No, “Wokeness” Is Not Hurting the Democrats by James Taichi Collins

Self-reflection is a lost art for the Democrats. When Hillary Clinton failed to win the presidency in 2016 against the most unpopular presidential candidate in modern American history, the party blamed everything. From racism, sexism, Russian interference to “Bernie Bros,” Democrats insisted that they weren’t to blame for getting crushed in what should have been … Read moreNo, “Wokeness” Is Not Hurting the Democrats by James Taichi Collins

(Issue 12) Politics Feature: LAMSA

Interview by Citrine Ghraowi, Photography by Joana Meurkens June of 2021 will always be a memorable month for me. I traveled to Beirut, Lebanon and made memories and connections with familiar faces in a sea of new ones as well. Amongst them, I met Natalie Garland, a native New Yorker who has been living in … Read more(Issue 12) Politics Feature: LAMSA

Surrealism, Marxism, and Liberation of the Mind by Moeka Iida

Featured image: André Breton photographed by Henri Manuel, 1927 (Source: Wikimedia Commons) When we hear “political art,” we usually think about works like Banksy’s satirical street art that directly comment on themes such as war, violence, consumerism, and environmental degradation. Specifically, works that express the artist’s opinions about real-life events in a relatively straightforward manner, … Read moreSurrealism, Marxism, and Liberation of the Mind by Moeka Iida

Occupy Wall Street Is Now 10 Years Old – And It Is the Closest Our Generation Ever Came to a Revolution by James Taichi Collins

This month marked the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack. Another significant milestone for September 2021, which should not be ignored, is the 10th anniversary of the movement that came to be called Occupy Wall Street. While scholars may debate its successes, it was the first time my generation started to critique Capitalism.  Many … Read moreOccupy Wall Street Is Now 10 Years Old – And It Is the Closest Our Generation Ever Came to a Revolution by James Taichi Collins

Remembering the Mexican American Genocide by Jordan Alejandro Rosenberg Cobos

Last month I wrote about the Mexican “Repatriation,” a colossally important yet forgotten piece of U.S. history during the 1930s Great Depression where authorities at all levels of government deported about 1.8 million people of Mexican descent to Mexico, even though over sixty percent of whom were citizens born in the United States. This was … Read moreRemembering the Mexican American Genocide by Jordan Alejandro Rosenberg Cobos

From Palestine, With Love by Citrine Ghraowi

I can see the rage shaking in my bones, cracked ribspassed down from generation to generationOur mere existence is a threat to allas it should beFor I don’t just feel my angerbut my mothers my sitosmy khalos my aunties I can feel the memories of their past lives in Gaza in the way they describe … Read moreFrom Palestine, With Love by Citrine Ghraowi

The so-called Mexican “Repatriation” of Over A Million Mexican Americans in the 1930s by Jordan Alejandro Rosenberg Cobos

Jordan Alejandro Rosenberg Cobos                     August 1, 2021 “This isn’t about constitutional validity. It’s about the color of their skin.” – Los Angeles Board of Supervisors during the Mexican Repatriation  “Forgetting is to Mexicans, what remembering is to Jews.” – John Philip Santo, Places Left Unfinished … Read moreThe so-called Mexican “Repatriation” of Over A Million Mexican Americans in the 1930s by Jordan Alejandro Rosenberg Cobos

Did the NYPD Lie About the Spike in Crime After George Floyd? by James Taichi Collins

Illustration by iggdeh Well, we did it, New York. We had seven major candidates for the Democratic mayoral primary, and we picked the absolute worst one. We are about to elect a right-wing, corporatist, gun-toting Democrat as the city’s next mayor. It’s going to be Brooklyn borough president Eric Adams: a landlord whose campaign was … Read moreDid the NYPD Lie About the Spike in Crime After George Floyd? by James Taichi Collins

Reparations in Reverse: What the West Did to Haiti (Part 2) by James Taichi Collins

Illustration by @iggdeh Because this article is not on the entire history, and more specifically on what “The West Did,” we will skip to contemporary Haiti to understand how neoliberal institutions and systems continue to plunder the country.  While it is true that dictators like Jean-Claude Duvalier (also known as “Baby Doc”) served as neoliberal … Read moreReparations in Reverse: What the West Did to Haiti (Part 2) by James Taichi Collins

The Girl With The Blue Dress by Nour A.G.

Leila had a little blue dress. Leila’s dress was covered in white-blue flowers, and red stains. The day I met Leila I could imagine her smile and the lines on both sides of her cheeks announcing joy, but when I first saw Leila her face was not there. Where could it be? Under this war’s … Read moreThe Girl With The Blue Dress by Nour A.G.

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