for the 4/27/06 issue of The Vista is available here.

21st Annual Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair

This is my accout of the Linda Vista Multi-Cultural Fair in San Diego, CA for the 4/27/06 issue of The Vista. You can read it here.

Op/Ed: Why do so many Americans Hate America?

Here is an Op/Ed that I wrote for the 4/20/06 issue of The Vista. It is available here and also over at Strike-the-Root.

Monday, April 03, 2006

"Afghanistan Unveiled" Reveals Life After Taliban

This is my account of a March 29th event at the Institute for Peace & Justice sponsored by the San Diego-based group, Voices of Women. The event featured a 2003 documentary, "Afghanistan Unveiled," which followed a group of young women as they travelled around the country in the wake of the United States-led invasion. Following was a discussion session about the film as well as the current situation on the ground in Afghanistan.

  • The article appeared in the 4/6/06 edition of The Vista and it can be read by clicking here.
  • Tuesday, March 28, 2006

    USD Service Trip to La Morita, Mexico

    This is an article I wrote for the 4/6/06 edition of the Vista about a service trip to La Morita, a community of 200,000 immigrants in eastern Tijuana.

  • Read it here.
  • Thursday, March 23, 2006

    Warrantless Wiretapping Threatens Republic Op/Ed

    This is an Op/Ed that I wrote for the 3/30/06 issue of The Vista about President Bush's warrantless wiretapping -- er, "terrorist surveillance program" -- and Sen. Russ Feingold's (D-WI) censure resolution.

  • Read the Op/Ed here.
  • Excecutive Director of Amnesty Intl. Comes to USD

    This is a piece I wrote for the 3/23/06 issue of The Vista about William Schulz, the Executive Director of Amnesty International, who came to USD to deliver a speech entitled, "Tainted Legacy: 9/11 and the Ruin of Human Rights."

  • Read it here.
  • Friday, February 24, 2006

    Emiliano Zapata and the EZLN: Radical Social Activism from Beyond the Grave

    Here is a research paper that I wrote about Mexican revolutionary Emiliano Zapata and his connection to the contemporary Zapatista movement that bears his name.

  • Read the paper here.
  • Thursday, February 23, 2006

    Reflection on "Angels in America"

    Here is a paper that I wrote in the Fall of '05 in response to the play "Angels in America." In the piece, I discuss homophobia in the 1980s conservative movement and how it influenced prominent conservatives, such as New York laywer Roy Cohn, to conceal their identities and lead secret double lives.

  • Read the paper here.

  • And here is the Works Cited page.