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…

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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,…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Fading Jewish Nationalism in the Diaspora by Jordan Alejandro Rosenberg Cobos

Photo from Jewish Voices for Peace In the East Jerusalem Sheik Jarrah neighborhood, Palestinian Muna al-Kurd shouted, “You are stealing my house!” A Jewish settler agreed, saying “If I don’t steal it, someone else will.” She and her brother Mohammed al-Kurd launched the #SaveSheikJarrah campaign opposing the impending ethnic cleansing of six Palestinian families from…

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