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2017 Editorial Board

Editor-in-Chief

Anamaria lopez

Publisher

BAni Sapra

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Theresa yang 

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arts editor

charly voelkel

lead web editor

poorvi bellur

Managing Editors

amanda kam

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karen yuan

Copy Chief

Maggie Toner

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brian gao

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song rhee

Yoni Golijov

Yoni Golijov is a Columbia senior majoring in Creative Writing: Fiction and a member of the

Columbia branch of the International Socialist Organization, a national organization

fighting for a world without war, racism, sexism and poverty, and for a world of democracy and socialism from below.

 

 

October 14, 2012 1:14 pm

Some folks go into the police force genuinely wanting to protect and serve, but it’s not just that those good apples are overshadowed by the bad ones. The institution itself is rotten to its core.

 

 

The Shared Hypocrisy of Rahm and BarnardThe Shared Hypocrisy of Rahm and Barnard

September 29, 2012 4:20 pm Mind-boggingly, last week Barnard President Debora Spar herself wrote, “Of course, companies should strive to create generous maternity leaves,” and “…keep fighting the proverbial fights—better day care, better family leaves, more flex time at work and co-parenting at home. These are important goals.” Yet she is in charge of demanding huge cuts to maternity leave and flex time.

 

Stop, Frisk and GentrifyStop, Frisk and Gentrify

August 28, 2012 8:01 am

Gentrification isn’t just about some people choosing to leave and others choosing to move in, it’s about the social forces that restrict people’s choices, which result in pushing out the poor to make way for money.

 

 

Romney-Ryan vs. Obama-Biden vs. UsRomney-Ryan vs. Obama-Biden vs. Us

August 17, 2012 9:33 am 

It’s clear from the past four years that Obama and the Democrats are either unwilling or unable to do what a majority of Americans elected them into office to do. They’ve betrayed us or they’ve failed us.

 

 

As Dangerous as Crime ItselfAs Dangerous as Crime Itself

August 11, 2012 10:56 am 

Clearly this isn’t about protecting regular people, this is the state preemptively demobilizing any movement for racial or economic justice, maintaining the permanent underclass of poor and under and unemployed people of color and dividing the working class. Like every war, the "War on Drugs" is really a "War on People."

 

 

What Happened to Healthcare Reform?What Happened to Healthcare Reform?

July 9, 2012 8:17 pm

Obama retreated from universal single-payer before even running for president. The Democrats squelched single-payer advocates and even derailed a bill that did propose single-payer healthcare by expanding Medicare for all.

 

Democracy is Not a Spectator SportDemocracy is Not a Spectator Sport

June 28, 2012 1:35 pm 

There is a big difference between the Democratic Party rank-and-file and its leaders, but when it comes down to it, the rank-and-file don’t have a say.

 

To Serve and Protect?

Under Pressure

Under Pressure