This week: In the immediate wake of the repeal of Roe v. Wade, Arielle Swernoff interviews the director of a Texas abortion fund about what the ruling means for their work. From the Soviet Issue, Helen Betya Rubinstein reviews Maria Stepanova’s In Memory of Memory, which confronts the author’s family’s traumatic experiences of the Soviet period. Plus, a poem by Maya C. Popa, introduced by Claire Schwartz.
From the newsletter, David Klion talks to the Progressive International’s David Adler about the left’s historic victory in the Colombian presidential election, and Mari Cohen reports on how General Mills has managed to navigate the politics of BDS without major backlash.
And from the archives, our staff responsa after the October 2020 death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is newly relevant as we stare into the abyss of a post-Roe America.
By making no explicit political comment, the company has been spared the penalties Ben & Jerry’s faced.