By Society If Dads

No More Saviors

A person begins to speak, at a mic stand in a city council hearing, before a bouquet of press microphones, behind a bullhorn. The speech is supposed to rally a group, an audience, a march, an occupation. But the intended listeners don’t wake up any further, they go to sleep a little behind their eyes,…

Evictions in Retaliation for Standing up to Police Harassment

In Retaliation for Standing Up to Police Harassment, Entire Row of Ypsilanti Public Housing Residents Served Eviction Notices Today, Tuesday, June 23, an entire row of residences in Sycamore Meadows public housing in Ypsilanti—part of the Danbury Green neighborhood or “the Green”—received eviction notices for an incident that occurred on Thursday, June 4. On June…

Learning from M5/L

Just over a year ago—March 5, 2018—antifascists converged in Lansing, Michigan to confront the white nationalists who were planning on attending Richard Spencer’s talk at Michigan State University. The successes of this weekend have been well documented: Richard Spencer cancelled the rest of his college tour, prominent white nationalist lawyer Kyle Bristow announced he would be…

Louise Michel

In France, Louise Michel—who died on this day in 1905—is celebrated as the heroine of the Paris Commune of 1871. Schools, railway stations and streets are named after her. In recent years, a number of new biographies have documented her legendary life, and over a thousand of her letters have been collated and published. But…

Semiotext(e) and Gentrification

When worlds collide! The LA Weekly ran a story today entitled “Boyle Heights Event by I Love Dick Author Canceled After Pressure from Activists.” Anti-gentrification group Defend Boyle Heights captioned an image of the Weekly article this way for their Instagram feed:   Chris Kraus, Semiotext(e), 356 S. Mission Rd. were all reached out to…