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Todd Gitlin, 1943–2022  

Todd Gitlin, activist, academic, writer, and longtime member of Dissent’s editorial board, died on February 5. Here he is remembered by his friends, colleagues, and comrades. 







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Can We Democratize AI?  

Artificial intelligence has often been adopted in ways that reinforce exploitation and domination. But that doesn’t mean we should greet all new AI tools with refusal.











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Chevron’s Intimidation Campaign  

The oil company hopes that the imprisonment of Steven Donziger has a chilling effect on environmental litigation. But it might have galvanized a new generation to take on the fossil fuel industry.





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Why Do We Call the Police?  

An interview with Derecka Purnell, the author of Becoming Abolitionists, about what makes communities unsafe—and how she went from calling 911 to fighting for abolition.




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