J Turk

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J Turk

Politicalization of Philosophy Then and Now

Summary: Raya Dunayevskaya’s concept of the “politicalization of philosophy” routes political analyses through Marxist-Humanist roots. As method for any area of activity, it’s a way to avoid succumbin…

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Summary: Raya Dunayevskaya’s concept of the “politicalization of philosophy” routes political analyses through Marxist-Humanist roots. As method for any area of activity, it’s a way to avoid succumbing to a formulaic ideology that approaches any given phenomenon with a series of fixed conclusions, irrespective of existing realities. This article is adapted from a subreport to the 2018 IMHO Convention in Chicago–Editors

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The Supreme Court Joins Trump’s Plan for a Police State as Mass Protests Resist

Summary: Still another national mobilization – against seizures of refugee children and attacks on immigrant communities — has challenged Trump’s police state vision for America. At the same time, th…

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Summary: Still another national mobilization – against seizures of refugee children and attacks on immigrant communities — has challenged Trump’s police state vision for America. At the same time, the U.S. Supreme Court has certified the nativist, corporate, and misogynist policies of Trump and the Republican Party, which lays bare degenerate state-capitalism — Editors

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Chicago Rally on 50th Anniversary of King’s Death: The Struggle Grows

Summary: A gathering remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and recommits to the fight against police domination in Chicago–Editors

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Summary: A gathering remembers Martin Luther King Jr. and recommits to the fight against police domination in Chicago–Editors

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Chicago Protest over Charlottesville Attack and Trump’s Racism

Summary: A Chicago rally to memorialize Heather Heyer, killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, brought together a community of activists aiming to push back against Trump-style protofascim, white suprema…

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Summary: A Chicago rally to memorialize Heather Heyer, killed in Charlottesville, Virginia, brought together a community of activists aiming to push back against Trump-style protofascim, white supremacy, police terror, and other new forms of oppression — Editors

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Chicago Protest Demands Accounting for Police Murders

Summary: Determined protests against police brutality and murder continue in Chicago amid attempts at whitewash and questions over the meaning of changing “the system” — Editors

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Summary: Determined protests against police brutality and murder continue in Chicago amid attempts at whitewash and questions over the meaning of changing “the system” — Editors

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After Trayvon: Renewing the Struggle Against Racism, in Florida and Beyond

The Trayvon Martin verdict is viewed in the context U.S. racialized capitalism. The article focuses on the structures of race/class oppression in Florida, both in the past and today, and the oppositio…

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The Trayvon Martin verdict is viewed in the context U.S. racialized capitalism. The article focuses on the structures of race/class oppression in Florida, both in the past and today, and the oppositional movements that these structures have engendered – Editors