Author: Clare O'Connor

Clare O’Connor is a writer, editor and organizer. She is a PhD candidate in Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California. Her publications include Keywords for Radicals: The Contested Vocabulary of Late-Capitalist Struggle (AK Press, 2016).

  • On ‘Rioting’ and State Violence

    The uprising that emerged following the murder of George Floyd reignited debates about violence both in the media and among activists and scholars of social movements. Under pressure to distinguish … Keep reading »

  • The Politics of the Mask

    Today we face the paradox of states simultaneously criminalizing masks, and mandating them because of COVID-19. In this interview, social theorist AK Thompson explores the history of masks in protests and why rioting is politically effective. Keep reading »