Political thought is taking determined — and far — steps to the right, and the left cannot continue to ignore that its happy-go-lucky mentality is failing to resonate with powerful pockets of society. Progress is officially hanging by a thread.
Again, this is a very theoretical hypothesis that also counts on the U.S. to get off of its godly high horse.
The deal between the White House and Congress reiterates that the U.S. government does not see its immigrant population as making the fabric of the United States colorful, but as a commodity that can be easily traded for a wall.
Colombia is headed into a presidential election weighed down by the remnants of a peace treaty that hasn’t entirely cut it and is tangled by the puppet strings of the Catholic Church.
Trump himself is merely a reaction to this social discourse. He is a reaction by part of the U.S. to its fear of brown people.
The most alarming aspect of this situation is the ease with which the country has normalized the practice and the fact that what the world considered to be international superpowers have not commented on the fact that their own invention has been resuscitated.
In the last years, anything that happens in the Middle East is only hard-hitting news if it involved a terror attack and the loss of white lives.
P.S. There is one similarity between all of these shootings, however: the involvement of a white gunman.
Australia has both neglected the people of PNG and treated the refugees like cattle, herding them from camp to camp, creating a volatile situation to an already delicate topic: migration and resettlement.
In 2016, there was a public concern for far-right policies and parties taking over the United States and the imminent European elections in 2017.
The remnants of his movement can still be felt in Latin America’s complicated relationship with socialism, his ideals leaving a trail of violence that can still be felt today. The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia only recently disarmed after 52 years of fighting for a dream that El Che inspired; a dream that left 6 million people displaced and 220,000 dead.
Today, people want to vote for their independence, but governments too scared to lose their hold do not want to allow the essence of the democratic process to take place, and the same governments that condemn separation are destabilizing their own sovereignty.
Maria will hit the Caribbean late this week, most families will be holding on to whatever they have left, and most families will be conscious of the fact that aid will come later rather than sooner and disappear sooner rather than later.
Punching a marginalized community when they’re down to keep them down is simply cowardly and a manifestation of fear, fear of difference.
In the short term, undocumented immigrants are safe in Houston from being detained, questioned and asked for papers when trying to find a place to sleep, in theory at least.
In the long term, however, undocumented immigrants in Houston are far from protected. Those displaced by the storm are most likely going to have to rebuild their homes and lives with limited assistance from the government.
Throughout the week, the vice president had to deflect claims that the United States would take military action in Latin America — the Cold War left a sour taste of U.S.-sponsored military action for quite some time. Many leaders of Latin American countries do not want history to repeat itself, especially under a megalomaniac like Trump.
This is not about helping governments or ideologies succeed over others — this is about helping the people of a country who have been suffering for years. But we all know toxic political masculinity trumps solving human rights abuses.
Never in the history of the U.S. has a military “intervention” been selfless or set out to save victims of genocides, civil wars and dictators. It has always been for the sake of freedom and democracy, which at this point could be synonymous with a new wave of imperialism and military occupations
Ironically, it is the years of this abuse, oppression and marginalization that has led the Uyghurs to become aggressive toward the Chinese government.
We sometimes underestimate — and almost always forget — the power sports have to catalyze political protests and mirror the current climate in international relations. With Russia’s hosting the 2018 World Cup in a little over a year, there is a large window of opportunity for President Donald Trump’s administration to take a public stance on its relationship with Russia.