A TIME TO REMEMBER: The 70th anniversary of Executive Order 9066

On Feb. 19, 1942, then-President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066, setting the wheels in motion for one of the largest violations of civil liberties in the country’s history. The forced exclusion of those of Japanese descent from the West Coast — most of whom were American citizens — and their mass incarceration in […]

RABBIT RAMBLINGS: Revisiting the redress days

The death of Gordon Hirabayashi closes the chapter on some of the heroic actions taken by three Japanese Americans during WWII. Hirabayashi, Min Yasui and Fred Korematsu were all men who challenged the government over our illegal incarceration in the courts, and their cases went up to the Supreme Court of the United States. They […]

Solving hunger and poverty, one tree at a time

THE MANGROVE TREE: PLANTING TREES TO FEED FAMILIES By Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore (New York: Lee and Low Books Inc., 2011, 36 pp., $19.95, hardcover) Dr. Gordon Sato, a scientist, wanted to help villagers in Eritrea on the African coast. His efforts to ease hunger and poverty involve planting mangrove trees by the […]

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