RESIDENTIAL SCHOOLS AND THE CRISIS OF LEGITIMACY

Submitted by John on Sun, 07/11/2021 - 21:51

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   State power ultimately rests on the ability to use force in the interests of the dominant social class. However, even the most authoritarian regimes work to ensure a level of legitimacy and the allegiance of a major portion of the population. For liberal democracies that serve exploitative minorities through ‘representative democracy,’ legitimacy is especially important.

VISUALIZING AN ALTERNATIVE RESPONSE TO COVID-19: Lessons of the Pandemic for the Fights to Come

Submitted by John on Wed, 06/23/2021 - 11:19

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Co-written with Jade Saab.

   The global pandemic that we are living through, in its origins and defining features, is very much a product of the capitalist system. Moreover, it has developed along lines that corresponded to the particular stage of capitalist development that we can refer to as the neoliberal period. There are several key elements to be considered in this regard.