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Staffing the Homeland

by Gabrielle Banks on June 15 2003, 12:00PM

The feds are avidly pursuing “diversity” hires, but what are the risks of representing at security and intelligence agencies?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Cool Commodities

by Anmol Chaddha on March 15 2003, 12:00PM

How many Che T-shirts does it take to launch a revolution?

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Activist Web

by Gabrielle Banks on March 15 2003, 12:00PM

Resources on War and Militarism Background For organizers on the go, the American Friends Service Committee–founded by the old-school peacenik Quakers–has assembled a succinct primer on the impact of a war in Iraq: http://www.afsc.org/iraq/guide/Default.shtm. If you want to settle in…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Powerful Illusions

by Glen Ford on December 15 2002, 12:00PM

Politics & Bling Bling

Topics: Arts & Culture

Activist Web

by Gordon Hurd on December 15 2002, 12:00PM

The National Coalition on Black Civic Participation http://www.bigvote.org/ Formed in 1976, the NCBCP comprises 86 member organizations dedicated to increasing African American participation in civic society. The website offers information about its voter participation, activism, and education programs, including Black…

Topics: Arts & Culture

Living in Your World, Play in Ours

by David Leonard on December 15 2002, 12:00PM

David Leonard examines social fantasy and racial cross-dressing in video games.

Topics: Arts & Culture

One Nation Under Allah

by Russell Reza-'Khaliq Gonzaga on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

It was 1989, shortly after the fall of the Wall, and I was a just a young Filipino American drawn to the underground culture and intensity of Berlin. I had taken to hanging out with Kurdish and Turkish friends while…

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Portrait of the Assimilartist

by Chisun Lee on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

When I watch any movie in which some lone, righteous figure is being relentlessly and unjustly pursued by the police state — take Harrison Ford’s The Fugitive, for instance — I root for the prey with an intensity that defies…

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Activist Web

by Gordon Hurd on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

Action!

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Ethnic Media Grows Up

by Hua Hsu on September 15 2002, 12:00PM

Will increasing mainstream attention alter the ethnic media landscape?

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From Sweatshop to Hip-Hop

by Ryan Pintado-Vertner on June 15 2002, 12:00PM

Once ignored by fashion, youth of color become the focus of its marketing

Topics: Arts & Culture

Activist Web

by Samantha Chanse on June 15 2002, 12:00PM

Race

Topics: Arts & Culture, Criminal Justice

Activist Web

by Ryan Pintado-Vertner on March 15 2002, 12:00PM

Action!

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Locas Rule

by Jeff Chang on March 15 2002, 12:00PM

Los Bros Hernandez’ Love and Rockets is back, and the timing has never been better.

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The Activists’ Web: FOIA

by Ryan Pintado-Vertner on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

FOIA, the Best Maybe in America When I was a little kid, I told my parents to vote for Ronald Reagan. I don’t think they took my Sesame Street advice, but the Reagan Era happened anyway. Thanks to Alzheimer’s,…

Topics: Arts & Culture

It’s Personal: Race and Oprah

by Tammy Johnson on December 15 2001, 12:00PM

Tammy Johnson takes on the Queen of All Media.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Gender & Sexuality

Underground Revolution

by Annelise Wunderlich on September 15 2001, 12:00PM

A male duo hoping to make it big, a female group breaking into the scene: one story of Cuban hip-hop.

Topics: Arts & Culture

Vocal Acts

by Jordan Greene on May 15 2001, 12:00PM

A new generation of vocalizers continue the tradition of radical poetry-making.

Topics: Arts & Culture, Schools & Youth

Cultural Weaponry

by Chas Walker on December 15 2000, 12:00PM

Chas Walker catches Dead Prez making the noose to hang capitalism.

Topics: Arts & Culture

World Games: The U.S. Tries to Colonize Sport

by Mike Marqusee on August 25 2000, 12:00PM

Having trouble visualizing global capitalism? Mike Marqusee argues it’s being played out on a sporting field near you.

Topics: Arts & Culture