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  • Peter Maiden is the photo editor for the Community Alliance newspaper. He studied media at UC Berkeley. Contact him at

Cuban Music and the Cultural War

By Peter Maiden During the Cold War, culture was weaponized. The Bolshoi Ballet built legitimacy for the Soviet Union. The CIA countered by covertly running supposedly independent magazines and [...] Continue Reading

Green Raiteros in Huron

By Peter Maiden Facing a woefully inadequate transportation situation in the town of Huron, now Huron Mayor Rey León founded the San Joaquin Valley Latino Environmental Advancement Project (Valley [...] Continue Reading

La Música Cubana y La Guerra Cultural

Por Peter Maiden Durante la Guerra Fría (1945-1990, el término se refiere a las tensiones entre Estados Unidos y sus aliados contra la entonces Unión Soviética), la cultura se militarizó. La fama [...] Continue Reading