Grief Belongs In Social Movements

By Malkia Devich-Cyril, In These Times. -

The morning my mother died was cold and dark, and the snow fall outside was frenzied and piling high. I’d put my headphones on in the night to block out the loud hiss and moan of my mother’s [...]

Palestinians In Chicago Nurture Connection To A Homeland Far Away

By Alresalah English. -

An Estimated 85,000 Palestinians Live In Greater Chicago — 60% Of The Area’s Arab Population. The Connection Some Of Them Feel To Their Homeland Was On Full Display During Street Protests In The [...]

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 [...]

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