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We ought to just assume, unless proven otherwise, that all police forces are either filled with actual, active fascists or that they are sympathetic to fascist aims. And that very much includes in progressive cities such as Portland: A member of Portland’s city council said Thursday a newspaper’s report that the commander for the police […]
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Prison Labor: A History

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On October 7, 2018
When I wrote my New York Times op-ed in August about the prison strike, I was mildly surprised it was accepted so easily because I figured that someone who was actually an expert in prison labor would have published something better like this instead. I’m not even LGM’s resident expert on such issues, as I […]
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Anna Lowenhaupt Tsing’s 2015 book, The Mushroom at the End of the World, is simply one of the best academic works I have read in years. Tsing examines the matsutake mushroom–a prized food to give as gifts in Japanese culture–as an entrypoint into a ruined, extremely late capitalist world where older ideas of progress cannot […]
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