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April 9, 2018, Issue
Cover art by: Edel Rodriguez
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Human Rights Are Not Enough
We must also embrace the fight against economic inequality.
It Has Been 210 Days Since Amanda Morales Last Saw the Sun
For the undocumented mother of three, taking sanctuary in a church seemed the best way to keep her family together.
Cinthya Santos Briones
Think the War in Syria Is Winding Down? Think Again.
The conflict, having long since fallen into the hands of foreigners, is flying along on its second wind.
For Trump, Cruelty Is the Point
The White House’s immigration policies are designed to maximize suffering.
A New Chance for Journalist Mumia Abu-Jamal
On March 27, Mumia’s lawyers will go to court again.
The West Virginia Teachers Strike Shows That Winning Big Requires Creating a Crisis
The strikers won all five of their demands by shutting down every public school in the state.
It’s Time to Abolish ICE
A mass-deportation strike force is incompatible with democracy and human rights.
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Gary Cohn, Populist
It’s Time to Stop Fixating on Punishment
Trump’s call to execute drug dealers is bizarre and irrational, but so is our criminal-justice system.
Why Is the Op-Ed Page of ‘The New York Times’ Obsessed With College Kids?
The “newspaper of record” should expect more from its conservative hires.
Books and the Arts
Translating an Autopsy, or To the Man Autopsied Into 99 Pages
José A. Rodríguez
John Ashbery’s Day Job
The poet as art critic.
The Women of Wages for Housework
A new book edited by Silvia Federici and Arlen Austin helps capture the excitement and ideas of a movement that had modest origins but spread around the world within several years.
Music for Dark Times
MGMT and Poliça’s new albums offer songs of solace and alarm.
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Letters From the April 9, 2018, Issue
Octopus’s garden… Is trust-busting enough?… Old justice made new…A nation of ignorance…
Puzzle No. 3460
Joshua Kosman and Henri Picciotto