Book cover of Striking from the Margins (Saqi Books, 2021)

Book Review: ‘Striking from the Margins’ Avoids Trying to ‘Fix’ West Asia—or What Is Known As the ‘Middle East’

The value of "Striking From the Margins" is its subtle refusal to put forth a heavy-handed, neoliberal proposal on how to “reform” West Asia, or what is often referred to as the Middle East. Instead, it offers proper context for readers to take a step back, thoughtfully assess the situation and envision new ways to embark on such a difficult development process, writes Timothy Harun.

Just some of the cast of the Netflix film, "Don't Look Up" (2021)

Film Review: ‘Don’t Look Up’ Uses Satire to Condemn U.S. Government on Climate Inaction

"Don’t Look Up” uses satire to magnify the outrageous responses of fictional U.S. politicians, media, corporations and the population to a fictional comet that is about to collide with Earth and wipe out all life. But how it is any different than how real-life politicians have failed to address an impending climate catastrophe that can cost us our lives?

Poster for film, "The Prison Within"

Film Review: Radical Alternatives Left Out of ‘The Prison Within’

Although “The Prison Within” makes a few fleeting mentions of expanding treatment and mitigation programs in the United States to keep traumatized people from going to prison in the first place, restorative justice is presented inside the narrow construct of reforming prisons to make them “better.” That all makes sense when the discussion is not intended to be about replacing prisons with humane and truly restorative systems.