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James Boggs: Towards a New Concept of Citizenship

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/What Is To Be Done

This pamphlet was accessed from the Boggs Center’s website. This speech was selected, edited, and prepared for publication by Alternatives, Detroit based organization which no longer exists. They wrote the introduction, did most of the basic work involved, and have financed its publication. Introduction This pamphlet was originally a speech given by James Boggs to…

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James Boggs: Think Dialectically, Not Biologically

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Desertification of Subjective Life/What Is To Be Done

This speech was first given by Boggs at a Political Science Seminar in Atlanta University on February 17, 1974 This is the first opportunity I have had to speak to an audience in Atlanta, a city which in the last few years has become the center for many tendencies in intellectual and political thinking by…

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Grace Lee Boggs: Introduction to Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Desertification of Subjective Life/Expressions of Crisis/What Is To Be Done

This essay was originally published in a new printing of Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century. I feel blessed that at ninety-three I am still around to tell a new generation of movement activists the story of why James and I wrote Revolution and Evolution in the Twentieth Century (RETC) in the early 1970s,…

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James Boggs: The American Revolution

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/What Is To Be Done

This essay was originally published in James Boggs’ The American Revolution: Pages from a negro worker’s notebook Any social movement starts with the aim of achieving some rights heretofore denied. Sometimes a portion of these rights is achieved without a change in the social structure of the country. When this happens, the movement is not…

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Immanuel Wallerstein and Sasha Lilley: Wallerstein on the End of Capitalism

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Expressions of Crisis/Mass Dispossession

This interview was originally published by Against the Grain. “Our capitalist world seems mired in crisis, beset by low growth and instability.  Immanuel Wallerstein, the father of world-systems theory, argues that the current malaise goes beyond the periodic fluctuations of the business cycle.  According to him, capitalism’s days are numbered: in 20 to 40 years…

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Murray Bookchin: The Communalist Project

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Desertification of Subjective Life/What Is To Be Done

This article was originally published in the Harbinger, a Social Ecology Journal on September 1, 2002. Whether the twenty-first century will be the most radical of times or the most reactionary—or will simply lapse into a gray era of dismal mediocrity—will depend overwhelmingly upon the kind of social movement and program that social radicals create…

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Huey Newton: Speech At Boston College

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

Speech originally given at Boston College on November 18, 1970. Power to the people, brothers and sisters. I would like to thank you for my presence here tonight because you are responsible for it. I would be in a maximum‐security penitentiary if it were not for the power of the people. Chairman, for Ericka Huggins,…

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Eric Draitser: A Crisis In Black Politics? A Conversation With Pascal Robert

in Collapse of Knowledge/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions

Originally published on stopimperialism.org on March 29, 2017. “Eric Draitser sits down with political commentator Pascal Robert to discuss what he describes as the crisis of Black politics in America. Eric and Pascal examine the legacy of Obama on Black politics, and how that legacy negatively impacts Black America in the Age of Trump. This…

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Wolfgang Streeck: How Will Capitalism End? (¿Cómo terminará el capitalismo? – incluído en Español)

in Causes of Crisis/Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Economic Crisis

This article was originally published in the New Left Review.  En español aquí. There is a widespread sense today that capitalism is in critical condition, more so than at any time since the end of the Second World War. [1] Looking back, the crash of 2008 was only the latest in a long sequence of political…

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Maurizio Lazzarato and Éric Alliez: To Our Enemies ( A Nuestros Enemigos – incluído en Español)

in Decomposition of State and Representative Institutions/Desertification of Subjective Life/Global Eliminationist War/Mass Dispossession

Originally published in e-flux. En español aquí. 1. We are living in the time of the subjectivation of civil wars.We did not leave the period of triumph of the market, automation of governmentality, and depoliticization of the economy of debt to go back to the era of “world views” and the conflicts between them. We…

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