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MLK's use of Violent Protest
Posted by Malcolm Lizzappi on 03/19/2015 - 16:03
In a recent conversation about people's first amendment right to freedom of speech, a topic that often came up is what we determine as violent speech and what we see as imminent threat. On the one hand, things like Westboro Baptist Church protesting... Read More
Black Future Month
Posted by Kyle Neil on 03/15/2015 - 13:13
"What started as a week in the 1920’s and grew to a month in the 1970’s will inspire a movement today.   Black History Month has become a sanitized and corporatized version of the black experience in this country. February has become a retelling of... Read More
The Theft of Black Queer Women's Work
Posted by Kyle Neil on 03/15/2015 - 12:37
"Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes.  It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black... Read More
Stiletto Prison Newsletter
Posted by Kyle Neil on 03/14/2015 - 14:48  So, let's take some time to think about the narrative of the trans community within the prison cistem*. I use the term cistem as it more accurately paints the structures and frameworks often... Read More
Sleep Dealer and the Global US War of Terror
Posted by Cole Manley on 03/04/2015 - 19:24
The movie "Sleep Dealer," directed by Alex Rivera, raised a number of questions about immigration, drone warfare, the surveillance state, and how human rights will be contested in a future where labor is subjected to 12-hour days in factories... Read More
French Integration or Exclusion?: The Racialization of...
Posted by Magali Duque on 02/15/2015 - 13:21
  When there is an attack on the pillars upon which a State was founded, everyone is deeply affected.  From lost lives to threatened values, French society has rallied in an outcry protect their rights and the French Republic. Presidents, Prime... Read More

Western Media Bigotry
Posted by Rochelle Ballantyne on 02/11/2015 - 13:38
On Tuesday, Craig Stephen Hicks, 46, has been charged with first-degree murder in the deaths of Deah Shaddy Barakat, 23, his wife, Yusor Mohammed, 21, and her sister, Razan Mohammed Abu-Salha, 19. There are some important things to note about this... Read More

On Gentrification, the Human Spirit and the Fear of Being...
Posted by QN on 01/31/2015 - 21:46
This past week, a speech by David Talbot has been circulated by many of my Stanford friends on Facebook. The gist: gentrification in SF is caused by "Stanford assholes," the engineers and entrepreneurs who have moved in with their Teslas and Ubers... Read More