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Diego Luna’s ‘Cesar Chavez’ Showcases the Power of Union Organizing and Immigrant Labor

When Ronald Reagan famously ate grapes on television as governor of California in 1969, he was thumbing his nose at a growing movement for the rights of farmworkers.

Posted on Mar 27, 2014 READ MORE



Cesar Chavez: The Story of Ordinary People Doing Extraordinary Things

Diego Luna tells Truthdig he wanted to make a movie his Mexican-American son could look to for inspiration.

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 READ MORE



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Conservatives Outraged by Cesar Chavez Google Doodle on Easter

Members of the right wing are freaking out online after Internet search giant Google chose to honor Cesar Chavez with a doodle on Easter Sunday instead of something Christian holiday related.

Posted on Mar 31, 2013 READ MORE


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A Response From UFW to Marc Cooper

I’m “the heavy-handed UFW press relations chief who had to quietly resign,” the one to whom Marc Cooper refers in his latest attack on Cesar Chavez and the United Farm Workers (“Marc Cooper on the Fate of Cesar Chavez’s Dream,” Truthdig, Nov. 13). Like most of the rest of his article, this claim is false.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009 READ MORE


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Marc Cooper on the Fate of Cesar Chavez’s Dream

In her important new book, Miriam Pawel chronicles how a movement to unionize farmworkers failed to realize its charismatic founder’s vision as his relatives turned a union into a family business.

Posted on Nov 13, 2009 READ MORE


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Truthdigger of the Week: The Late César E. Chávez

Truthdig tips its hat this week to César E. Chávez, the Mexican-American labor organizer and activist who fought for more than 40 years for the rights of farm workers, Latinos and other disenfranchised groups.  Happy César Chávez Day!

Posted on Mar 31, 2007 READ MORE



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United Farm Workers Strike Back at the L.A. Times

The UFW refutes allegations that it exploits the legacy of Cesar Chavez.
Update No. 1: Read how it took three phone calls from a congressman and a former cabinet secretary before the L.A. Times would meet with the UFW.
Update No. 2: Check out an executive summary of the UFW’s charges.
Update No. 3: Marc Cooper on the UFW’s threat to sue him over a negative column he wrote.
Update No. 4: The L.A. Times prints several corrections to the story.

Posted on Feb 3, 2006 READ MORE


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