Monthly Archives: April 2012

Gilberto López y Rivas: “A little self-criticism wouldn’t be bad”

Gilberto López y Rivas wrote a column in the April 27 issue of the Mexican newspaper La Jornada titled “Un poco de autocrítica no haría mal” (A little self-criticism wouldn’t be bad) that brings in Raya Dunayevskaya’s critique of vanguardism.  … Continue reading

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Politicizing G8 and NATO: Rulers, Domination, and Emancipation

Platypus has posted video of another workshop from their March convention in Chicago with a speaker from News and Letters Committees.  There were three speakers on this panel, Politicizing G8 and NATO: Rulers, Domination, and Emancipation.  The second, Fred Mecklenburg, … Continue reading

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“Notes on News and Letters”

From The Rose in the Cross: Recently a talk given by members of the News and Letters Committee was pointed out to me, and I listened to it with much interest…. On the talk itself, it’s a pretty basic run-down … Continue reading

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Audio recording of discussion on News and Letters Committees

Here’s a link to a 47-minute audio recording of a discussion on News and Letters Committees, beginning with a presentation by me: http://archive.org/details/NewsAndLetters This is from a workshop at the Platypus convention in March.  They asked me to talk about … Continue reading

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Queer Notes, March-April 2012

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Queer Notes by Elise A California Girl Scout put out a YouTube video asking the public to boycott Girl Scout cookies because she objects to a troop admitting a Transgender girl. … Continue reading

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Iranian critiques ‘anti-imperialist’ Left

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Iranian critiques ‘anti-imperialist’ Left London—Since 2009, the first wave of revolutions in the Middle East was started by the marching of millions in Iran. For many years, the Middle East has … Continue reading

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Parents, students protest schools hit list

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Parents, students protest schools hit list Chicago—Several hundred people rallied against Chicago’s school “turnarounds” on Feb. 20 and marched to Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s house. Many marchers wore stickers over their mouths … Continue reading

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Romanians take to the squares

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Romanians take to the squares Bucharest, Romania—Romania and many European countries are living in times of an unprecedented crisis. Politics of economic austerity combined with populist and nationalistic rhetoric occurring in … Continue reading

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Situationists and Absolute Negativity

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Philosophic dialogue Situationists and Absolute Negativity It was good to have Ron Kelch’s Essay, “Absolute Negativity, Occupy and Situationists,” in the Jan.-Feb. News & Letters open an overdue philosophic dialogue. As … Continue reading

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Rally for locked out sugar, tire workers

From the March-April 2012 issue of News & Letters: Rally for locked out sugar, tire workers Chicago—Locked out workers from American Crystal Sugar plants in North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa joined locked out workers from Cooper Tire in Findlay, Ohio, … Continue reading

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