Arnoldo García

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Arnoldo García

Arnoldo García is a Southern California activist. he has been the partner of Moyra Contreras and the parent of Violeta Obrero and Anapola Obrera.

Line of March


In 1988 Linda Burnham, Max Elbaum, Arnoldo Garcia, Miriam Louie, Irwin Silber, Cathi Tactaquin, Bob Wing represented the Line of March National Executive Committee and National Board.



Arnoldo Garcia, was in 1986 the editor of Por la Paz y la Solidaridad, the Spanish language journal of Peace and Solidarity Alliance. He was a member of the first Bay Area Latino Solidarity Delegation to Nicaragua, sponsored by the Friends of Nicaraguan Culture.

CoC National Conference endorser

In 1992, Arnoldo García, editor CrossRoads endorsed the Committees of Correspondence national conference Conference on Perspectives for Democracy and Socialism in the 90s held at Berkeley California July 17-19.[1]

"NAFTA and Human Rights"

Sacramento Democratic Socialists of America and the DSA Latino Commission held a successful conference on "NAFTA and Human Rights" October 20 and 21, 1993. Over four hundred people attended the event, which was held on the campus of California State University- Sacramento. Topics included labor rights in North America, U.S. press coverage of Mexico and Mexican-Americans, and the new immigration hysteria.

Speakers included Arnoldo Garcia of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Eileen Rafael of the Center for Ethics and Economic Policy. There were also some oppositional voices -- Myles Frechette, the U.S. Ambassador to Mexico, addressed the conference with a pro-NAFTA message via videotape.[2]

Center for Political Education

In 2001 Arnoldo García of the National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights and Michel Shehadeh, a Western Regional Director of the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee and Member of the “L.A. 8″ gave talks entitled: "Activist Intensive #4: Immigrant Rights and the Attack on Civil Liberties." The classes were held at the San Francisco based Center for Political Education, an organization closely associated with the Committees of Correspondence for Democracy and Socialism.[3]

War Times

In January 2002, a group of San Francisco leftists, mainly former Maoists or involved with STORM or Committees of Correspondence, founded a national anti-Iraq War newspaper[4]War Times.

The pilot issue of War Times, a new biweekly newspaper opposing the "war on terrorism," will roll off the press on February 14... Featuring an exclusive interview with Danny Glover and a letter to President Bush from Nobel Peace Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, the premier of this bilingual, free publication will be distributed in several dozen cities across the country.

Serving on the War Times Organizing Committee were;

Jan Adams, former associate director, Applied Research Center

Linda Burnham, executive director, Women of Color Resource Center

Jung Hee Choi, Women of Color Resource Center

Max Elbaum, former managing editor, CrossRoads magazine

Arnoldo Garcia, National Network for Immigrant and Refugee Rights

Adam Gold, STORM

Rebecca Gordon, Seminarians for Peace

Felicia Gustin, co-director, Speak Out

Van Jones, national executive director, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

Betita Martinez, director, Institute for MultiRacial Justice

Steve Williams, executive director, POWER

Bob Wing, former executive editor, ColorLines magazine

War Times Staff

In 2009 voluntary War Times staff[5]included:

Jan Adams, Karolo Aparicio, Mariana Bustamante, Ruth Warner Carrillo, Jung Hee Choi, Max Elbaum, Arnoldo Garcia, Rebecca Gordon, Felicia Gustin, Hany Khalil, Rachel Kahn, Lynn Koh, Gerald Lenoir, Burton Li, Betita Martinez, Samuel Orozco, Ricardo Ortega, Sushawn Robb, Kerry Taylor and Bob Wing.