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Together We Can Make a Better World: The Making of the Global Working Class.

Tonight I saw a great documentary, “The Factory,” by Rahul Roy on the struggles of Indian workers and communities against multinational corporations and the state that serves them. In this case the documentary revolves around the struggle of workers to … Continue reading

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Climate Insurgency to Save the Earth: Trump and the Paris Agreement

Having participated in nonviolent civil disobedience on climate change I fear that meaningful action on global warming will require a large scale climate insurgency that has nonviolent civil disobedience at its core. Trump’s withdrawal of the US from the Paris … Continue reading

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Reconsidering Logical Positivism: The Question of Power.

There is much that is useful to be learned from a study of intellectual history. Take, say, the question of positivism and its relation to systems of power, both political and economic. Michael Friedman wrote a great book on logical … Continue reading

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At Berkeley: Antifa Has Little Concern for Trump’s Victims.

The University of California at Berkeley is, as well all know, the place that gave us the Free Speech Movement in the early 1960s. The FSM played an important part in sparking the activism of the 1960s, not only in … Continue reading

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FFS Close the *Bloody* Camps: Rally August 27 1pm Bring the Refugees to Sanctuary.

This Saturday tens of thousands of Australians all over the length and breadth of the continent will be assembling in protest demanding the closure of the refugee detention centres in Manus and Nauru, and for Australia to adhere to the … Continue reading

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Who Was David Hume? A Rationalist, of course!

One must grant a belated happy birthday to David Hume (May 07, 1711), one of history’s most insightful thinkers and a favoured philosopher of mine despite the conservatism that is often associated with him. Gottlieb, in a timely review of … Continue reading

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