Content of The Utopian Vol. 2 - 2001

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  • On the World Trade Center Attack

    Dec 3, 2001

    I took advantage of a day off—and the occasion of Yom Kippur seemed right—to go to the World Trade Center site. With a friend I approached southward along Church Street and then west to the Hudson River. From these vantage points one is half a mile away and sees the site only through gaps in the buildings; so we circled around and approached on the east side, along Broadway, where one can walk within a few blocks of the ruins. The scene is very grim.


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  • Theses on The New Intifada

    Dec 3, 2001

    These were written in October, 2000, shortly after the beginning of the new Palestinian uprising, or Intifada, and were posted on The Utopian web site. Along with the theses, we are reprinting a comment by Wayne Price and my response, which were also posted on the site. Since the theses were written, a good deal has changed. Hundreds more have died. The Barak government in Israel was voted out and a coalition headed by Ariel Sharon took office—strengthening what I see as Sharon\\\\\\\'s strategy of blocking agreement on the establishment of a truncated Palestinian state.


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  • Reaching Out to a Challenging Community

    Dec 3, 2001

    Imagine that you are fifteen years old and pregnant. You find yourself in a country where you share no common language. You have never seen a health care provider in your life. You know that you want your baby born healthy, and born a citizen of this new country.


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  • Something is Rotten in Philadelphia

    Dec 3, 2001

    Mumia Abu-Jamal and a large number of his supporters began early this year calling for his outright release from jail.


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  • Anarchism and African American Liberation

    Dec 3, 2001

    If you have come to help me, you are wasting your time, but if you have come because your liberation is bound up with mine, then let us work together.”Words of an Aboriginal Australian Woman.


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  • Ralph Ellison's Juneteenth and African American Identity

    Dec 3, 2001

    One weakness of much radical thought is its use of abstract, formalized categories and a reductionist method. Radical theories often begin with some area of social existence-the nation and national identity, the system of production and class, race/ethnicity, gender, and others-that they use as a basic category to explain social life.


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  • An Anarchist Critique of Marxism

    Dec 3, 2001

    Note to readers: This article is the continuation of a piece that appeared in the previous issue of this publication. There I sketched the role of the theory of capital in the Marxian worldview, Marxâ?™s method of investigating capitalism and the initial components of his theory.


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  • Reaching Out to a Challenging Community

    Dec 3, 2001

    Imagine that you are fifteen years old and pregnant. You find yourself in a country where you share no common language. You have never seen a health care provider in your life. You know that you want your baby born healthy, and born a citizen of this new country.


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