By Paul Mattick
NOV 2020 | Field Notes
Over the past four years, I have occasionally used this space to argue that Donald Trumps presidency did not, as many worried, represent the advent of fascism in the United States. Trump was uninterested in building a strong state, in preparing America for a dynamic imperialist part in world affairs, in harnessing patriotism and racism for the suppression of the working class in the interest of economic growth. Far from building a mass paramilitary force, he was content to inspire pathetic militiasall beer hall and no putschunable, for instance, even to kidnap the governor of Michigan.
By Osman Can Yerebakan
JUNE 2020 | ArtSeen
The core of the YBCA’s census awareness program was and still is a group exhibition titled Come to Your Census: Who Counts in America?, in which more than 20 artists, mostly from the Bay Area, could exhibit their work on citizenship and civic presence, supported by workshops and performances in line with the organization’s multidisciplinary program.