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It’s Labor Day Weekend!
¡Orale!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: 9 to 5 from Dolly Parton, Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and Solidarity Forever. [Mas…]


What’s this? A long shot of a factory with three banderas? Videographer No Cinema explains: [Mas…]

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It’s Labor Day Weekend!
¡Orale!

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and a stunning Leonard Cohen version of Solidarity Forever. [Mas…]


Singer songwriter Tom Russell — he comes from border country in Texas — has a question for the Cheeto Bandido: “Who’s gonna build you wall?”

Oral History: ‘I came to the U.S.A. in 1962 as a bracero’ (videos)

by Chale Knickerbocker February 15, 2017 Cultura
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When labor was short in 1950s and 60s, the American and Mexican governments worked together to import laborers across the border to work as “braceros.” The American Friends service Committee explains:

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La Cucaracha: ¡Feliz Undocumented Labor Day! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 5, 2016 Cartoons
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Always look for the union label: Music vids for Labor Day

by Comic Saenz September 5, 2016 Cultura
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Happy Labor Day! Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine, This Land Is Your Land, and Solidarity Forever.

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The day my Mexican father met Cesar Chavez

by Alvaro Huerta, Ph.D. August 22, 2016 Cultura
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Long live the farmworkers! My late father, Salomón Chavez Huerta, first arrived in this country as an agricultural guest worker in the mid-1900s, during the Bracero Program. The Bracero Program represented a guest worker program between the United States and Mexico. From 1942 to 1964, the Mexican government exported an estimated 4.6 million Mexicans to […]

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Xenia Rubinos: Brown people do it all in ‘Mexican Chef’ (video)

by Soy Capitan August 2, 2016 Cultura
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New York City alternative whirlwind Xenia Rubinos makes quite an exhaustive list of things that brown people do, including Mexican Chef. Brown cleans your house, for example, and brown takes the trash, brown even wipes your granddaddy’s a$$. PREVIOUSLY ON XENIA RUBINOS: Xenia Rubinos live in a lowrider “Just Like I” (video) Xenia Rubinos is […]

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La Cucaracha: Looking for a job? Click here (#TBT 2010 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz June 9, 2016 Cartoons
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LA’s Ramiro Gomez makes invisible workers visible (NPR audio)

by Comic Saenz April 12, 2016 Audio
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Painting on the radio is like fish on bicycles, except if you are POCHO amigo Ramiro Gomez, Jr., whose artistic mission is to represent the usually invisible immigrant laborers who keep America running. Via NPR’s Morning Edition:

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The Lovely Ms. Hola Kitty Wants To Be Your April Fool (2003 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 1, 2016 Cartoons
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The art of L.A. homie Ramiro Gomez reveals hidden immigrants (video)

by HABLO PICASSO November 13, 2015 Cultura

We’ve been celebrating the artwork of SoCal’s Ramiro Gomez, Jr. since 2012 and we’re thrilled he’s finally getting the recognition he deserves. Just this week he was named one of OUT magazine’s OUT100 (photo), and The Atlantic featured him in a video:

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La Cucaracha: Happy Undocumented Labor Day (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz September 7, 2015 Cartoons
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Always look for the union label: Music videos for Labor Day weekend

by Comic Saenz September 4, 2015 Cultura
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Happy Labor Day Weekend! Sing along with the music that celebrates the ordinary working people who keep this country — and the world — in business: Look for the Union Label, Workin’ in a Coal Mine,9 to 5, This Land Is Your Land, I’m Stickin’ to the Union and Solidarity Forever.

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La Cucaracha: Huge, classy project needs construction workers (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz August 24, 2015 Cartoons
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Happy April Fools’ Day from ‘Hola Kitty’ (4/1/2003 toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz April 1, 2015 Cartoons
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What does the farmworker see at the supermarket? (audio)

by Bronco del Camino February 9, 2015 Audio
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You say tomato, I say tomahto, and when a migrant farmworker visits the produce aisle at a local supermarket he sees an entirely different picture. PRI’s Monica Campbell reports: In the produce aisle of a supermarket in Madera, in California’s rural Central Valley, Francisco surveys the fruits and vegetables on display in the produce aisle. […]

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Ramiro Gomez: This Golden Globe is for ‘the little people’… (toon)

by Cartoonistas January 13, 2015 Cartoons
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Our amigo artist Ramiro Gomez writes: For the many who were not thanked Sunday night, for those that help keep the Hollywood engine running steadily, behind the scenes: Congratulations! [10 x 12 in. Acrylic on magazine advertisement. 2015.] [Editor’s Note: Ramiro names all his subjects. For best performance using a leafblower…*drum roll*….AURELIO!]

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Breaking: U.S. perverted peaceful Mexi-Drone robot plan

by Comic Saenz November 17, 2014 Cultura
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(PNS reporting from LOS ANGELES) Newly-uncovered video confirms allegations that the U.S. Government stole and perverted POCHO Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz’s 1998 plan to use remote-controlled robots (now called drones) for peaceful purposes. The short informational piece, which Alcaraz made for the United States Department of Labor, aired only once — on local access cable TV […]

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La Cucaracha: Darn those lazy immigrants! (toon)

by Lalo Alcaraz October 17, 2014 Cartoons
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In Beverly Hills, a cardboard gardener ‘represents’ (photos, video)

by HABLO PICASSO September 25, 2014 Cultura
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We first met West Hollywood artist Ramiro Gomez when he began placing his hand-painted cardboard figures of immigrant laborers in prominent public spaces in Bel Air, Beverly Hills and Hollywood. Even as his audience has expanded via out-of-town art exhibits and a documentary film, he still plants cutout cardboard workers in places where their real-life counterparts […]

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