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Red Tour Documentary (preliminary version)

The film crew from the ‘Red Tour’ of November 2016 has put together a short documentary of the experience. It came through wechat, but I have copied the… 34 more words


The Secret of a Feeling, On Loving Permissively with Susan Sontag

9/23/64 New York

Inspiratory emphasis

Inhale > lower (flatten diaphragm) > suppress sensation — pelvic, i.e. sexual

Therefore secret of a feeling is learning to breathe 

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Herbert Marcuse on the Frankfurt School

In 1977 British television journalist Bryan MaGee interviewed Herbert Marcuse. He is considered the most influential figure of the Frankfurt School which was formed in the 1920’s to reinvent Marxism. 92 more words


Patriarchy and capitalism: re-reading the debate

In this guest post Teresa Green revisits the arguments made by socialist and radical feminists about the nature of women’s oppression, and considers their relevance for feminists today.  829 more words

Spectacular Rise in Polls for Belgium Far-left Parti du Travail de Belgique/Partij van de Arbeid van België.

The public broadcaster in Belgium, the RTBF, led with this story this morning:

Le PTB, futur lider maximo? Le parti marxiste progresse dans les trois régions du pays, même si cela reste mesuré en Flandre (+1,4% pour +5,6% à Bruxelles et + 12,9% (!) en Wallonie).

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From slavery to imperialism

What were the continuities between the elites of the slave economies of the southern United States before the Civil War, and the elites that pushed the formal imperial expansion of the United States in the late 1800s and early 1900s? 611 more words

2016 Reading Challenge: Book 43

Book 43, a book that was written by someone younger than 30, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

Insanity is an intriguing prospect. 1,136 more words

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