Katia Savchuk

Katia Savchuk is editor of "Polis":http://www.thepolisblog.org/, an open blog on cities and development, and a graduate student at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She previously documented the work of grassroots federations in Indian slums and worked as a private investigator. She has written for Ethical Traveler, Palo Alto Weekly, Let's Go Travel.

by Katia Savchuk

In March 1984, tens of thousands of British miners went on strike over expected coal mine closures. During the next year, unions faced off with police and Margaret Thatcher’s conservative government in what became Britain’s most turbulent industrial protest of recent decades. Media coverage of the strikes was thoroughly unsympathetic, painting miners as aggressors even [...] more »

by Katia Savchuk

Perhaps nowhere in the United States does the digital divide cut as wide as in Indian Country. More than 90 percent of tribal populations lack high-speed Internet access, and usage rates are as low as 5 percent in some areas, according to the Federal Communications Commission. Sascha Meinrath Sascha Meinrath, director of New America Foundation’s [...] more »