A young boy looks on from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, as smoke rises from an ongoing attack, allegedly carried out by the Seleka Militia on the village of Mobaye in Central African Republic on September 21, 2017, in Mobayi-Mbongo. (Photo: JOHN WESSELS / AFP / Getty Images)
Most Western leftists who espouse anti-imperialist, antiwar, anti-colonial politics agree that there can be no hierarchies of oppression, but that rhetoric does not hold up when it comes to African countries, their revolutionaries and self-determination struggles. In fact, African countries and their politics are almost never discussed in leftist circles except to make points about imperialism or China.
As the political machinations around Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) continue, the American Medical Association has warned that its repeal will lead to a decrease in the health care workforce and consequently, a reduction in health care access for all. As for DACA recipients and their families, the extreme stress of uncertainty around their status is taking its toll on their health and well-being, say health care providers.
Neoliberalism makes the lower and middle classes poorer, empowers people like Trump and makes the world less safe. But what is it, and who is responsible? In his new book, President Trump, Inc., T.J. Coles examines the development of the neoliberal policies that have led us to the era of Trump. Policies like NAFTA and the Economic Recovery Tax Act perpetuated deregulation and wealth inequality throughout the Carter, Reagan, Clinton and Bush administrations.