Connect with us

News and Politics

Socialist Candidate Julia Salazar Reportedly Lied about being a Immigrant

Published

on

GETTY IMAGES

Democratic Socialist candidate, Julia Salazar is under fire for allegedly providing false information in her biography.

At the core of the controversy, are claims about being an immigrant and Jewish, which conflicts with previous documents stating she is, in fact, a Christian conservative advocate. Undeterred by the ongoing backlash, Salazar denies all allegations.

Critics have often compared her to popular socialist, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, which is quite the compliment. New York governor candidate Cynthia Nixon also lauded Salazar for her recent works and showed support with an endorsement.

The candidate publicized to multiple news sources that she’s a Columbian immigrant who moved to the United States with her family at a young age. The exact time was not disclosed.

Now, here’s where the curve ball is thrown into the equation. Salazar’s father said she “was” Jewish but blamed lack of contact with the American Jewish community for the discrepancy.

“I immigrated to this country with my family when I was very little. In Colombia, my mom raised me as a single mother,” she said during a press conference during her campaign run, Fox reports.

“As a proud immigrant myself, I know how important it is to protect the rights of immigrants and ensure that everyone can fully participate in the life of New York State,” Salazar’s campaign website read just last month, before updates were made, which now reads “as a proud daughter of an immigrant father myself.”

According to Tablet, Salazar was born in Miami and her mother had U.S. citizenship. Her brother, Alex Salazar, confirmed to the magazine that both he and his sister were born in the U.S.

Although Salazar was seen on camera claiming to be an immigrant, her story shifted once her sibling came forward, saying she made it “crystal clear” she was born in the states.

She blamed her campaign team for the mixup.

The story is developing.

Facebook Comments

News and Politics

Solar powered re-design of Notre Dame spire could be on the horizon

Published

on

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

After a devastating fire gutted parts of the historic Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the French government announced an international competition to redesign the Notre Dame spire. One of the designs gaining public interest is a glass roof and spire that can harness solar energy. 

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

If selected, the design by Vincent Callebaut Architecture will install a roof and spire made up of diamond glass panels supported by steel frames. Each of the panels would store solar power in hydrogen fuel cells, which are projected to provide electricity for the cathedral and some buildings in its vicinity. 

The green design also incorporates food sustainability by having a vegetable garden on its rooftop. The produce from this urban farm would feed Paris’ homeless population. 

Vincent Callebaut Architectures

Aside from Vincent Callebaut Architecture, other firms have submitted modern yet elegant designs that complement the French Gothic design of the cathedral. 

The designs have now been submitted to the French Government, who announced an international competition to re-design the spire of the Cathedral.

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Entertainment

Filmmakers protest anti-abortion laws at Cannes Film festival

Published

on

Arthur Mola/Invision/AP

Cannes Film festival has kicked off with an interesting start! On Saturday, moments before the premiere of a controversial Argentine documentary, centering abortion rights, dozens of women used the red carpet as a meeting place to protest against the issue.

The group of women reportedly included filmmakers who wore green ahead of the premiere of Argentine director Juan Solanas’ “Let It Be Law.”

Argentina’s Senate rejected a bill to legalize abortion last year. A modified version of the bill will be presented to Congress on May 28, per AP.

On Tuesday, the Alabama Senate passed a bill that would outlaw almost all abortions in the state, including those involving pregnancies from rape or incest.

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

News and Politics

Elizabeth Warren unveils plan to protect abortion rights

Published

on

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

US Senator and 2020 presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren has called for overhauling federal law to ensure women continue to have access to abortion amid efforts in states like Alabama and Ohio to enact bans.

The issue of abortion has been thrust into the national dialogue after a series of states controlled by Republicans began passing legislation to enact hardline bans. Alabama signed into law on Wednesday the most drastic rollback yet.

“This is a dark moment,” Warren said.

“People are scared and angry. And they are right to be. But this isn’t a moment to back down – it’s time to fight back.”

Warren is one of more than 20 Democrats vying for her party’s nomination to challenge President Donald Trump in the November 2020 election.

Warren has distinguished herself in the field as the candidate with the most prolific series of policy proposals on a myriad of topics.

Warren said Congress should enact laws that reinforce the Supreme Court’s 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that legalised abortion. A new law should go further to prohibit states from “interfering in the ability of a patient to access medical care, including abortion services, from a provider that offers them.”

Warren also wants Congress to enact laws that invalidate state rules that have placed near-impossible regulations on abortion clinics.

She would also prohibit states from limiting access to the medications that are used to perform abortions.

Warren said Congress should require all health care insurance cover abortions. Republicans have pushed for the opposite, imposing rules that prohibited government-backed insurance from covering abortion services and trying to limit the ability of private insurers to do so.

Warren added Congress should go beyond abortion and also ensure access to birth control, comprehensive sex education and care for pregnant women.

“We must build a future that protects the right of all women to have children, the right of all women to not have children, and the right to bring children up in a safe and healthy environment,” Warren said.

Facebook Comments

Continue Reading

Trending

Please wait...

SUBSCRIBE TO OUR MAILING LIST

Want to be notified when articles are published? Enter your email address and name below to be the first to know.