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Black Women Demand Reparations and the Right to Live Free

by on June 18, 2020

BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) women leaders have for centuries been stitching our community stories into the US tapestry to correct the white-washed narrative and reveal this nation’s bloody history. Black women have labored to produce and reproduce generations of possibility and freedom dreams, while countering the nonsensical mythmaking of “truth, justice, and the American way.”

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George Floyd and the Costs of Racial Capitalism

by on June 10, 2020

George Floyd’s public viewing will be held this afternoon at The Fountain of Praise Church in southwest Houston. A private funeral service will occur tomorrow followed by burial in Houston Memorial Gardens Cemetery about sixteen miles south of Houston’s Third Ward, Floyd’s home for many years.

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Remapping the American Left: A History of Radical Discontinuity

by on May 6, 2020

Duke University Press is allowing us to offer free access for three months to James Gregory’s provocative new essay  “Remapping the American Left: A History Of Radical Discontinuity.”

The essay is based on his Labor and Working Class History Association Presidential Address and derives from his Mapping American Social Movements Project, which has mapped the major social movements of the twentieth century including a great variety of campaigns, political projects, and media outlets.

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Two woman hospital workers stand behind bandaged children in beds, and a man sits next to them

Covid-19, the Halifax Explosion, and Crises of Care

by on May 5, 2020

One of the first principles of critical disaster studies is that disasters exist not as time-out-of-time, but as embedded in the times and places that produce them. Because disasters are part of history, not outside of it, they can bring into relief structures of society that were always there.

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