MOSF 17.12: America, Under the Spells of Contempt and Idealization

By Ravi Chandra | October 7, 2022

Contempt hangs heavy over us in our psychic skies, a false sun with great gravity, whose purpose is to mislead, and in misleading, lead us to a world of hate, violence, and the death of our human bonds.

MOSF 17.11: Do Trump Supporters or Their Opponents Have “Good Hearts”?

By Ravi Chandra | October 6, 2022

Where are our good hearts when our minds and votes are in conflict? We are in “an era of warring mind states” as a friend puts it. This puts enormous tension on our humanity and our capacity to maintain “good hearts.” But what is a “good heart?”

WS State Rep. Francesca Hong Highlights Key Steps for Progressive Change

By Eddie Wong | October 5, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted Oct. 5, 2022. Intro: As part of East Wind ezine’s coverage of the crucial midterm elections, we present a series of interviews with Asian American elected officials and activists who are fighting hard in battleground states. Rep. Francesca Hong was elected in 2020 to represent the 76th Assembly District in Madison, WS.…

My Rock and Roll Soul

By Contributed | September 27, 2022

By Mia Yamamoto. Posted September 27, 2022. I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t immersed in music, classical, big band jazz, Hawaiian (my mother was a Hawaiian musician and hula teacher) and pop music from the radio, when I was growing up in ELA (East Los Angeles).  Outside, you could hear mariachi, and Mexican…

Massive Turnout Needed to Defeat the Right in 2022 – Voter Registration, Early Voting and Mail-in Ballots Require Big Push in October

By Eddie Wong | September 23, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted September 23, 2022 Intro: This article first appeared in In the next two weeks, Trump and the extreme right GOP plan to dump millions of dollars for ad buys and get-out-the-vote mobilizations to take back the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. They also want to win key…

Imagine Revolution!

By Contributed | September 10, 2022

By Alex Hing. Posted September 10, 2022.  This article was originally published in Unity News 2022, which is a sister/brother publication with East Wind ezine. A lot of discussion nowadays concern how dire a situation the planet, domestic and international politics, economics, the pandemic, and individual physical and psychological states are.  It seems we recently…

The Point of It – Short Story by Charlie Chin

By Contributed | September 6, 2022

The Point of It – Short Story by Charlie Chin. Posted September 6, 2022. Intro:  Dr. Gong, New York Chinatown herbalist and solver of mysteries, returns with another mesmerizing tale set in the 1900s.        In the year 1911 discussions in New York City Chinatown were mostly about the revolution in China being…

MOSF 17.10: Asian American Histories of the United States: “Come, meet us in our wounds.”

By Ravi Chandra | August 29, 2022

Catherine Ceniza Choy’s new volume, “Asian American Histories of the United States,” is an urgent, necessary, readable, and concise-but-expansive look at our multiple origin stories and contemporary narratives.

BeHere/ 1942 and Sutra and Bible – Explore the Japanese American Incarceration in New Ways

By Eddie Wong | August 22, 2022

By Eddie Wong. Posted Aug. 22, 2022. My wife Donna and I finally made it down to LA to see friends and family. It was our first trip to LA in three long years.  The pandemic and subsequent waves of variants delayed our cherished visits with old friends and denied us opportunities to enjoy the…

Free Chol Soo Lee – An American Tragedy and the Resurgence of the Asian American Movement

By Contributed | August 3, 2022

by Frako Loden. Posted August 3, 2022 Wah Ching. Joe Fong Boys. Reading the names of these Chinatown gangs in the San Francisco Chronicle in the 1970s, when they were shooting each other in the streets, I simplistically associated them with the “hatchet men” and “tong wars” of the 19th century and avoided the Golden…