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Revolt and retrogression at home

Draft for Marxist-Humanist Perspectives, 2014-2015: From the U.S. to Ukraine, crises and revolts call for philosophy. II. Revolt and retrogression at home. A. Women under attack. B. Many dimensions of revolt Continue reading

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Racism and the fight against it take center stage in the U.S.

Nationwide protests erupted immediately after the outrageous July 13 acquittal of George Zimmerman for murdering 17-year-old African-American high school student Trayvon Martin last year. Within three days, thousands of protesters came out in dozens of cities, and a new group called the Dream Defenders began a 31-day occupation of Florida Gov. Rick Scott’s office. Continue reading

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Nursing home greed kills children

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters: Nursing home greed kills children For 14 years, Doris Freyre cared for her profoundly disabled daughter in their Tampa, Fla., home. Marie was fed through a feeding tube, and Doris pureed … Continue reading

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Still fighting for voting rights

On Thursday, Sept. 7, during an Occupy Chicago protest in front of President Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters, a few people decided to burn their voter registration cards as part of the protest.  Many who have been involved in Occupy Chicago … Continue reading

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