On Our Radar: Feminist News Roundup

Here’s the news on my radar today.

• A flag-raising ceremony in Havana tries to strike a delicate balance between the U.S. and Cuba. After 54 years, though, the countries still need to resolve issues on the embargo, prisoner exchanges, and “stork diplomacy.” [NY Times & Democracy Now]

• Navajo Nation President Russell Begaye is rejecting the EPA’s no-sue waivers, after the agency accidentally let three million gallons of water spill into the Animas River from an abandoned southern Colorado gold mine. [Al Jazeera]

• The Oath Keepers are a band of white militiamen who openly roam Ferguson with rifles as police continue to arrest dozens of prominent Black activists.  [Guardian & MSNBC]

• 17-year-old Modern Family star Ariel Winter opens up about her decision to get a breast reduction. [People] 

• After members of Black Lives Matter Seattle intervened a Bernie Sanders rally, his supporters reacted by accusing the protestors of acting in poor taste. These lessons in etiquette are the politics of civility, fueled by white progressives to discipline and silence people of color. [Gawker]

• Amandla Stenberg graces the new issue of Dazed & Confused and spills some serious truth on whiteness and misogyny in the entertainment industry. [Dazed Digital]

• In the Hamptons, you'll find the pinnacle of class inequality: Billionaires lounge in mansions while seven percent of the population lives below the poverty line.  [Guardian]

• From Ferguson to La Paz, and Taipei to Karachi, here are student protests from around the world. [Atlantic]

• Destiny Frasqueri, formerly known as Wavy Spice and Princess Nokia, has realeased her second single under the name “Destiny.” Listen to “Orange Blossom” below for your chill little summer. [Impose]

by Catherine Gonzalez
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Catherine Lizette Gonzalez is a writer from Miami living in New York. You can find them on Twitter and Tagvverk.

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