The Central American Child Refugee Crisis: Made in U.S.A.

July 30, 2014 · Online Articles

The United States has had a long history of supporting repressive governments in Central America, fueling the violence that has caused tens of thousands of children to flee. {…}

By Alexander Main
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Unite Queer

July 28, 2014 · Online Articles

Out in the Union, a new book by Miriam Frank, shows that unions have been crucial to the growth and success of the modern LGBT rights movement. {…}

By Kate Redburn
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Hurling the Little Streets Against the Great: Marshall Berman’s Perennial Modernism

July 18, 2014 · Online Articles

For Marshall Berman, the street was not just the site where modernism was enacted; it was modernism incarnate. {…}

By Todd Gitlin
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Should We Abolish the CIA?

July 9, 2014 · Online Articles

It is time to ask how we can end our pathological dependence on the ineffective and swollen agency. {…}

By Norman Birnbaum
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Why Tokyo Is Burning

July 3, 2014 · Online Articles

There were large demonstrations this week in Tokyo in response to the government’s move to reinterpret Article Nine of Japan’s Constitution, in which “the Japanese people forever renounce war as a sovereign right of the nation.” The prominent support Shinzō Abe’s forceful tactics enjoy among American officials raises questions about who he sees as his key political audience. {…}

By Chelsea Szendi Schieder
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Occupy Central: The Migrant Workers in Democracy’s Blind Spot

July 2, 2014 · Online Articles

Hong Kongers have never been quite comfortable discussing the 300,000 migrant domestic workers, most of whom are female, to which the city currently plays host. Complicating the discussion further is the media’s tendency to steer such discussions from issues of fair wages and workplace safety toward the still more vexing question of citizenship. {…}

By Elaine Yu
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Baltimore Since Beth Steel: Hopkins Hospital Workers Fight for 15

June 26, 2014 · Online Articles

With Johns Hopkins ranking as Baltimore’s largest private employer, the hospital workers’ struggle holds tremendous implications for the future of the Baltimore economy—and countless other struggling postindustrial cities. {…}

By Shawn Gude and Rachel M. Cohen
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Subsidizing Inequality: New York City’s Crooked Development Agenda

June 23, 2014 · Online Articles

For far too long, New York City development projects have heavily subsidized corporations and big banks at the expense of small businesses and low-wage workers. Will Bill de Blasio do anything to change that? {…}

By Alex Ulam
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The Souls of Black Teachers: Reading José Luis Vilson with W. E. B. Du Bois

June 12, 2014 · Online Articles

The schools of New York are now more segregated than at any point in the state’s history, and are the most segregated schools in the nation. New York City math teacher José Luis Vilson’s This Is Not A Test is a powerful account of how today’s resegregation holds back students of color—and how black and Latino teachers can fight back. {…}

By Leo Casey
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Rock Against Racism

June 2, 2014 · Online Articles

Rock-and-roll fans tend to see the rock culture of the 1950s and ‘60s as both a reinvention of American popular music and a force for self-expression and liberal culture. Two new books show what this account leaves out: rock and roll’s frontal assault on American racism. {…}

By Danny Goldberg
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