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 CichanowiczNovember 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 CichanowiczOctober 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 CichanowiczApril 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 CichanowiczFebruary 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 CichanowiczFebruary 13, 2017