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Jim Crow, Minstrels, and Black Resistance

My lecture at the Center for Marxist Education in Cambridge titled, The Gospel of W.E.B. Du Bois: The Radical Savior of His People, extended the narrative of class and racial alienation by offering examples of continual forces that have morphed color line tension.  510 more words

Academic Life

Robert Biel: The Entropy of Capitalism

I first learned of Robert Biel from a quotation from him that Kerspeldebeb put on the back of The Communist Necessity. What a mystery it is how I hadn’t heard of him before, considering my insatiable interest in environmental history and its intersection with Marxist political economy. 992 more words

Marxism

Feminism, Environmentalism, Marxism and Murder

So you call yourself a feminist? An environmentalist? Are you sure you want to say that about yourself?  The average feminist says he or she (I’ve always found it weird that some men call themselves ‘feminists’ but OK) believes in equality.   829 more words

Equality

Herbert Marcuse "An Essay on Liberation"

I have been studying Marxist thinker Herbert Marcuse “An Essay on Liberation.” I guess I have read it three times in the past few days, as I aim to reconstruct my new vision for making people conscious of their plight. 51 more words

Racism

Whose Survival? Mad Max: Fury Road and Two Forms of Human Adaptation

Judging by what I read about the new Brad Bird film Tomorrowland, he and I share a general distaste for apocalyptic pessimism. Where we appear to separate is in the way that Bird’s apparently future-oriented optimism is more directed toward the past, reveling in retrograde utopias planned and built by/for scientific experts. 895 more words

Film Reviews

Socialism, Marxism and Anarchism

In the title of this blog post I have outlined three political philosophies which I believe to be very similar (disregarding nonsense like anarcho-capitalism and state socialism) and yet, without trying to sound self-righteous, a lot of others would say otherwise (with hindsight I’m not sure what makes that statement self-righteous). 569 more words

Socialism

Freddie Gray: another theory

Marxism and Fascism thrive on chaos. No justice no peace?  No chaos no communist revolution.  This thought kept swirling through  my mind as I watched the ‘protesters’ destroy parts of Baltimore in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray. 1,234 more words

Politics