Category: Politics

War against patriarchy

Thousands of women have taken to the streets of Madrid to fight the patriarchal system. With slogans like’stop the culture of rape’,’this is war’ or’we are no longer afraid, we are now angry’, they have shown their repulsion of the judgment of’The herd’ which the demonstrators have called’shameful’.

The march has begun in front of the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality to end before the Supreme Court. There, the organizers have taken to the square to read a manifesto in which they have denounced the current culture of rape. Carlota Ortega, spokeswoman for the feminist movement in Madrid and, declares that the sentence of `La Manada’ “is very serious because it undermines the confidence of all women in the judicial institutions and in the government”.

Are we going to live a comercial war?

Following the approval of new tariffs by the US on China, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has indicated that he is optimistic about reaching an agreement with the Asian giant to avoid a trade dispute. Trump’s administration aims to jump-start China’s commitment to reduce the trade deficit by $100 billion with lower tariffs on U.S. automobiles, more semiconductor exports and greater access to China’s financial sector by U.S. companies. South Korea manages to be exempted from steel tariffs in exchange for a quota for its imports into the US. The US Treasury Secretary acknowledged in an interview with Fox News on Sunday that they are holding “productive talks” with China and said he is hopeful of reaching an agreement. Mncuchin’s words come after Trump announced specific tariffs on Chinese products, fines and complaints to the World Trade Organization (WTO) for alleged trade law violations worth $60 billion.

The same day Trump told Mnuchin to propose new investment restrictions to Chinese companies within 60 days to protect strategic US technologies. The US President has publicly acknowledged that the goal is to reduce the trade deficit with China by $100 billion. Following the President’s signing, China responded with the announcement by imposing tariffs of up to US$3 billion (2.4 billion euros) on imports of some US products to compensate for losses caused by China’s steel and aluminium tariffs.