Table of Contents
Clap of Thunder
People are hungry for a feminism that actually challenges power, but the most visible feminist institutions aren’t much help. This is why we made Lux.
A vivid portrait of the scholar and activist who has risen to prominence as a commentator on the Movement for Black Lives and surrogate for Bernie Sanders, eschewing the split between class and identity.
After they were assaulted by soldiers, two Indigenous Mexican women made a case for community, rather than individual reparations, in a case with implications for U.S. efforts to defund police.
The Soviet Union created luxury products that competed with the West: Red Moscow instead of Chanel N°5, and champagne for the masses. Where does luxury fit into a politics of radical equality?
A first person essay about seeking (and receiving) reparation from a rapist, and how confronting the state as a survivor made the author a socialist.
Personal / Political
A diary by a NYC public school teacher returning to teaching during Covid and fighting the de Blasio administration all the way.
Geography, Gender Neutrality, and Unfree Speech.
One woman’s story of working at a liberal non-profit designed to help corporations be more feminist.
A short portrait of K Agbebiyi, aka @Sheabutterfemme, who rose to online prominence as an abolitionist organizer, and has decided to leave Twitter due to relentless abuse. A small exploration of the advantages and perils of doing radical work online.
Books and Culture
A new translation of Mariarosa Dalla Costa’s manifesto on pregnancy and abortion – not only a rousing document but one that connects directly to today’s demand for a robust approach to reproductive justice.
Considers the media response to In Defense of Looting, especially the ways in which the idea of vulnerable Black small business has been used as a cudgel against the left.
A brilliant light of the Bolshevik revolution, and a symbol of the direction Communism might have taken: feminist, sex positive, and a reimagining not only the family, but loveitself.