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Lily Cichanowicz

Lily is a graduate student at the Freie Universität Berlin studying political economy, labor, and leftist internationalism. Her current research focuses on how workers in the service industry are leveraging for better conditions in the post-lockdown economy.

Gorillas Delivery Workers Go On Strike

Gig workers at Berlin’s food delivery service Gorillas have once again gone on strike, marking the third wave of mobilizations in the last year. While the workers are more experienced and better organized than ever, they face increasing pressure from management to give up on their demands.

Lily Cichanowicz

November 2, 2021

“Dune” Is Anticolonialism as Imagined by Megacorporations

The new film based on Frank Herbert's epic is full of anti-imperialist imagery, but it amounts to nothing more than a Hollywood version of colonial resistance struggle.

Lily Cichanowicz

October 21, 2021

The Role of Grievability in the State’s Monopoly on Violence

In the wake of the Stoneman Douglas mass shooting, the aftermath has launched a nationwide movement against gun violence. On the surface it’s hard not to agree with these organizers but when we examine the policy demands set forth on behalf of the movement, there are apt critiques to be made.

Lily Cichanowicz

April 10, 2018

Harnessing Anti-Trumpism for More Strategic Resistance

Now that Trump’s first SOTU address has come and gone, we’ve hit a milestone for reflection on the ways that mobilization has and hasn’t happened.

Lily Cichanowicz

February 3, 2018

What We Can Learn from MLK’s Poor People’s Campaign

Towards the end of his life and career, Dr. Martin Luther King proposed the idea of assembling a ‘multiracial army of the poor’ as part of his Poor People's Campaign. At a time when the political arena is as divisive as ever, there is much to be gained from revisiting the tenets of King's push for a 'radical restructuring of wealth and power.'

Lily Cichanowicz

February 13, 2017