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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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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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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Hey TikTok, You Can’t Renegade Your Way Out of This by Brittany Zendejas

Think back to 2016. Vine was dead. YouTube was popular but the freedom it promised viewers was slowly starting to unravel… conspiracy theories: hello flat earthers! Instagram changed and now inhabited influencers only. Facebook… Do I even need to say anything? The last hope of our generation was Twitter and even then it harbored dark…

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(Issue 8) Politics Feature: Whit Washington

Interview by Carolina Meurkens, Photography by Vanessa dos Santos Whit Washington is a show tune lover, my son’s favorite uncle and one of Washington D.C’s leading Criminal Justice Consultants fighting for the rights of trans people in police custody. In our intimate and enlightening conversation, they discussed their experience growing up as a queer mixed…

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The Allure and Danger of Andrew Yang by James Taichi Collins

Illustration by iggdeh For the past few years, New York City has been a source of hope for left-wing politics in America. We have two members of the “squad,” with Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Jamaal Bowman representing the Bronx. Progressive primary challengers ousted a slate of conservative state senators who caucused with the Republicans (known as the…

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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…

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