MOSF 18.12:  Election Season 2024: Deconstructing the Trump/Far-Right Playbook and Propaganda, and Constructing a Positive Response From Our Shared Humanity and Reality

By Ravi Chandra | December 1, 2023

2024’s consequential election season looms. Psychiatrist Ravi Chandra takes a look at the Far-Right playbook and the choice between autocratic and egalitarian-in-progress choices, with a focus on psychology, propaganda, and dangerous influences that are amplifying chances of violence.

AZ AANHPI for Equity Gears Up for 2024 Election with $100,000 Matching Fund Drive

By Eddie Wong | November 24, 2023

By Eddie Wong. Posted November 24, 2023 We are less than one year away from a presidential election that could return Trump to the White House and plunge our country into an authoritarian abyss where civil rights will be sharply curtailed.  Whipping up racism and xenophobia against immigrants and Muslims is not new to Trump…

The Eagle – A Charlie Chin Short Story

By Contributed | November 13, 2023

By Charlie Chin. Posted November 13, 2023.      Dr. Winters carefully filled out the death certificate.   Date:  The year of our Lord 1868.  Location:  Mule Shin, Montana.  The deceased was named William Borough Belmont, also known as “Texas Willy.” Cause of death:  Misadventure with a poisonous snake.  As the only doctor in town, Dr. Winters…

How Mississippi Freedom Summer 1964 Can Inspire Us in 2024

By Eddie Wong | November 11, 2023

By Eddie Wong.  Posted November 11, 2023. Sixty years ago on November 14, 1963, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the young, militant component of the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO), led the organization towards a bold strategy to confront entrenched white supremacy in Mississippi.  COFO, which also included the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE)…

Nisei Legacy Tour 2023: A Journey of Remembrance

By Eddie Wong | October 27, 2023

By Eddie Wong. Posted October 27, 2023. My wife, Donna Kotake, had wanted to visit Bruyères, France where her father, Kingo Kotake, fought during WWII with the 442nd Regimental Combat Team for quite some time. The Nisei soldiers fought hard for one month in the steep, rain-soaked hills of the Vosges Mountains to open a…

How To Write A Short Story – A Charlie Chin Story

By Contributed | October 20, 2023

by Charlie Chin. Posted on October 20, 2023.    After we had made love, Paula whispered in my ear that she liked the taste of my semen.  Which, of course, was a lie.  But like all men, I chose to believe it.    Later I found out she might have been lying about everything.   But I…

MOSF 18.11: Abusive Power and Megalomania Perpetuate Racial, Cultural, Transhistorical, & Intergenerational Trauma (Part 2)

By Ravi Chandra | October 15, 2023

Megalomanic and dominating drives drove colonization and the founding of the nation, and persist as overt and unconscious forces that subordinate compassion and shared humanity. Naming these abusive forces helps us fight and transcend them. With link to lecture and podcast, and an added commentary about the situation in Gaza and Israel.

MOSF 18.10: Treating America’s #1 Addiction: Abusive Power (Part 1)

By Ravi Chandra | October 7, 2023

Memoirs of a Superfan vol. 18.10: Treating America’s #1 Addiction: Abusive Power (Part 1) by Ravi Chandra October 7, 2023 (Indigenous People’s Day weekend)   Excerpted from a talk given on October 2, 2023, Gandhi’s birthday and the International Day of Non-Violence. That talk is linked as a YouTube video below. I start off archly…

MOSF 18.9: On Creating Transitional Spaces to Heal Intergenerational Trauma (EAAPAAO Part 5)

By Ravi Chandra | October 5, 2023

Trauma creates disconnection and conflict; how do we create belonging? A conversation and podcast on “Speaking out and calling in with bravery and humility,” sponsored by Tadaima 2022.

Chinese American, Mexican American, and African American Trailblazers in the Struggle for Equal Educational Opportunity

By Contributed | September 20, 2023

By Linda Wing. Posted September 20, 2023 Preface I am always on the lookout for books offering interesting walking routes. Recently, I discovered 41 Berkeley Walking Tours published by the Berkeley Architectural Heritage Association. This guide gave me the opportunity to follow a different path on each walk and, along the way, to learn about…