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THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE U.S. “CIVILIZING MISSION”


THE FILIPINO PEASANT IMAGINATION VERSUS THE AMERICAN ‘”CIVILIZING MISSION” Thanks to the Library of Congress and other sponsors of this historic celebration of this Filipino writer’s achievement, Carlos Bulosan—let’s call him Allos, as though we were his kasamas in Binalonan, … Continue reading

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ABU SAYYAF & BANGSAMORO STRUGGLE: Background to Mamasapano–E.San Juan, Jr.


THE “INVINCIBLE” ABU SAYYAF AND PERMANENT U.S. INTERVENTION IN THE PHILIPPINES Reflections on the Bangsamoro Struggle for Self-determination [The 1789 Reign of Terror] is the rule of people who themselves are terror-stricken. Terror implies mostly useless cruelties perpetrated by frightened … Continue reading

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EXCAVATING THE BULOSAN RUINS (reposted from KRITIKA KULTURA 23 (2014)


EXCAVATING THE BULOSAN RUINS: WHAT IS AT STAKE IN RE-DISCOVERING THE ANTI-IMPERIALIST WRITER IN THE AGE OF U.S. GLOBAL TERRORISM? E. San Juan, Jr., Professorial Lecturer, Polytechnic University of the Philippines     Abstract Based on research in the unpublished … Continue reading

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C.L. R. JAMES: BEYOND POST-COLONIAL THEORY


Beyond Postcolonial Theory: The Mass Line in C. L. R. James’s Works   BY E. SAN JUAN, Jr. One of the many facets of the career of Mzee C. L. R. James is precisely the awareness that African freedom will … Continue reading

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SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM AND COLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: An Outline History


SPOORS OF IMPERIALISM & NEOCOLONIALISM IN THE PHILIPPINES: Sketch of a Synoptic Reconaissance   by E. San Juan, Jr. Philippines Cultural Studies Center The history of the Philippines as a colony and neocolony can be divided into three parts. The … Continue reading

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SPINOZA’S PHILOSOPHY: The Body, Race, Freedom by E.San Juan, Jr.


Spinoza and the War of Racial Terrorism   E. San Juan, Jr.   A free man thinks of nothing less than of death, and his wisdom is a meditation on life, not on death…. If men were born free, they … Continue reading

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FANON & C.L.R.JAMES: LESSONS FROM ANTI-POSTCOLONIAL REVOLUTIONARIES


BEYOND TRANSNATIONALISM: Lessons from Frantz Fanon and C.L. R. James — by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. My final prayer: O my body, make of me always a man who questions! –Fanon, Black Skin, White Masks Despite his intricately nuanced anatomy … Continue reading

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