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Constraints of justice: Report from the valve-turner trial in North Dakota

“Marx said that revolutions are the locomotive of world history. But perhaps things are very different. It may be that revolutions are the act by which the human race travelling in the train applies the emergency brake.”  (Walter Benjamin) Cavalier, North Dakota: Work doesn’t stop at sunset Fall was just…

The eco-terrorists among us

The fossil fuel industry and the distortions of language and justice When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said in rather a scornful tone, “it means just what I choose it to mean — neither more nor less.” “The question is,” said Alice, “whether you can make words mean so…

Sanctuary cities and immigrants under attack

We have a friend who teaches at George Mason University in Washington DC. We were at a higher education conference together when she got a text about a student who was suddenly unable to return to school. Originally from Syria, he had been studying at George Mason with a visa.…

Robert Reich’s You-Tube Economics

Watching videos as a first step in changing our economy… A do-itself-yourself introvert’s house party Reich’s new digital stool In a tradition that reminds us of the speakers at Hyde Park in London, when the American economist and political commentator Robert Reich delivers public speeches, he carries around a wooden…

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