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No, JoJo Siwa Did Not Invent Gay Pop
Let’s not erase the icons that came before us.
Briana L. Ureña-Ravelo
LaborCulture
Weaving a Feminist Movement
Women in Bengaluru are unraveling patriarchy, stitch by stitch, song by song.
Panthea Lee
CultureClimate
This Earth Day, Common Ground Urges us to Rethink Our Relationship With Soil
Regenerative agricultural practices can be transformative, but only if we let them.
Siri Chilukuri
CultureIsrael & Palestine
The Protest Song the IDF Tried to Silence
More than 40 years after the master copy was seized by Israeli forces, Zeinab Shaath's “The Urgent Call of Palestine” will be reissued on March 26.
Iman Husain
CultureIsrael & Palestine
Digital Resources for a Free Palestine: A Roundup
In the face of Israel's attacks on Palestinian cultural institutions, we've compiled a list of resources to center and honor Palestinian culture.
Iman Husain
Culture
One Portrait Was Too Many. Now There Are 110.
Nayana LaFond’s Portraits in RED series centers the “silent crisis” facing Indigenous women
Sherell Barbee
CultureIsrael & Palestine
Letters From Gaza
“I yearn for our voices to echo across the globe with the truth, reaching out to those who seek it.”
Sherell Barbee
CultureIsrael & Palestine
Heba Zagout, We Will Not Forget You
Aya Ghanameh
ViewpointCulture
Why Leftists Should Read The Man Who Changed Colors
"It is critically important that Leftists and progressives understand the complexity of humans rather than demonizing or idealizing anyone."
Bill Fletcher, Jr.
CultureThe Right-Wing Issue
Republicans Can’t Stop Lying About Their Base
Party of the People exemplifies Republicans’ populist bait and switch.
Sarah Posner
DispatchCulture
Striking a Chord for Change: The Poor People’s Campaign for Revolution
In an effort to record their first album of movement songs, the New York State chapter of the Poor People’s Campaign is tapping into an old organizing tradition with hopes of inspiring change.
Natascha Elena Uhlmann
DispatchCulture
This Chicago Nightclub is Reimagining Safety Through Community Care
"What's a bigger liability? People using substances … or somebody dying from an overdose in your bathroom when you could have had something to prevent that overdose?”
Sonal Soni
CultureEn EspañolIsrael & Palestine
Carta de Gaza: "El canto de los pájaros en un momento; los misiles al siguiente."
"Esto es Gaza, una existencia amarga, en la que cada día nos acercamos más al borde del abismo."
Eman Ashraf Alhaj Ali
CultureIsrael & Palestine
Letter From Gaza: "Birdsong One Minute, Missiles the Next"
"We live a bitter existence, facing the specter of death daily, under the weight of an unjust oppressor."
Eman Ashraf Alhaj Ali
ViewpointCulture
Climate Disaster Is Here—and the State Will Never Save Us
"States demonstrate, again and again, that not only do they not protect the Earth, they facilitate its destruction." Dean Spade on the promise of speculative fiction and a review of The Ministry for the Future and The Deluge.
Dean Spade
Culture
“Prison Itself Is Censorship”: Mariame Kaba on the Freedom to Read
52 years after the Attica uprising, a new exhibit closing this week by the author of “We Do This ’Til We Free Us” explores carceral book bans.
Jack McCordick
CultureThe Socialism Issue
Capitalism Is Not “The One”
An exclusive excerpt from Malaika Jabali's new book, It’s Not You, It’s Capitalism, a guide to socialism for budding anti-capitalists.
Malaika Jabali
CultureIsrael & Palestine
"We Call It a Policy of Slow Killing”: Why so Many Called for the Release of Walid Daqqah
Daqqah, a Palestinian who spent almost four decades in an Israeli prison, served his full sentence but it was extended. He was terminally ill and denied adequate care. News broke of his death on April 7. These are some of his writings.
Dalia Taha and Walid Daqqah
Depicted is an oil on canvas painting, where a mother is shown embracing her son. Her head leans to the right and lies on top of his, which leans to the left.
CultureIsrael & Palestine
Art Against Occupation
Malak Mattar's London show examines the U.K.' s role in Palestinian colonization.
Matt A. Hanson
ViewpointCulture
No Parties on a Dead Planet: It’s Time We Reimagine Burning Man
Why this ecologically devastating escapist drug party just hits differently in 2023.
Corinne Loperfido
bread tube collage
CultureThe Socialism Issue
Meet the Left YouTubers Blowing Up the Alt-Right Pipeline
The Right has flooded the internet with misinformation. The content creators of BreadTube are doing something about it.
Armand D. Jackson, Ivonne Ortiz and Xuandi Wang
ViewpointCulture
On Lizzo and Sex and Bananas, Oh My!
At the end of the day, the Lizzo story is not about sex: it’s about labor.
Yasmin Nair
LaborCulture
Tyler Childers’ New "In Your Love" Video Marries the Joy of Queer Love With the Horrors of Black Lung
Childers' new music video for "In Your Love” is a striking portrait of queer resilience—and coal baron greed.
Kim Kelly
Culture
What Succession Teaches Us About Capitalism
The HBO hit series reminds us capitalism cannot be reformed, it must be destroyed.
Yasmin Nair
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