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Marxist-Feminist Reading List

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Some of us have been reading and discussing the following Marxist-feminist texts, which provide the basic conceptual tools for understanding the gender/sex system in its relation to the capitalist mode of production and overall system of social reproduction. We believe that any movement for a classless society needs to engage with women’s oppression and the gendered division of labor (waged and unwaged).

“We Seek Full Equality for Women” by Claudia Jones

https://www.viewpointmag.com/2015/02/21/we-seek-full-equality-for-women/

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Philly’s War on Papi Stores and the Limits of Liberalism

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By Tubman-Brown

On November 2nd, Philadelphia Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced legislation to further regulate corner stores and restaurants — specifically to introduce new restrictions and reinforce existing restrictions on these stores. The bill has passed through City Council and has now been signed by Mayor Jim Kenney as of December 20th. The contents of the bill can be viewed on the city’s website, here.

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Whose Land Are We Fighting For? A Critique of Leftist Attempts to Engage the “White Working Class”

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By Bonny Wells

Right wing militias have been part of the US political landscape since at least the 1980s. The ideology that guides them, a combination of patriotism, capitalism, religious fervor, and white supremacy, has also been attributed to “lone wolf” attacks like the Oklahoma City bombing and the massacre in Waco, Texas (Kimmel and Ferber, 2000).

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Blood in My Eye, by George Jackson

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Pg. 10. If revolution is tied to dependence on the inscrutabilities of “long-rage politics,” it cannot be made relevant to the person who expects to die tomorrow. There can be no rigid time controls attached to “the process” that offers itself as relief, not if those for whom it is principally intended are under attack now.

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