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Essays Political Theory

Rebels in Eden

By Adam Lupiani
“It is the political violence of police murdering innocent and unarmed black people. A political violence that hangs all of that over a people’s heads as a threat for what happens when the status quo is not followed.”

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Creative Work Houston Houston Articles Poetry

Until

By 3 Black Women Rice Students
“until that original system of oppression upon which the police force is built is completely dismantled, it’s fuck 12”

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Creative Work Poetry

Momma

By Jacob Allen
“All I got left is this art”

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Book Reviews Reviews

A Futurism without a Future: A Review of Aaron Bastani’s “Fully Automated Luxury Communism”

by Brant Roberts
“For Bastani, it is easier to imagine mining asteroids and a work-free utopia than to imagine unalienated labor and socialism.”

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Review of Kristen Ghodsee’s “Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism”

by Brant Roberts
“In short, the author walks a fine line between conservative criticism of socialism and uncritically embracing the system, all while asking the readers to take into account what could work for everyone in a democratic-socialist future.”

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Review of Joshua Moufawad-Paul’s “Demarcation and Demystification: Philosophy and Its Limits”

by Adam Benden
“For Moufawad-Paul, philosophy as it appears to operate in the book would eventually remove the veil of ideology and class distortion to allow us to see reality, bare and naked, as it really exists. It implies that philosophical errors will no longer exist once the communist revolution is successful because the terrain and theory after a revolution will be a truly unmediated experience of reality without the ideological distortions of class society.”

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Review of Nick Estes’ “Our History is the Future: Standing Rock versus the Dakota Access Pipeline, and the Long Tradition of Indigenous Resistance”

by Brant Roberts
“The radical kernel of the book is that today’s Indigenous political struggles are reflections of past struggles both in resistance to settler-colonialism and the violence imposed against them.”

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Alain Badiou’s Hypothesis and the Arab Left as Contemporaries of May 68

by Dabya
“What united them was not the vocabulary of classes or proletarian leadership, but the vocabulary of revolution and change in the broadest sense. For those who incorporated their bodies, thoughts, affects, and potentialities into a certain political truth procedure, and who became ‘militant[s] of this truth,’ the change had to look a certain way..”

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Essays Political Theory

Between Comrades and Competition: COVID-19 and the Vices of the Human Condition

by L.W.
“Beyond those who risk infection at their jobs, the community oriented, self-sacrificing behavior of many is evidenced, in part, by an explosion of efforts toward charity, mutual aid, and collective action.”

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Poetry

Famine

by Jazzib Akhtar
“Defeated an empire only to return to a different empire.”