Comics

Dewaine Farria

Niki Singleton

What happens when our basic human right to give food to each other is hijacked and made illegal by authorities? Last month, a Texas chef, Joan Cheever - who has been giving to those in need for more than 10 years - was fined $2,000. Cheever will be fighting the fine in Municipal Court on June 23, by arguing that under the 1999 Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, she has a right to serve food to the homeless because she considers it a free exercis

Niki Singleton

It was unfathomable to me that these global businesses, Amazon, Paypal, and Spotify, would be inadvertently funding white supremacists in 2015. The more I looked into current news around neo-Nazis the more I saw a string of articles that shows a rise in influence.

Niki Singleton

"Drone Trouble" is a reaction to news in January 2014 of a possible U.S. bombing campaign to fight ISIS in the terrorist group's takeover of Fallujah. After two of the worst bombing campaigns in history in 2004, where the fallout from American use of white phosphorus has caused grave birth defects in infants and a four-fold rise in cancer among the civilian population, the anger around more U.S.

Laura Scheriau

Over the past couple of years there has been an increased fascination with Disney characters–especially the princesses. This is partially due to the spate of releases that put heroines (princesses, not princes) front and center, including Brave and Frozen. The ladies are gaining interest thanks to some serious makeovers, from goth to hipster, pin-up to zombie, renaissance to urban. The results are most welcome.

Ariell Cacciola

This article is part of The Mantle's series Against Censorship.

 

An Iranian Metamorphosis 
by Mana Neyestani
Translated from the Persian by Ghazal Mosadeq
Uncivilized Books (2014), 208 pp

William Pennington

Suzy Dias

Shaun Randol

The global economy imploded in 2007-08 and has yet to recover. Indeed, capitalism and free-market neoliberalism have hardly been on shakier ground. In Spain, Greece, and Italy citizens fed up with status-quo, market-first policies have inspired demonstrations across Europe, the United States, Canada, and elsewhere.

Shaun Randol

The conflict between Israel and Palestine is not easy to grasp. That it seems like it has been going on forever has also diminished the “appeal” of engaging the conflict, or at least the novelty of doing so. In only fits and starts it seems the American media covers the conflict—when fighting breaks out in Gaza or dignitaries meet for yet another round of fruitless negotiations and peace talks, for example. Sustained coverage is lacking, no doubt. Perhaps the American public is just worn out on the subject.