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Ecuador’s Historic Strike

Andrea Sempértegui The New York Review
With this summer’s strike, the country’s powerful Indigenous movement united two agendas long in tension: resistance to austerity and opposition to natural resource extraction.

A Feminist Revolution in Iran?

Wahid Azal CounterPunch
What the current Iranian anti-Islamist national uprising, the Iranian feminist Revolution of 2022, has thus far demonstrated is that the power of the reactionary clergy over the consciousness of Iranian society with its dark spell after centuries has finally been broken en masse – and for the good. Whatever the outcome of current events – whether the regime falls in short order or over a protracted period – there is no going back.

books

Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender

Jane Haile New York Journal of Books
This new book, says reviewer Haile, surveys "the existence of non-binary gender ideas, roles and behavior across cultures and from different time periods."

Let Puerto Rico Be Free (Long Article)

Jaquira Díaz The Atlantic
The only just future for my home is not statehood, but full independence from the United States. But the future of a free Puerto Rico doesn’t need to be utopian, or easy, to be just.

For Shireen Abu Akleh

Jennifer Zacharia Boston Review
Condemning U.S. deference to Israel, a cousin remembers the life and legacy of the slain Palestinian American journalist: "Despite valid press credentials, a protective vest, and a helmet, my cousin was shot in the head by an Israeli sniper."
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