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The Problem with “Conflict Minerals”

The Problem with “Conflict Minerals”

In the early 2000s, activists began to campaign against the extraction of “conflict minerals.” Today, violence continues unabated in eastern Congo, underscoring the misguided frameworks governing transnational intervention.

The New Black Internationalism

The New Black Internationalism

The Movement for Black Lives has developed an incipient internationalist language and vision, with the potential to remap America’s place in the world.

Deadly Games

Deadly Games

In the spectacularly violent world of Squid Game, exploitation and brutality are built on the illusion of choice.

Escape from Adjunct Hell

Escape from Adjunct Hell

Academia once seemed to provide an escape from capitalism. Two new novels question the very concept of refuge itself.

The People United

Occupy Wall Street made the student debt crisis into a political issue. Today, debt relief and the idea of free college are more popular than they’ve ever been in the United States.

Community College: The Great Equalizer?

Community College: The Great Equalizer?

Even if community colleges were fully funded, students could still face a curriculum and styles of instruction that reinforce their unequal position in the social order.

A New Deal for Eds and Meds

A New Deal for Eds and Meds

Organizers now recognize that to remake higher education as a public good, they must fight and win at the national level.

When Title IX Is Not Enough

When Title IX Is Not Enough

Student experiments in DIY justice point to the shortcomings of the current Title IX system in confronting sexual harm on campuses.