Art has always been important to people, from its earliest beginnings in magic and ritual to our present day where it is difficult to imagine life without it—without color, music, fantasy, and imagination. The emergence of classes following the division of labor led to astonishing gains in society’s productive capacity—and in turn, exponential progress in […]
As the crisis of capitalism is mounting, deep ruptures and mass uprisings become inevitable. What is necessary to use these events to transform society? What is a revolution? Particularly, what does it mean for the working class to take control of the state and the means of production and take society in our own hands? […]
As we enter a new month in a summer of change, Wednesday host Ali Muldrow reflects on the struggles and victories of June and looks forward to July with academic and activist Dr. Sami Schalk. Over the course of the hour, they talk about identity and belonging, adrienne maree brown’s concept of pleasure activism, finding […]
Thomas Paine was not only one of our Founding Fathers, but also by far one of the most influential political writers of his time. How does his work impact the United States today? Check out this edition of A Public Affair!
Cynthia Lin interviewed The Real News correspondent Jihan Hafiz about her experiences in Cairo during the elections. Egypt’s historical presidential elections took place on May 23rd and May 24th. This Tuesday, Cynthia discussed with Jihan Hafiz the implications of the election in the context of revolution and the desire for deeper change in Egypt. Follow […]