The significance of what happened three days ago, the attempted overthrow of the United States government by extremist Trump loyalists, was witnessed by the world in real-time. A violent band of domestic terrorists stormed the Capitol and, seemingly, were allowed to do so without meeting the immediate militarized policing that's rolled out anytime Indigenous, Black and Brown Americans peacefully protest to protect their lives.
If you can understand the universally-held science — and good manners — behind covering your mouth when you cough, then you can understand how wearing a mask in public, to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, is an act of commonsense goodwill that could, potentially, save someone’s life.
The difficulty with identifying (and defeating) systemic racism, especially for those of us who are not its intended target, comes from the fact that its existence and implementation, by design, is insidious. Its invisibility ensures its longevity.
Talking about racism and addressing racial injustice can be a difficult topic to navigate, especially if you’re White and relatively new to learning about or fighting against how entrenched it is within American society. Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPoC) have been telling us about this for a very long time; that racism is individually and institutionally pervasive. And it kills.
Back in early August, without warning or public announcement, the Trump administration quietly introduced a change to the Medical Deferred Action program that allows migrant families to stay in the U.S. to receive life-saving medical care.
As of October 15th, the Trump administration will be implementing a revised ‘public charge’ immigration rule that increases restrictions on those seeking permanent residency (a green card). Here’s what you need to know about how this refocused policy will affect legal immigration and the country as a whole …
I feel a tiredness and ache taking up space within my shoulders that tightens as I struggle to find a way to articulate what I feel about the recent mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio. And I notice it’s because I cannot rationalise the violence that happened over the weekend, and nor do I wish to.
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raids are due to start tomorrow (Sunday 7/14) which means there will be a nationwide push to round-up, arrest and detain undocumented immigrants. Here is some useful information to make sure those people targeted know their rights. Please share ...