Souciant is a publication of politics and culture. Or culture and politics. It all depends on your starting point.
Published daily, Souciant was founded in 2010 by a group of longtime friends split between the United States and Europe. The offspring of veterans of such iconographic American independent media sources as Chicago’s Punk Planet magazine and Seattle’s Sub Pop records, Yahoo! and the BBC, Souciant is a platform for criticism and creativity in an era of global community.
For Souciant, all media is equal. Souciant publishes everything. That is, everything that conforms to our editorial mandate.
‘Souciant’ means we care.
Joel Schalit is the author of Israel vs. Utopia, and Jerusalem Calling. He has edited some of America's most influential magazines including Punk Planet and Tikkun and served as the news editor of the Brussels-based Euractiv. Schalit is the editor of Souciant and The Battleground. He also comments on EU affairs for Israel's i24News and China's CGTN.
Charlie Bertsch lives in Tucson, Arizona. A founding editor and regular contributor to one of the world's first online magazines, Bad Subjects: Political Education for Everyday Life, his work has appeared in numerous publications since including The Oxford American, Punk Planet, Phoenix New Times, Cleveland Scene, Tucson Sentinel, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian.
Jennifer Crakow has been a consistent innovator in the field of application design for web, mobile devices, and television for clients including BBC, LOCOG, Microsoft, and Samsung.
Following sixteen years in San Francisco, Jennifer now divides her time between Berlin and Torino while focusing on digital cultural heritage projects, among other things.
Jennifer received her BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992. She recently received a joint MA degree in in World Heritage and Cultural Projects for Sustainable Development from L’ Università di Torino and the Politecnico of Torino.
Philippe Nicolas is a visual designer and creative director. Based in Nantes, his clients include the New York Times, FIFA, UEFA, Agence France-Presse, and Wired. Philippe lectures at a number of art schools including the Institute Supérieur des Arts Appliqués (Nantes) and Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design (Torino).
Josh White is an associate editor at Souciant. A philosophy graduate, White wrote his thesis on Marx’s theory of history and international relations. He has also written for The New Statesman, Novara Media and EURACTIV. You can subscribe to him at Patreon.
Ari Paul is a journalist in New York City and has covered politics for the Nation, the Guardian, the Brooklyn Rail, VICE News, the New York Observer, Jacobin, In These Times, the Forward, Al Jazeera America and many other outlets.
Paul Mutter is a foreign policy blogger on leave from the NYU Arthur L. Carter Institute of Journalism. He contributes to PBS Tehran Bureau, The Arabist, Mondoweiss, Truthout, Salon and Foreign Policy in Focus. He primarily writes about US foreign relations, Israeli politics and the Persian Gulf region.
Joe Glenton is a journalist covering war, defence and security. He was a British soldier for six years, serving in Afghanistan. He has written for the Guardian, Independent, VICE and others. His book Soldier Box was published in 2013 by Verso. He is currently writing a book on the hero soldier myth.
Leshu Torchin is a Lecturer in Film Studies at the University of St Andrews, where she works on the subject of film and human rights advocacy. Her work has appeared in Third Text, and Cineaste. She is the author of Creating the Witness: Genocide in the Age of Film, Video and the Internet (University of Minnesota Press, 2012.)