Tag Archives: W.E.B. Du Bois

‘Trying to Get Free’: A conversation about the radical politics of looting with Vicky Osterweil

“It’s also often not actionable for people looking at the streets and wanting to mobilize and seize the moment. A lot of these liberal modes don’t really provide any way forward other than voting.”

Socialists of Color to the Front, by Eli Day

…the walls that separate those who are hungry for an egalitarian world are thinner than they imagine.

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Lynching the Past, by Chris Hedges

It is only by confronting the past that we can end the perpetuation of these crimes in other forms.

The Second Sight of W.E.B. Du Bois, by Chris Hedges

]Racism, [Du Bois] saw, was not only endemic to capitalism and imperialism but deformed historical narratives, the stories that got told and those that did not.

Chris Hedges: The Real Enemy Is Within

Du Bois also knew that the costs of maintaining empire were offset by the profits. “What do nations care about the cost of war, if by spending a few hundred millions in steel and gunpowder they can gain a thousand millions in diamonds and cocoa?” he asks.

The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame

The Art of the Shakedown, from the Nile to the Potomac> How Corruption in the U.S. Puts Everyday Corruption in Africa to Shame By Lawrence Weschler  Nov. 1, 2011   TomDispatch A bit over an hour into the five-hour drive across the ferrous red plateau, heading south toward Uganda’s capital Kampala, suddenly, there’s the Nile, a boiling, […]