This article examines the challenge of Chinese communism in East Germany in the1960s. It shows how the Sino–Soviet Split and the Chinese Cultural Revolution endangered the public transcripts of East German state socialism by undermining its organizing metaphors and principles. Chinese cadres used their East Berlin embassy as a stage, showcase and megaphone for their dissenting vision of communism throughout the decade, winning some support from elderly communists, young anti-authoritarians and students from the Global South. Studying the East German campaign against what was known as ‘Mao Zedong Thought’ sheds light on the transnational traffic of actors and ideas within ...........READ MORE
THE QUESTION OF “Eurocentrism” is a vexing problem not only for academia but for the left. In the broadest sense, Eurocentrism can be understood as the implicit view that societies and cultures of European origin constitute the “natural” norm for assessing what goes on in the rest of the world.
Zolo Agona Azania #4969
Indiana State Prison Minimum Security Unit
201 Woodlawn Avenue
Michigan City, Ind. 46361
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
GREETINGS TO ALL:
On August 11, 1981, i was charged with killing a Gary, Indiana police lieutenant during an armed bank robbery . i was convicted after an all-white jury trial and sentenced to the penalty of death on May 25, 1982. My case was bounced up and down the appellate process before the death sentence ...........READ MORE
WHERE: University of Ottawa, Gradate Student Association, 601 Cumberland, Room GSAED 307 (in the same building as Cafe Nostalgica — see map below)
WHEN: Thursday, January 28th – 7pm
TRIPLE LAUNCH for …
– Certain Days Freedom for Political Prisoners Calendar 2016
– Escaping the Prism … Fade to Black, Poetry and Essays by Jalil Muntaqim
– Lumpen: The Autobiography of Ed Mead
AGAINST PRISONS, SUPPORT POLITICAL PRISONERS!
AGAINST REPRESSION, SPREAD RESISTANCE!
Join us for an evening of conversation, poetry, and celebration against prisons, as we launch the Certain Days calendar, and two new books from Kersplebedeb Publishing: Escaping ...........READ MORE
M.G.’s refrigerator in her apartment in Gilmor Homes, a public housing complex in Baltimore, had been broken for years. She filed numerous work orders seeking to get it fixed or replaced, but nothing ever happened.
Read the rest of this post on the original site at Women In Baltimore Public Housing Were Forced To Trade Sex For Basic Repairs ...........READ MORE
On the night of New Year’s Eve numerous women were sexually attacked in Cologne and other German cities in public spaces. These crimes demand thorough and comprehensive investigations. The prevailing impunity regarding crimes of sexualised violence must end.
Read the rest of this post on the original site at Against sexualised violence and racism. Always. Anywhere. #ausnahmslos (“noexcuses”) ...........READ MORE
Frameworks are sets of definitions, ideas about how things relate to each other, construed relationships, or even (especially!) of other frameworks, with which people make sense of phenomena and of themselves. Interlocking sets of frameworks which are cohesive enough can create and maintain a distinct identity, a kind of super-framework called an ideology, creating distinct ways of seeing and explaining things, which may not be easily translateable or compatible with analysis created through another ideological lens. It’s like people with different ideologies are watching different movies, even when they observe the same reality. But each of those ideologies or uber-frameworks ...........READ MORE
On May 26, 2014, Narendra Modi became the 15th Prime Minster of India.
Read the rest of this post on the original site at The Terror of Modi: an Interview With Arun Ferreira ...........READ MORE
In the communities of Rochester and Buffalo, N.Y., there is a growing campaign to support Jalil Muntaqim, Black liberation activist, revolutionary, writer and political prisoner. He has spent 45 years behind bars.
Known as Anthony Bottom at the time of his arrest, Jalil Muntaqim is currently incarcerated at Attica Correctional Facility, or as he calls it, “Apartheid Attica.” He was a member of the Black Panther Party and the Black Liberation Army. He was arrested in 1971 along with Albert “Nuh” Washington and Herman Bell (who is still incarcerated in New York state) and convicted on largely circumstantial evidence. Their ...........READ MORE