Cameron Russell

Model & multimedia producer. Interests: fashion, creative activism, climate justice

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Cameron Russell

39 days ago

Good advice for all ppl doing transgressive work I think ^^

Black people who do transgressive or radical work must redefine and reimagine what winning is in a white supremacist capitalist culture.

What Beyoncé Won Was Bigger Than a Grammy

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Cameron Russell

55 days ago

We must contend for dream space. We must usher in a cultural renaissance, that will in turn accelerate the economic and political renaissance that we are so desperately in need of.

Culture and our salvation

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74 days ago

Alaskan Village, Citing Climate Change, Seeks Disaster Relief In Order To Relocate

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83 days ago

it would be foolish to ignore the role that the highly ideological and destructive GOP agenda would likely play in his presidency. Having won no mandate yet finding themselves in control of all three branches of the U.S. government, the current brand of hardball, play-for-keeps Republicans are sure to use misleading language, obscure legislative tactics, and zealous partisanship to push through a neoliberal economic and social fundamentalist agenda that will seek to use taxpayer funds to further subsidize wealthy corporations and individuals, strip Americans of their public assets, and sideline groups -- such as women, people of color, members of LGBTQ communities, and Muslims -- that they consider threatening to the social order they seek to reestablish.

America's Zero Moment

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Cameron Russell

86 days ago

More than one-third of schoolchildren are homeless in shadow of Silicon Valley

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Cameron Russell

86 days ago

In 1996, Trump had crashed a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a charity opening a nursery school for children with AIDS. Trump, who had never donated to the charity, stole a seat onstage that had been saved for a big contributor.

He sat there through the whole ceremony, singing along with the choir of children as cameras snapped, and then left without giving a dime.

David Fahrenthold tells the behind-the-scenes story of his year covering Trump

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87 days ago

Princess Leia’s Iconic Buns Were Inspired By These Revolutionary-Era Mexican Women

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90 days ago

There’s A Treatment For Heroin Addiction That Actually Works. Why Aren’t We Using It?

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90 days ago

“That those were wrongs to the black community as a whole, and black families specifically, and that in order to close that gap, a society has a moral obligation to make a large, aggressive investment, even if it’s not in the form of individual reparations checks but in the form of a Marshall Plan.”

My President Was Black

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Cameron Russell

92 days ago

When it comes to the integrity of the voting district boundaries no country has ever received as low a score as the 7/100 North Carolina received. North Carolina is not only the worst state in the USA for unfair districting but the worst entity in the world ever analyzed by the Electoral Integrity Project.

North Carolina is no longer classified as a democracy

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Cameron Russell

101 days ago

These proposals are not merely designed to negate the will of the voters in this election. They are also intended to maintain Republican-sponsored voter suppression

North Carolina Republicans’ Legislative Coup Is an Attack on Democracy

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113 days ago

Now is the time to burn false equivalencies forever. Pretending that both sides of an issue are equal when they are not is not “balanced” journalism; it is a fairy tale—and, unlike most fairy tales, a disingenuous one.

Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

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Cameron Russell

118 days ago

if 1% of the population controls most of the disposable wealth, what we call “the market” reflects what they think is useful or important, not anybody else.

Why Capitalism Creates Pointless Jobs

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Cameron Russell

122 days ago

“Standing Rock is a platform to heal and save our planet—and so much more.”

From Across the Country, Gifts of Tiny Houses Arrive for Standing Rock

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Cameron Russell

123 days ago

A Time for Treason

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Cameron Russell

124 days ago

If you cannot travel to Standing Rock, or support or organize an action where you live, consider contacting one of these Sheriffs and police departments that have loaned out the officers who are abusing Native peoples in Standing Rock.

Don't Be Passive Observers of Last Night's Terrorization in Standing Rock: Here's What You Can Do

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Cameron Russell

124 days ago

Here’s what I have to say to American liberals and leftists: instead of listening to the strategists, who don’t believe it’s possible to dramatically change our society, can we finally be bold and listen to the artists and the outsiders and the radicals and the freaks and the avant-garde and the base and the youth and the anarchists and all those who don't want to do business as usual with the limousine liberalism of both the elite Democrats and Republicans?

Viet Thanh Nguyen on the Democrats' failure and our future

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Cameron Russell

124 days ago

Although widely unpopular with the mass public, the Koch policy agenda of tax cuts for the rich, union busting, Medicare privatization, business deregulation, and evisceration of environmental and global warming measures is ripe to be rammed through a GOP-dominated Congress and sent to the desk of a president who needs Koch-affiliated personnel, understands very little about policy issues, and will be looking for victorious bills to sign into law.

Behind "Make America Great," the Koch Agenda Returns with a Vengeance

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Cameron Russell

125 days ago

Love While Challenging Racist Behavior

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130 days ago

Fourteen practical steps to being safer at home, online and at a protest in Trump’s America

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144 days ago

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165 days ago

City of Women

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175 days ago

“Ultimately, a small group of insulated people have been providing ‘solutions’ for us that they would never provide for their own families,” they added. “Although 6 million of us cannot vote, many millions more can. Our families, friends, and allies combine with us for the largest single-issue population in America—an issue that these politicians will strain, yet again, to ignore this election season.”

'It's All By Force' : Formerly Incarcerated Speak Out On Reform

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Cameron Russell

191 days ago

The process of making art is the process of becoming a person with agency, with independent thought, a producer of meaning rather than a consumer of meanings that may be at odds with your soul, your destiny, your humanity,

How to Be a Writer: 10 Tips from Rebecca Solnit

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Cameron Russell

191 days ago

When it totally sucks, pause, look out the window (there should always be a window) and say, I’m doing exactly what I want to be doing. I am hanging out with the English language (or the Spanish or the Korean). I get to use the word turquoise or melting or supernova right now if I want. I’m with Shelley, who says that poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the universe, and I am not fracking or selling useless things to lonely seniors or otherwise abusing my humanity. Find pleasure and joy

How to Be a Writer: 10 Tips from Rebecca Solnit

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Cameron Russell

191 days ago

Female staffers adopted a meeting strategy they called “amplification”: When a woman made a key point, other women would repeat it, giving credit to its author. This forced the men in the room to recognize the contribution — and denied them the chance to claim the idea as their own.

Obama’s Female Staffers Came Up With a Genius Strategy to Make Sure Their Voices Were Heard

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Cameron Russell

192 days ago

This is how we should be living, one person at our camp says. We give what we have to give, and take what we need.

At Standing Rock, a Sense of Purpose: “This Is How We Should Be Living”

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Cameron Russell

198 days ago

Shifting monsoon patterns in South Asia could affect a billion people who depend on low-lying agriculture, Mr. Obama said in his interview.

“If you have even a portion of those billion people displaced,” he said, “you now have the sorts of refugee crises and potential conflicts that we haven’t seen in our lifetimes.”

Obama on Climate Change: The Trends Are ‘Terrifying’

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Cameron Russell

202 days ago

There’s a surprisingly strong link between climate change and violence

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203 days ago

“I believe it because we’re living it,” Ms. Speights said

Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun

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Cameron Russell

203 days ago

Soledad O’Brien eviscerates CNN: ‘You have normalized’ white supremacy with shoddy Trump reporting

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216 days ago

Excerpt: Barbarian Days

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Cameron Russell

222 days ago

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

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Cameron Russell

222 days ago

Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong

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Cameron Russell

222 days ago

How a Poet Named Ocean Means to Fix the English Language

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222 days ago

Shared Transmission: Two Artists Find Common Ground Between File Sharing and Double Dutch

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Cameron Russell

224 days ago

Know Pauli Murray

In Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s first brief to the Supreme Court, in 1971, she listed Murray as a co-author, though Murray had not worked on it, a nod to the brief’s intellectual ancestry. Ginsburg’s win in that case wrested from the Supreme Court its first ruling against sex discrimination as unconstitutional.

‘The Firebrand and the First Lady,’ by Patricia Bell-Scott

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Cameron Russell

228 days ago

Flint Is Family

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234 days ago

Black Lives Matter did something huge today

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240 days ago

they found a significant link between climate disasters and the outbreak of violent conflict specifically in countries with high degrees of ethnic fractionalization

How climate disasters can drive violent conflict around the world

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Cameron Russell

242 days ago

We have to imagine the kind of society we want to inhabit. We can’t simply assume that somehow, magically, we’re going to create a new society in which there will be new human beings. No, we have to begin that process of creating the society we want to inhabit right now.

The Radical Work of Healing: Fania and Angela Davis on a New Kind of Civil Rights Activism

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Cameron Russell

251 days ago

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Donald Trump’s Ghostwriter Tells All

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Cameron Russell

272 days ago

Thoughts on the sociology of Brexit

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272 days ago

What Do You Do After Surviving Your Own Lynching?

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Cameron Russell

276 days ago

Think Gender Is Performance? You Have Judith Butler to Thank for That.

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Cameron Russell

291 days ago

“I ran for the Presidency, despite hopeless odds, to demonstrate the sheer will and refusal to accept the status quo,” Chisholm wrote in her 1973 book The Good Fight. “The next time a woman runs, or a black, or a Jew or anyone from a group that the country is ‘not ready’ to elect to its highest office, I believe that he or she will be taken seriously from the start…. I ran because somebody had to do it first. In this country, everybody is supposed to be able to run for President, but that has never really been true.”

Shirley Chisholm Made the Democratic Party of Today Possible

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Cameron Russell

292 days ago

I hope that by speaking today, you absorbed a small amount of light, a small knowing that you can’t be silenced, a small satisfaction that justice was served, a small assurance that we are getting somewhere, and a big, big knowing that you are important, unquestionably, you are untouchable, you are beautiful, you are to be valued, respected, undeniably, every minute of every day, you are powerful and nobody can take that away from you. To girls everywhere, I am with you.

Here Is The Powerful Letter The Stanford Victim Read Aloud To Her Attacker

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Cameron Russell

294 days ago

Within the life of an English person there was always clarity, and within an English culture there was always clarity, but within my life and culture was ambiguity. A person who is dead in England is dead. A person where I come from who is dead might not be dead. I was taught to think of ambiguity as magic, a shadiness and an illegitimacy, not the real thing of Western civilization.

The Missouri Review

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Cameron Russell

294 days ago

Kraus makes the important point that "[l]ike Kathy Acker, Myles values the most intimate and 'shameful' details of her life not for what they tell her about herself but for what they tell us about the culture." This formulation has been hugely influential for me. I've always been fascinated, both as a feminist and a human being, in the question of where culture begins and individual humans end, especially as (human) culture is made of human beings

Maggie Nelson on Eileen Myles

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Cameron Russell

296 days ago

Most remarkable about the film is how Baker personalizes the political and social turmoil surrounding Black liberation in the early 80s – behind the political propaganda and destabilization were people with dreams, aspirations and a desire to belong, who just wanted their fair shot at education, life and love.

LA Film Festival ’16 Review: ‘The House On Coco Road’

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