Author: Luiza Cavalcante (Leftist) An unprecedented labor movement On November 29th 2012, 100 fast food workers in New York City walked out of their jobs in a push for higher wages, better working conditions, and the right to form a union. The largest strike in the history of the fast food industry, it served as a springboard for a nationwide movement to increase the federal … Continue reading Working Class America’s Nearly Decade Long Fight For $15: Is This Where it Ends?
AUTHOR: John Bedell (Democrat) Conversation is broken in the United States. Failed conversations have failed Americans. Broken conversations have halted progress, leaving a brighter more equitable future shattered on the ground amongst the failed attempts to find support for families currently struggling and for proper pandemic preparedness. 2020 was marked by pain, brokenness, and a fork in the road. A decision to be made between … Continue reading Welcoming President Biden in 2021
Author: Luiza Cavalcante (Leftist) A recent study of 153 COVID-19 patients by Dr. Liam Townsend at Trinity College Dublin, has found that lingering symptoms (including fatigue, general ill-health, and breathlessness) are all common following COVID-19 infections regardless of the disease’s severity. The research shows that a whopping 62% of patients had not returned to full health 75 days after the onset of the disease, as … Continue reading Covid Long Haulers Tend to be Woman, People of Color, of all Ages and Underserved
Author: Luiza Cavalcante (Leftist) As consumers become more in tune with the environmental and societal ramifications of their purchases from unsustainable industries, a trend of consumer driven charity is on the rise. It happens at the checkout counter when you’re asked to round up your total to end childhood cancer or when a company claims that a portion of the proceeds of a certain product’s … Continue reading The Problem With Consumer-Driven Charity: From Apple to (RED) to Conscious Step
Author: Nicholas Chang (Left Leaning) Three years ago, the streets were packed with protestors holding up signs calling for peace and equality. From one of the crowds, an emboldened Kendall Jenner emerged and calmly confronted an imposing wall of police in riot gear. Armed with a can of Pepsi, she offered the drink to an officer and, upon his overdramatic sip, the swarm of demonstrators … Continue reading The Truth is, Corporations Still Don’t Care About Social Justice
Author: Camila Rios (Left Leaning) A refugee is a person who has fled their homeland and can’t return because they have a well-founded fear of persecution in their home country due to race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a social group. In the last two decades, due to civil wars and other conflicts, Syria, Venezuela, Afghanistan and South Sudan are among the countries … Continue reading Are Refugees a Valuable U.S “Commodity”?
Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning) Can We Make Education Equitable? I believe that we can start by ridding ourselves of the need for “individual welfare.” We need to pick a good major, to find a good job, to make a decent living. This mentality is what divides people in the United States; it is the commodification of education. Rather, we should view college as the … Continue reading Whose Education is Deemed Disposable During the Pandemic?
Author: Camila Rios (Left Leaning) “Some judicial decisions are so horrendously wrong that they leave us dumbstruck on the first encounter. Like survivors of natural disasters first surveying the scene, we must struggle at first to comprehend what has happened. Next begins the long mourning for the victims, mourning sharpened by our feelings of anger and betrayal at the injustice done by the very ones … Continue reading The Politics of Protest: Liberty and Justice for All
Author: Teresa Mettela (Left Leaning) With the rise of #BlackLivesMatter and a second wave of #MeToo, Generation Z has channeled this momentum to cause proactive change via social media. Although virtual networks have always created spaces of togetherness, our youth are morphing social media channels into information hubs for social justice movements and action. Need proof? There are over 23 million posts associated with the … Continue reading Navigating Social Media as a Tool for Social Justice
Author: CAMILA RIOS MOLINA Gianna Nino, a graduate student at Stanford University, faced job insecurity alongside millions of Americans during the pandemic. She decided to follow in her family’s footsteps and pick fruits at a Bay Area farm. In a viral tweet reaching a quarter-million people, she wrote, “I’m about to finish up my time in the fields and wanted everyone to know that we … Continue reading Why Agricultural Workers are STILL Being Underpaid