Natasha Lennard

Books

What Does It Mean to Live a Non-Fascist Life?

Natasha Lennard's new book, "Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life," examines the day-to-day considerations of practicing anti-fascism.
Marie Solis
4.9.19
Rap

The Supreme Court Shouldn't Say Intentions Matter Most When It Comes to Violent Threats on Social Media

With the case of Anthony Elonis' violent rap lyrics posted on Facebook, the Supreme Court has a chance to better our legal framework surrounding online threats.
Natasha Lennard
12.1.14
Opinion and Analysis

Darren Wilson's Testimony and the Historically Racist 'Black Devil' Trope

Whether or not he meant to, the Ferguson cop contributed to a centuries-old tradition of racism in describing Mike Brown's facial expression as "demon."
Natasha Lennard
11.28.14
Opinion and Analysis

Occupy Central Is Not Like Previous Protest Movements

The Hong Kong pro-democracy protests borrow from a global language of dissent, but are reflective of the very specific politics and history of the administrative region.
Natasha Lennard
9.30.14
Opinion and Analysis

Deradicalization Programs Are the Wrong Response to the Islamic State

It is counterproductive to treat the anger within Islamist extremism as purely irrational without recognizing some of the grounds for it.
Natasha Lennard
9.5.14
Opinion and Analysis

Tragedy Can Be Tweeted, But Our Rage Should Transcend Social Media

A funeral, a shooting, and a beheading demonstrated both the power and limitations of social media when faced with pain and horror.
Natasha Lennard
8.27.14
Opinion and Analysis

Justice for Mike Brown Can't Wait for Justice for His Killer Cop

Even if Officer Darren Wilson receives a hefty jail sentence, he should not be the scapegoat nor "bad apple" that lets cops off the hook.
Natasha Lennard
8.21.14
Opinion and Analysis

How Dare Mayor de Blasio Tell New Yorkers To Submit to the NYPD

In the midst of national outrage over police killing unarmed black men, no one should urge faith in the criminal justice system.
Natasha Lennard
8.17.14
Opinion and Analysis

Prison and Exile for Luke O'Donovan: A Price of Fighting Back Against Gay Bashers

A 21-year-old queer man in Atlanta is the latest victim of the justice system's allegiance with homophobic and transphobic violence.
Natasha Lennard
8.13.14
Opinion and Analysis

The Ferguson Riots Are Not a Shift Away from Peace, They're a Challenge to Violence

Property destruction and looting after cops kill teens are not senseless or distracting — that's what fighting back looks like.
Natasha Lennard
8.12.14
Opinion and Analysis

The Fight for Justice is a Fight Against the NYPD

Mothers of young men killed by cops demand reform. We must realize that this is not a campaign but a fight to be fought.
Natasha Lennard
8.9.14
Opinion and Analysis

Mandating Condom Use in Porn Is Wrongheaded and Stupid

No good argument can be made for requiring porn to set a good example for safer sex practices on-screen.
Natasha Lennard
8.9.14
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