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A burning Giorgia Meloni effiqy in a demonstration in Rome for a rememberance of communist militant Valerio Verbano, killed by the fascists in 1980's.

The Gender(ed) Politics of Fascism: How Women Came to Lead the Contemporary Far-Right

Sonja PietiläinenMarch 20, 2024

Despite apparent misogyny, gender is a nuanced and complicated issue in far-right women leaders’ politics. By drawing on certain aspects of (fascist) femininity these women have played a central role in the normalisation and legitimization of racist misogyny in Europe.

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An Iranian girl let her hair blow in wind as she shops in Tajrish shopping area in Tehran,Iran, April 27.2023.

Dancing Around a Fire: A Century of Revolutionary Imaginings in the Iranian Women’s Movement

Saba MemarMarch 12, 2024

In the article I explore the radical potentialities opened by the Iranian women’s imagination, which they articulated as part of their journey to discover alternative realities.

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Artist Zehra Doğan performance, walking in front of a tank with her long hair coming out of the tank's cannon.

From Prison to Exile: Art as Resistance, a Dialogue with Zehra Doğan

Maryam AshrafiFebruary 28, 2024

Maryam Ashrafi engages Zehra Doğan in a dialogue regarding her imprisonment and unique form of resistance through art.

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Mindar, a robot priest built on ChatGPT technology, is giving Buddhist teachings at Kodai-ji Temple in Kyoto, Japan.

Infocalypse or Cultural Renaissance? The Two Faces of Generative AI

Jean DestaFebruary 21, 2024

The year 2023 marked a cultural revolution of a sort. For millions of people, artificial intelligence has become a part of everyday life and consciousness, shaping the way we understand and imagine our interactions and societies.

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Drumming group performing in a protest.

Music and Politics in the West: Struggles, Shifts, and the Shadow of Capitalism

Andrea CegnaFebruary 14, 2024

There are several examples throughout history of how political struggles intertwined with the world of music. They cross-contaminated each other and grew, regardless of the logic of profit, that came to dominate the industry and society.