Latino grass-roots organizers in Los Angeles are resisting the Trump administration's assaults in ways that would make their forebears proud.
The new film tells the story of social justice icon Dolores Huerta. Truthdig sat down for a conversation with her and director Peter Bratt.
In this week's episode of “Scheer Intelligence,” host and Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer interviews the longtime civil rights activist. [Transcript added.]
"A Mexican Trilogy: An American Story" is an epic production for the Latino Theater Company’s epic anniversary: telling the stories of its often-ignored community for 30 years.
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.
Diego Luna tells Truthdig he wanted to make a movie his Mexican-American son could look to for inspiration.
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.
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.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.
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.Miriam Pawel's new book chronicles how a charismatic leader's vision for farmworkers failed as his relatives turned a union into a family business.