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Zone of Non-being

Darryl Walker Jr

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Why You Never Really Own Your House

A pillar of the American Dream is owning a home with a lawn and picket fence. But I question the conventional belief that we ever really own our homes under capitalism. With the commodification of housing also comes a precariousness... Continue Reading →

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How to Become a Prison Penpal Today

Folks who are behind bars suffer the highest forms of isolation and alienation. For those who are willing and able - I strongly suggest you become prison penpals. The organization Black & Pink compiles and maintains a database of predominantly... Continue Reading →

Foreign Policy & Hypocrisy: The Iran Nuclear Deal

President Trump withdrew the United States from the nuclear deal with Iran. The failure to understand the relationship between gun control laws and oppression at the national level is only magnified when we discuss nuclear weapons at the international level.... Continue Reading →

Beyond the Profit Motive: The Anti-blackness of Orthodox Marxism

Since some folks still haven't gotten the memo, here are a few words about class reductive analyses: 1. There comes a time where one needs to realize that the profit motive lacks explanatory power in the face of anti-blackness. Orthodox... Continue Reading →

Rotting the Brain: Shark Tank & Undercover Boss

Two of the most dangerous shows on television are Shark Tank and Undercover Boss. These programs are mindless celebrations of capitalism - and are viewed by millions of working class people in marathon format. Shark Tank demonstrates just how backward... Continue Reading →

Democracy: Every Cook Can Govern (Pt.2)

Since writing the first part of this series, I have received several comments and criticisms on another thread about these ideas. Here are some points raised below and my responses to them:  "I can't believe that someone can say that... Continue Reading →

Democratic Wave? No – Wave Goodbye to the Democrats

Sure - the elections yesterday were a reprimand on Trump. But there is still a qualitative difference between being anti-Trump and being anti-oppression. The Democratic Party is not, cannot, and never will be the vessel for significant social change. Instead... Continue Reading →

Texas Church Shooting: War on Youth

Nearly half of those killed during the Texas church shooting were children. This heinous act did not occur in isolation - it is simply the most visible and visceral manifestation of what is already in existence. Furthermore, we need to... Continue Reading →

Democracy: Every Cook Can Govern

I am sick and tired of hearing that Donald Trump 'is a threat to American democracy.' The more I hear this argument, the more I am convinced that most people haven't the slightest clue of what a democracy really is.... Continue Reading →

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