December 9, 2017: Power & Sexual Abuse

Headlines today are filled with talk of Donald Trump’s sexual abuses of women. “Women Accusing Donald Trump of Sexual Abuse Call for Congressional Probe” and “Lawmakers Demand Accountability over Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Trump“. Exploitation of women is just one…

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December 4, 2017: Non-Violence

I’ve been thinking a lot about non-violence of late. I’ve been thinking of Gandhi, inspired by a whole history of women and feminists, who took up the mantle of non-violence. I love this quote in a much longer article by…

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December 1, 2017: Caliban & the Witch

Today, the CoLAB gathered for the last time in 2017. We talked through Sylvia Federici’s Caliban and the Witch.  “Indeed, the political lesson that we can learn from The Caliban and the Witch is that capitalism, as a social-economic system, is necessarily committed to…

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November 25, 2017: The Cult of Presentism

This week, I’ve been reflecting on another of the ironies of the current moment. I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about what the future could look like, if we organize now for other types of social life in…

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November 6, 2017: Unsettling the Staples Economy

Today, I spent some time thinking about how the exploitation of land and resources that has contributed to climate change is part of a more complicated set of problems informed by an extractivist world-view. This isn’t a new idea for…

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