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The View from the Ground
What overturning Roe means for abortion funds.
Arielle Swernoff June 24, 2022
“Dark of plenty, of fracture. God’s dark / of perfect recall.”
Maya C. Popa June 24, 2022
A Historic Win for the Left in Colombia
Progressive International’s David Adler discusses Gustavo Petro and Francia Márquez’s breakthrough victory, and Latin America’s wider shift.
David Klion June 23, 2022
General Mills Avoids Anti-BDS Backlash for Pulling Out of Settlements
By making no explicit political comment, the company has been spared the penalties Ben & Jerry’s faced.
Mari Cohen June 22, 2022
Against Impossibility
Who benefits when we decide—or accept—that the splinters of history are “beyond repair”?
Helen Betya Rubinstein June 21, 2022
The Hijacking of Atonement
In Germany, the legacy of the Holocaust is used to silence critics of Israel.
Peter Beinart June 16, 2022
An Artist’s Revenge
“Scowling, he grumbled to himself: It’s no wonder the rich view artists as their pawns, and art as their plaything . . . No one makes real art anymore!
Wolf Wieviorka June 15, 2022
The Knesset Pulls Back the Curtain on the Occupation
Thanks to political infighting, regulations allowing West Bank settlers to enjoy the rights of Israeli citizenship are on the verge of expiring.
Elisheva Goldberg June 14, 2022
Post-Soviet Realism
Zoya Cherkassky-Nnadi’s oeuvre looks frankly at the immigrant experience.
Rotem Rozental June 13, 2022
The Family at Breakfast
Mona Mansour’s Vagrant Trilogy put a subtle, unapologetic portrait of a Palestinian life on a major New York stage.
Ben Gassman June 10, 2022
Gay Travel (or Music Makes the People Come Together)
“B slid through security checkpoint / after security checkpoint, // each playing a different era of Madonna.”
Kyle Carrero Lopez June 10, 2022
After Chesa Boudin
James King, a criminal justice reform activist in the Bay Area, discusses the progressive San Francisco district attorney in the wake of a successful recall campaign.
David Klion June 9, 2022
Slow Burn: Quarantine Edition
Exodus: Pekudai
Can people in pursuit of freedom trust each other?
Ari M. Brostoff June 9, 2022
Israel Moves to Ban the Palestinian Flag
New legislation would criminalize the display of the colors of “any enemy state” at public institutions.
Isaac Scher June 7, 2022
An Object Not Meant to Object
On The Wayland Rudd Collection
Zoé Samudzi June 6, 2022
A Historic Jewish Wedding in a New Jersey Women’s Prison
Two brides tie the knot with human volunteers acting as chuppah poles
Aviva Stahl June 2, 2022
Balancing the Scales
How much did AIPAC affect a close Democratic primary in Texas?
Isaac Scher June 1, 2022
Learning in the Dark
Feminist writer and organizer Meredith Tax on her reissued classic The Rising of the Women, and the long, entangled histories of women’s movements and labor struggles.
Avi Steinberg June 1, 2022
Progressive Lawmakers Demand Stop to Israeli “War Crime” in Masafer Yatta
In a letter to the Secretary of State, 15 House Democrats urged the administration to intervene against the expulsion of Palestinians from West Bank villages.
Isaac Scher May 31, 2022
Die Schreibblockade: Selections
“I have returned to the city of my dead. / It is the living who live there. I do not know them.”
Eugene Ostashevsky May 27, 2022
What the Popular History of the Soviet Jewry Movement Leaves Out
An interview with Tova Benjamin, the curator of the Jewish Currents Soviet Issue’s centerpiece section.
David Klion May 26, 2022
The Best Place in the World for Soviet Jews
The Soviet Jewry Movement exposed a rift between Israel and the US that persists to this day.
Jonathan Dekel-Chen May 26, 2022
The Hidden Joys of Soviet Jews
In compiling an oral history of Soviet Jewish experience, asking different questions yields surprising answers.
Olesya Shayduk-Immerman May 25, 2022
The Other Soviet Jewish Dissidents
A circle of activists known as pravozashchitniki, who advanced a universalist argument for Soviet human rights, have been largely erased from Jewish communal memory.
Emily Tamkin May 25, 2022
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