On the Passing of Norman Girvan and the Continuation of the New World This past Wednesday (April 9, 2014), Norman Girvan passed away after suffering paralyzing injuries on a hiking trip in Dominica. He was in Cuba receiving treatment. Norman Girvan, trained as an economist, was by most appreciative accounts a leader in the Caribbean… Read More Decolonizing Thought in the New World
The interview below was originally published in the January 31-February 2, 2014, edition of CounterPunch. It is reproduced here in part because of the close attention we paid to the persecution of Ward Churchill, and in continuation of our support for his cause. The case, involving as it did the politicization of the university, unfortunately… Read More Re-encountering Ward Churchill
What is the society you are dreaming of? “A society where you are able to survive.” “To be able to survive, not only me, but everyone.” Survival, as a dream. Talk about being reduced to “bare life,” where even Doctors without Borders comes in and declares there is a humanitarian crisis in Athens itself, and… Read More What is the society you are dreaming of?
Guest Post by Newt* Since the 1960’s, some French politicians had a project for a new airport in the beautiful and ecologically rich bocage countryside near Nantes, more precisely at Notre Dame des Landes. This is now officially to replace the current airport situated in the outskirts of Nantes (this “old airport” runs very well,… Read More “Operation Caesar”: A Current Military Occupation of a Part of the French Countryside