Monthly Archive: February 2016

Me and Mr. Trump (And a Presidential Prediction)

  By Mark Naison (February 29, 2016) Right now, I am really torn up in side. I have a visceral hatred of racism which goes back to my college days when I was kicked out of my family for falling in love with a Black woman. My entire professional life as a scholar and teacher has been devoted to thinking…
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Why There Probably Won’t Be a President Sanders

By Arun Gupta (February 26, 2016) Bernie Sanders supporters are understandably frustrated about the 2016 primary. He essentially tied Hillary Clinton in Iowa, trounced her in New Hampshire, and gave her a scare in Nevada. But the narrative is Clinton has “cleared the road,” is “back on track,” and “inevitable” again to win the Democratic Party presidential nomination.

Radical Dad Solidarity From One Mall to Another

  By Chris Crass (February 14, 2016) Walking through the mall, one hand talking on the phone with a fired up young activist man about an awesome project he wants to do interviewing men about feminism, healthy masculinities and bringing down patriarchy, and the other hand feeding August his bottle.

The Day She Was Harassed on the Bus

  By Teka Lark (February 8, 2016) I took the bus for five years. Yes, I know some people take the bus all the time and it isn’t a choice, but a necessity. I acknowledge my time on public transit began as a sick, twisted, conceptual art project that ended with me having a greater understanding of not just LA,…
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Liberation Requires Disobedience

  By S. Brian Willson (February 4, 2016) In 1553, or thereabouts, a young French lawyer, Etienne De La Boetie, wrote an amazing essay, The Politics of Obedience: Discourse on Voluntary Servitude, in which his study of the history of tyranny revealed that no matter how hierarchical power is derived – kings, dictators or elections – humans inevitably enable their…
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