4 Articles by: Dana Mills

Dana Mills is an author, dancer, and activist. Her most recent book is Rosa Luxemburg (Reaktion Books, 2020).

Reject Imperial Feminism

From suffragette jingoism in 1914 to the liberal support for the war in Afghanistan, a long tradition of feminists has made excuses for Western imperialism. But women’s liberation demands that we break up established power structures — and start by focusing on the women who most suffer the effects of imperial violence.

We Can Dance, and It Will Be Our Revolution

Founder of the oldest professional dance school in the United States, Martha Graham refused to perform at the Nazi Olympics and created a lasting stage for political dissent. Modern dance has deep links to radical politics — and the protests of those who stepped out of the chorus line.