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Poem of force

Thanks to Jules Boykoff for selecting my “Poem of force” for publication in Capitalism, Nature, Socialism.

Poetry

Olympian John Carlos reflects on his controversial stand for human rights

By Jules Boykoff, Contributing Writer

At the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City, John Carlos rocked the world. After winning the bronze medal in the 200-meter dash he—along with gold medalist Tommie Smith—thrust his black-glove-clad fist into the sky to reflect solidarity with the civil rights movement and the strength of the human spirit. 1,789 more words

Street Roots

Bleaching the public sphere clean

Jules Boykoff, author of Beyond Bullets, described this cleansing work as it now appears in London:

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the London riots.

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Commentary

The Olympics and Its Discontents

As athletes strive for the Olympic Gold this summer in London, Anthropology News takes an anthropological look into the Games.

Jules Boykoff and Thomas F. Carter identify the various dynamics host cities experience in preparation for and during the Olympic Games in their… 191 more words

Publications

The 1% is greenwashing the Olympics and locking down London

Via Democracy Now! July, 26, 2012 :

Britain has launched its biggest peacetime security operation ever ahead of the opening of the Summer Olympics. Nearly 20,000 armed forces personnel are now providing security — almost double the number of British troops currently serving in Afghanistan. 176 more words

Readings

Celebration Capitalism - Jules Boykoff at Birkbeck, 17 July

Celebration Capitalism: The London Olympics and Its Discontents
17 July 2012 – 6-8pm
Room 532, Main Building, Malet Street
Birkbeck College
Free entry; first come, first seated… 147 more words

Events

New Left Review Roundup

Malcolm Bull: Levelling Out

“Equality has had no fiercer critic than Nietzsche, whose ‘fundamental insight with respect to the genealogy of morals’ is that social inequality is the source of our value concepts, and the necessary condition of value itself.

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Activism