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Philosophy and Suffering

Writing is always more than an intellectual affair.  If it were only that, it would have an even harder time standing up to charges of superfluity.  To be more than superfluous, it must somehow, through its abstract and in a … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs in a World on Fire

The following text is a reply to the rebuttal by Otwarte Klatki (“Open Cages”) of my original critique (“Hot Dogs of Dissent”) of this Polish organization’s recent campaign and solidifying ideological orientation. It responds directly to the particular sub-sections of … Continue reading

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Hot Dogs of Dissent*

 PKN Orlen is the player on the Polish oil refinery and petroleum retail markets. Its operations extend to the neighboring countries, including Germany, Czech Republic, and the Baltic States. Orlen has been noted among the world’s 50 largest oil companies … Continue reading

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Nelson Mandela: Heritage Against Oppression?

Repost from today’s essay for LibNow!: 40 years and a day after the murder of Fred Hampton, another figure in black liberation–one of world stature and fame–dies. Nelson Mandela, 95, known as one-time anti-apartheid revolutionary, President of the African National Congress … Continue reading

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Taxing the Modern World-System

That the modern state is under siege is no news. One the one hand it is pressured by the citizenry and the excluded non-citizenry, on the other there’s the incessant onslaught of wealth and the corporate scourge on public policy. … Continue reading

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Fragments of an Animalist Politics: Veganism and Liberation

PDF download (thanks to George for the support) Both animal oppression[1] and liberation are embedded deep in the structures and habits of industrial society.  Its geographically, economically, and historically varied patterns do not easily lend themselves to generalization.  They require assessment that … Continue reading

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Liberation?: In Defense of a Materialist Phenomenology of Politics

This paper was given on my behalf at the South American Institute for Critical Animal Studies Conference on Aug 10 2012. I have yet to to get my hands on the questions that followed the talk. As soon as I … Continue reading

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