TAKE ACTION: Embrace the “Banana Challenge”

by Tom Webb, Pax Christi Northern California Longtime students and activists knowledgeable of the Central American scene are probably aware of the role the agricultural export economy has played in shaping the politics, economies and cultures of countries like Honduras and Guatemala.  Often derisively labeled “banana republics” bananas remain among the leading exportable crop in … Continue reading TAKE ACTION: Embrace the “Banana Challenge”

IMMIGRATION: Immigration – whose responsibility?

by Tom Webb, Pax Christi Northern California As the debates among contenders for the Republican and Democratic nominations for president rage on, it’s clear that the immigration will be one of the more closely watched issues in next year’s political campaigns.  Positions range from Donald Trump’s “deport them all” to those who argue that expanding … Continue reading IMMIGRATION: Immigration – whose responsibility?