Tag: protest

The Blue Tea Party

In 2009, Rick Santelli’s epic CNBC rant on the floor of the Chicago stock exchange lambasting President Obama’s mortgage relief contained the legendary line “We’re thinking of having a Chicago tea party in July.” This single sentence precipitated a right-wing political…

I am Woman, Hear Me March

“The next 1,459 days of the Trump administration will be 1,459 days of resistance: Resistance on the ground, resistance in the classrooms, resistance on the job, resistance in our art and in our music.”  Angela Davis The past week has…

An Open Letter to Anyone that is Afraid

As I witnessed Donald Trump’s inauguration, I struggled to find a silver lining that made me feel the slightest bit optimistic. Over the course of his campaign, and the chaos that ensued across America, I only ever felt anger and…

Fora Dilma: A People’s Quest to End Corruption

In Rio de Janeiro, where music and dancing are continuous, a different kind of party took place on the streets of Copacabana Beach on Sunday, March 13, 2016. Music and dancing may have been present, but chants, anti-government speech and…

A Good President Makes History, a Bad One Changes History Books

“He who controls the past controls the future. He who controls the present controls the past.” Does this sound familiar? As is well known, this is an excerpt from George Orwell’s 1984, a novel about an infamous dystopian future and a…

Quebec’s Bill 20: A Political and Medical Conflict

Health matters. Being healthy enhances life quality by enabling people the ability to do a variety of things in their lives. Whether one can enjoy these privileges largely depends on the government’s delivery of healthcare. In attempt to improve Quebec’s…

Moving forward… and back again: India’s slow progress towards gay rights

While the fight for legalization of same-sex marriage continues in most of the United States and other nations, this progress towards an acceptance of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender (LBGT) rights is at a standstill in other places. Many African countries, such as Sudan,…