In 1963, a Panamanian assemblywoman took to Cuban radio to condemn the United States and its control of the Americas.
“Nostalgia is not what Shakespeare represents for me; I don’t want to make Shakespeare great again. He doesn’t need that, and neither do we.”
Antiracism challenges us to wholly reimagine what it means to study human and inhuman conditions in their various forms.
On both sides of the border, artivistas—art activists—infuse their creative and political work with minority struggle and solidarity.
“Americans—whether they believe they are not racist or whether they are stone-cold racists—still struggle to see the structures of racism.”
“They all wanted to imagine a different possibility of an integrated neighborhood, where folks worked together.”
“We don't have a party. That doesn't mean we need one big organization. We may need a few big organizations. But we need organizations!”
The revelrous, rebellious writing of Hejinian—arguably our foremost poet-critic—works against our sense of psychological and political isolation.
Landlords’, bosses’ and schools’ intrusion of surveillance technologies into the home extends the carceral state into domestic space.
The writer went to Walden to reorient his world, so that the woods, rather than the town, centered his spiritual map.
Energy sources shape, rather than simply serve, our social and cultural imaginaries. Recognizing this poses a different set of challenges for how we might contend with our current planetary emergency.
How have data-centric systems perpetuated racial capitalism, and how have different communities, particularly in the global South, resisted this datafication?
How has data been used to organize labor, and how do we make ourselves visible to data-centric systems?
“Solidarity is not a thing. There’s no formula, no exact science. There is ongoing process.”
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
Fixing the American housing crisis will require constructing more houses, but also increasing subsidies and protections for existing tenants.
"Writing about lupus is like writing about ghosts. What do you say about something featureless?"
“First: Why are we not making more progress? Second: Why do so many people hate environmentalists?”
"Greenturgy" orients a theatrical production toward the play's environment. And every play has one.
At some point, it became a mark of privilege to talk about “self-care.” Once unknown outside the niches of trauma therapists and burned-out activists, the concept has become so mainstream that it’s ...