Belen Fernandez

Belen Fernandez

Belén's articles have appeared in the London Review of Books Blog, Jacobin Magazine, The Baffler, Al Akhbar English, Guernica Magazine, CounterPunch, and The Electronic Intifada, among others.

Born in Washington, DC, in 1982, Belén earned her bachelor's degree with a concentration in political science from Columbia University in New York City.

Charity

Celebrity 'charity': A gift for a vicious system

Celebrity philanthropists help keep the neoliberal order in place and the powerful in power.

Celebrity 'charity': A gift for a vicious system

United States

Thanksgiving: The annual genocide whitewash

Americans continue celebrating a holiday that whitewashes the mass killing of millions of Native Americans.

Thanksgiving: The annual genocide whitewash

Abuse

Let's face it: We have an epidemic of sexual harassment

Harvey Weinstein's case is just the tip of the iceberg.

Let's face it: We have an epidemic of sexual harassment

Politics

Che: An assassin or a revolutionary?

Fifty years after Che Guevara's assassination, attempts to commercialise and distort his image continue.

Che: An assassin or a revolutionary?

Puerto Rico

America's secret Caribbean colony

Colonialism is alive and well as Puerto Ricans 'celebrate' 100 years of US citizenship.

America's secret Caribbean colony

United States

The myth of American 'greatness'

Donald Trump is on a mission to "make America great again". But when exactly was America great?

The myth of American 'greatness'

United States

The long reach of the US border

No matter where you are in the world, you are likely to stumble upon the US border-without-borders.

The long reach of the US border

United States

Trump's America: Bring on the hate

The Trump administration's makeover of the US counterterrorism efforts helps white extremism.

Trump's America: Bring on the hate

United States

The United States of insanity

Trump's America may seem like a cruel new psychology experiment but US society has been sick for quite some time.

The United States of insanity

Environment

The Earth versus capitalism

Unfortunately, as of Earth Day 2017, capitalism is winning the war it has been waging against the planet.

The Earth versus capitalism

United States

A different kind of war in America's 'backyard'

The US may not be supporting death squads in Latin America anymore, but it is still waging a bloody trade war.

A different kind of war in America's 'backyard'

US-Mexico border

Fear and loathing on the border

The militarised nature of the US-Mexico border sustains the fallacy that the US is under attack by 'criminal' migrants.

Fear and loathing on the border