Eleanor Catton’s "Birnam Wood" is a leftist novel filled with radicals who fail to exemplify their own ideals.
“To recognize the existence of injuries requires the recognition of others and their dignity.”
Ten years later, the Gezi Park protests continue to shape Turkish politics.
“For good or ill, freedom and solidarity and social justice are not things we can get quickly.”
Individual protests, like those in Hong Kong, may be defeated. But the global protest movement is only beginning.
“As a historian and educator of college students, my experience teaching on US imperialism is one of disappointment.”
As more and more protests make clear, the bodies of Black people playing sports are not outside history. Indeed, they never have been.
Today—as in 1968—it remains to be seen if McDonald’s pivot toward racial justice will mean anything for how it treats its scores of Black workers.
Occupy Wall Street’s great achievement was to briefly create a community that prefigured a robust democratic culture.
A politics of rage does not equate emotions with irrationality or impulsive behavior, but can affirm equality, claim agency, and ask for justice.
The dueling crises of the pandemic and police brutality have brought many problems to the surface of our society and made them impossible to continue to ignore.
The COVID-19 global pandemic has been described as an unprecedented global event. Yet for some, the virus arrives with uncanny familiarity.
What was happening in the streets of Iran—what one white feminist couldn’t see—was a revolution, looking for different freedoms than the West.
“What we build and how we build influences the kinds of families and relationships that we can have or can even imagine.”
Black folks can call into being an alternative relationship to TV, one that prompts a shift in consciousness and just possibly alters the future.
“If we want democratic scrutiny, the demos must first have power.”
The most telling chant of the 2019 Hong Kong protests is “Liberate Hong Kong, the revolution of our times” (光復香港 時代革命), not because it offers a vision ...
I will discuss three concepts in this talk: first, the idea of design justice; second, how people are already resisting oppressive AI; and third, the ten principles of design justice ...
In late 2016, amid the furor over Colin Kaepernick’s on-field protests against police brutality and rampant ...
Sitting atop a police car beneath an oversized American flag, Kendrick Lamar opened the 2015 BET awards with his single “Alright.” “We hate the po-po ...