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Pro-Palestinian protesters at the top of Janss Steps while others held a press conference at the bottom of the steps on the UCLA campus on May 1, 2024.

What Does Anti-Arab Racism on Campus Have to Do With the War on Gaza? What Does Anti-Arab Racism on Campus Have to Do With the War on Gaza?

Members of UCLA’s Task Force on Anti-Palestinian, Anti-Muslim, and Anti-Arab Racism describe the deep roots of the violence against those who support Palestinian rights.

May 23, 2024 / Sherene Razack, Gaye Theresa Johnson, Robin D.G. Kelley, Shannon Speed, Saree Makdisi, and Ali Behdad

Graduation

Graduation Graduation

Students learn how the system works.

May 23, 2024 / OppArt / Peter Kuper

Emmanuel Macron, France's president, pauses during news conference following a Special European Council summit in Brussels, Belgium, on April 18, 2024. The European Union's waning clout is sounding alarm bells in Europe's capitals.

The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise The Origins of Europe’s Economic Malaise

Everyone seems to agree that Europe is struggling—but the EU shouldn’t look to the US for inspiration.

May 23, 2024 / Harrison Stetler

Aran Islands woman

The Imperial Gaze Turns on Britain’s Isles The Imperial Gaze Turns on Britain’s Isles

In Elizabeth O’Connor’s Whale Fall, an encounter between English documentarians and a remote Welsh island community provokes questions of sexual and national identity.

May 23, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Emmet Fraizer

Nation Poetry

Pantoum after Today’s Mass Shooting Pantoum after Today’s Mass Shooting

May 23, 2024 / no-paywall / Carlos Andrés Gómez

A homeless child

The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World The Criminalization of Poverty Is Creating a More Violent World

Our faith traditions and constitutional values are clear that it is cruel and unusual punishment to treat the homeless the way we do in the United States.

May 22, 2024 / Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis and Shailly Gupta Barnes

Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core Black MAGA Is Still MAGA to the Core

Trump’s strategy for the Black vote has been high on empty symbolism and low on specific policy benefits for the Black community.

May 22, 2024 / Clarence Lusane

Displaced Palestinian children line up to receive food in Rafah, on the southern Gaza Strip, on May 19, 2024.

Gazans Don’t Need Biden’s PR Stunts. We Need Him to End This Horror. Gazans Don’t Need Biden’s PR Stunts. We Need Him to End This Horror.

Floating piers won’t change anything. The world needs to pull Israel back before there is no Gaza left at all.

May 22, 2024 / Ahmed Abu Artema

Wildwood, New Jersey

Wildwood, New Jersey Wildwood, New Jersey

Scenes from a Trump rally.

May 22, 2024 / OppArt / Edel Rodriguez

Point West of Algiers, North Africa, travel sketch, 1896.

Claire Messud’s Remarkable Experiment in Historical Fiction Claire Messud’s Remarkable Experiment in Historical Fiction

Chronicling a pied-noir family across generations and continents, she examines the moral and political responsibilities a novelist owes their kin and their readers.

May 22, 2024 / Books & the Arts / Lily Meyer

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