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How To Talk About #NoDAPL: A Native Perspective

In Uncategorized on October 28, 2016 at 2:42 AM

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14247963_10154406248820309_1976289082_o Water Protectors gather after a day of prayer and direct action. (Photo: Desiree Kane)

This piece is very personal because, as an Indigenous woman, my analysis is very personal, as is the analysis that my friends on the frontlines have shared with me. We obviously can’t speak for everyone involved, as Native beliefs and perspectives are as diverse as the convictions of any people. But as my friends hold strong on the frontlines of Standing Rock, and I watch, transfixed with both pride and worry, we feel the need to say a few things.

I’ve been in and out of communication with my friends at Standing Rock all day. As you might imagine, as much as they don’t want me to worry, it’s pretty hard for them to stay in touch. I asked if there was anything they wanted me to convey on social media, as most of them are maintaining a…

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Undocumented and applying to graduate school? Check out this webinar!

In Uncategorized on July 28, 2016 at 1:52 AM

By CAROLINA VALDIVIA Last week, I joined United We Dream, an immigrant youth-led national organization, to share my experience, advice, and key resources about applying to graduate school as an und…

Source: Undocumented and applying to graduate school? Check out this webinar!

The entire US government gangs up on Puerto Rico…all in the same week

In Uncategorized on June 18, 2016 at 8:29 PM

WAR AGAINST ALL PUERTO RICANS

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In the same week – practically on the same day – all three branches of the US government attacked the island of Borinquen, under the guise of “helping Puerto Rico.”

The US Congress, US Supreme Court, and Pres. Obama all acted with perfect timing and coordination, to kick Puerto Rico into submission. Here is how they did it… 

THE US CONGRESS

On June 9, the US Congress voted by a wide margin (297-127) to pass the PROMESA bill which creates a Financial Control Board in Puerto Rico.

The bill also enables a lower minimum wage of $4.25, for newly-hired young workers in Puerto Rico. This will be the lowest minimum wage – by far – in the entire US.

http://money.cnn.com/2016/06/09/investing/house-passes-puerto-rico-bill/

http://www.latinpost.com/articles/121440/20160610/puerto-rico-debt-crisis-promesa-bill-passes-house-and-cuts-minimum-wage-to-4-25-for-young-workers.htm

THE US SUPREME COURT 

On that same day of June 9, the US Supreme Court announced a 6-2 majority decision in Puerto Rico v. Sanchez Valle.

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