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Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: DO I LOOK HOMELESS?

HOMELESS

Her hair is always clean and pulled back, and her clothes are always neat and fitted. Continue reading

Music Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: WHITE BOY BANDS FALL BACK

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If you have any respect for your music or your (potential) fans, then you need some fucking diversity. And not just to groove with some kind of agenda I have for all types of media to better reflect marginalized communities, though that is a huge part of it. Continue reading

News Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: WHERE ATHLETICISM MEETS ELITISM

FIFA PROTEST

Boston doesn’t have slums like Brazil does. Nor do we have such pervasive government corruption. But inviting the Olympics to our city would mean needing real answers about how to host the games without causing harm to our neighborhoods, be that related to increased police presence or potential displacement. Continue reading

News Opinion 

FREE RADICAL: CAN’T BUY ME PRIDE

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We have come a long way, but being queer can still mean death, might mean second-class citizenship, and will definitely mean harassment of some kind. Continue reading

News 

FREE RADICAL: KNOW YOUR MAY DAY HISTORY

MAY DAY

For more than a century, International Workers’ Day has been a celebration of the rights that thousands of unions and organizers have fought for, and that we often take for granted. To move forward, sometimes you have to look back, and so … Continue reading

News 

FREE RADICAL: DIG THIS (ACTIVISM EDITION)

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There are a number of organizations around Boston that have been active for decades, and where you only need to show up to get involved. Continue reading

News 

FREE RADICAL: TRIGGER WARNINGS MAKE FOR SAFER SPACES

TRIGGER CHALK

The backlash against trigger warnings is sadly indicative of an all too common trend in our society: The unwillingness of people with privilege to make space for those who have experienced violence or oppression. Continue reading