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from The autobiography of Malcolm X ~ Racism

november 19, 2011

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Malcolm X – Chinese history

november 15, 2011

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Frederick Douglass, ”West India emancipation” speech – 1857

oktober 18, 2011

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Let me give you a word of the philosophy of reform. The whole history of the progress of human liberty shows that all concessions yet made to her august claims, have been born of earnest struggle. The conflict has been exciting, agitating, all-absorbing, and for the time being, putting all other tumults to silence. It […]

Chomsky on Freedom of Speech in Turkey (vs. Europe)

september 18, 2011

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Text of lecture delivered at the Istanbul Conference on Freedom of Speech, April 10, 2010 Turning to Turkey, the immediate tasks are much more difficult. Five years ago, I was asked to submit a comment for a conference on freedom of expression here. I would like to reiterate some of what I said, which seems […]

extracts from RECLAIMING HUMAN RIGHTS

september 17, 2011

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Robin Blackburn New Left Review Review of Samuel Moyn, The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History Belknap: London and Cambridge, MA 2010, hardback 352 pp, 978 0 674 04872 0 Thus the first writer to issue an unequivocal denunciation of slavery was George Wallace in a chapter devoted to the question in his book A […]

from Road to Wigan Pier / being part of an oppressive system and bad conscience

juni 10, 2011

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George Orwell When I came home on leave in 1927 I was already half determined to throw up my job, and one sniff of English air decided me. I was not going back to be a part of that evil despotism. But I wanted much more than merely to escape from my job. For five […]

from Road to Wigan Pier / reflections on his time in Burma and Colonial society

juni 10, 2011

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George Orwell People had not yet settled down to a lifetime of unemployment mitigated by endless cups of tea. They still vaguely expected the Utopia for which they had fought, and even more than before they were openly hostile to the aitch-pronouncing class. So to the shock-absorbers of the bourgeoisie, such as myself, ‘common people’ […]