A Political and Literary Forum
A new book reveals how deeply the Washington-backed Indonesian mass killings of 1965 reshaped global politics, securing a decisive victory for U.S. interests against Third World self-determination.
What does gender equity in a democracy look like?
Deborah Chasman, Joshua Cohen
Michel Houellebecq’s Islamophobia and chauvinism have made him a favorite intellectual of right extremists. So why does he appeal to so many on the left as well?
With few restrictions and no tracing of the disease’s spread, the government is relying upon Swedish character and traditions to see it through the pandemic.
The black feminist Combahee River Collective manifesto and E. Franklin Frazier’s Black Bourgeoisie share the diagnosis that the wealthy and powerful will take every opportunity to hijack activist energies for their own ends.
Olúfẹ́mi O. Táíwò
Any attempt to revive solidarity between rich and poor nations must begin by recapturing the commitment to social and economic rights on which the WHO was founded.
Michael Brenes, Michael Franczak
A political appeal to “the people” is a central element of democratic societies. Can we imagine a revitalized, multiracial populist politics today?
Crisis management only blurs ever more the boundary between politics and technical expertise.
The right response to COVID-19 is to rebuild our economy from the ground up, putting people to work in a massive jobs program to secure the public health of all.
Gregg Gonsalves, Amy Kapczynski
We must take very seriously the responsibility to judge our leaders' policies. When they fail us, we must act as leaders ourselves.
What does solidarity look like when our bodies cannot come together, in public, to agitate for a better world?
Conservatives have long been sounding the alarm about “undeserving” people receiving public assistance. These fears have deep ties to racism and the policing of black women’s bodies.
Scott W. Stern
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Robin D. G. Kelley
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Elizabeth Shakman Hurd, Nadia Marzouki
Alex de Waal
Silvia Federici, Jill Richards
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