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10 January 2012 ~ 0 Comments

Education Town Hall

I participated in an education townhall at the National Opportunity to Learn Summit. I was slotted because Dr. Isabel Castillo was unavailable and the event took place right after my Federal Income Tax final! Needless to say, I was brain-fried but did manage to tell the story of Joaquin Luna, an undocumented youth who killed […]

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23 August 2011 ~ 2 Comments

Reading and Rioting

My dear law school friend Sam Ames, tells all current and budding lawyers to read Tips for Communicating with Transgender Clients in Prisoners’ Rights Cases that was published by the Sylvia Rivera Law Project. If you are starting law school this week, check out How To Read A Legal Opinion from my criminal law professor, […]

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24 July 2011 ~ 6 Comments

Reading List: “I am A Terrorist”

I often have allies and well-intentioned people asking me what they should be reading and watching and while I am not interested in serving as a “portal” for anyone, I don’t think it hurts to list some of the things that catch my attention during a week. You are always free to send me your […]

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21 October 2009 ~ 0 Comments

California – Failure of a State

Nativists blame it on ‘dirty illegal immigrants.’ Economists are quick to point out the crash as part of a larger recessionary period that the global economy is undergoing. Politicians groan that California’s budget crisis is really Prop 13, an anti-tax measure that not only put a cap on property taxes but also requires 66% of […]

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27 August 2009 ~ 0 Comments

Book Review – Beyond Walls: Reinventing the Canada-United States Borderlands

I just finished a book review for the Journal of Landscape Research. The book is aptly titled ‘Beyond Walls: Reinventing the Canada-United States Borderlands‘ because the entire book is a complete reinvention, devoid of much historical understanding or exploration of how the Canada-U.S. border is so ‘benign.’ Of course, I was nicer in my book […]

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