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Colombians in Dover, New Jersey, protest against an authoritarian government

Do Demands in Dover Make a Difference in Colombia?

Do Demands in Dover Make a Difference in Colombia? Driving through the main street of Dover is a commuter’s nightmare. Bikes, pedestrians, and the standard New Jersey driver who doesn’t seem to give a fuck about themselves or the people around them all crammed into a dense, one-lane free-for-all of a main street. I avoid driving through this damned street whenever I’m in Dover unless it’s necessary, which today it was. Today, I was joining a protest against Colombia’s right-wing authoritarian regime of President Ivan Duque. Now, some might wonder, why would a protest over the Latin American country’s government…

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Colombia hosts anti-government protests against authoritarian Duque regime

Anti-Government Protests in Colombia Lead to Police Massacres and Violence

Anti-Government Protests in Colombia Lead to Police Massacres and Violence What started as a protest against an exploitative tax reform has rapidly turned into violence and uproar as the people of Colombia lead anti-government protests against an authoritarian regime, and the authoritarian regime responds with murder and violence. On Wednesday, April 28th, trade Unions organized protests in Colombia’s major cities, including Bogota, Medellín, and Cali, to denounce a tax reform that places a burden of sales taxes on the lowest income-earners. This tax comes as an addition to the 39% income tax rate that citizens already abide by with each…

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Journalism

As 2020 ends, Censorship and Tone-policing Increasingly Plague Media

As 2020 ends, Censorship and Tone-policing Increasingly Plague Media In an attempt to remove a totalitarian leader from office, the media has reverted to their own twisted form of totalitarianism. In a politically oppressive system, the party in power often exerts control over the people by altering the truth and controlling information. In Xi Jingping’s…

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PA Dems scapegoat Green Party to turn Commonwealth blue

PA Dems scapegoat Green Party to turn Commonwealth blue The Pennsylvania Green Party bears the burden of an increasingly polarized political landscape, and PA residents should take note The next president of our country may be decided by a single state—Pennsylvania. No candidate has won an election without winning the Keystone state in over 80…

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Stories

The Trip Before The Trip

The Trip Before The Trip My best attempt at describing a wild psychedelic adventure. The night before starting my road trip through America, I took a winding psychedelic trip through the universe with my dear friend, Jesus. (No, not the man on the cross. A Mexican man with whom I shared many a troublesome story.…

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Drug addiction and recovery. friendship

The Rock That Can’t Be Reached

The Rock That Can’t Be Reached We were at the quarry again. The quarry is the closest thing to a beach for people like us, who didn’t live in fancy private lake communities and were not a near drive to any public beaches. The quarry didn’t seem like much to folks who hadn’t grown up…

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