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Foreword to Peter McLaren’s PEDAGOGY OF INSURRECTION


FOREWORD to PETER MCLAREN’S PEDAGOGY OF INSURRECTION by E. SAN JUAN, Jr. For citizens of the informed public sphere everywhere, Peter Mclaren needs no introduction. He is one of the world’s most distinguished educators, the key architect of “revolutionary critical … Continue reading

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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San Juan, Jr., Professorial Lecturer, Polytechnic University of the Philippines     Abstract Based on research in the unpublished … Continue reading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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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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SISA’S VENGEANCE by E. San Juan Jr., reviewed by Francis Macansantos


RIZAL THE FEMINIST A Book Review of Sisa’s Vengeance by Francis C. Macansantos E, San Juan, Jr. was one illustrious young poet of the sixties, showing mastery of the medium in both Filipino and English. He has since reinvented himself … Continue reading

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