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The Mixtape of the Revolution

CGSC Faculty Fellow Sujatha Fernandes has published a New York Times Op-Ed piece on rap music and the recent Arab revolutions and African protests. January 29, 2012 The Mixtape of the Revolution By SUJATHA FERNANDES During the recent wave of revolutions across the Arab world and the protests against illegitimate presidents in African countries like Guinea and Djibouti, [read more»]

Imagine Real Democracy: Dialogue Among Global Social Movements Actors

This event, presented by the Committee on Globalization and Social Change, brought together in conversation young activists from Egypt, Spain, and the Occupy Wall Street Movement in the U.S. The conversation addressed the origins of the movements in each country and the linkages between them, especially in terms of the creation and use of novel democratic forms, the importance of [read more»]

Susan Buck-Morss: A Commonist Ethics

Politics is not an ontology. The claim that the political is always ontological needs to be challenged. It is not merely that the negative the case – that the political is never ontological (as Badiou points out, a simple negation leaves everything in place). Instead, what is called for is a reversal of the negation: The ontological is never political.[…] [read more»]