Activism

A view of the Gaza Solidarity Encampment at Columbia University in New York City on April 23, 2024.

The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is. The Student Encampments Aren’t a Danger to Jews. But the Crackdown Is.

The narrative of protesters endangering Jewish students has been used to justify police repression. But at the Columbia encampment, I saw a commitment to confronting antisemitism....

May 3, 2024 / Hadas Thier

The Rev. Jacqui Lewis speaks at the Freedom Rising Conference in New York City.

Protest Matters—but We Cannot Forsake the Vote Protest Matters—but We Cannot Forsake the Vote

At the Freedom Rising Conference, faith leaders gather to confront the “existential threat to democracy” posed by Trump.

May 3, 2024 / Mark Hertsgaard

Gaza Solidarity Encampment Removal Protest

Scenes From the Gaza Solidarity Encampments Scenes From the Gaza Solidarity Encampments

We asked five student writers to talk about the pro-Palestine protests at their schools, how their administrations have responded, and what the next steps are for organizers.

May 3, 2024 / StudentNation / StudentNation

A large crowd of NYPD officers in riot gear on the Columbia campus.

Columbia’s Violence Against Protesters Has a Long History Columbia’s Violence Against Protesters Has a Long History

An overlooked history of selective policing at Columbia has undermined the safety of those within as well as beyond campus walls.

May 3, 2024 / T. M. Song

Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play

Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play Climate Change Isn’t Child’s Play

The powerful El Niño weather event and climate change have pushed global temperatures to new heights.

May 3, 2024 / OppArt / Felipe Galindo

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange (L) and former Pakistan prime minister Imran Khan (R)

If Joe Biden Really Wants to Celebrate Press Freedom, He Should Free Julian Assange If Joe Biden Really Wants to Celebrate Press Freedom, He Should Free Julian Assange

Joe Biden will celebrate World Press Freedom Day tomorrow. But it is a safe bet that he'll have nothing to say about Assange or Imran Khan, both behind bars for defying the US.

May 2, 2024 / Charles Glass

NYPD officers load protesters calling for a cease-fire in Gaza onto MTA buses on April 23, 2024.

MTA Bus Drivers Don’t Work for the Cops MTA Bus Drivers Don’t Work for the Cops

The six bus drivers who walked off the job rather than transport protesters slowed the city’s mass-arrest machine by sticking to their union-negotiated contract.

May 2, 2024 / Sophie Hurwitz

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Mic drop.

May 2, 2024 / OppArt / Glenn Palmer-Smith

At the University of Minnesota campus in Minneapolis, a few hundred people gathered outside Coffman Memorial Union to call for a cease-fire in Gaza before setting up an encampment on the lawn Monday afternoon, April 29, 2024.

The Abolitionist Roots of Anti-War Encampments The Abolitionist Roots of Anti-War Encampments

From Minneapolis to Manhattan, the encampments now spreading across college campuses are built on the same principles as abolitionist spaces like George Floyd Square.

May 2, 2024 / Alyssa Oursler and Anna DalCortivo

When We Occupied Columbia in 1978, the University Didn’t Call the NYPD

When We Occupied Columbia in 1978, the University Didn’t Call the NYPD When We Occupied Columbia in 1978, the University Didn’t Call the NYPD

Campus administrators met student demands to divest from apartheid-era South Africa. What’s changed?

May 2, 2024 / Editorial / D.D. Guttenplan

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