Tag Archives: AFL-CIO

Bringing Democracy to Nicaragua (Part 2 of 2)

More from the archives, part one here. The End of Enterprise In December of 1982, a group of 70 departed from the Nicaraguan town of Esteli to take part in the annual coffee harvest. Among the group was Felipe Barreda, … Continue reading

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Bringing Democracy to Nicaragua (Part 1 of 2)

Another set of text fragments from one the deep archives…. The Unmaking of a Country The actions in Chile had helped signal the most important development at the end of the Cold War – the triumph of the transnational moderate … Continue reading

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Empire, Biopower, Spectacle: Notes on Tiqqun

Today’s territory is the product of many centuries of police operations. People have been pushed out of their fields, then their streets, then their neighborhoods, and finally and from the hallways of their buildings, in the demented hope of containing … Continue reading

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Between the Transnational Capitalist Class and Global Civil Society: The Structures of Imperial Protocol

In several past posts, I’ve looked at different ways in which Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri’s hypothesis of Empire, the current transnational order, is composed and operates through its various methodologies and influences. In one of these, Life in the … Continue reading

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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: A Story of Capture (Part 2 of 2)

Kahn Goes to Washington, Rustin Goes to War Overall, 1972 proved to be a year of change on all fronts. Shachtman passed away and was eulogized by Kahn in the pages of Dissent. Henry Jackson lost the nomination to George McGovern … Continue reading

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From Socialism to Neoliberalism: A Story of Capture (Part 1 of 2)

[The following comes from a text I had worked on several years ago. For a variety of reasons, the project never came to fruition, but I’ve been revisiting my notes from this period in preparation for my current work. Note: … Continue reading

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