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About Sophie Lewis

Sophie Lewis is currently studying towards a human geography PhD in Manchester and tweets as @lasophielle. She lived in New York in 2011-2013.

Articles by Sophie Lewis

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Alex Sakalis, Editor

Alex Sakalis is associate editor of openDemocracy and co-edits the Can Europe Make It? page.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

Unreformable: an end to stop-and-frisk in NYC?

Under Mayor Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelley stop-and-frisk has been a racist technology of control wielded by an unchecked police force. With large-scale popular mobilisations against police racism and violence, and de Blasio set to take over as mayor of New York City, reform of stop-and-frisk seems in sight. But is such a practice reformable? 

Being secure in the space of occupation: notes from a student-led experiment in New York

Security is nothing if not the radical equality experienced when acting in concert. But even in spaces created through collective action, producing security in the commons requires positive action.

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