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Chris Gelardi is a New York City–based journalist and a former editorial intern at
Housing and Homelessness
September 16, 2020
A Movement for Housing Justice Is Camped Out on Philly Streets
Activists gather to protect encampments and demand that the city transfer buildings to a community land trust.
August 28, 2020
US Law Enforcement’s Warrior Complex Is on Full Display in the Streets—and in Leaked Documents
Hacked documents from the early weeks of the ongoing protest movement illustrate one of Black Lives Matter’s central observations: Policing in the United States functions as a military occupation.
July 2, 2020
New York’s City Hall Encampment Is a Middle Finger to Our Elected Leaders
A ragtag group of strangers is taking care of New Yorkers—including homeless comrades—better than the City is.
April 9, 2020
Colonialism Made Puerto Rico Vulnerable to Coronavirus Catastrophe
If Washington keeps ignoring the US territory, it could spell disaster.
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November 27, 2019
New York City Joins the Global Insurrection Against Neoliberalism and Repression
Organizers are connecting protests against austerity and police brutality in the New York City subway to the growing resistance in the Global South.
October 21, 2019
‘Biba Guåhan!’: How Guam’s Indigenous Activists Are Confronting Military Colonialism
As the federal government tries to expand its control of the island, the CHamoru are ready to rise in resistance.
July 11, 2019
America’s Colonial Climate Crisis
What should the United States’ island territories expect from rising sea levels and global warming?
US Wars and Military Action
June 12, 2019
‘This Isn’t Your Island’: Why Northern Mariana Islanders Are Facing Down the US Military
Residents of the US commonwealth have discovered an apparently illegal Navy strategy to help it construct Pacific bombing ranges.
March 8, 2019
ICE Is Terrorizing Iraqi-American Communities
The immigration-enforcement agency has launched a deportation campaign involving coercion, “demonstrably false” court declarations, and outright lies.
Books and Ideas
February 25, 2019
Capitalism Is Responsible for Your Depressing Office Building
Over a century ago, John Ruskin predicted how ugly and inhuman industrialized capitalism would become.