By Miguel Juárez The late Felipe Adame painted his first murals in El Paso in the early 1980s. Felipe was born on August 23, 1942. He considered his murals “as a means to preserve the culture, to retain a heritage, and to value the community organized effort behind a work of art.” Adame was a… Read More Remembering the late Artist Felipe Adame, QDEP
In recent days, American taxpayers have begun to receive IRS notices in their mail boxes. The IRS letter, labeled “Notice 1444 (EN-SP)” is an official notice from the IRS. However, inside the IRS envelope is a letter on White House letterhead. The IRS letter is one-page, printed on both sides. The letter notifies the recipient… Read More American Taxpayers Receiving IRS Letters About Stimulus Checks
“The deepest problems of modern life derive from the claim of the individual to preserve the autonomy and individuality of his existence in the face of overwhelming social forces, of historical heritage, of external culture, and of the technique of life.” Georg Simmel As it started to dawn on me that the Corona Virus was… Read More Dispatches to El Paso from the Boston Surge: Early Days.
The COVID-19 Pandemic has revealed how corporate influence on our education system has sorely failed our students. Rather than relying on the expertise of educators, who best know the individual needs of our students, district administrators have been scrambling to replace their experimental technology initiatives which have little pedagogical value. (Prior to the outbreak, our… Read More Opinion Editorial: “Parents, students, and teachers must be included in the design of a post-pandemic education system,” by Xavier Miranda
Technology Fiascos and Your Stimulus Check There are countless stories in social media today from individuals complaining about not having received their stimulus checks. In addition to the general confusion over who is or who is not qualified to receive the stimulus payments, there is also the question of lack of information from the Internal… Read More Technology Fiascos and Your Stimulus Check
By Miguel Juárez On April 16th, after I checked the IRS website for the umpteenth time and got the same message “Payment Status Not Available,” I decided to create a Facebook group called “Payment Status Not Available.” The group responds to the shared misery of our federal government’s inability to issue stimulus checks in a… Read More “Payment Status Not Available” – When will I get my Stimulus check?
As the world faces the COVID-19 Pandemic, the United States and many other countries around the world have asked their populations to practice social distancing in order to mitigate the fast spread of the disease. Only those deemed as performing essential jobs can work, but others have been asked to stay home and stop working.… Read More Opinion editorial: Why undocumented Immigrants MUST also receive economic and health assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic, by Nadia Y. Flores-Yeffal, Ph.D.
Reprinted. First published in Mujeres Talk, (2014), and in the Women in Library history blog (2019). By Miguel Juárez These days we take e-mail and electronic lists for granted, but imagine a world where there is no e-mail or exchange of information like we have now? That was the world for Humanities Librarian María Teresa… Read More María Teresa Márquez and CHICLE: The First Chicana/o Electronic Mailing List
The maquiladora industry throughout the north of the country did not respect the national health emergency decree intended to prevent Covid 19 infections in Mexico, also, faced with the threat of being fired, workers are forced to continue working, making it clear that failure to do so will mean your wages will not be paid.… Read More “THE MAQUILADORAS, THE ROAD TO DEATH” By attorney SUSANA PRIETO TERRAZAS
La industria maquiladora en todo el norte del país, no respetó el decreto de emergencia sanitaria nacional para prevenir los contagios por Covid 19, en México, y además, ante la amenaza del despido, está obligando a sus trabajadores a continuar laborando, resaltándoles que de no hacerlo, omitirá el depósito de sus salarios. Los pocos obreros… Read More “LAS MAQUILADORAS, EL CAMINO A LA MUERTE,” por/by Attorney Susana Prieto Terrazas on maquiladora workers during the covid-19 pandemic (in spanish)