Faced with resurgent neo-Nazism, American Jews are coming to terms with a reality that many people of color have been acutely aware of all along: white supremacist organizing continues to flourish in this country. Rabbi Brant Rosen reflects on how alliances over Israeli policies too often lead mainstream Jewish organizations into silence on white supremacy. What we need, he argues, is solidarity organizing rooted in a deep awareness of anti-Black racism and Islamophobia.
When the Juggalos -- mostly working-class fans of the band Insane Clown Posse -- marched in Washington, DC, to protest their criminalization as a "gang," the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), who are opposed to the police state and prisons, came out to support them. It was an opportunity to demonstrate solidarity with people newly politicized by their treatment as outcasts, says Allison Hrabar of Metro DC DSA.
The following is an excerpt from one of the stories collected in Meanwhile, Elsewhere: Science Fiction and Fantasy from Transgender Writers, Ayşe Devrim's "No Comment." An innocent alien visits Providence, Rhode Island on Christmas Eve. A trio of friends visit a haunted, haunting mansion. Queer cybernetically enhanced bands clash in a dystopian landfill. An attempt to summon the Devil doesn't go as planned.