Monthly Archives: February 2018

Indigenous Rights: Bolivia vs Chile

By Val Reynoso Bolivia and Chile differ significantly in the ways their governments address issues pertaining to Indigenous peoples. These differences are caused by the neoliberal economic system and legacies from the Pinochet era in Chile, as well as the centering of Indigenous issues and redistribution of wealth in Bolivia. Bolivia has made huge strides in securing rights for its

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East Tennessee says NO to fascism!

  By A.Nicole Alarcón Forty-five Nazis. Two hundred police officers. Over two hundred and fifty members from the University of Tennessee’s campus and surrounding East and Middle Tennessee communities united to combat white supremacy and fascism. A failed university administration’s response and student organizers’ call to action. Just over one week ago on February 17th, the University of Tennessee’s Progressive

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The United States: When genocide and colonialism is fetishized

By Valerie Reynoso White’s Here is My New York is basically NYC from the perspective of the white man’s gaze and fetishizes colonialism and western ideals. In the second chapter of the book, White describes what he considers the different categories of people which majority of New Yorkers fall under—those who were born in the city and are accustomed to

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People-centered healthcare vs. capitalist healthcare

by Val Reynoso Bolivia and Chile differ significantly in the ways their governments address issues and their performance in regards to healthcare. Bolivia’s healthcare system is successful given that the World Health Organization (WHO) praised its achievements particularly in the fields of medical care, social security, water and sanitation. The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) also supports initiatives in the

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