When We Talk About Cultural Appropriation, We Should Be Talking About Power

By Lauren Michele Jackson, Inthesetimes.com -

The word “appropriation” gets a bad rap. Centuries old, it denotes an act of transport—some item or motif or a bit of property changing hands. An artist might appropriate an ancient symbol in a [...]

US’s Culture Of Violence Contributes To Sanctification Of Second Amendment

By Mark Karlin, Truthout.org  -

Because the federal government, especially the judiciary in the beginning, was the conduit for civil rights reform victories, white nationalists, non-governmental organizations, as well as [...]

Annual Indigenous Peoples’ Sunrise Gathering On Alcatraz Island

By Nanette Bradley Deetz, nativenewsonline.net -

By Nanette Bradley Deetz for Native News Online - Executive Director of International Indian Treaty Council, Andrea Carmen (Yaqui) reminded everyone that we are here to reclaim our rightful [...]

Arizona Unconstitutionally Banned Mexican-American Studies Classes

By Roque Planas, www.huffingtonpost.com -

By Roque Planas for The Huffington Post. PHOENIX ― A federal judge ruled Tuesday that the state of Arizona violated students’ rights by banning a Mexican-American studies program from Tucson [...]

Act Out! in Paris [5] – Culture for Climate

By Staff, www.youtube.com -

By Staff of Occupy - As we mentioned during our coverage of the Art Not Oil protest, culture dictates politics. And if your culture is vapid, your politics will be too - as evidenced by - well, [...]

Campaign To Demand Museums Divest From Fossil Fuels

By Go Fossil Free, www.gofossilfree.org -

By Go Fossil Free - To the American Museum of Natural History, the Field Museum, California Academy of Sciences, North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, & the Natural History Museum of [...]

Cornel West: The Fire Of A New Generation

By George Yancy and Cornel West, www.opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com -

By George Yancy and Cornel West in NYTimes - The black prophetic fire among the younger generation in Ferguson was intense and wonderful. Ferguson is ground zero for the struggle against police [...]

Indigenous Grad Students Protest Boy Scouts

By Matthew Argillander and Ryan Kryska, www.statenews.com -

By Matthew Argillander and Ryan Kryska in The State News - If you've been on MSU's campus this week, you have most likely noticed the presence of the Boy Scouts of America and the Order of the [...]

Rapper-Poet Akala: ‘Slavery Was Foundation Of European Capitalism’

By Dan Glazebrook, www.rt.com -

By Dan Glazebrook - Hip-hop, and the entertainment industry in general, is known more for encouraging artists to become one-dimensional caricatures of themselves than for nurturing a culture of [...]

Protesters Tell Smithsonian To Drop Fossil Fuels

By Lee Stewart, www.popularresistance.org -

By Lee Stewart for Popular Resistance. WASHINGTON, DC - While the Board of the Smithsonian met at the Smithsonian Institute Building during the height of DC’s midday heat on Monday, over 100 [...]

“Yes Men Are Revolting”: Anti-Capitalist Pranksters Face Crisis, Hope

By Andrew O'Hehir, www.salon.com -

By Andrew O'Hehir in Salon - I have nothing but love – well, let’s say almost nothing – for the Yes Men, the pair of activists, performance artists and culture-jammers who have repeatedly proved [...]

Protesters Gatecrash Exhibition Launch Over ‘Stolen Culture’

By BP or Not BP, www.bp-or-not-bp.org -

At 10.30am this morning the official media launch of the British Museum’s new BP-sponsored exhibition, “Indigenous Australia: Enduring Civilisation”, was interrupted by an unexpected theatrical [...]

Marta Harnecker: New Paths Require New Culture On The Left

By Marta Harnecker, www.links.org.au -

Speech given by Marta Harnecker on August 15, 2014, accepting the 2013 Liberator’s Prize for Critical Thought, awarded for her book, A World to Build: New Paths towards Twenty-first Century [...]

New Work New Culture Conference

By New Work New Culture Conference, www.reimaginingwork.org -

From October 18-20 in Detroit, Michigan several hundred activists, organizers, theorists, farmers, culture creators, builders, inventors and entrepreneurs will meet to exchange ideas and [...]

All Of Us Are Connected — None Of These Words Are Mine Alone

By Henia Belalia, www.wagingnonviolence.org -

The act of writing can be just as excruciating as it can be exhilarating — in this case as part of a process to explore interconnectedness and reclaimed histories as tools we can use toward [...]

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