Protesters set their sights on the circus

Group gathers to speak out against Garden Bros. A small group of peaceful animal rights protesters stood outside the American Bank Center during the Garden Bros. Circus on Sept. 13. Since Barnum & Bailey announced in January it was no longer using animals in its shows, PETA has been campaigning for other shows to do the same. Faith Robinson, a representative from PETA, reached out to Del Mar College student Julieta Hernandez asking her to organize a protest. “Circus animals are not happy,” Hernandez shouted from protest lines. Hernandez organized the protest in hopes that she can help “inform people…

Media fumbles coverage of Kaepernick’s protest

Odrina Bazan [email protected] foghornnews.com To a degree, all comedy is social commentary and often hits the mark because it allows us to digest uncomfortable truths in a forgiving way. For instance, who doesn’t remember Dave Chappelle’s adventures with his buddy “Chip”? You can find the entire hourlong HBO special “Killing Them Softly” chopped up into bits on YouTube. Dave and Chip are lost in New York discussing current events, when they notice the cops within earshot. “DAVE! It’s the God damn cops…” long, uncomfortable pause,” I’m gonna ask ’em for directions.” If the joke doesn’t read so funny, it’s because…

Free speech is their right

In August, football player Colin Kaepernick made headlines by not standing during the national anthem, and now with other athletes joining him in his protest, he’s became famous, and infamous, for his peaceful protest. While Kaepernick claims that he’s not trying to be “anti-American” or disrespectful, there’s been a national outrage saying the exact opposite. Kaepernick, however, has held his stance despite obvious blows to his image, saying: “I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country… they fight for freedom, they fight for the people, they fight for liberty and justice, for everyone.…