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    Students Not Investors

    The Human Capital We Don’t Want to Become

    In 2012, Québec’s Liberal government, led by Jean Charest, defended a raise in tuition fees of $1625 over five years as a historic student strike roared across the province. Their arguments were simple: given that higher education almost inevitably leads to better job prospects and higher income,...

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    Organizing Against Climate Catastrophe

    The forces responsible for changing the climate and endangering the future of humanity have names, names including Chevron, Exxon Mobil, Saudi Aramco, and Petróleos de Venezuela. They are the predominant names responsible for playing havoc with our collective future. In fact, two-thirds of historic…

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    Liberatory Midwifery: Towards People-Powered Health Care

    Despite a history embedded in social movements, Registered Midwifery is now situated in petty bourgeois professionalism and biomedical practice. Following the medically-unattended home birth of my daughter in 1997, I became involved in the struggle for legalized and publicly-funded midwifery. I beli…

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    Commons Against and Beyond Capitalism

    In our view, we cannot simply say “no commons without community.” We must also say “No commons without economy,” in the sense of oikonomia, i.e., the reproduction of human beings within the social and natural household. Hence, reinventing the commons is linked to the reinvention of the commu…

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    Reporting From the Inside

    Interview with Ali Mustafa

    Today, Syria is on the verge of collapse. What began as a grassroots protest movement, inspired by revolutionary action in Tunisia, Egypt, and elsewhere in the Middle East, is now a bloody civil war. As media headlines focus on the armed aspects of the battle against the dictatorship of Bashar al-As…

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    Take it Back and Keep it

    Strikes, Autonomy, and Legacy at the National Autonomous University of Mexico

    For those of us who identify as anti-globalization movement alumni, 1999 was a pivotal year. Following an enormous Reclaim the Streets solidarity action in New York City, I walked into my university cafeteria elated at headlines announcing that over 50,000 people had shut down the WTO summit in Seat…

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    Networked Leninism?

    The Circulation of Capital, Crisis, Struggle, and the Common

    The current moment is one in which both crisis and struggle are beginning to converge in heretofore unforeseen ways across the globe from the Euro-Mediterranean, North Africa, and the Middle East to our very own backyard. New insurgencies spring up, circulate, illuminate, and inspire, but have not y…

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    Breaking Consensus

    The War on Terror, Islamophobia, and Social Justice Movements

    I In 2001, less than a month after the September 11 attacks in the United States, I gave a talk opposing the nascent “War on Terror.” In this speech, which I presented at the National ?Conference on Violence Against Women in Ottawa, I argued that the US response of launching ‘America’s new w…

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    The way UTA handles its online content is changing...

    Upping the Anti is in the process of making all of our back issues free online. Soon all of our past articles, interviews, reviews and roundtables will be freely available on this website. We will withhold the content from the most recent issue until the next one is out. To read our most recent work…

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    On Defending Raw Nerve Books: Or, The Stuff of Good Feeling

    In September 2009, Raw Nerve Books announced that the edited collection Out of Place: Interrogating Silences in Queerness/Raciality(2008) was out of print. Edited by Adi Kunstman and Esperanza Miyake, the book was one of the first anthologies on queerness and raciality in Britain. The independent fe…