C.L.R. James’s “Critical Support” of Fidel Castro’s Cuba

*This article is reblogged from Insurgent Notes. It is written by Matthew Quest, originally posted on 4/17/2016. Introduction Many are the imperial crimes that can be detailed against oppressed nations’ sovereignty, and Cuba specifically. Given the recent visit of President Obama to Cuba, and the expression of his desire to end the United States embargo, … Read more

Marcuse – “Philosophy and Critical Theory”

This is the first installment of what I intend to be an ongoing personal blogging project called “Critical Theory Down to Earth.” In these posts I will provide summaries and brief reflections of writings throughout the wider critical theory landscape. Because I am personally drawn toward epistemology, first generation Frankfurt School, Foucault and Deleuze, these … Read more

Amid hypocrisy and misogyny, Indian Muslim Women as a ‘double minority’

Routes By Sanober Umar, originally posted 11/11/2016. The ugly patriarchal politics of ‘Triple Talaq’ or unilateral ‘instant divorce’ through which Indian Muslim men (specifically Sunnis who follow the Hanafi school of Islamic jurisprudence), can divorce their wives by pronouncing the word ‘talaq’ thrice in a single sentence, has appeared once again in mainstream politics. In … Read more

Democratic Modernity vs Capitalist Modernity: Rojava’s Alternative Model

*Reblogged from Kurdish Solidarity Network, 11/10/2016. Today, in the 21st century, we live in a world where exploitation, oppression and basic human rights violations are at an increase and are being legitimized. As a result of capitalism, within political, economic and social life all kinds of inequality and injustices are never ending. One can argue … Read more

On Infiltration…

This article is reposted from El Libertario.* From the El Libertario website: “This article was originally published in El Libertario #58, March-April 2010. Although originally based on the actual experiences of Venezuela’s social struggles, it deals with situations and facts of interest to activists anywhere.” For some time now the Venezuelan government has made systematic … Read more

From the Rojava Report: A New Interview with Aldar Xelil

This interview, conducted by Mutlu Civiroglu, is reposted from The Rojava Report,* October 6, 2016. What follows in an interview with Aldar Xelil, a member of the executive committee of TEV-DEM, on the current situation in Rojava and its relations with the United States. The interview was conducted by Mutlu Civiroglu and has been translated into … Read more

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