When students show up for workers, the university can no longer perpetuate the toxic and backwards myth that workers’ demands for respect and dignity are a threat to students’ quality of experience at university. This is a rhetorical ploy which we have heard over and over again by the UC to put students and workers against one another and evade accountability.
The vivacious spirit Marcha Verde continues to demonstrate is reassuring that corruption in the Dominican Republic will not remain unchallenged.
Given the current political spotlight which continues to draw attention to election fraud via the Russia probe, it is essential that we lend equal attention to voter manipulation from within the U.S.
Without a doubt, Trump made the decision to fire Comey based off of his own interest in hindering the Russia probe. The rejection of a commitment to anything beyond himself may be the force pushing Trump closer and closer to impeachment.
Rather than join in the name game of is-or-is-not fascist, stay focused on what is at stake regardless: democracy.
Remember, the first stage of dismantling harmful privilege is to listen.
Rather than form vague, generalized, and often spurious solidarities, in the face of the new administration, it is essential that we shy away from deceptive progressivism and be forthright about our objectives.