In accordance with widespread anti-elite sentiment, the Morena candidate has gained support from poor citizens as he attacks corrupt politicians, the elite class, and privatization. Although he mirrors the anti-establishment rhetoric of Trump and LePen, López Obredor advocates for left-wing policies, contradicting the often-held belief that populism only aligns with far right extremism.
In early April of this year, a man from Yucaipa, California proposed a ballot measure to deny undocumented children access to public education. The measure goes a step further and requires children of undocumented parents, regardless of the citizenship status of the student, to pay tuition at public schools. While the proposed measure has yet to be confirmed on the city ballot, it illustrates the extent of anti-immigrant ideologies and how they affect local level policies.
Making a city a sanctuary for undocumented people requires more than just the title. While promises to protect undocumented communities are appreciated, it is crucial for people to remain vigilant.
In the eyes of for-profit prisons, Trump’s order ensures large numbers of immigrant detainees in detention facilities. If the order is enacted, expanding investment in detention facilities will prove to be a successful financial move for privatized prison companies, regardless of the costs imparted on the lives of other humans.
Gentrification thrives off internalized racism; regardless of the true economic class of marginalized communities, minorities stereotypically represent poverty.
The bottom line is toxic masculinity harms all genders. It promotes sexism, misogyny, violence, and rape culture, while enforcing dangerous stereotypes of masculinity and femininity.
A societal transformation is needed: we must stop the degradation and prevent the murder of women in Argentina and throughout Latin America.
On May 10th UCLA students, journalists, and celebrities gathered together at the “Rock UCLA for Bernie” rally at UCLA supporting presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
We cannot simply dismiss the murder of female activists, nor can we ignore the murder of Mexican women in general. The recent protest is a potent reminder of the Mexican government’s inability to prevent and investigate femicide.
Like Maria Hurtado and many others who were sterilized against their will, the voices of immigrant women are ignored and their reproductive rights taken away.