My Bookmarx 03/31/2012
31 مارس 2012 بواسطة Tamer Mowafy
Egypt’s ruling generals defend their businesses – BusinessWeek
“Egypt’s ruling military council has warned it will not allow civilians to encroach on the armed forces’ extensive business enterprises. The rare comments from the military about its secretive economic interests come as it faces increasing demands for public scrutiny.”
Violence flares during Spain general strike – Europe – Al Jazeera English
“Spanish workers angry at a labour reform the government calls an “unstoppable” necessity staged a general strike on Thursday, bringing factories and ports to a standstill and igniting flashes of violence on the streets.”
الأخبار – احتكاكات مسلمي مصر وأقباطها تقارير وحوارات
“اتسمت العلاقة التاريخية بين مسلمي ومصر وأقباطها في معظم مظاهرها بالاستيعاب والتسامح, إلا أنها لم تسلم في فترات متعددة في تاريخها من توترات واحتكاكات.”
Refusing to wait: anarchism and intersectionality | libcom.org
“This essay argues that anarchists can learn from the theory of “intersectionality” that emerged from the feminist movement. Indeed, anarchist conceptions of class struggle have widened as a result of the rise of feminist movements, civil rights movements, gay and lesbian liberation movements, etc. But how do we position ourselves regarding those struggles? What is their relationship to the class struggle? Do we dismiss them as “mere identity politics”? “
Intersectionality posits that our social locations in terms of race, class, gender, sexuality, nation of origin, ability, age, etc. are not easily parsed out one from the other. To speak of a universal experience as a “woman”, for example, is problematic because “womanhood” is experienced quite differently based on race, class, sexuality– any number of factors. As such, a non-reflective feminist movement centered ostensibly on the concerns of “women” tended to reflect the interests of the most privileged members of that social category.
all structured forms of inequality add to the nihilistic belief that institutionalized hierarchy is inevitable and that liberatory movements are based on utopian dreams.
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