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June 18, 2020
It’s Time for Roger Goodell to Change the Name of the Washington Football Team
As statues topple across the country, it’s time to change the name of the NFL’s most racist brand.
May 28, 2020
2 Days in May That Shattered Korean Democracy
The US response to a dictatorship’s repression in Gwangju in 1980 was even worse than we thought.
May 11, 2020
Africa Is Not Waiting to Be Saved From the Coronavirus
If reporting doesn’t improve, the creativity and agency of swaths of humanity will be lost to history.
May 6, 2020
If the Coronavirus Is a Wildfire, Colonialism Has Fueled the Blaze
Scenes from a pandemic: 6
May 5, 2020
The Worlds of Edward Said
An exile who made the world his home, Said infused his literary style with a cosmopolitan ease and his political commitments with a cosmopolitan ethics.
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April 9, 2020
Colonialism Made Puerto Rico Vulnerable to Coronavirus Catastrophe
If Washington keeps ignoring the US territory, it could spell disaster.
March 24, 2020
The Young Lords’ Revolution
A new book looks at the history of the Afro-Latinx radical activist group and how their influence continues to be felt.
March 11, 2020
Jessica Hagedorn Looks Back on the Legacy of ‘Dogeaters’
We talked to the author about the enduring influence of her now 30-year-old novel on life in Marcos-era Philippines.
March 5, 2020
‘Ruin Our Territory—for What?’
A massive standoff over a pipeline through Wet’suwet’en land is pushing Canada to confront how it deals with Indigenous rights.
February 18, 2020
Think Exotic Animals Are to Blame for the Coronavirus? Think Again.
Scientists have fingered bats and pangolins as potential sources of the virus, but the real blame lies elsewhere—with human assaults on the environment.