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Randall Amster

Randall Amster

Randall Amster, J.D., Ph.D., is co-director and teaching professor of environmental studies at Georgetown University. His books include "Peace Ecology" (2015), "Anarchism Today" ( 2012), and "Lost in Space: The Criminalization, Globalization, and Urban Ecology of Homelessness" (2008).

Articles by this author

 

We Interrupt This Pandemic... With Demands for Justice and Healing

The call to "reopen" society isn't just about stores and bars; it's about reopening ourselves to the reality of a system that is built on racism, violence, and injustice.

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Don’t Drink the Snake Oil—Or the Disinfectant

In a moment like this, where some steadying force is coveted, we have this circus instead.

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Apocalypse On-Demand

Is this societal demise, or technological ascent?

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Holding Our Breath, Together and Apart

Crises illuminate our dependency on one another, and on remote chains of production and distribution—but also highlight a resiliency and capacity to live within limits.

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Solidarity in a Time of Social Distancing

The story of this moment is being written by all of us.

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Trump and Subservient GOP Expose Failure of American Exceptionalism

Another nail in the coffin of a fractured system that still sits on an idealized pedestal.

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For 2020 and Beyond: 'Keep Hoping Machine Running'

All things considered, we could do worse than embracing Woody Guthrie's resolutions for the new year.

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