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125 Latinos killed by police this year

Though headlines refer to the “shocking” details of those killed by law enforcement in the past year, the sad

Ayotzinapa: The worst human rights tragedy

By Esther Yu-Hsi Lee

One year after 43 students went missing in Iguala

Top 6 important facts about the Latino vote

By Lizet Ocampo

On September 17, 1787— 228 years ago—the nation’s founders

Camino de Santiago inspires unified spirituality

By Silvio Sirias

One does not choose to walk the Camino de Santiago in

Call for artist submissions

The Weekly Issue/El Semanario newspaper is issuing a call to artists interested in having their artwork and creative photography published in the bilingual weekly’s print and online editions. Interested artists will be compensated for work that is published. Interested artists...
Posted On 26 Feb 2015

Farm workers win battle, pesticide protections

Last week, farm workers across the nation celebrated a big victory as the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced protections against unsafe pesticide use for farm workers nationwide. The recent action by the Obama administration ended decades of exclusion for farm...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

To fight inequality, support women in workforce

By Center for American Progress   Income inequality is a huge problem in the United States, which has one of the largest income gaps among industrialized nations. However, a new report and accompanying analysis from the Center for American...
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Call for global separation of Church and State

Recently, the Secular Policy Institute (SPI), a think-tank and advocacy organization, readied another in a slew of recent Advocacy Campaigns in support of the freedom of speech and thought throughout the world. The current region in jeopardy? The National Congress...
Posted On 24 Sep 2015

Parras receives environmental justice award

The Sierra Club presented environmental hero Juan Parras of Houston, TX, with its annual Robert Bullard Environmental Justice Award in recognition for his tireless and courageous fight for the wellbeing and dignity of communities who suffer some of the most …

Posted On 01 Oct 2015

Lesson in morality: Sake of humanity’s future

By Javier Sierra


Pope Francisco’s visit to Washington, DC, felt like a gust of fresh air. And he left us a rosary of unforgettable sentences, including my favorite one: “I am happy that America continues to be, for many, …

Posted On 01 Oct 2015

Case of the incredible shrinking mineral, coal

By Javier Sierra


In just a decade, it has gone from King Coal to Coal Kills. From fueling development around the world to a dangerous, dirty mineral in steep decline.

Coal is a dead man walking because of two …

Posted On 03 Sep 2015

Meeting the global threat of climate change

By President Barack Obama


Editor’s Note: The President spoke about his trip to Alaska, during which he viewed the effects of climate change firsthand.   

I’ve been looking forward to this for a long time. Not only because...

Posted On 03 Sep 2015