Tag: Academia

The Confederalists: a Kurdish movement bolsters women and bashes the West

“While the world is discussing what to do with ISIS, Kurdish women are doing it.” Dilar Dirik cried in a September 2014 speech about theories of statelessness at a European conference. Dirik,…
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Intra-Jewish Discrimination in Israel: A Mizrahi Feminism Cut and Paste Primer

Jews are the most privileged group of citizens in Israel. Jews of European descent, called Ashkenazim, form the top of a class hierarchy while Mizrahim—Jews of African or Asian descent and Jewish…
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Honest Iranian Journalist Uses Hans Blix to Criticize America

Imagine reading an interview with former international weapons inspector Hans Blix (of Iraqi WMD and IAEA fame) by a white American reporter whose goal was to get Blix to bad-mouth…
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GPIA Conference Preview: What your friends are writing about

Here's a roundup of (most) of the papers being presented April 23rd at the GPIA Conference at the New School Hirshon suite, 55W.13th Street, 2nd floor 9:30am-6:30 pm (more…)
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Atrocity in the Amazon — A Devastation of Trees, Tribes and Traditions: GPIA Conference Preview

[caption id="attachment_1177" align="alignleft" width="250"] Photo credit: Survival International[/caption] By Jonathan Leonard Our new social initiative, La Selva Guardia, presents the problems caused by the illegal extraction of Peruvian big-leafed mahogany trees.…
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The HIV/AIDS Epidemic and the Hypocrisy of International Scrutiny

[caption id="attachment_1055" align="alignleft" width="288"] Photo credit: VisualAIDS[/caption] Following the announcement on March 4, 2013, that an 18-month old child in Mississippi had been cured of HIV with an early and rigorous regimen…
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No Church on the Neoliberal Reservation: Critical Perspectives on Labor Organizing in the 21st Century

Human beings in a mob What’s a mob to a king? What’s a king to a God? What’s a God to a non-believer? – Frank Ocean (more…)
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The Internship Dilemma

[caption id="attachment_272" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kelli Vanover, GPIA StudentPhoto by Marcela Gara[/caption] Today, internship culture is on the rise, reflected by media coverage and books such as the 2012 bestseller Intern Nation.…
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The Relationship Between Power and Identity

[caption id="attachment_124" align="alignleft" width="300"] Photo by Marcela Gara[/caption] Power of authority organizes and propels itself through notions of identity and is therefore, to an extent, defined by the cohesion of…
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