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Movies for Your Revolutionary Spirit

  9 to 5 The subtitle might as well be Dictatorship of the (Pink-Collar) Proletariat.  Three secretaries kidnap their misogynist asshole of a boss, trap him in his own mansion, and run the business like it was theirs–or everybody’s.  Child … Continue reading

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Won’t Believe the Hype

The following essay is about the ongoing struggle against sexual violence, especially in the context of the last year's events in Durham, NC. Readers should know that it could trigger difficult emotional responses among survivors and those folks close to … Continue reading

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Friendly Advice in the Fight against Patriarchy

Women's History Month is over but guess what? Patriarchy, the system that privileges men over women, still exists! I often feel overwhelmed dealing with the prevalence of patriarchy in my life so I decided to and ask some friends to … Continue reading

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Loving in the Movement: Revolutionary Task or Unity Crusher?

I want to talk about love this month not because the corporate holiday is coming up but because it is a little summed-up experience that has a big impact on our movement. I draw here from both theory and practice. … Continue reading

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Military Matters #26 — Dogfight: the Gendered Degeneration of Politics

Christopher Lasch, in The Culture of Narcissism – American Life in an Age of Diminishing Expectations, published all the way back in 1979, said: Success in our society has to be ratified by publicity… all politics becomes a form of … Continue reading

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Intersections: The LGBTQ Role in Society, the Struggle and Socialism

Intersections: two talks on the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer movement and the fight against patriarchy. The discussion of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered and Questioning (LGBTQ) movement concerns a movement of profound difference that in and of itself is … Continue reading

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Military Matters #25 — Rape Culture and the Military

Detainee abuse is in the news, but rape is being kept at bay. We have heard little about the rape of Iraqi women, which is being committed against detainees and non-detainees alike, about the rape of Iraqi men who are … Continue reading

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Military Matters #24 — A Ramble through Gender & the Military

"[T]he psychoanalytic process should be understood as occurring between subjects rather than within the individual. Mental life is seen from an intersubjective perspective. Although this perspective has transformed both our theory and our practice in important ways, such transformations create … Continue reading

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Military Matters #20 — Jessica Lynch, Plural

In her book Race Against Empire, Penny M. Von Eschen showed how during the Cold War Black anti-colonialism was smashed through the judicious use of reward as a carrot to compliant Black leaders who dropped their critique of colonialism, and … Continue reading

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Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power, Finding Power in Truth

Barbara Lee: Speaking Truth to Power, Finding Power in Truth Download this piece as a PDF

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