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Creative Work Poetry

A Wednesday / Restlessness / Ode to the Distribution Brigades

By Carlos Campos Jr

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Houston Political Theory

After the Storm: Talking “Just Recovery” with West Street Recovery

“…when you really start talking to people about their lives and what stressors they have … what we call disasters … are not disjunctures. They are not cataclysmic events. They’re more like inflections in long histories of exploitation and suffering, resistance, rebuilding, mutual aid.”

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February

Check out some of our favorite books, shows, and music in the second month of 2021!

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Creative Work Houston Visual Art

The Art of #DownWithWilly: Calling Out Rice’s Racism and Building Towards a Better Future

by Sarah
“Students at the sit-ins aren’t just calling for change, they are creating it. Even as the statue still stands, the movement for racial justice on campus grows, and it will continue to grow louder until real, tangible efforts are made by the administration that go beyond the creation of another anti-racist focus group.”

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January

Check out some of our favorite books, shows, and music in the first month of 2021!

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Book Reviews Reviews

Sabotage, Survival, and SUVs: An Interview with Andreas Malm

On January 22, I met with Andreas Malm over Zoom to discuss his book, How to Blow Up a Pipeline, which was recently made available in the US by Verso books. We discussed the unique challenges faced by the movement against climate change, the history and power of strategic violence, and what the future might […]

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Book Reviews Reviews

Roberto Lovato’s Epic Memoir “Unforgetting” Bends the Space Time Continuum

by Freddy Jesse Izaguirre
“Lovato’s fresh voice, which some may erroneously categorize as ‘new,’ is that of a longtime revolutionary who’s lived a life as colorful as the ones he’s depicted through masterful storytelling.”

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Book Reviews Essays Political Theory Reviews

Pre-Marxism in the Last Instance: A Review of Chantal Mouffe’s “For a Left Populism”

by Brant Roberts
“The current political order is riddled with obstacles along legal and economic lines, not to mention the concrete structure of the state, making social democratic reforms appear more utopian than communism.”

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Creative Work Poetry

four poems

by Keagan Wheat
“I had been thinking
about my fading memory
of dinosaurs, my fading
desire to prove a boyhood
by standards I disregard.”

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Book Reviews Reviews

History from the Non-Region: A Review of Kristen Ghodsee’s Second World, Second Sex: Socialist Women’s Activism and Global Solidarity during the Cold War

by Brant Roberts
“Undoubtedly this book will ruffle the feathers of many western liberal feminists who feel that they, and they alone, brought equal rights for women to the rest of the world and felt themselves to be the shining beacon of freedom for all women to follow.