Propping up the economy is not a good justification for immigration

Andrea Mérida Cuéllar June 29, 2018 Since the Trump administration has been caught red-handed violating the human rights of people fleeing economic and political upheaval in Central America via child separations at the border, I have noticed a few well-meaning folks trying to combat the naked white supremacy demonstrated by those who are ok with Trump’s actions. I would caution allies to do some self-examination, as well as some review of American history, before wading into those waters.  This is a time when we can chop away at both white supremacy AND American imperialism at the same time, if we…


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We Have Nothing To Lose

Part One of Two Note: I struggle with many of the current political terms for various communities, as many are defined against the idea of whiteness, or through colonial rule, or for political expedience, or in contrast, rather than connection to each other. I continue to struggle to find terms that honor the history, complexity and humanity of groups of our human sisterhood and brotherhood better than People of Color, for example, or Black and Brown people, or LatinX, or Native American. I continue my pursuit to learn and grow and discern the path to language and identifiers that empower…


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Youth Assembly officially adopts Youth Constitution of the United States

In Youth Assembly, assembled on this 21st day of June, 2018: PREAMBLE We, the youth of the United States of America, in order to establish a more representative society, a legend of stability, a government by and for our youth, to provide for the general welfare and tranquility among our youth, keeping in mind the principles of equality and representation for all, we officially establish this Youth Constitution for the United States of America. Article One All Legislative powers herein granted shall be vested in a Youth Assembly of the United States of America, which shall consist of a Youth…


When Cuban Polyclinics Were Born

by Don Fitz As discontent increases with overly expensive and totally inadequate US health care, it is time to look closely at the beginnings of the modern Cuban medical system. Like the US, Cuba had unintegrated, overlapping medical institutions that failed the poor, especially black, population of the island. Though several European countries have developed health care systems about 40% cheaper than the US, Cuba was able to craft health care which became more than 80% less costly than the US with a roughly equivalent life expectancy. When the revolutionary government took the reins in 1959, millions of Cubans went…


My Fellow Americans: Please Wake Up

Day after day, year after year, your government murders people and sows terror and misery on the people of the Middle East and Africa — while most of you do nothing to stop it. Medium By Rich Whitney January 27, 2018 On January 13, 2018, warplanes for the U.S.-led Coalition in Syria, fired missiles on Hajin city, in the eastern suburbs of Deir Ez-Zour of that devastated country, killing five civilians. According to the Syrian Network for Human Rights, their names were Matrouk al Saleh and his wife, Bashar al-Saleh, Yasser Shaker Al Ismail and Abdul Qadir Shaker Al Ismail. I’m guessing…