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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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Grace Lee Boggs – Education: The Great Obsession

in Collapse of Knowledge/Desertification of Subjective Life/Mass Dispossession/What Is To Be Done

This essay was originally published in the September 1970 issue of Monthly Review.   Education today is a great obsession. It is also a great necessity. We, all of us, black and white, yellow and brown, young and old, men and women, workers and intellectuals, have a great deal to learn about ourselves and about…

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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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Theodor W. Adorno: Resignation

in Collapse of Knowledge/What Is To Be Done

“The happiness that dawns in the eye of the thinking person is the happiness of humanity. The universal tendency of oppression is opposed to thought as such. Thought is happiness, even where it defines unhappiness: by enunciating it. By this alone happiness reaches into the universal unhappiness. Whoever does no let it atrophy has not…

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Glen Coulthard: For Our Nations to Live, Capitalism Must Die

in Environmental Destruction/Expressions of Crisis/What Is To Be Done

This article was originally published on Unsettling America. There is a significant and to my mind problematic limitation that is increasingly being placed on Indigenous efforts to defend our rights and our lands. This constraint involves the type of tactics that are being represented as morally legitimate in our efforts to defend our land and…

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Roland Denis – El milagro Kurdo: Ocalam y el sentido de la revolución 1

in Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

Originalmente publicado en Aporrea. El mundo en todo el transcurso de la era moderna ha estado plagado de luchas guerrilleras, estallidos rebeldes y luchas socio-políticas de cualquier dimensión pero solo en muy pocas insurgen realmente los pueblos, cobran vida e identidad como máquinas de liberación que se constituyen desde el escenario de su propio levantamiento.…

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Victor M. Toledo: “La Batalla Final Es Civilizatoria” Parte I, II, III y IV

in Global Eliminationist War/What Is To Be Done

Originalmente publicado en la Jornada. “La batalla de escala civilizatoria es también un rudo encuentro de proyectos. De proyectos de vida contra proyectos de muerte. En ese sentido es probable que el territorio mexicano sea…el laboratorio de una batalla que se reproducirá y multiplicará por todos los rincones del planeta en el futuro próximo.” Los…

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