Mon 1.27.14 | Post-Oppositional Politics

AnaLouise Keating, Transformation Now! Toward a Post-Oppositional Politics of Change U. of Illinois Press, 2013

Anzaldúa & Keating, eds., this bridge we call home: radical visions for transformation Routledge, 2002

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People dismayed by systems of power and privilege often get oppositional; their thinking and their politics get locked in an us-versus-them binary. But is this always the best and most effective approach? AnaLouise Keating says we need to cultivate a post-oppositional mindset, one that helps us transcend, among other things, narrow versions of identity politics.

Wed 1.22.14 | Vietnam's Lessons Learned?

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If this nation's involvement in Vietnam was disastrous, if the US lost what it calls the Vietnam War, then what happened such that foreign military intervention again became acceptable, and even popular? Walter Hixson discusses the cultural recasting of the Vietnamese conflict over the years, with momentous effects.

Wed 1.22.14 (WBAI) The Idea of Haiti

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Tues 1.21.14 | Civil Liberties Roundup

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What's happened to our privacy and to our civil liberties over the past twelve months? To what degree are our Fourth Amendment and other rights under attack? Natasha Minsker identifies and evaluates a range of developments in the areas of domestic surveillance, marriage, immigration, reproductive justice, and criminal sentencing.

Mon 1.20.14 | Race and Reparations

Charles Henry, Long Overdue: The Politics of Racial Reparations NYU Press, 2009



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Maybe you think the push for racial reparations is mainly, or solely, about money. What if it weren't? What if the demands of reparations advocates were taken seriously, in all their variety and complexity? Charles Henry recounts several key reparations struggles and suggests ways of achieving reparative justice.

Wed 1.15.14 | Wolff's Influences; Gramsci's Ideas

Richard Wolff speaking in Berkeley tonight

Joseph Buttigieg

Antonio Gramsci

Antonio Gramsci, Prison Notebooks, vols. 1-3, edited and translated by J. Buttigieg, Columbia U. Press, 1992-2007

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Which thinkers and what ideas influenced Richard Wolff's development as a radical economist, teacher, and author? Wolff found the writings of the Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci compelling; Joseph Buttigieg is one of the leading scholars of Gramsci in the US.

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