Category: Op-Ed

  • Molly Crabapple

    The United States Wants the World to Forget These Prisoners

    July 21, 2014 - 

    A product of the war on terror, Communications Management Units (CMUs) have cut hundreds of Americans—most of whom are Muslim—off from the outside world, often by labeling their acts of dissent “terrorism.”  More
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    We’re Here, We’re Qwerty, and I’m Not Sure I Want to Get Used To It

    June 23, 2014 - 

    The musician JD Samson (of Le Tigre and MEN) proposes we celebrate Pride Month with a commitment to commemorate and support diverse struggles across the LGBTQI community, joining together for interpersonal, intersectional discussions instead of divisive online debates.  More
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    No One Sits Here Anymore:
    How Spikes and Fences Erase Communal Life

    June 16, 2014 - 

    Artist Léonidas Martín reflects on urban design elements like spikes, fences, barbed wire and cacti that restrict access to public spaces.  More
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    Christian State, Woo-hoo! Jewish State, Yay! Muslim State, Boo!

    May 2, 2014 - 

    In the wake of the collapsed U.S.-led talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority, comedian Negin Farsad asks why Americans accept the idea of a Jewish state but object to a Muslim state.  More
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    Venezuela: Where the Wealthy Stir Violence While the Poor Build a New Society

    April 28, 2014 - 

    Documentary filmmaker Dario Azzellini argues the protests in Venezuela represent a vicious attack on the country’s social progress under Hugo Chávez, spurred on by anti-Chavista politicians in affluent regions.  More
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    Editor's Letter

    Editor Marisa Mazria Katz speaks with the artist John Hulsey about a recent action he helped organize, in which members of the Boston community group City Life/Urbana Vida occupied a vacant house and an open radio frequency to push for affordable housing.

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