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Audio from Socialism 2013 presentation: Be the Change You Want to See?

The audio from my talk at the 2013 Socialism Conference is up. You can check it out in the widget below, or at We Are Many.

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Petroleum coke on the Detroit River: An eco-catastrophe waiting to happen

My latest for Socialist Worker, an article on the storage of petroleum coke (tar sands waste) on the Detroit River, went up yesterday.  I’ve posted a brief excerpt below.  If you want to find out more about petroleum coke, what’s … Continue reading

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Be the Change You Want to See?: A Marxist criticism of prefigurative politics

PREFACE This is the transcript to a talk I gave at the Socialism 2013 Conference in Chicago.  I’m posting this transcript here for those interested–it is similar to, but different from a previous transcript I posted of a local meeting … Continue reading

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Socialism 2013

I just wanted to make a quick pitch for this summer’s Socialism 2013 conference taking place June 27 – 30 in Chicago. This year’s conference will feature hundred of workshops, discussions, and debates spanning topics like revolutionary history, to Black … Continue reading

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The Last White Entrepreneurial Detroit Guy: The Meaning of the Meme

The White Entrepreneurial Detroit Guy (WEDG) meme has turned into the quintessential Frankenstein’s Monster.  What began as a cathartic venting mechanism for Detroiter’s anger and frustration has been inverted into a self-congratulatory “dialogue” rehabilitating the image of the city’s entrepreneurial … Continue reading

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The role of the revolutionary press

Note: This post is based on the transcript of a talk I gave at a recent branch meeting of the International Socialist Organization in Detroit. In December 1964, Malcolm X gave a speech at Harlem’s Audubon Ballroom.  In one of … Continue reading

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Capitalist equality

I love the show Radiolab. For those that aren’t familiar, it’s a brilliant radio program from WNYC hosted by Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich on science done in a very creative and entertaining format. Their recent episode exploring the concept … Continue reading

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