Activism

No Crime, No Punishment: #8toAbolition Imagines a Future without Police and Prisons

Societal definitions of the violent and criminal are designed to absolve the violence and criminality inherent to our white-supremacist capitalist system. Read more »

(Un)safe Refuge: The Built-In Ableism in Queer Spaces

There’s still a huge chunk of the population who have trouble accessing Pride events and LGBTQ safe spaces: disabled queer people. Read more »

Our Only Home: Mapping a More Socially Just Earth Day

Collective action in this critical moment can set the stage for a truly inclusive environmental movement. Read more »

Too Great to Ignore: The Perils of Feminist Prominence

Across social media, those with high followings have activism mapped onto them. Read more »

Beyond Bars: Prison Abolition Should Be the American Dream

The possibilities are endless, if we allow ourselves to dream bigger than criminalization and bondage. Read more »

What Just Happened?: The Murder of George Floyd

Now is the time to rise up, and people across the United States are meeting that demand. Read more »

Looting Is the American Way

Any actual violence in the form of fighting agents of the state is justifiable and should be considered self-defense.  Read more »

Digital Vitriol: White Supremacists Are Capitalizing on Our Reliance on Zoom

This recent wave of digital terrorism is a predictor of what’s to come. Read more »

What Does COVID-19 Mean for the Future of Political Organizing?

For organizers and activists, the question looms as how to act best in the midst of the chaos. Read more »

“Crip Camp” Brings Visibility to the History of Disabled Activists

There are no human rights without disability rights, and Camp Jened produced many of the feisty activists that took on this fight. Read more »

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Trans Women Are Women. Why Do We Have to Keep Saying This?

Caitlin Jenner posing on the cover of Vanity Fair This Sunday, the New York Times ran an op-ed by... Read more »

Dear Bear: My Partner Makes No Money. Is That a Problem?

Our advice columnist offers a lesson in anticapitalist self-care. Read more »

Politically Correct Language Isn't Just About Being Polite—It's About Survival

Photo by Phillipe Leroyer (Creative Commons). Two weeks ago, Jonathan Chait published the lengthy essay “Not a Very P.C.... Read more »

Sister Soldiers: On Black Women, Police Brutality, and the True Meaning of Black Liberation

Unless you’re looking for their names, you won’t find the stories of all Black women shot and killed by police officers in the past five years in the discourse surrounding police reform. Read more »