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Por Lucía Cavallero Durante la pandemia, el gesto mismo de moverse, de desplazarse, señaliza una división de recursos. La interpelación a quedarse en casa es también un llamado generalizado a volver objeto de pensamiento el mínimo movimiento. Nunca antes estuvimos tan situadxs, a la vez que hiperconectadxs, en nuestros movimientos y gestualidades. Debido a que, […]
By Jesús I’x Nazario, Dhruv Patel, and Irene Farah Rich or poor, Black, brown, or white, we all need to eat to survive. But food’s enduring presence does not insulate it from the systemic biases that plague our society. Although the industrialization of agriculture has produced record-breaking national harvests, millions of people go hungry every […]
By Alejandra Ortiz Ayala On March 18, 2019, I was doing fieldwork for my Ph.D. research at Colombia’s Escuela Superior de Guerra (Superior School of War), a military academy for training high-ranking officers. That day, The New York Times published an article in which some officers reported instructions to increase efforts to “secure peace” by […]
By Katie Sharar Over the past year, the most salient political reality of U.S. border and migration policy is Title 42. This policy, enacted by the Trump administration in March 2020, invokes a 1944 public health statute to close the border to “nonessential” travel indefinitely. Since then, the border has effectively been sealed off to […]
By Milo Buitrago-Casas Worldwide press headlines announced the successful landing of NASA’s Perseverance Rover on the Red Planet a few weeks ago. This landing marked a new milestone for investigating Mars’ capability for supporting life (as we know it), exploring signatures of the presence of earlier microbes, and testing oxygen production. In addition to the scientific […]