Community and Activism


The Art of Resistance

The Spectacular Politics of Protest at the Guggenheim
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April 28, 2016

Abu Dhabi, a glamorous outpost of one of the world's greatest oil empires--is facing the classic dilemma of the nouveau riche: too much wealth, not enough class. But that can be easily corrected with a little strategic neoliberal development aimed at fast-tracking the Middle Eastern vassal state onto the cultural vanguard.

Wherefore Asian America?

Introduction to "Serve the People"

 

The following is an excerpt from the introduction of Serve the People: Making Asian America in the Long Sixties, a groundbreaking new history of the Asian American movement by Karen L. Ishizuka (Verso, 2016).

 

Wherefore Asian America?

Discovery cannot be purely intellectual but must also involve action; nor can it be limited to mere activism, but must include serious reflection.

It's a Dirty Job, but There's an App for That

New York's Day Laborers Build a Network for Justice
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From putting up dry wall to cleaning out storm debris, the day laborers of New York do some of the city's roughest, dirtiest jobs, and often work for dirt cheap, sometimes for nothing at all. Their highly marginal jobs and lack of stable employment makes them extremely vulnerable to getting cheated, and since many work informally, do not have papers, or suffer from languge barriers, they typically have little legal recourse. But even the hardest manual labor can benefit from digital innovation.

Texas may not recognize

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Recently, a group of parents filed a federal lawsuit charging that the government of Texas wrongfully denied their children birth certificates due to the immigration status of their mothers, who are, in legal terms, “undocumented.” At issue was the validity of an identification document called the matricula consular, issued by the Mexican consulate to Mexican-born immigrants living in the U.S., which many mothers have used as proof of their U.S.-born children's citizenship and their family ties.

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