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The End of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico

Pedro Cabán Dissent
U.S. representatives have introduced two bills that would finally end Puerto Rico’s subordinate Commonwealth status. But continued colonial rule may be the only option Congress seriously considers.

An Offering to Our Asian Sisters

Zillah Eisenstein From the Square/NYU Press Blogs
Join the Anti-Racist marches in the streets, and stand up for structural revolutionary anti-racist socialist feminism.

The Political Economy of COVID-19 Vaccines

Jayati Ghosh Monthly Review
Within a month of the regulatory approval being granted to the first three vaccines, advanced countries, accounting for only 14% of the world’s population, had placed orders for around 85% of the estimated entire production for 2021

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G&Ts on the Veranda: An Homage to Franz Boas and a Better Anthropology

Francis Gooding London Review of Books
Boas was an outlier in a field that tolerated if not justified white racial superiority over the world’s “lesser” breeds, He and his intellectual successors— largely women-did what scholars and journalists need to do: listen, ask questions, observe.

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Can We Unlearn Imperialism?

Stephen Sheehi Hyperallergic
This book uses the history of photography and the history of imperialism to shed light on both the work of images and on the work of colonial and imperial domination.
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