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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‘Humanitarian Intervention’ is a capitalist sham

The crisis in Rwanda in 1994 was a product of Belgian and German imperialism, colonialism, and growing ethnic tensions between the Tutsi and the Hutu—particularly the Rwandan Patriotic Front (RPF) and Hutu extremists who rose to power after the independence of Rwanda in 1962. The Rwandan conflict gained international attention particularly by the UN, and it was debated whether or

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Israel’s Nuclear Weapons Program: A Review

By Val Reynoso The origins of Israel’s nuclear weapons program was initiated by the founding Prime Minister of Israel, David Ben-Gurion, who stated that Israel could only survive as a newly-formed, fiscally poor nation following the 1948 Arab-Israeli war if it possessed nuclear weapons in order to deter militaries, such as those from then-enemies Egypt and Jordan. Israel made an

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