“Solidarity is not a thing. There’s no formula, no exact science. There is ongoing process.”
Critical examinations of the internet too often focus on the successes and failures of corporate leaders, rather than on the real constituents of online communities.
Declaring water a human right is easy. But to actually secure that right, the best method—surprisingly—is bureaucratic sleights of hand.
Both violent surveillance and disease risk were integral to Atlantic slavery. That same war against Black people continues today.
Housing-justice movements ask: How can unhoused people be considered trespassers on state-owned land?
Houses without people, people without homes: New York has invested in empty storefronts and empty districts, even as most New Yorkers suffer.
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
In Detroit today, politicians promise that real estate development—coupled with police violence—will guarantee the city’s spiritual redemption.
“A relentless assault on received orthodoxies has the effect of making you unpopular with the people for whom those received orthodoxies are orthodox.”
Today we know that, just as Adam Smith and Thomas Jefferson predicted, economic elites will never relinquish supreme power easily.
Thanks to surveillance, political violence, and AI, we no longer have the luxury of humanist utopias to plan for the future.
As in mythology, the characters in a 1984 Turkish novel are acted upon by forces distant and uncaring.
“We're in a science fiction novel now that we are all co-writing together.”
“Being in community with people and teaching and learning outside of the confines of our classroom: I still actually really believe in that.”
Companies like Uber and Airbnb rely on the exploitation of users and workers—and some investors are pushing back. Welcome to the “techlash.”
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
House-hunting and home-improvement TV shows are premised on the settler fantasy of property ownership—and that fantasy’s relationship to whiteness.
China managed to maintain some economic activity during the lockdown, but at what cost and under what conditions?
“Flagged for deportation, I was hurtled into my own little nightmare, an absurdist take on all the immigration tragedies raging across the world.”
Neoliberalism offers individuals an illusion of control over their lives. But what happens when uncertainty intrudes?