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Book Reviews Essays Political Theory Reviews

Alain Badiou’s Hypothesis and the Arab Left as Contemporaries of May 68

by Dabya
“What united them was not the vocabulary of classes or proletarian leadership, but the vocabulary of revolution and change in the broadest sense. For those who incorporated their bodies, thoughts, affects, and potentialities into a certain political truth procedure, and who became ‘militant[s] of this truth,’ the change had to look a certain way..”

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Essays Political Theory

Between Comrades and Competition: COVID-19 and the Vices of the Human Condition

by L.W.
“Beyond those who risk infection at their jobs, the community oriented, self-sacrificing behavior of many is evidenced, in part, by an explosion of efforts toward charity, mutual aid, and collective action.”

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Poetry

Famine

by Jazzib Akhtar
“Defeated an empire only to return to a different empire.”

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Book Reviews Reviews

“Whose Identity is Mistaken?” A Review of Asad Haider’s “Mistaken Identity: Race and Class in the Age of Trump”

by Brant Roberts
“Asad Haider’s Mistaken Identity takes the reader down a different path, one bent on collective liberation through what he terms ‘insurgent universality’.”

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Review of Massimiliano Tomba’s “Insurgent Universality: An Alternative Legacy of Modernity”

by Brant Roberts
“The book is rich in potential for rethinking what kind of future we would like to strive towards and deals with lost moments in history that have often been overlooked by both historians and socialists alike.”

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Essays Houston Houston Articles

Direct Action Gets the Goods: The Black Student Union and the Anti-Apartheid Movement in Houston, 1985-1987

by Brant Roberts
“It took direct actions, protests, rallies and months of planning to make the dream of divestment a living reality.”

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Creative Work Fiction

Atlas Redeemed

by M.C. Zendejas
“Holding up the Earth is a group of welders, grocery clerks, prisoners, waitstaff, sex workers, and secretaries, etc.”

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Poetry

Black Hair Ghazal

by Aris Kian
“knots, cornrows, two-strand flat twists and drips between my legs, i’m taught to keep my girlhood”

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Poetry

Brown Protagonist

by Aris Kian
“I am penned as dust and dawn, as sunlight
and pink horizon, mixing cement”

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Poetry

Circus Act

by Aris Kian
“Black girl be the best assistant / with how she falls / victim to a show / she never asked to be inspotlight
spotlight”