Challenging the Violence and Invisibility against Women of Color – A Marxist Imperative

Lilia D. Monzo (Cuba) Doctora en Educación por la Southern California, USA. Docente asistente en la Chapman University, USA. [email protected] Peter McLaren (Canadá) Doctor en Educación por la Universidad de Toronto, Canadá. Docente en la Champan University, USA. [email protected] We are heading into an era where unbridled greed, racism, sexism, and other forms of hate are, once again, unabashedly proclaimed to the world without remorse. This turn from the once negative association with racism and attempts to avoid being labeled racist has became increasingly evident in the U.S. since 2014, when, astoundingly, a string of White police killings of unarmed Black men went unpunished or unprosecuted (Monzó & McLaren, 2014). In some of…

Women and Violence in the Age of Migration

Lilia D. Monzo (Cuba) Doctor en Educación por la Southern California, USA. Docente asistente en la Chapman University, USA. [email protected] Peter McLaren (Canadá) Doctor en Educación por la Universidad de Toronto, Canadá. Docente en la Champan University, USA. [email protected] Women from across Latin America are migrating north at great peril to their lives – their intended destination is, as expected, the US – that giant powerhouse that in spite of its well documented historical and continued imperialist violence and exploitation against Latin America is still able to create the ideological haze that encourages hope for that illusive “American dream.”  Pushed to the brink of desperation resulting from unimaginable poverty, privation, and fear, these…

Toward a Red Theory of Love, Sexuality and the Family

Lilia D. Monzo (Cuba) Doctor en Educación por la Southern California, USA. Docente asistente en la Chapman University, USA. [email protected] Peter McLaren (Canadá) Doctor en Educación por la Universidad de Toronto, Canadá. Docente en la Champan University, USA. [email protected] Our societal conceptions of love, sexuality, and family are deeply implicated in the sustenance of capitalist social relations. Falling in love can be described as a euphoric event that exhilarates and excites but its enduring qualities and its potential for connecting us to anOther and to our own humanity is forfeited under the suffocating confines of a capitalist structure that is founded on unequal relations of ownership and domination. Instead of luxuriating in love,…

Brothers and Sisters in the Struggle to Rebuild the World

I have been working with comrades in America Latina for nearly 30 years. There I have found unwavering friendships and comrades with an unshakable courage and an indomitable spirit  and vision of a new social universe freed from the chains of the capitalist present.  With so many obstacles ahead of us, it is easy to grow weary and lose hope.  We believe, however,  that if we work diligently and avoid diffidence, unknown friends and critical allies will come and join us. Not every culmination of events, such as our struggle against various causes of suffering and oppression, becomes a new beginning and not every arrival at a new place of…

Austerity/Immiseration Capitalism: What Can We Learn From Venezuelan Socialism?

Mike Cole is Professor in Education at the University of East London. He has published widely on Marxism and education; on racism and education; and on twenty-first-century socialism in Venezuela. His latest books are Racism and Education in the UK and the US: towards a socialist alternative; Education and Social Change in Latin America, co-edited with Sara Motta; andConstructing Twenty-first century Socialism in Latin America: the role of radical education, co-written with Sara Motta. All the books are published by Palgrave Macmillan. [email protected] Peter McLaren is Distinguished Professor in Critical Studies, College of Educational Studies, Chapman University. He is the author and editor of approximately books his writings have been translated into 20 languages.…

An American Scene

Petulant young politicians fresh from a strategy meeting about how to spin the government shutdown file past the continental breakfast table at the local Motel 6 snapping shut their Samonsite attaché cases wiping oat muffin crumbs from their seersucker suits while across the street at the local cemetery of dead dreams within the sprawling assemblage of contentious corpses, casualties of a full metal civilization the groundskeepers fresh from a blue-plate special are picking up refuse with nails driven into tips of old rake handles spearing with imperial vengeance plastic wrappings and paper cups agitated by irascible winds of change chasing them across great sweeps of marble-studded grass following them along…