The Return of Fascism: Three Triggers of the Next Reactionary Wave by James Taichi Collins

When Joe Biden finally clinched his electoral victory against Donald Trump on Saturday, November 7th, it reminded me of the day President Obama announced the assassination of Osama Bin Laden. It was a day I remember feeling puzzled. Liberals celebrated in the streets and on social media, but I felt nothing. My initial thought was…

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The 2020 Election in D.C. by Mariah Miranda

By Mariah Miranda

There are many perceptions of what Washington D.C. is and looks like as the Nation’s Capital. While it is a secondary home to many influential politicians, it is also home to a rich history of resilient people. A city that was once considered Chocolate City now struggles in the face of late Capitalism gentrification, rising costs continuing to burden individuals during the Covid 19 Pandemic. Amidst a time full of turmoil, individuals across the city have come together to provide mutual aid, virtual resources, and a sense of community through activism, all while navigating the limitations due to the virus.

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From Beirut to Damascus: “Nowhere Is Safe” by Ghalia Al Alwani

I’ve been struggling to collect the words, over the past few months, to describe the rapid deterioration I was witnessing in this country. Every night I’d write a sentence or two, allegories about pain and corroding livelihoods. Then, like a macabre sitcom, a nightmare ensued, as if to answer our feeble attempts at humor when…

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El Barrio: Not for Sale by Amber Skyy

Gentrification is a rising epidemic happening in disadvantaged neighborhoods in New York City for some time now. Neighborhoods in Manhattan such as Harlem are an ever changing landscape with visible social classes. Some people would argue that gentrification is a good thing because it brings public safety, housing, jobs, and opportunities. Jobs that were usually…

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Black Lives Matter is More Popular Than the Civil Rights Movement Ever Was – So Why Aren’t Our Political Leaders Taking Action? by James Taichi Collins

Black Lives Matter is arguably the most massive political movement since the civil rights era. A recent poll by Civics Analytics indicates that “15 million to 26 million people in the United States have participated in demonstrations over the death of George Floyd.” According to a Morning Consult national poll, the Black Lives Matter movement…

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