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Stories by Amien Essif
Is the Riot the 21st-Century Version of the Strike?
Posted on: May 16, 2016, Source: AlterNet
Has the riot reemerged as the full-throated protest of the disenfranchised?
How Big Tech Convinced Us to Become Our Own Informants
Posted on: Nov 30, 2015, Source: AlterNet
In exchange for the digital goods we crave, we willingly give Google, Facebook and others access to our entire private lives.
Don't Feel Like a Failure for Not Loving Your Corporate Job Enough
Posted on: Aug 17, 2015, Source: AlterNet
You don't have to buy in.
Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google
Posted on: May 23, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A review of John Palfrey's new book 'BiblioTech,' and the culturally critical role libraries play.
The Killing of America's Creative Class
Posted on: Jan 21, 2015, Source: AlterNet
A review of Scott Timberg's fascinating new book, 'Culture Crash.'
The Modern Day Starving Artist is Likely Surviving on Food Stamps
Posted on: Jan 21, 2014, Source: The Guardian
The U.S. should greatly increase its public support for the arts and journalism. Otherwise many will continue to need welfare aid.
What I Learned About Freedom from Hitchhiking Around America
Posted on: Dec 27, 2013, Source: The Guardian
In America, generosity is our personal secret, repressed by a lifetime of learning to distrust people.
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