Message to the Grassroots, Malcolm X

delivered 10 November 1963 in Detroit, MI We want to have just an off-the-cuff chat between you and me, us. We want to talk right down to earth in a language that everybody here can easily understand. We all agree tonight, all of the speakers have agreed, that America has a very serious problem. Not only does America have a very serious problem, but our … Continue reading Message to the Grassroots, Malcolm X

The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Originally published in Das Magazin in December under the title, ‘I Have Only Shown that there is a Bomb’, written by Hannes Grassegger and Mikael Krogerus.  On November 9 at around 8.30 AM., Michal Kosinski woke up in the Hotel Sunnehus in Zurich. The 34-year-old researcher had come to give a lecture at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) about the dangers of Big … Continue reading The Data That Turned the World Upside Down

Politics and Conscience, Vaclav Havel

In February 1984, Václav Havel wrote this speech on the occassion of receiving an honorary doctorate from the University of Toulouse. He was unable to deliver the speech on 14 May 1984 and was represented by English Playwright Tom Stoppard. The essay first appeared in Czech in The Natural World as Political Problem: Essays on Modern Man (Prague, 1984). Erazim Kohák and Roger Scruton translated … Continue reading Politics and Conscience, Vaclav Havel

Plan Colombia – Beehive Collective

PDF narrative  The Plan Colombia graphics campaign is the second in the Beehive’s trilogy about globalization in the Americas. The final illustration is the product of many conversations that took place between our collective and organizers over the spring of 2002 in Ecuador, Colombia, and the U.S. We started out learning about the devastating effects of Plan Colombia in the Andean region of South America, and … Continue reading Plan Colombia – Beehive Collective

Black Men and Public Space, by Brent Staples

Brent Staples (b. 1951) earned his Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Chicago and went on to become a journalist. The following essay originally appeared in Ms. Magazine in 1986, under the title, “Just Walk on By.” Staples revised it slightly for publication in Harper’s a year later under the present title. My first victim was a white woman, well dressed, probably in her … Continue reading Black Men and Public Space, by Brent Staples


An excerpt from the “Introduction” (New York: Random House, 1978) pp.1-9. On a visit to Beirut during the terrible civil war of 1975-1976 a French journalist wrote regretfully of the gutted downtown area that “it had once seemed to belong to … the Orient of Chateau­briand and Nerval[1].”1 He was right about the place, of course, especially so far as a European was concerned. The Orient … Continue reading Orientalism

Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (The Male Gaze), (1975) – Laura Mulvey

Originally Published – Screen 16.3 Autumn 1975 pp. 6-18  Peeping Tom I. Introduction A. A Political Use of Psychoanalysis This paper intends to use psychoanalysis to discover where and how the fascination of film is reinforced by pre-existing patterns of fascination already at work within the individual subject and the social formations that have moulded him. It takes as starting point the way film reflects, … Continue reading Visual Pleasure and Narrative Cinema (The Male Gaze), (1975) – Laura Mulvey