Content of The Utopian Vol. 17.3 - 2018

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  • Cover and Contents The Utopian 17.3

    May 29, 2018

    Cover and Contents of our April 2018 issue, vol. 17, no. 3. Special issue on the "March for Our Lives" demonstrations and movement.

    For earlier issues see Updates and New Discussion (vol. 17 no. 2, March 2018) and Archives.

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  • March for Our Lives--Discussion and Debate

    May 29, 2018

    I have strong bias toward a positive orientation to a student movement. No other people (in my experience) are more open to leaps in consciousness, more committed to meaningful aims (vs. self-interest), and more capable of capturing center stage. We will see what emerges.--Rod

    As far as I can tell, it is not an oppositional movement. Rather, it is calling on the state to strengthen regulation of firearms. It hopes to accomplish this via electoral means -- by voting for candidates who support gun control and against those who oppose it. This strategy fits hand in glove with the approach of the mainstream of Democrats.--Jack

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  • "Who We Are" by The Utopian

    May 29, 2018

    With a few exceptions, revolutionary anarchist and libertarian socialist groups remain small and their influence limited. Various kinds of reformism and Marxism still attract radical-minded people. Both these ideologies and their corresponding movements accept the state, capital-labor relations, conventional technology, and political authoritarianism. But these are reasons why it is important to continue to work for freedom and speak of utopia.

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