Silvia Federici on women and many issues, brought to you by KPFA. Listen. Despite the precariousness that it creates, why does capitalism survive? Radical theorist Silvia Federici discusses how capitalism perpetuates itself by dispossessing and dividing us, while putting the job of reproducing the workforce squarely on the shoulders of the working class, especially women. … More How capitalism endures
None of the many people who have informed me that Spanish is easier than the Romance and Germanic languages they speak, speak Spanish well; in many cases they also do not speak the Romance and Germanic languages they speak as well as I do. When I inform them that the actually more-difficult Romance language is … More After diversity training
While I am at the conference in Utrecht I will have an Air B and B apartment and after that I am theoretically spending 4 nights in Tournai and 4 in Antwerp. I had a more economical place to stay in Antwerp (the ‘t Stadhuys Grote Markt) but heard it was very noisy and so … More After Utrecht
Napoleon called Vilnius (Vilna) “the Jerusalem of the North.” It was 40% Jewish and all were literate. It was also 95% destroyed in the second war, with almost all of the Jewish population killed. Axé.
The weakness of Linux is wi-fi, at least in my experience. I am still trying to get the Ubuntu 16.04 drivers to work correctly. Here is one putative solution. Axé.
This article against intersectionality and for not just Marxist, but Gramscian feminism, is quite useful. And the dictator novel is about colonialism — and the way to teach it would be with Fanon. These are the kinds of things I like to think about, and do not get to think about enough. Axé.
I must work out my ideas for a different kind of film course than I have given in the past. Ideally the course will work at two levels. Some students will be working on grammar and vocabulary through film, and others will be doing senior-type work. How to choose the films? Are they: the ones … More Film syllabi in Spanish
In shorthand. Important to note for this week is how I was taught that normalcy was a façade. In reality we were barely tolerated: we hadn’t been wanted, we were not liked, and it was wished that we would go away. Our successes were events carefully arranged for our amusement by our parents, and if … More Education and Reeducation
He was from New Iberia, I believe. Axé.
Having a bad day today. Maybe the hangover from being denied tenure by the right-wing stooge John Silber, the then president of Boston University, in 1981 still stings. Since those dark days, I have always had some hope in the university, recognizing that it was an important site of struggle and filled with contradictions. I … More Henry Giroux Today