“The Scenes in Rafah Are Straight From a Nightmare”
Three displaced Palestinians describe unlivable conditions in a city bracing for imminent Israeli invasion.
Zak Hania, Ahmed Totah, and Sameera Wafi February 20, 2024
“Even as We Are Trying to Help, We Are Being Attacked”
Three humanitarian workers in Gaza describe the challenges of providing aid while struggling to survive.
Jameel, Juliette Touma, and Mohammed Al Khatib January 23, 2024
“We Have Lost the Ability to Provide True Care”
Three doctors describe coping with fatal shortages and agonizing choices in Gaza’s overwhelmed hospitals.
Hammam Alloh, Yousef Al-Akkad, and Reda Abu Assi October 30, 2023
“The Settlers Can Do Whatever They Want With Us”
An employee of the Palestinian Authority testifies to a brutal attack at the hands of Israeli settlers in the West Bank.
Mohammad Matar October 25, 2023
Dispatches from the West Bank
In the West Bank, violence and dispossession intensify as the line between settler and soldier is fast disappearing.
Mustafa, Luna, Mariam, Ghassan Najjar, and Sabri October 20, 2023
Dispatches from Gaza
Three Palestinians describe life under constant Israeli bombardment—and lay out their visions for liberation.
Mohammed Zraiy, Khalil Abu Yahia, and Rania Hussein October 17, 2023
When Prisons Privilege Family Ties, Who Gets Left Behind?
Prisons sometimes temper their isolating nature by connecting prisoners to family, but State Raised individuals are still excluded.
Raymond Williams September 21, 2023
The Fragile Now
A Ukrainian poet reflects on the new ordinary.
Lyudmyla Khersonska February 27, 2023
Shmita Means Total Destroy
A manifesto from the threatened Atlanta forest
Fayer Collective January 30, 2023
A Butterfly in Gaza
“It was just a week ago that I saw Gazan children practicing childhood the way they are supposed to, but that must have been deemed too good for them.”
Anonymous August 10, 2022
The Challenge of Defending Memory in Germany
A Berlin conference organized to combat right-wing appropriation of Holocaust memory faces enduring backlash over Palestine.
Joshua Leifer July 7, 2022
Ramadan in Gaza
“Thinking that I was having a nightmare, I forced my eyes to stay shut. But then, the second bomb came.”
Anonymous April 29, 2022
A Seder on Rikers
On celebrating freedom with the incarcerated
Arielle Isack April 22, 2022
The Passion of 964 Park Place
A standoff between tenant organizers and yeshiva students over the fate of a Black family’s home summoned the specter of the Crown Heights riots, and provided an object lesson in housing activism at the end of the Covid eviction moratorium.
Ari M. Brostoff March 29, 2022
The various buildings that makeup the Rikers Island jail complex, shot from across the river.
A Week on Rikers Island
“No human should be in a place like that.”
Shabbat Terror in the West Bank
For religious Zionist settlers in the South Hebron Hills, attacks on Palestinians have become a Shabbat afternoon pastime.
Maya Rosen September 9, 2021
Roasting in a Western Washington Prison
Climate change is intensifying the suffering of incarcerated people.
Christopher Blackwell July 2, 2021
The Power of the Polish Women’s Strike
Six months ago, I would never have placed myself in a police cordon of my own volition. But a lot has changed since then.
Katarzyna Boni April 1, 2021
My Prison Is Still Flouting Public Health Guidelines
In a Washington State prison, masks are scarce, and guards don’t follow the rules.
Christopher Blackwell December 17, 2020
A Strike Against Despair
On the eve of Rosh Hashanah, a University of Michigan undergrad reflects on the sense of possibility unleashed by the grad student strike.
Miriam Saperstein September 18, 2020
Prison protests
Watching the Protests from Prison
We cannot protest our treatment at the hands of the police state, but we are looking to the protesters with pride.
Christopher Blackwell June 16, 2020
Taking Care
In the Twin Cities over the past week, protesters refused the state’s mythic monopoly on care, and thus its thin alibi for its violence.
Nathan Goldman and Claire Schwartz June 5, 2020
Lessons From Strike University
Coronavirus disruptions have only intensified the resolve of striking UC Santa Cruz grad students fighting for a pay increase.
Delilah Friedler April 2, 2020
Brooklyn Bridge
A Missed Opportunity
New York’s march against antisemitism, meant as a show of unity, instead highlighted the deep fissures between the different American Jewish communities.
Joshua Leifer January 7, 2020
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