Deloria observes, "The Indian world has changed so substantially since the first publication of this book that some things contained in it seem new again." Indeed, It seems that each generation of whites and Indians will have to read and reread Vine Deloria's manifesto for some time to come, before we absorb his special, ironic Indian point of view and what he tells us, with a great deal of humor, read more »
Struggle for the Land: Native North American Resistance to Genocide, Ecocide and Colonization by Ward ChurchillSubmitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/17/2012 - 18:36.
From the Sonora to the Arctic, North America's indigenous people have been dispossessed of nearly all their original territory, with the residue - about 2 percent - held under a colonial "trust" authority by the U.S. and Canada. read more »
The United States is readily distinguishable from other countries, Chief Justice John Marshall opined in 1803, because it is "a nation of laws, not of men." In Perversions of Justice, Ward Churchill takes Marshall at his word, exploring through a series of 11 carefully crafted essays how the U.S. read more »
From a Native Son is the Capstone Collection of his most important and unflinching essays, which explore the themes of genocide in the Americas, historical and legal (re)interpretation of conquest and colonization, literary and cinematic criticism, and indigenist alternatives to the status quo. read more »
An essay by Alasdair Elmwood detailing a brief history of what is commonly referred to as 'the troubles' and an subsequent anti-state analysis and call to action. Emphasis on readers from the British mainland to learn from the experiences of activists in the North of Ireland.
The war machine is the motor of the social machine; the primitive social being relies entirely on war, primitive society cannot survive without war. The more war there is, the less unification there is, and the best enemy of the State is war. Primitive society is society against the State in that it is society-for-war. —from The Archeology of Violence read more »
"The thesis is radical," writes Marshall Sahlins of this landmark text in anthropology and political science. "We conventionally define the state as the regulation of violence; it may be the origin of it. read more »
We Are Many: Reflections on Movement Strategy from Occupation to Liberation - Kate Khatib, Margaret Killjoy, Mike McGuire (Eds.)Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 10/10/2012 - 20:15.
We Are Many is a reflection on Occupy from within the heart of the movement itself. Examining key questions—what worked? what didn’t? why? how? is it reproducible?—the authors and activists in this collection point toward a movement-based framework for future organizing. read more »
by Jane Berry
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“Theft exists only through the exploitation of man by man…when Society refuses you the right to exist, you must take it…the policeman arrested me in the name of the Law, I struck him in the name of Liberty.” read more »
Once again, for public/feminist philosopher Elizabeth Minnich,
my partner and spouse of more than thirty years, my best friend
for over fifty, who carries on the work of her teacher, Hannah
Arendt, by trying to understand how and why decent people
sometimes agree to participate in sustained group violence; why
they sometimes choose to resist; and how democratic education read more »
Lyotard and the Political is the first book to consider the full range of the political thought of the French philosopher François Lyotard and its broader implications for an understanding of the political. read more »