Oakland meeting: Hegel and Haiti

October 1, 2014

Sunday, October 5, 6:30 p.m.Niebyl-Proctor Library6501 Telegraph Ave. (at Alcatraz), Oaklandcome up the back stairs

In the March 2001 News & Letters, John Alan’s Black/Red column, “Hegel and Black history,” was an appreciation and critique of Susan Buck-Morss’ original article “Hegel and Haiti” where she took the whole world of Hegel scholarship to task for not [=>]

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Hegel and Black history

September 30, 2014

There is compelling evidence that the Haitian Revolution of 1803 was a source for Hegel’s narrative on the master/slave relation in the PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT.

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The Child Catchers

September 25, 2013

Review of The Child Catchers: Rescue, Trafficking, and the New Gospel of Adoption by Kathryn Joyce, which explores the religious Right’s renewed enthusiasm for domestic and international adoption.

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Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

March 27, 2013

From the March-April 2013 issue of News & Letters:

World in View

by Gerry Emmett

Ex-Pope Benedict’s reactionary career

Pope Benedict XVI’s sudden resignation announcement on Feb. 11 took the world by surprise. It is the first time in almost 600 years that a Pope has decided to quit. He has announced that he will continue to live in [=>]

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Monsters of the Market

March 3, 2013

From the January-February 2013 issue of News & Letters:

Monsters of the Market

Monsters of the Market: Zombies, Vampires, and Global Capitalism by David McNally (Haymarket Books, Chicago, July 2012).

“The wealth of those societies in which the capitalist mode of production prevails, presents itself as ‘a monstrous accumulation of commodities…’” Thus Marx states the theme of his [=>]

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Hurricane Isaac & Haiti

September 21, 2012

From the September-October 2012 issue of News & Letters:

World in View
Hurricane Isaac & Haiti

by Gerry Emmet

Hurricane Isaac only skirted Haiti, but was a huge blow to 390,000 people still living in tent cities since the devastating 2010 earthquake. Only a small portion of the housing destroyed then has been rebuilt or repaired. Witnesses report [=>]

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Haiti two years after the earthquake

February 6, 2012

From the new January-February 2012 issue of News & Letters:

Haiti two years after the earthquake

Two years after the devastating earthquake, Haiti’s disaster continues:

More than half a million Haitians live in displacement camps, primarily in tents and plastic tarps. Vast numbers, particularly women, live in great insecurity. Only a little over 10,000 new homes have been [=>]

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World in View: Haiti one year later

March 9, 2011

From the January-February 2011 issue of News & Letters:

World in View: Haiti one year later

Oxfam, Amnesty International, the Red Cross and the UN issued sobering reports on the first anniversary of the most devastating earthquake in modern Haitian history. Only an estimated 5% of the debris which covers much of Port-au-Prince has been removed. Beyond [=>]

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World food crisis, still

January 26, 2011

The world food crisis, which was hot in 2008 and then subsided temporarily, is getting worse again. It was one of the factors in Tunisia’s revolution, along with recent revolts in Algeria. The piece below, published in the June-July 2008 issue of News & Letters, is still quite germane.

World food crisis stirs [=>]

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