Dispatches from the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (and Free CHAZ Photos You Can Use)
CAPITOL HILL AUTONOMOUS ZONE, EARTH Once you have an autonomous zone, what are you supposed to do with it? A little bit of everything, apparently. Walking around the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone today, I spotted folks painting murals, playing with soccer balls, staffing a free store, giving out free pizza, strolling with dogs and babies.…
Moral Panic Attack: Callout Culture and Community
Moral panic is a sociological phenomena in which individuals or groups are persecuted within a larger social group. These panics are precipitated by the presence of several key ingredients: social order, fear of that social order being threatened, and the existence of taboos—unnameable things which members of the group cannot address without experiencing fear.
Yet Another Black Woman Assaulted by a Police Officer—THIS IS NOT OK
by Samara Hayley Steele Last Tuesday in downtown Berkeley, I was unlocking my bicycle in front of the game store on Shattuck at Allston, when I noticed a woman across the street. She seemed jolly and friendly. She was standing near an empty police car and chatting with passersby, saying, “Have you seen the owner…
Recommended Reading and Sources for our What Is Fascism Series
In most cases when one writes an article on current events, it’s easy enough to link to a current news story as a source. However, history isn’t a current event and the sources I’m writing about aren’t online. Thus I’ve put together this page to detail my historical sources. Much of my understanding of what…