Politics


The Struggle for Social Mobility Among China’s Young Migrant Women

By Cara Wallis

Discover how mobile phones offer Chinese migrant women a real chance at social mobility.


The Desert of Israeli Democracy

by Max Blumenthal

A trip through the Negev Desert leads to the heart of Israel’s national nightmare.


Women at Work: Gender Inequality to Strike

By Sarah Jaffe, from Jacobin

Much of the “care industry” depends on a gender division of labor that pushes domestic workers and other women workers into low wages, unpredictable hours, and scarce labor protections.


The Democratic Education of Unschoolers

By Astra Taylor, from n+1

On the more unconventional side of the progressive education movement are unschoolers, taught by a radical pedagogy based on experimentation, democratic education, and especially curiosity.


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Oglala Lakota: Can a Tribe Make Good on Its Badlands?

By Brendan Borrell, from High Country News

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation’s impoverished Oglala Lakota may soon manage the Badlands’ South Unit as the country’s first tribal national park.


A Brief History of Squatting: Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space

By Arun Gupta, from In These Times

New York’s Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space charts generations of urban revolt, from Critical Mass rides to guerilla gardening to OWS.


Leaks and Consequences

by Lincoln Caplan

Why treating leakers as spies puts journalists at risk.


Syrian Women Organize for Security, One Tent at a Time

by Rafif Jouejati

Syria's Jasmine Tent Project will help women say "no" to gender inequality and sexual violence.



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