Category: Op-Ed

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    Mugabe’s Naughty 91st and Other Horror Stories from Harare

    February 20, 2015 - 

    On the eve of birthday celebrations for President Robert Mugabe, spoken word artist Comrade Fatso describes the Game of Thrones scenario unfolding in Zimbabwe, where various factions are vying to succeed the nation’s only post-independence leader against a backdrop of crippling poverty and unemployment.  More
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    I Am Not an American and Got Sense Enough to Know It: Dread Scott on Malcolm X, 50 Years After His Assassination

    February 18, 2015 - 

    The artist Dread Scott remembers Malcolm X as a revolutionary figure who inspired Black people to challenge police brutality and racism, and seek freedom and justice outside of the existing political system.  More
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    Protecting Freedom of Expression, from Piss Christ to Charlie Hebdo

    January 30, 2015 - 

    In the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris, the Associated Press removed the artist Andres Serrano’s controversial photograph, Piss Christ, from its online archives. Serrano, who has faced censorship and violent threats for nearly three decades, argues that we must protect all speech—whether we agree with it or not.  More
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    The FBI Isn’t Catching Terrorists — It’s Creating Them

    January 26, 2015 - 

    This op-ed, published in partnership with the Sundance Institute and The Guardian, showcases the story behind (T)ERROR, a documentary that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.  More
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    I Saw the Story of America in 3½ Minutes: Jordan Davis, Race and Guns

    January 24, 2015 - 

    This op-ed, published in partnership with the Sundance Institute and The Guardian, showcases the story behind 3½ Minutes, a documentary that premiered at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival.  More
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    Editor’s Letter

    Mary Lampson, a co-director of the groundbreaking 1976 documentary Underground, reflects on her experience interviewing fugitive members of the Weather Underground for a film that resonates with present-day concerns about war, surveillance, police brutality and the punishment of dissent.

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