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Decarbonization as Decolonization: The Case of the Northern Bay Area

The fossil-fuel industry has historically developed in tandem with colonialism; therefore, it stands to reason that the anti-carbon movement is, at its core, an anti-colonial struggle.     Advertisements

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Mandela’s South Africa and the Poverty of Liberal Narratives on Race and Equality

The liberal narratives around Nelson Mandela ought to be rejected, in favor of recognizing that a revolutionary redistribution of the means of production is what is needed to truly solve racial disparities.  

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Radical Philosophy in “They Live” (1988)–Frantz Fanon, Colonialism, and Violent Liberation

The movie “They Live” is most often analyzed as a movie about consumerism.  But much more interesting is the aspects of anti-colonial militancy and the philosophies of the Algerian revolutionary Frantz Fanon that emerge in the film.  

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Gandhi and the English Working Class

Gandhi and the Indian Independence movement was wildly popular among the toiling masses of 20th century England.

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“The Future Lasts a Long Time”

From Postcolonialism: A Historical Introduction (P293): 1922.  Baghdad.  The dust settles after the activity of the morning markets.  Groups of children are walking home from school.  All over the city, people sitting down to eat intone ‘Bismillah-ir-Rahmanir Raheem.’  The quiet is broken … Continue reading

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Islamic Fundamentalism: Notes on Internal Contradictions and Historical Origins

I wrote this blurb a couple of years ago, but never got around to posting it anywhere public–so, here it is!   I sat in on a Middle Eastern studies lecture today.  It was a small, discussion-based class, with about … Continue reading

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