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Critical Times 10030264.
Published: 05 July 2022
... to come. Keywords: hunger strike, revolutionary strikes/action, anticolonialism, political prisoners, Palestine Thank you for agreeing to discuss your engagement with the practice of the hunger strike in Palestine with Critical Times. Could you begin by explaining your understanding of the site of hunger...
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Critical Times 10030214.
Published: 05 July 2022
... at the University of California, Berkeley. DOI: 10.1215/26410478-10030214 MFAONRUTSHCCRIOPMTING 2 What if the strike precedes the worker? The strike has long been considered the essential tactic of the working class, an action most radically instantiated in the form of the general strike: a complete withdrawal...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 252–260.
Published: 01 August 2019
... be criticized for offering the false and illusory image of an “enchanted” society to come. Thus, we arrive at the core of the argument: for Sorel the revolutionary general strike is a myth, one that should be understood as the image of the action necessary to emancipate the working class. It is the image...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 445–475.
Published: 01 December 2021
... . Foucault Michel . “ Revolutionary Action until Now .” In Language, Counter-Memory, Practice , edited by Bouchard Daniel F. , 218 – 33 . Ithaca, NY : Cornell University Press , 1980 . Foucault Michel . “ Useless to Revolt? ” In Power: Essential Works of Foucault, 1954–1984 , edited...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 158–177.
Published: 01 April 2018
... diverse forms of economic exploitation to the forefront. We stop being merely victims precisely because we are able to make the ways in which they exploit us, as well as our collective action against multiple forms of dispossession, comprehensible. In the two women's strikes that we organized in less than...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (1): 109–130.
Published: 01 April 2020
... asserts, is one that the state grants or is indifferent to. It conceded that right both “once this was no longer avoidable,” that is, due to the coercive power of the workers' movements, and because the strike can be understood strictly as nonviolent: “the omission of an action, or service, where...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 239–251.
Published: 01 August 2019
... of the right to strike guaranteed to workers” (§7); in this form the strike serves only “the implementation of certain ends” and implies “a readiness in principle to perform as before the omitted action” once its ends have been achieved (for instance, in the case of the general strike called by the government...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2018
... parties: Milliyetçi Hareket Partisi (MHP), or the Nationalist Action Party, and Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi (CHP), or the Republican People's Party. The goal was to stage a display of national unity and political consensus, celebrating the democratic victory of the people against the armed attempt to take...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (3): 528–533.
Published: 01 December 2020
... and class action lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the executive order and demanding the release of those detained. After a series of coordinated phone calls, emails, and swift divisions into teams, we worked through the night on a complaint and class certification motion. By the early hours...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 284–312.
Published: 01 August 2021
... violent actions. Adorno, who had been a direct target of these actions, was appalled by its Stalinist tendencies, its brutality at significant moments, and its embrace of the politics of humiliation. He feared as a result that it would tip over into a fascist movement. 16 The Adorno-Marcuse...
FIGURES
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 218–226.
Published: 01 April 2022
..., and Experience Reshaped from the Pandemic .” Online seminar, Reina Sofia Museum, Madrid, September , 21 , 2020 . UN Women . “ Urgent Action Needed to End Pandemic of Femicide and Violence against Women, Says UN Expert .” UN Women, November 20 , 2020 . https://www.unwomen.org/en/news/stories/2020/11...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 20–49.
Published: 01 April 2022
... lived in deferral”) and Zionism (concrete political action). The article troubles this distinction by tracing the concept of deferral back into Scholem's earliest writings on messianism and by showing the term's genealogical reliance on the theological-political vocabulary of sovereignty. Against...
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Critical Times (2020) 3 (2): 179–199.
Published: 01 August 2020
...; and the International Women's Strike on March 8, 2019, mark some of this revolt's most memorable instances. This panorama is also shaped by the sustained women's struggles and demonstrations against femicide in Latin America, and by the marches and collective actions to denounce violence against women and to call...
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Critical Times (2019) 2 (2): 295–305.
Published: 01 August 2019
... order (§1). Moreover, if this immediate violence is outside of the relationship of means and ends, and not within a legal order, it is beyond human control and the sphere of purposeful and target-oriented action. Benjamin clarifies this point by giving an example related to human beings and everyday...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (3): 517–529.
Published: 01 December 2021
... growth in productive forces generously overlooks the “ coordination problem ”: 42 human beings may rationally develop means to satisfy their desires, but this does not mean that the aggregated result of these actions consists in growing productive forces. Sociopolitical institutions are necessary...
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Critical Times (2022) 5 (1): 234–240.
Published: 01 April 2022
...). If mourning liberates us from the category of the victim, it is because it manages to become a path to action. Though López follows Butler in the conviction that mourning can help to construct a political community based on vulnerability and loss, she also goes further. She contends that mourning also brings...
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Critical Times (2018) 1 (1): 5–22.
Published: 01 April 2018
..., 1910-1940 . Edited by Scholem Gershom and Adorno Theodor W. . Translated by Jacobson Manfred R. and Jacobson Evelyn M. . Chicago : University of Chicago Press , 1994 . Bernstein Richard J. Praxis and Action: Contemporary Philosophies of Human Action...
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Critical Times (2021) 4 (2): 187–232.
Published: 01 August 2021
..., unscrupulous and cynical” (132). In order for the second crystallization to take place, however, another encounter must come about, and here he turns to the question of the power and will of the leader. “The leader, who has behind him a lifetime of political action and devoted patriotism, constitutes...
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Critical Times 10235933.
Published: 19 September 2022
... MFAONRUTSHCCRIOPMTING 22 translates, almost spiritually, less as a word whose meaning is to be decrypted than as a call to action for those committed to the struggle. As the footnote continues, Fanon repeats the word again, connecting it to an underlying faith in victory: An Arab voice that hammers out the word...
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Critical Times 10235923.
Published: 19 September 2022
... carries powers in the world: language is a form of action. As Fanon declares at the outset of Black Skin, White Masks, A man who possesses a language consequently possesses the world expressed and implied by that language. What we are getting at becomes plain: There is an extraordinary power (puissance...