Monthly Archives: September 2008

THE THIRD VIETNAM? US MILITARY AIDS ARROYO, CONFRONTS MORO GUERILLAS


US SPECIAL FORCES,  “EMBEDDED” IN ARROYO’S FASCIST REGIME, ENGAGE MUSLIM INSURGENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Philippines Cultural Studies Center, Connecticut, USA Except for natural disasters such as the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo, or the sinking of … Continue reading

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MEDIA REPRESSION AND CENSORSHIP IN THE PHILIPPINES


U.S-ARROYO REGIME TERRORIZES MEDIA AND ARTISTS IN THE PHILIPPINES by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Philippines Cultural Studies Center Patronized by the war-mongering Bush administration, the corrupt militarist Arroyo regime in the Philippines continues its systematic repression of journalists, writers and … Continue reading

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ASIANS IN THE U.S. AND BENEDICT SPINOZA


BENEDICT DE SPINOZA AND ASIAN AMERICANS IN A REGIME  OF ANTI-TERROR One of the theories proposed as an after-the-event explanation for the 9/11 tragedy comes from Harvard Professor Samuel Huntington’s 1996 book, The Clash of Civilizations and the Remaking of … Continue reading

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RE-VISITING AMERICAN STUDIES: From the 1899-1902 Pacification of the Natives to Abu Sayyaf


REVISITING AMERICAN STUDIES: From the Boondocks to Abu Sayyaf If we can trust to the lessons of the history of the human mind, of the history of habits of life, development does not take place chiefly by imperceptible changes but … Continue reading

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THREE TITLES FOR NOTICE


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FILIPINO WRITING AGAINST EMPIRE


Chapter  3 (Excerpt from AFTER POSTCOLONIALISM by E. San Juan/Rowman & Littlefield) WRITING AGAINST EMPIRE I repeat that the so-called anarchists, nihilists, or as they say nowadays, Bolsheviks, are the true saviours and disinterested defenders of justice and universal brotherhood…. … Continue reading

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E. SAN JUAN’S BALIKBAYANG MAHAL: Passages from Exile (LuLu.com, 2007)–3 REVIEWS


Three on Balikbayang Mahal: Passages from Exile by E. San Juan, Jr. (North Carolina: LuLu.com, 2007) By Charles Veric, Tamara Powell, and John Streamas _______________________ E. San Juan, Jr. is one of the few public intellectuals among Pinoys Abroad who … Continue reading

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RACISM IN THE USA: Reflections at the end of the 20th century


THE QUESTION OF RACE IN THE 2IST CENTURY (Remarks on the 9th Annual MSS Convocation, Washington State University, Oct. 13, 1998) By E. SAN JUAN, Jr. When I was invited here for a talk three years ago by Paul Wong, … Continue reading

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CARLOS BULOSAN: Between Imperial Terror and Worker-Peasant Revolution


CARLOS BULOSAN: BETWEEN A TIME OF TERROR AND THE TIME OF REVOLUTION No uprising fails. Each one is a step in the right direction. –SALUD ALGABRE, leader of the 1935 Sakdal revolt The bourgeois revolution has not been completed and … Continue reading

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POSTCOLONIAL DIALOGUE: Edward Said versus Antonio Gramsci


THE POLITICS OF POSTCOLONIAL CRITICISM: An Essay on Edward Said’s Affiliations Edward Said is generally recognized as one of the founding “fathers” of academic postcolonial studies based on his 1978 book Orientalism. But in a recent collection of essays entitled … Continue reading

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