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Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

On February 23, Amy Goodman accepted the first annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Award on the 35th anniversary of Salazar's untimely death. The next morning on Democracy Now!, she discussed the event and its significance.

Audio: Amy Goodman Accepts Ruben Salazar Journalism Award at UCSC
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Last night, Amy Goodman accepted the first annual Ruben Salazar Journalism Award on the 35th anniversary of Salazar's untimely death. This morning she discussed the event and its significance.

AMY GOODMAN: Last night, I went to Santa Cruz, U.C. Santa Cruz, the University of California, where they were honoring --

JUAN GONZALEZ: And you made it back in time for this show, which is a miracle in itself.

AMY GOODMAN: Well, they were honoring Ruben Salazar. And I think for young people who are listening to this program, they may never have even heard his name, but this is the 35th -- this year is the 35th anniversary of his death. Ruben Salazar, who was a columnist with the Los Angeles Times and was the news director at KMEX. You certainly know and have written about Ruben Salazar. Can you talk a little about him and his significance?

JUAN GONZALEZ: Ruben Salazar is probably one of the most well known Latino journalists of the 20th century, at least in the Latino community and among Latino journalists, generally. He was a reporter for the Los Angeles Times for many years before becoming a columnist, then news director at KMEX. He was killed in August of 1970 as he was covering the massive Chicano moratorium protests against the Vietnam War, which I think is still the largest demonstration of Latinos in American history. And he was shot by a projectile by a sheriff, a Los Angeles sheriff, and hit by a tear gas projectile and killed.

AMY GOODMAN: It's an amazing story. The sheriff's deputy shot into a bar. He had just come from this very heated protest and was with his crew from KMEX, sitting having a beer, and they shot this ten-inch tear gas projectile into the bar

JUAN GONZALEZ: Right.

AMY GOODMAN: Hit his head, killed him instantly.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Yes. Yes. As a result of that, actually, the California Chicano News Media Association, which was the first association of professional Latino journalists, developed in the wake of Ruben Salazar's death and CCNMA, as it’s known in California, eventually gave birth to the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

AMY GOODMAN: Of which you were president.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Of which I was president a couple of years, for two years. So, this -- actually, the death of Ruben Salazar really sparked the organization of Latino journalists around the country, and there are many organizations, including our own, who have scholarship funds in his name. He was well loved throughout the Latino community of Los Angeles, but has become sort of a martyr figure among Latino journalists in terms of his work, his dedication to the Latino community and his journalism.

AMY GOODMAN: People are still calling for opening the investigation into his death, because no one was held responsible. But also in this 35th anniversary of his death -- died August 29, 1970 -- there is a movement to have him remembered on a stamp. I'm not sure how you put a giant on a stamp, but the U.S. Post Office has done it in the past.

JUAN GONZALEZ: Yes, they did. They have done it with Malcolm X. They’ve done it with quite a few figures that you wouldn't expect to find on U.S. postage stamps, yes.

AMY GOODMAN: Ruben Salazar, 1928 to 1970, remembered by many and just perhaps going to be learned about by many young people. He, last night, two young women made a film about him. They played an interview that was done with him on television. They asked if he was an advocacy journalist, the network reporter. He said, do you mean do I advocate for my people, a people who have been silenced in the rest of the media? He said he was guilty of that.

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Amy Goodman at UC Santa Cruz

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Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

In case anyone is confused, the award she won was from UCSC College Nine and Ten, not ccnma...
 

Re: clarification

good point clarification. to prevent any further confusion, the "See Also" in the feature summary will no longer link to the CCNMA info about the Ruben Salazar Award and will instead link to information about Ruben Salazar from La Voz de Atzlan.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

Don't be fooled by those La Voz de Aztlan fakers! That is actually a fascist group posing as a left-wing group. They are anti-Jewish, anti-gay, and the very opposite of what Ruben Salazar stood for. Don't dishonor his memory by linking to their website. Here is an article about them.

www.ocweekly.com/ink/02/45/news-arellano.php
 

Re: anti-deceiver

Thank you anti-deceiver. The "See Also" has been removed from the summary of this article. The link that anti-deceiver is refering is this:

See Also: Heroes of La Raza: Ruben Salazar
 

We've had enough censorship & name calling

Voz de Aztlan is not a "fascist" group. They do not follow the fascist doctrine of Benito Mussolini. They are taking a stand against the Minutemen of Arizona, who are vigilantes patrolling the border with high powered rifles harassing anyone who looks Mexican. By labeling Aztlan "fascist", you are objectively supporting the Minutemen; if anyone is fascist in this context, it would not be the defenders of people of color. The spat with OC is just a stupid petty argument; even if you believe everyword of it, there is nothing which Aztlaners are accused of which is even remotely "fascist". Is Indymedia santacruz going to become so lilywhite afraid of the rough and tumble of political arguentation that it will delete every really heated discussion? And, in particular, are we at the point that if you google a poster, and, out of ten thousand hits, you find one where they are accused of anti-Semitism, then you can summarily dismiss them as "fascist neonazi jewhaters" and censor them even more vigorously than the RUsh Limbaughs of the world? It seems that this thread had a whole bunch of posts that were deleted. This knee-jerk deletion fetish is rapidly eroding sandtacruz.indymedia's credibility.
 

Re: anti-anti-deceiver

thank you anti-anti-deceiver. The link to La Voz de Aztlan was not part of the original post and was added (by an editorial volunteer) as a "See Also" to try and provide background information. People can still view both the link to La Voz de Aztlan about Ruben Salazar and the OC Weekly article. As for santa cruz indymedia deleting heated discussion... nothing has been deleted. i still see this whole thread of discussion. feel free to add a comment.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

I Believe that as soon as this feature went up, a Becky Johnson posted a critique blasting Amy Goodman to Holy Heavens as an "anti-semite" on the basis that she covered Palestine more than Darfur. Johnson backed this up with a rather insane comparative analysis of googles. There were vehement opposing posts by a Steve Argue, a Wendy Campbell and a variety of anonymous posters who seemed to know a great deal of the posting history of these individuals.

It seems that whole thread has been vaporized.

The problem with that is that Jonhson and for that matter Argue have posted everywhere from Jerusalem IMC to IMC-Chicago with similar debate. Now, if someone in, say, Jerusalem, wants to investigate the posting history of either of these two, they are hampered by the deletion policy of IMC santacruz. I think that inures to the benefit of Ms Johnson, because so many of her posts make patently false claims. By deleting those posts, IMC Santa Cruz provides cover for her errors. I suspect that the governance of IMC has at least one person who wants to protect Becky Johnson from the consequences of her actions.

Covering the tracks of perpetrators is a time honored tactic of wrongdoers.

Pleae don't fall into the trap of aiding and abetting by conveniently deleting those embarassing posts.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

http://santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display_any/12004

Also, Lee Kaplan, alledgedly, posted a complaint that his post had been deleted.

Again, the same applies. If santa cruz activists are most aware of the flaws in Mr Kaplan's analysis, then the rebutalls that he will troll out may be instructive to people worldwide who google the name. Please lay of the delete button thanks and nuff said, from this quarter.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

Is that the thread you were inquiring about? santacruz.indymedia.org/newswire/display_any/16206/index.php The one you said was deleted? Well, as you can see, its right there on the newswire!

Any posts which violate the policy set forth by the administrators, is subject to removal... Here is a link to the policy: santacruz.indymedia.org/mod/info/display/policy/index.php
 

Re: IBelieveYouAreMistake

IBelieveYouAreMistake wrote:

"I Believe that as soon as this feature went up, a Becky Johnson posted a critique blasting Amy Goodman to Holy Heavens as an "anti-semite" on the basis that she covered Palestine more than Darfur. Johnson backed this up with a rather insane comparative analysis of googles. There were vehement opposing posts by a Steve Argue, a Wendy Campbell and a variety of anonymous posters who seemed to know a great deal of the posting history of these individuals.

It seems that whole thread has been vaporized."


No, the post was not "vaporized." It is still linked from the summary of this article.

Audio: Amy Goodman Accepts Ruben Salazar Journalism Award at UCSC

Re: Example #2
oh, Lee Kaplan is making an allegation!

we are all santa cruz indymedia
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

Here's a report on Voz de Aztlan from the Southern Poverty Law Centern, not exactly the Minutemen, OK? I don't really care if that link gets deleted or not, as I don't support censorship. But people should know the truth about these scumbags.

www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp

Ethnic Nationalism
Tiny Chicano group pushes racism and homophobia




"Our duty is to take back what is ours," reads the Internet page, "even if it means carrying out total genocide."

Standard fare, perhaps, for your garden-variety white supremacist Web sites. But there's a twist.

The sentiment comes this time not from any neo-Nazi or Klan page, but from the message board of La Voz de Aztlan, the racist and anti-Semitic Web magazine of a tiny group of extremist Chicanos in Los Angeles.

"Aztlan" is the mythical Aztec homeland that supposedly existed in Mexico and the southwestern United States before the Spanish conquest of 1519. And though La Voz's members number at most a dozen, they hope to take the entire territory back.

Adopting pseudonyms like Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl, they have even established a "provisional government," apparently anticipating chaos after the coming revolution.

La Voz de Aztlan's articles go way, way past mainstream Latino concerns, railing against "Nazi" Jews, "demonic" lesbians and "the Jew/Gay Democratic Party." The site approvingly quotes ancient Aztec law, requiring disembowelment for homosexuals.

It blames Jews for political problems in Los Angeles and even provides the entire text of the infamous anti-Semitic forgery, Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Worse, though, are the message boards.

"Kill any Raza [Latina] woman," writes one participant, "who mixes her blood with either white trash or ... nigger scum."

When queried by the Intelligence Report, La Voz's editors denied any anti-Semitism, writing anonymously via E-mail that they were not endorsing the Protocols but offering them up for "analysis and discussion only."

Publishing the Protocols, they argued, "is not any different from the ploys that ... [TV trash-talk show host] Jerry Springer uses for his ratings."
 

Voz de Aztlan on the Gay/Jewish agenda

La Voz de Aztlan Editorial
Los Angeles, Alta California
June 26, 2003
www.aztlan.net/supremecourtsodomy.htm

US Supreme Court's decision on "sodomy" will worsen the AIDS epidemic

(ACN) The fatal and horrific Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) was first identified among sodomites in the "queer" Castro community of San Francisco. It was here that the viral disease first took hold in the USA and than rapidly spread to other parts of the country. The infectious disease, primarily spread by the practice of sodomy, reached epidemic proportions in the predominantly "gay" Castro community of San Francisco because of promiscuous homosexual activities in the area's bath houses and public restrooms.

AIDS is still a predominantly homosexual disease but at times it can infect and threaten the normal heterosexual community through the sharing of dirty needles with a homosexual by drug addicts and through bi-sexuals. Approximately 98% of those infected with AIDS are homosexuals, bi-sexuals, drug users sharing needles with infected homosexuals, the wives or female lovers of infected bi-sexuals, those heterosexual men that have sex with a female partner of an infected bi-sexual, and some hemophiliacs that require constant blood transfusions. It all starts, however, through the practice of sodomy. The "anus" is one of the most filthiest parts of the human body where all types of germs and viruses exist. The practice of "sodomy", which consists in a "queer" inserting his penis in another man's anus, tears the delicate tissue surrounding the orifice, allowing infected blood or semen to be transferred from one person to the other. A person's anus was not meant by God for sexual intercourse but for the excretion of human waste products.

Today, it was announced that the US Supreme Court said it was OK for "queers" to practice sodomy by a 6-3 vote. This is no big surprise to those who are attuned to the nature of the "Jewish/Homosexual Agenda in the USA". Of the six votes in favor of sodomy, two, Ginsburg and Breyer are Jewish and three are homosexuals ( two of them in the closet and the other is latent).

The American people have been asleep for a long time and only wake up once in a while when they are hit in the head as was done by this horrendous decision by the US Supreme Court. Another "wack on the head" occurred recently when the Federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled to remove "One Nation Under God" from the US Pledge of Allegiance. The principal organization behind this effort, and behind the effort to legitimize sodomy, was the Jewish organization called the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The ACLU with headquarters in New York City has a Jewish controlled Board of Directors. Approximately 85% of their court cases are to defend so called "gay rights" and pretty much the remainder are cases to remove "Jesus Christ" and "Christmas" from the public schools. In the three judge panel that ruled 2-1 to remove "One Nation Under God" from the US Pledge of Allegiance, Judge Stephen Reinhardt is the husband of the Executive Director of the ACLU of Southern California, Ramona Ripston. In addition, Supreme Court Judge Ruth Blader Ginsburg who ruled in favor of sodomy, was a former national head of the ACLU.

The increase of AIDS through the legitimization of "sodomy" will greatly benefit the Jewish dominated biological research laboratories. They are already receiving billions of dollars in research grants from the federal government. Many believe that the AIDS virus was actually engineered in one of these laboratories. It is possible that they already have the cure but are waiting to market the cure when AIDS reaches its peak. La Voz de Aztlan believes that some clandestine Jewish laboratories are inventing and spreading diseases in order to profit by marketing their cures. An example of this is "diabetes" that has reached sudden epidemic proportions in the Mexican-American community and "autism" among children. There is already a multi-billion dollar market in questionable diabetic pharmaceuticals such as "Glucophage". Also, there have been extensive reports in the alternative media of numerous high altitude airplanes over major cities in the USA "spraying" unknown substances into the atmosphere. The reports call the "spray patterns" contrails and the reports are saying that these sprayed substances are causing certain illnesses among the populations.

There is no question that America is not what it used to be. Many have lamented the lackeys in the federal legislative branch. The congressmen and senators are nothing more than "yes men" for the wealthy lobbies that bribe them. Things in the executive branch are worse. We now have a presidential administration full of shameless liars. The last hope was a strong and moral judicial branch. With this decision on "sodomy", however, it looks like there may be no hope for the USA. God "burned" the sodomites of Sodom and Gomorrah. Later the "Roman Empire" sunk into the gutter when the Roman Legions turned to sodomy. The USA will soon suffer the same consequences.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

Here's a report on Voz de Aztlan from the Southern Poverty Law Centern, not exactly the Minutemen, OK? I don't really care if that link gets deleted or not, as I don't support censorship. But people should know the truth about these scumbags.

www.splcenter.org/intel/intelreport/article.jsp

Ethnic Nationalism
Tiny Chicano group pushes racism and homophobia




"Our duty is to take back what is ours," reads the Internet page, "even if it means carrying out total genocide."

Standard fare, perhaps, for your garden-variety white supremacist Web sites. But there's a twist.

The sentiment comes this time not from any neo-Nazi or Klan page, but from the message board of La Voz de Aztlan, the racist and anti-Semitic Web magazine of a tiny group of extremist Chicanos in Los Angeles.

"Aztlan" is the mythical Aztec homeland that supposedly existed in Mexico and the southwestern United States before the Spanish conquest of 1519. And though La Voz's members number at most a dozen, they hope to take the entire territory back.

Adopting pseudonyms like Tezcatlipoca and Quetzalcoatl, they have even established a "provisional government," apparently anticipating chaos after the coming revolution.

La Voz de Aztlan's articles go way, way past mainstream Latino concerns, railing against "Nazi" Jews, "demonic" lesbians and "the Jew/Gay Democratic Party." The site approvingly quotes ancient Aztec law, requiring disembowelment for homosexuals.

It blames Jews for political problems in Los Angeles and even provides the entire text of the infamous anti-Semitic forgery, Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Worse, though, are the message boards.

"Kill any Raza [Latina] woman," writes one participant, "who mixes her blood with either white trash or ... nigger scum."

When queried by the Intelligence Report, La Voz's editors denied any anti-Semitism, writing anonymously via E-mail that they were not endorsing the Protocols but offering them up for "analysis and discussion only."

Publishing the Protocols, they argued, "is not any different from the ploys that ... [TV trash-talk show host] Jerry Springer uses for his ratings."
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

Not very nice people, yes.
But that is not "fascism".
They are not allied with capital and the state.
They are nationalists, certainly.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

OK, then how about "racists", if not "fascists"?

And, my guess is they probably are alligned with some state, US or otherwise, acting as disinformation or COINTELPRO provocateurs, like Ramsey Clark or Farrakhan.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

Nah. Just, misguided. Angry. Angry youth. It is hard in the barrio man. They need education, consciousness raising. They do represent a form of hope for some troubled youth. Read the letters. They are hard to read...highleght and select them and past them into word and you can read them...they attract some chicano and mejicano youth so they are a force to reckon with.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

>Nah. Just, misguided. Angry. Angry youth.

Uhuh, no way. I'm not talking about the confused youngsters who may get sucked in by Third Positionj propaganda, I'm talking about whoever started this website in the first place. I'd love to see who funds them. This thing is a trap for barrio youth, not a way out and should be highlighted.

> They do represent a form of hope for some >troubled youth.

NO, they DON'T. It is a trap, set up either by Nazis or some kind of dirty COINTELPRO type op. The rhetoric is way too similar to the Larouchies not to be. There are plenty of other groups fighting for change that aren't anti-semites or gaybashers.
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

Maybe you are right. I haven't really looked into it too much. Thanks for the info. Probably energies better put elsewhere. Not dangerous probably right?
 

Re: Amy Goodman Receives Ruben Salazar Award

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