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.”
Kholoud Balata 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.”
Kholoud Balata 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
Jews and Indians
Tea and Solidarity
In the UK, Jews and Indians on the left are joining forces against the right’s Islamophobia and bigotry.
Imogen Rez and Ilyas Nagdee December 11, 2019
The ADL Cannot Lead on Civil Rights
At its annual conference, the organization’s Trump-aligned, right-wing Israel advocacy eclipsed its liberal agenda.
Joshua Leifer November 27, 2019
How Far Is J Street Willing to Go?
Its annual conference has become a space for left-wing criticism of Israel, but the organization remains cautious.
Arianna Skibell November 6, 2019
Don’t Call It an Anniversary
One year after the Tree of Life attack, the Jewish community of Pittsburgh is still trying to make sense of what happened.
C.A. Pinkham October 28, 2019
Tradition Compels Us to Respond
Religious communities are confronting the threat of climate change with activism.
Arianna Skibell September 25, 2019
We Will Protect Each Other
Efforts to scare anti-ICE protesters with extrajudicial violence won’t work.
Eve Condon August 16, 2019
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