Ly Tong’s Hunger Strike by José Villarreal

In November 2007, the San Jose City Council approved the naming of the prominent Vietnamese neighborhood of Story and McLaughlin Road in Eastside San Jose to “Saigon Business District.” This decision came without any community involvement and the name was pushed through by, then City Council member, Madison Nguyen. The Vietnamese community felt slighted when it came to this decision because they wanted their neighborhood … Continue reading Ly Tong’s Hunger Strike by José Villarreal

Mutual Aid 408: Learning, Listening, & Discussion Group

The purpose of this learning and discussion group is to grow our local knowledge about mutual aid, as well as our capacity to organize and participate in mutual aid efforts. It began in May 2020, in response to the needs surfaced in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This effort is organized by Archive408, and open to anyone who is interested. To participate in the group … Continue reading Mutual Aid 408: Learning, Listening, & Discussion Group

4 of 23: Applied Materials

On their website, Applied Materials has a timeline of relevant events dating back to the 1970’s, when they opened their headquarters in Santa Clara, California. In 2018 they were named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune. They were also the first semiconductor equipment manufacturer to exceed $1 billion in annual sales and have their system added to the permanent collection in the … Continue reading 4 of 23: Applied Materials

Zoning Out: How the Trump Tax Cuts are Making Gentrification Worse by Jay Edgar

            You might remember the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. President Trump’s solitary legislative accomplishment secured a massive handout to the wealthiest individuals and corporations, slightly rose taxes on the lower middle class, and enabled longtime Republican-supporting companies like Home Depot to create a positive news cycle for themselves and the party by giving employees a one-time bonus of $100 around Christmas. You know, like … Continue reading Zoning Out: How the Trump Tax Cuts are Making Gentrification Worse by Jay Edgar