Stories by Rose Aguilar

Rose Aguilar is the host of Your Call, a daily call-in radio show on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco and KUSP 88.9 FM in Santa Cruz, and author of Red Highways: A Liberal's Journey into the Heartland. subscribe to Rose Aguilar's feed

Posted on: Jan 25, 2013, Source: Economic Hardship Reporting Project

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2011, Source: AlterNet

'I've never seen anything like it... there were Steelworkers, Teamsters, Pipefitters, building trades unions and more -- unions I've never seen at a rally in 10 years.'

Posted on: Feb 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Howard Zinn: "Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can quietly become a power no government can suppress, a power than can transform the world."

Posted on: Jan 17, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Some of the most undercovered stories of 2010 were actions taken by ordinary people standing up for a more just and equitable society.

Posted on: Nov 14, 2010, Source:

The Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation was devastated by a snowstorm. And the government did next to nothing.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Rep. Carl Wimmer discusses his Criminal Homicide and Abortion Revisions bill and his long-term plans to overturn <i>Roe v. Wade</i>.

Posted on: Mar 8, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Critics are worried the law will open up a Pandora's box of unintended legal consequences.

Posted on: May 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Author Susan Galleymore shares her dramatic encounters with mothers living in Mid-East war zones and American military moms.

Posted on: Apr 19, 2009, Source: AlterNet

The media have finally discovered homelessness. Not surprisingly, they get the story wrong.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2009, Source: AlterNet

Nadje Al-Ali: "Now Iraqis tell me, 'We have 90 Saddam Husseins' ... I think people need to get a reality check."

Posted on: Oct 1, 2008, Source: AlterNet

Over the past few days, I've asked women who have fought for social justice what question they would like you to ask Sarah Palin at tonight's debate.

Posted on: Mar 10, 2008, Source: AlterNet

The former lead singer of System of a Down shares his feelings of hope, inspiration and utter dejection about our current state of affairs.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Military families are determined to bring their troops back home -- even if they have to talk to every politician in Washington.

Posted on: Jul 13, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The case of Suzanne Swift reveals that women deployed in the Middle East are facing rape, abuse and sexual harassment -- from their own comrades-in-arms.

Posted on: Apr 3, 2006, Source: AlterNet

Cecelia Fire Thunder, president of the South Dakota Ogala Sioux, takes on the state's repressive new abortion ban.

Posted on: Mar 27, 2006, Source: AlterNet

What will it take for pro-choice Republicans to leave the Republican Party?

Posted on: Mar 21, 2006, Source: AlterNet

The 2006 budget clipped the wings of many organizations that provide basic services to the poor. Bush's 2007 budget could ground them permanently.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2006, Source: AlterNet

South Dakota's extreme abortion ban is in perfect accord with what the United States has been doing internationally all along.

Posted on: Jan 31, 2006, Source: AlterNet

New rules on how much time veterans groups have to present budget testimony to Congress seem designed to limit vets' influence on funding decisions.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Democratic administrations have been kindest to Native Americans -- and come election time, Indians remember.

Posted on: Sep 25, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Missoula's Take Back Our Country march was a vibrant example of 'red state' Montana's progressive side.

Posted on: Sep 13, 2005, Source: AlterNet

In Utah, as in other states, thousands of survivors of Hurricane Katrina are attempting to start their lives over as strangers in a strange land.

Posted on: Aug 28, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Iraq War veterans return home with excruciating mental and physical ailments -- and the treatment they are able to receive is shoddy at best.

Posted on: Aug 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Mississippi Democrats are showing the potential power of Howard Dean's '50-state strategy' to take back national politics.

Posted on: Aug 1, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Clara Luper was an integral part of the 1950s' civil rights movement. Here, she discusses her sit-in days, going to jail 26 times, and what the Democrats are doing wrong.

Posted on: Jul 21, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Why did civil rights activist Charles Evers join the Republican Party? Because, 'I can do more destructive things inside than I can out there throwing rocks.'

Posted on: Jul 18, 2005, Source: AlterNet

As liberal and conservative groups and pundits debate the future of the Supreme Court, a large but often overlooked group is being left out of the conversation: moderate Republicans.

Posted on: Jun 19, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Progressive activists in Texas face strong and often hostile opposition. But they say they're going to fight to turn Texas blue again.

Posted on: Jun 6, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A group of Texans say Governor Rick Perry's recent signing of anti-abortion and anti-gay legislation on the grounds of a church school is decidedly un-Christian.

Posted on: May 22, 2005, Source: AlterNet

A San Francisco progressive begins her four-month journey through the so-called Red States. Her first stop: the bluest town in Texas.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2005, Source: AlterNet

Some Iraq veterans are returning home, only to face homelessness and mental problems. Meanwhile, the VA is MIA.

Posted on: Nov 1, 2004, Source: AlterNet

To the swing states, apparently. Yes, 25,000 lawyers have been dispatched to the swing states for election day. And that may not be a bad thing.

Posted on: Oct 17, 2004, Source: AlterNet

In the adult entertainment industry, discretion has always trumped politics &#8211; until the Bush administration gave them a reason to get organized.

Posted on: Oct 13, 2004, Source: AlterNet

An activist learns the value of stepping outside the progressive bubble when she reaches out to women voters leaning toward the GOP.

Posted on: Sep 29, 2004, Source: AlterNet

Contrary to the media babble about "security moms," the issues most important to women voters are also John Kerry's greatest strengths.