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October 28, 2019
What It Feels Like to Be Watched
From the streets to our smartphones, surveillance has taken on frightening proportions.
October 16, 2019
Colleges Are Spreading Trump’s Disingenuous Notion of ‘Free Speech’
In the name of free speech, universities are suppressing student protests in increasingly draconian ways.
September 19, 2019
Edward Snowden Speaks
The NSA whistleblower’s new memoir is essential reading.
September 2, 2019
Labor Rights Are Human Rights — It’s Time We Guaranteed Them in the Constitution
The US used to tell the world that strong unions were a bulwark against fascism. We should take our own advice and enshrine the right to organize.
August 22, 2019
Dismantling Transphobia at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival
Three performances at the world’s biggest arts festival react to transphobic rhetoric in the UK.
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August 21, 2019
Why There’s No End in Sight to the Hong Kong Protests
The authorities are using unprecedented police brutality and selective arrests to silence pent-up public demands for more democratic governance.
Ilaria Maria Sala
August 1, 2019
Congress Finally Challenges the Cuba Travel Ban
This Cold War relic is an outrageous violation of citizens’ rights.
July 3, 2019
Defending the Right of Radical Dissent Is the Highest Expression of Patriotism
A new book by David Maraniss captures the spirit of the Independence Day far more truly than Trump’s parade.
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.
February 21, 2019
Fixing Tech’s Ethics Problem Starts in the Classroom
In the age of big data, some universities are trying to train future technologists to consider the implications of tools before they’re used.