Astra Taylor is a documentary filmmaker, writer, and political organizer. She is the director, most recently, of “What Is Democracy?” and the author of “Democracy May Not Exist, but We’ll Miss It When It’s Gone.” Her previous work includes “The People’s Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age,” winner of a 2015 American Book Award. She is co-founder of the Debt Collective.
You Are Not a Loan
Activists and academics discuss the crisis of higher education and the growing movement to cancel student debt and make college free for all.
VoicesPolice Budgets, Austerity, and Tax Cuts for the Rich Are Colliding in Democratic States and Cities
Colorado Gov. Jared Polis faces a question Democratic leaders across the country must grapple with, as budget pressures force a reckoning.
The Coronavirus CrisisRemote Voting in Congress Isn’t Just a Matter of Public Health — It’s Necessary for Democrats to Wield Power
Nancy Pelosi has dragged her feet on remote voting to shore up her own influence, but she’s ended up handing over substantial control to Republicans.
Why Do We Expose Ourselves?
A new book points out that our pursuit of pleasure makes us vulnerable to mass surveillance. That’s true — but boycotting Facebook won’t make us free.