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Once upon a time, the world was infinite. The edges of the map simply defined what was known, not all that was. Then it became common knowledge that the earth was round, and “the world” started to become something finite.

by Josh Davis

January 24, 2017

Day 4 of the First 100 Days
Administration of the 45th President of the United States of America
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Friends of the Great Transition,

Culture Eats Structure 3                                                                         

 

by Josh Davis

 

CULTURE EATS STRUCTURE 1                                                                                                                      

A few days ago I submitted a long essay to The Next System contest that proposes a different kind of movement building strategy, one that emphasizes culture building. It is a three-part essay that is a fairly substantial expression of my basic thinking about our movements for deep democratic change. Below is an overview of the whole piece.

I received this wonder offer from John Curl in my email box today. I asked and he said send on to all of your readers.And thanked me! This man walks his talk.

 

Free EBook Overthrowing Capitalism, Vol. 3, Next 5 Days

Friends,

Nathan Schneider's piece "Curricular Cop-Out on Co-ops" was published yesterday in The Chronicle of Higher Education. It's a good one, but will go behind the pay wall in less than a month. 

Here's the link: 

EMPOWERMENT and LOVE 7.

The depth and intensity of anyone’s commitment to any relationship is dependent on many factors. I have recently become very clear on two of them for myself.

EMPOWERMENT and LOVE 6.                                                             

I ended my last blog on a somewhat chilling note: 

EMPOWERMENT and LOVE 5.                                            

I trust the thinking of people who respond with some clarity and complexity in the midst of a muddled situation, such as the one Nate Parker is in and, as a consequence, many, many others also find themselves in, directly and indirectly.

Empowerment and Love 4.    

Anti-racism and anti-sexism are dead ends. Fix-it policies, too.

The only way out of our racist nightmare is through it. Together. Whites from all classes will have to leave their cocoons of privilege, and allow blacks to begin leading them through it. If our blacks are not willing to do this, not capable of moving beyond their traumas, rage and despair, then there is, indeed, no way out.

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