Some thoughts and advice for our students and all students
- Various Authors - مؤلفين مختلفين - Auteurs divers- AAVV
We are scholars and teachers at Princeton, Harvard, and Yale who have some thoughts to share and advice to offer students who are headed off to colleges around the country. Our advice can be distilled to three words:
Think for yourself.
Now, that ...
Greece: our struggle against odious and illegitimate debt
Preface to Eric Toussaint’s book
- Zoe Konstantopoulou Ζωή Κωνσταντοπούλου
It is with great joy and with a keen sense of my historical duty that I agreed to write the preface to the collection of articles by Éric Toussaint, which is being published in Greek by RedProject in 2017.
Working with Éric Toussaint ...
James Arthur Baldwin: word warrior
- Mumia Abu-Jamal
He was born in Harlem Hospital, New York, on Aug. 2, 1924; oddly enough, the same year that my mother was born in the South.
His name, at birth, was James Arthur Jones, to a mother blessed with the gift of fertility; and to a father he would ...
The Music of Malcolm X
- Hisham Aidi هشام عايدي
One of the more interesting volumes in Malcolm X’s book collection, held at the Schomburg Center, in Harlem, is an English translation of Jean Paul Sartre’s “Black Orpheus,” the French philosopher’s dense meditation ...
Guardians of Property
Book review of Daniel Zibatt's Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy
- Marshall Steinbaum
Throughout history, the Right has cared more about preserving private property than about promoting democracy.
Daniel Ziblatt’s new book, Conservative Parties and the Birth of Democracy, couldn’t be more timely, which explains ...
Journalism’s next frontier: crossing the threshold from having to being
A personal journey
- Nafeez Ahmed نفیظ احمد
Published by INSURGE INTELLIGENCE, a crowdfunded investigative journalism project for people and planet. Support us to keep digging where others fear to tread
Purity (all artwork by Nafeez Ahmed unless otherwise stated)
Facebook worker living in garage to Zuckerberg: challenges are right outside your door
- Julia Carrie Wong
As the Facebook CEO travels across the US to ‘learn about people’s hopes and challenges’, the cafeteria workers at his company struggle to make ends meet
Victor, 29, and Nicole, 26, pose with their children: Victor, four; Sherlin, ...
A Global Movement to Confront Drone Warfare
- Medea Benjamin
Excerpted from Welcome to the Revolution: Universalizing Resistance for Social Justice and Democracy in Perilous Times (Routledge, June 2017, paperback)
The $600 billion annual cost of the US military budget eats up 54% of all federal discretionary ...
‘We are all living in a graveyard of sorts’: Interview with Arundhati Roy
- Ziya Us Salam
A WORLD wounded by aggression and inexplicable hatred could do with the welcome shade of Arundhati Roy’s works. Men and women, both in love and out of it, could do with the eloquence of her expression. As she says early on in the much-talked-about ...
They wanted to stop me from playing music, now they can hear me instead
- Gilad Atzmon جيلاد أتزمون گيلاد آتزمون
On 8 July I was scheduled to play at The Vienna Jazz Festival with the Jordanian Palestinian oud virtuoso Kamal Musallam and the musical ambassador of Indonesia, Dwiki Dharmawan. Our band is called World Peace Trio and it is dedicated to spreading ...