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Critical Times 10030264.
Published: 05 July 2022
...Samera Esmeir; Ramsey McGlazer Abstract This interview with Lena Meari considers the history and present of Palestinian hunger strikes. Meari reflects on the political and theoretical dimensions of hunger strikes by Palestinian political prisoners in Israeli colonial prisons, and illuminates...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 559–565.
Published: 01 December 2020
... strike in 1999 to save the department from being dissolved. 5 The 1999 TWLF hunger strike could be read as a precursor to the 2009 austerity crisis, which hit the UC system as a result of the 2008 global financial meltdown. Like the miner's canary, students of color always feel the crisis “before...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 233–262.
Published: 01 August 2021
... such as the hunger strike, holding one's breath, burning one's fingertips, sewing the mouth or the eyelids shut. Against racial biologization, 6 which proceeds by quantifying living organisms, where a vital trace is detected and colored by digital imaging in response to exhalation, palpitation, or growth...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 479–492.
Published: 01 December 2019
.... On the stage, Ghani, a spokesperson for a group of three hundred undocumented workers that, in 2011, held a collective hunger strike in Athens and Thessaloniki around demands for equal rights at work, recalls the strategies developed by his group to conduct the struggle as well as the organization...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 479–485.
Published: 01 December 2020
..., it took a week-long student hunger strike for the dean of the university to finally begin to respond to students' longstanding demands for racial equality. Student demonstrations, inasmuch as they disrupt and give recognition to differences in desire, demands, and political commitments, and inasmuch...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 April 2018
... On hunger strikes, see Bargu, Starve and Immolate . Critical theorists did develop new conceptual tools to try to grasp these world-historical shifts. Some turned to the concept of the Anthropocene to capture humankind's effect on the earth and to historicize the phenomenon of global climate change 5...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2018
... were barred from public service under emergency decrees contribute to other important social dynamics. The hunger strike of two leftist academics, Nuriye Gülmen and Semih Özakça, who were terminated with an executive decree on grounds that they were affiliated with “terror organizations,” has been...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 68–86.
Published: 01 April 2020
... replenished their little island.* In advancing to this period they were strangers to misery and want, and seemed to glory in their numbers: but from this unhappy moment they began to suffer hunger; yet continuing for a time to increase their numbers, had they been endued with reason, they must have...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (3): 435–465.
Published: 01 December 2019
... Amnesty International denounced its “degrading and inhuman conditions” and Médécins sans frontières (Doctors Without Borders) had been calling for its closure, the closure was brought about not by humanitarian agents but by protests such as the one we see, alongside a hunger strike by 130 minors who used...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 263–283.
Published: 01 August 2021
... transformed the experience of labor into a function—something that is only meaningful through its contribution to an overall process, not as an autonomous activity. Similarly Marx, in another passage of Theories of Surplus Value highlighted by Arendt, describes the “striking fact” that “the capitalist...