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bell hooks, author and activist, dies aged 69

Lucy Knight The Guardian
While her contributions to feminism are widely appreciated, bell hooks also published groundbreaking work on film, the visual arts, education, and a host of other subjects. She helped shape the modern U.S. cultural landscape.

Where is the State of Emergency?

Aurora Santiago Ortiz NACLA
How do we manage that rage and indignation and re-channel them as something liberatory against systems of oppression, not in a way that reinforces those systems?

Embracing Both/And: A Response to Linda Burnham

Alicia Garza Organizing Upgrade
cover of newspaper In order to access the power we need to change our lives, we must work to dismantle power as domination and instead, advance power through interdependence, relationship and cooperation.

The Activist Roots of Black Feminist Theory

Linda Burnham Organizing Upgrade
What is the wellspring of Black feminist theory? It is important to provide a corrective to the misperception that intersection theory has its genesis in the academy, or, worse still, that it can be attributed to a single discipline...or individual.

Black Feminism Will Save Us All

Premilla Nadasen In These Times
Why we desperately need real intersectional feminism. Nadasen asks us to reject a narrow, superficial understanding of race or gender, she suggests that intersectionality at its core is a politics of liberation that we can—that we must—all embrace.
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