Tuesday, December 27, 2005

Kulongoski + Fox = trouble

Passing the GED can be an impossible dream for students who are just learning English. Because a GED is a goal for many of our Spanish speakers, the Londer Learning Center has begun offering Spanish language GED testing, as well as basic math in Spanish and reading in Spanish.

Salvador D. and Angel C. Salvador began studying English at the Learning Center last year. When looking for jobs, he learned how important the GED is to employers. Salvador relapsed, but was able to resume his studies at the Learning Center once he was stabilized.

This issue of "The Learning Curve" which is a publication by Multnomah County and the corrections dept they even feature a Mexican flag to accompany this pathetic article.

But the kicker:
Through an agreement with Governor Ted Kulongoski and Mexico's President Vicente Fox, the Mexican Consulate is setting up Spanish literacy programs throughout the state.

Materials are free and can be accessed off the internet. Through these courses, a Spanish speaker from any country in Latin America can earn a primary or secondary school certificate.

Thanks so much Governor Teddy. Now people from other countries can come here and get "free materials" (free to them, not to taxpayers) to get educated in another language. Way to go.

Get ready to shed some tears...
Thanks to this access to Mexico's adult education material, the Londer Learning Center currently has one student who is learning to read in Spanish. This student, Luis, was orphaned
at an early age and never attended school in Mexico. Luis's son dropped out of high school in Portland and has been involved in gangs. Since beginning his reading classes at the Learning
Center, Luis now has the confidence to start studying English.

Luis, thanks so much for coming to this country with absolutely no skills, no ability to speak the language and fathering a child who is now a gang member. It's all worth it though because you have the "confidence to start studying English."


Anonymous said...

I tried, and up to this very moment still feel that recalling just one....just one of these pathetic electeds, will take the sails out of the rest.

In my unsuccessful attempt to nail Vera Katz, I learned how nasty politics is, and how apathetic voters like us really are living in this county.

I still say...if we had the resources statewide, leaving Multnomah county out of it, you could get the votes to nail someone targeted.

If we do not energize this party and state BEFORE summer...we have lost it all.

Not a good scene, but it is reality. Jack Peek

Sailor Republica said...

Well, Jack, that's what people like Daniel and myself and other are trying to do. We're not going unnoticed by any stretch of the imagination.

Daniel is more of the expert on this, so I'm glad he's doing lots of legwork. There will be stuff coming out on my blog about the university effect and illegal immigration, and it's connection to Sleepy Teddy K.

Trust me, the base will get energized. Or they will end up languishing for another 20 years.

Anonymous said...

El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán
In the spirit of a new people that is conscious not only of its proud historical heritage but also of the brutal "gringo" invasion of our territories, we, the Chicano inhabitants and civilizers of the northern land of Aztlán from whence came our forefathers, reclaiming the land of their birth and consecrating the determination of our people of the sun, declare that the call of our blood is our power, our responsibility, and our inevitable destiny.

We are free and sovereign to determine those tasks which are justly called for by our house, our land, the sweat of our brows, and by our hearts. Aztlán belongs to those who plant the seeds, water the fields, and gather the crops and not to the foreign Europeans. We do not recognize capricious frontiers on the bronze continent

Brotherhood unites us, and love for our brothers makes us a people whose time has come and who struggles against the foreigner "gabacho" who exploits our riches and destroys our culture. With our heart in our hands and our hands in the soil, we declare the independence of our mestizo nation. We are a bronze people with a bronze culture. Before the world, before all of North America, before all our brothers in the bronze continent, we are a nation, we are a union of free pueblos, we are Aztlán.

For La Raza to do. Fuera de La Raza nada.

El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán sets the theme that the Chicanos (La Raza de Bronze) must use their nationalism as the key or common denominator for mass mobilization and organization. Once we are committed to the idea and philosophy of El Plan de Aztlán, we can only conclude that social, economic, cultural, and political independence is the only road to total liberation from oppression, exploitation, and racism. Our struggle then must be for the control of our barrios, campos, pueblos, lands, our economy, our culture, and our political life. El Plan commits all levels of Chicano society - the barrio, the campo, the ranchero, the writer, the teacher, the worker, the professional - to La Causa.

Nationalism as the key to organization transcends all religious, political, class, and economic factions or boundaries. Nationalism is the common denominator that all members of La Raza can agree upon.

Organizational Goals
1. UNITY in the thinking of our people concerning the barrios, the pueblo, the campo, the land, the poor, the middle class, the professional-all committed to the liberation of La Raza.

2. ECONOMY: economic control of our lives and our communities can only come about by driving the exploiter out of our communities, our pueblos, and our lands and by controlling and developing our own talents, sweat, and resources. Cultural background and values which ignore materialism and embrace humanism will contribute to the act of cooperative buying and the distribution of resources and production to sustain an economic base for healthy growth and development Lands rightfully ours will be fought for and defended. Land and realty ownership will be acquired by the community for the people's welfare. Economic ties of responsibility must be secured by nationalism and the Chicano defense units.

3. EDUCATION must be relative to our people, i.e., history, culture, bilingual education, contributions, etc. Community control of our schools, our teachers, our administrators, our counselors, and our programs.

4. INSTITUTIONS shall serve our people by providing the service necessary for a full life and their welfare on the basis of restitution, not handouts or beggar's crumbs. Restitution for past economic slavery, political exploitation, ethnic and cultural psychological destruction and denial of civil and human rights. Institutions in our community which do not serve the people have no place in the community. The institutions belong to the people.

5. SELF-DEFENSE of the community must rely on the combined strength of the people. The front line defense will come from the barrios, the campos, the pueblos, and the ranchitos. Their involvement as protectors of their people will be given respect and dignity. They in turn offer their responsibility and their lives for their people. Those who place themselves in the front ranks for their people do so out of love and carnalismo. Those institutions which are fattened by our brothers to provide employment and political pork barrels for the gringo will do so only as acts of liberation and for La Causa. For the very young there will no longer be acts of juvenile delinquency, but revolutionary acts.

6. CULTURAL values of our people strengthen our identity and the moral backbone of the movement. Our culture unites and educates the family of La Raza towards liberation with one heart and one mind. We must insure that our writers, poets, musicians, and artists produce literature and art that is appealing to our people and relates to our revolutionary culture. Our cultural values of life, family, and home will serve as a powerful weapon to defeat the gringo dollar value system and encourage the process of love and brotherhood.

7. POLITICAL LIBERATION can only come through indepen-dent action on our part, since the two-party system is the same animal with two heads that feed from the same trough. Where we are a majority, we will control; where we are a minority, we will represent a pressure group; nationally, we will represent one party: La Familia de La Raza!


1. Awareness and distribution of El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán. Presented at every meeting, demonstration, confrontation, courthouse, institution, administration, church, school, tree, building, car, and every place of human existence.

2. September 16, on the birthdate of Mexican Independence, a national walk-out by all Chicanos of all colleges and schools to be sustained until the complete revision of the educational system: its policy makers, administration, its curriculum, and its personnel to meet the needs of our community.

3. Self-Defense against the occupying forces of the oppressors at every school, every available man, woman, and child.

4. Community nationalization and organization of all Chicanos: El Plan Espiritual de Aztlán.

5. Economic program to drive the exploiter out of our community and a welding together of our people's combined resources to control their own production through cooperative effort.

6. Creation of an independent local, regional, and national political party.

A nation autonomous and free - culturally, socially, economically, and politically- will make its own decisions on the usage of our lands, the taxation of our goods, the utilization of our bodies for war, the determination of justice (reward and punishment), and the profit of our sweat.

El Plan de Aztlán is the plan of liberation!

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I'm not happy paying for it!

Anonymous said...


You, Daniel, and a few others have done a great job of asking those that are apathetic to come back into the fight.

But this AM,I see another(think this is 17 lead editorials) in the PR job by the fishwrapper to drop more people from the state mental hospital in group homes into neighborhoods.

Most people know what I think of that idea, but even I know you cannot just turn them loose in total.'

However, there is a narrow band of these people(those that have been judged criminally insane of violent crime)that should stay in Salem.

That was one of the reasons for my recall effort.

We are reaching critical mass on too many issues....the border, and these high risk group homes for examples, sorry to be so negetive, but in the very near future, it will cost some of us dearly.

Then without somebody from our side to stop this in some fashion, we better call someone in Montana, or Idaho for a deal on some "high ground" before it's all gone!

Have spent too much time asking nice, begging respectfully, and screaming to the top of my head about one issue...I see the train coming, an it has no brakes right now. Jack Peek

Playin' Possum said...

Maybe you're just going about this ass-backwards... Maybe you should take a clue from post #3...

Let's just invade Mexico. Back to the Halls of Montezuma! We'll make all of them provisional citizens, so they can be rotated north as demand requires in those jobs only they can fill! You know, fruit picker, maid who isn't afraid...

We'll need a two-tier minimum wage, too...

And as a bonus, they have oil!

A final bonus... It will scare the bluster out of upstarts like Chavez...

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