Monthly Archives: March 2009

NICOLE STRIKES BACK! from inside the “belly of the beast”


TESTIMONYO NI MS. NICOLASA, ALIAS “NICOLE”: “THIS BODY MY PROPERTY” –E. SAN JUAN, Jr. [Mensahe para sa mga Kababaihang Nakiramay at Nagmalasakit] “Yankee go home, but take me with you” –Sign on a placard during the anti-bases demo in 1991 … Continue reading

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ON MAXINE HONG KINGSTON’S THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE


DIALECTICS OF WAR AND PEACE IN Maxine Hong Kingston’s THE FIFTH BOOK OF PEACE By E. San Juan, Jr. Fellow, W.E. B. Du Bois Institute Harvard University In 1992, a postmodernist critic pontificated on the dispersed and disjunctive text of … Continue reading

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ON THE MURDER OF REBELYN PITAO: A Poem in Filipino and English


HINDI PA KASI TAYO “CIVILIZED”— ANG PAGPATAY KAY REBELYN PITAO NG MGA MILITAR AT PAMAHALAAN NI GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO Naibalita sa Internet, kamakailan, na hindi raw gaganti ang NPA sa pagpaslang ng gobyerno kay Rebelyn Pitao Ngunit ito ba ang hinihingi … Continue reading

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RACISM & RACE IN THE USA (circa 1998, 2005)


RACISM AND RACE IN THE UNITED STATES AT THE END OF THE CENTURY By E. SAN JUAN, Jr. The Filipino-American War of 1899-1902 was a brutal war, the “first Vietnam,” for many historians. However, most textbooks devote only a paragraph, … Continue reading

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U.S. APOLOGISTS OF EMPIRE, Or What’s Left Of It Circa 2009


U.S. APOLOGISTS OF EMPIRE: Notes on Stanley Karnow, Civil Society, and the Sorry State of U.S. Knowledge-Production on the Philippines By E. San Juan, Jr. If truth is to be found in the synchronization of reason and experience, rectitude lies … Continue reading

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CRITIQUE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION: LESSONS FROM ANTONIO GRAMSCI, MIKHAIL BAKHTIN, RAYMOND WILLIAMS


CRITIQUE AND SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION Lessons from Antonio Gramsci, Mikhail Bakhtin and Raymond Williams E. SAN JUAN, Jr. Fellow, The W.E.B. Du Bois Institute, Harvard University Contribution to Scholarship: This scholarly work is a project of historical-materialist critique of themes, theories, … Continue reading

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