Cameron Russell

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

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Cameron Russell

32 days ago

The scope of Trump’s commitment to whiteness is matched only by the depth of popular disbelief in the power of whiteness. We are now being told that support for Trump’s “Muslim ban,” his scapegoating of immigrants, his defenses of police brutality are somehow the natural outgrowth of the cultural and economic gap

The First White President

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Cameron Russell

33 days ago

In its early evolutionary history, the octopus gave up its protective, molluscan shell in order to embrace a life of unboundaried potential. But the cost was an increased vulnerability to toothy and bony predators. An animal with a soft body and no shell cannot expect to live long, and so harmful mutations that take effect only once it has been alive for a couple of years will soon spread through the population. The result is a life that is experientially rich but conspicuously brief.

The Sucker, the Sucker!

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51 days ago

Teaching White Students Showed Me The Difference Between Power and Privilege

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75 days ago

😭 proudest moment of 2017

At a Climate Justice Fashion Show, the Kids Prove They're Gonna Be All Right 

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104 days ago

“The coal mines are multimillion-dollar projects,” he told me. “Stopping them can be a nasty thing.”

The Future of Coal Country

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112 days ago

“The House on Coco Road” Reveals the Grenada That Reagan Never Knew

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116 days ago

Roy has imagined an inverse of the Garden of Eden—a paradise whose defining feature, rather than innocence, is experience and endurance.

Arundhati Roy’s Fascinating Mess

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119 days ago

Raury Explains Why He Protested Dolce & Gabbana From the Runway

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156 days ago

A Letter to My Mother That She Will Never Read

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246 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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262 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.

Contending for Dreamspace

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280 days ago

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

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289 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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293 days ago

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

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Cameron Russell

293 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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293 days ago

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

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296 days ago

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

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296 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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298 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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307 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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320 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

325 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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329 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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330 days ago

A Time for Treason

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331 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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331 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

331 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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331 days ago

Love While Challenging Racist Behavior

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337 days ago

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

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351 days ago

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372 days ago

City of Women

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381 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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398 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

398 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

398 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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398 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

405 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

409 days ago

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

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409 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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409 days ago

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

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423 days ago

Excerpt: Barbarian Days

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428 days ago

Fractured Lands: How the Arab World Came Apart

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428 days ago

Someday I’ll Love Ocean Vuong

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Cameron Russell

428 days ago

How a Poet Named Ocean Means to Fix the English Language

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428 days ago

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

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430 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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435 days ago

Flint Is Family

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440 days ago

Black Lives Matter did something huge today

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446 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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449 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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