[Marxism-Thaxis] jobs

2001-07-05 Thread Charles Brown
I really appreciate janice's writing, she always has something interesting in her posts I was not aware there was a slogan such as 'pretend to work-pretend to get paid' that struck me as more like a mickey dees or wendies mangerial adage than something out of the soviet union's past.mickey

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Dirty jobs

2001-07-05 Thread Charles Brown
The reason it won't work is the nature of man. We've all heard that fallacy before. Poeple have existed for about 3 - 4 million years. For most of that time (and still in many cases) we have lived and worked cooperatively. If our nature was to be greedy, lustful, and competitive we would

Re: SV: SV: [Marxism-Thaxis] Program

2001-07-16 Thread Charles Brown
[EMAIL PROTECTED] 07/10/01 11:55PM Hello Bob, Well, the CPUSA is very serious, and understands the history of vanguardism. But we may need a party of a new type with a little more fun. CB Do they now. Sounds like a concept of party building for the black middle class surburbanite.

[Marxism-Thaxis] IN THE WAKE OF THE RIOTS, BRITONS ARGUE FOR MORE IMMIGRATION,NOT LESS

2001-07-16 Thread Charles Brown
IN THE WAKE OF THE RIOTS, BRITONS ARGUE FOR MORE IMMIGRATION, NOT LESS By David Bacon LONDON (7/11/01) - The British midlands are being engulfed by race riots, pitting the children of whites who lost jobs in the country's devastating deindustrialization against sons and daughters of

[Marxism-Thaxis] More on dirty jobs

2001-07-18 Thread Charles Brown
The but who will do the dirty jobs? question is one of those pseudo-philosophical questions of bourgeois ideology that abstractly deals with man's condition. It is a question that takes takes a real, historical situation (under capitalist commodity production, there exist wage-paid jobs that

[Marxism-Thaxis] Castro speech in Durban

2001-09-05 Thread Charles Brown
Key address by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba at the World Conference against racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance Durban, South Africa. September 1, 2001 Excellencies: Delegates and guests: Racism, racial discrimination and xenophobia

[Marxism-Thaxis] Explanation Yes; Justification No

2001-09-26 Thread Charles Brown
Comments interjected below: [EMAIL PROTECTED] 09/25/01 03:21PM Dear Comrades, Here is something that I hope you will find useful in the Great Debate about how to react to the Sept. ll tragedy. Bertell Ollman EXPLANATION YES; JUSTIFICATION NO

[Marxism-Thaxis] On U.S. Congressional bailout of business

2001-10-05 Thread Charles Brown
As I am writing this I have heard that the House of Representatives is debating a multi-billion dollar bailout of the airline industry. The Senate has already passed the legislation. This is pretty disgusting. I have two comments: 1) The class bias of Congress is very

[Marxism-Thaxis] From a comrade on war

2001-09-27 Thread Charles Brown
While I grieve the loss of life of my fellow human beings at the Pentagon and the WTC, I think that it is important for anyone who in any sense considers him/herself a Marxist or a progressive to remember that there are folks out there, specifically, but by no means limited to, the ultra-right

[Marxism-Thaxis] One minute of silence

2001-09-27 Thread Charles Brown
From Holland ; Subject: [Communist-Party] One minute of silence... If you are shocked yet with the images of the day 11/09 do a minute of silence in honour of the supposed 10.000 Americans, the most of innocent civilians, tragically dead by terrorists who nobody knows who were. Now you

[Marxism-Thaxis] U.S. bears sole blame

2002-01-10 Thread Charles Brown
Oct 18, 2001 http://starbulletin.com/2001/10/18/news/story3.html Hawaiian studies professor Haunani-Kay Trask said at a UH anti-war forum yesterday that America should stop using its military to police the world and open foreign trade markets. U.S. bears sole blame for Sept. 11, Trask

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Sidney Hook

2002-01-24 Thread Charles Brown
Just to stir up some discussion, Carl Manzani and others warn against American pragmatism. Some call pragmatism another name form of opportunism. Maurice Cornforth termed pragmatism a form of positivism. Hook's sad career seems some evidence for support of the critrique of pragmatism, since

[Marxism-Thaxis] WHY WE ARE NOT MAKING DEMANDS OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM

2002-02-01 Thread Charles Brown
WHY WE ARE NOT MAKING DEMANDS OF THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM Anti-Capitalist Convergence - New York City Some might find it strange that the ACC is not making any demands of the politicians, bankers and CEOs gathering for the World Economic Forum in New York. What, precisely, are we protesting,

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Alan Carling's synopsis of *The Proof ofthe Pudding: Reason and Value in Social Evolution*

2002-02-20 Thread Charles Brown
by unintentional selection. In other words, there is something of a LaMarckian mechanism at this level as well. Charles Brown According to Marx s celebrated saying, people make their own history, but they do not make it just as they please; they do not make it under circumstances chosen

[Marxism-Thaxis] Re: On the necessity of socialism

2002-02-21 Thread Charles Brown
[EMAIL PROTECTED] 02/20/02 07:38PM At 20/02/02 15:19 -0500, On the necessity of socialism Author: Sam Webb, national chairman, Communist Party USA People's Weekly World Newspaper, Feb 16, 2002 There is much that is correct in this article. I appreciate periodically being able to read

[Marxism-Thaxis] Fidel states humanity's struggle is against globalization.

2002-02-21 Thread Charles Brown
Fidel states humanity's struggle is against globalization. AIN. 21 February 2002. HAVANA -- Commander in Chief, Fidel Castro pointed out today the struggle against neo liberal globalization is the common cause of all humanity. At the closing event of tonight, the IV International Meeting of

[Marxism-Thaxis] MAKING PEACE POSSIBLE!!!!

2002-02-22 Thread Charles Brown
please forward, print, copy, distribute, etc Peace :-) (Charles Brown will speak representing the Black Radical Congress) ___ Marxism-Thaxis mailing list [EMAIL PROTECTED] To change your options or unsubscribe go to: http://lists.econ.utah.edu/mailman

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] L.Althusser quote

2002-02-28 Thread Charles Brown
- Original Message - From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] Subject: [R-G] Thinking The Unthinkable - Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung27. Feb. 2002 Thinking The Unthinkable What has changed is the U.S. perception of Russia's role in international

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Nash: A Beautiful Mind

2002-03-03 Thread Charles Brown
[EMAIL PROTECTED] 03/03/02 02:31PM It should be noted that game theory that the Analytic Marxists, especially the economist John Roemer and the social scientist Jon Elster have attempted to use game theory for the purpose of elucidating certain Marxian concepts. For example, Roemer has

[Marxism-Thaxis] Marx vs. Roemer

2002-03-06 Thread Charles Brown
Though I could be wrong, my understanding is that Roemer would have accepted Marx's story (of capitalist exploitation as based on structural coercion) when he developed his own story, but saw the structural coercion as unnecessary to the existence of exploitation. That is exactly correct.

[Marxism-Thaxis] ***CALL TO HIP-HOP ARTISTS AGAINST INFINITE WAR***

2002-03-06 Thread Charles Brown
***CALL TO HIP-HOP ARTISTS AGAINST INFINITE WAR*** *IN THE NAME OF THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM, the Bush administration continues to expand its own campaigns of terror around the world; from Iraq, where sanctions have killed over half a million children, to Colombia, where US arms are

[Marxism-Thaxis] Monkey think, monkey do

2002-03-14 Thread Charles Brown
Monkey think, monkey do Primate with brain implant moves cursor just by thinking www.msnbc.com/news/723526.asp MSNBC NEWS SERVICES March 13 - A monkey with a fingernail-size brain implant moved a cursor on a computer screen just by thinking - the latest in a series of experiments that

[Marxism-Thaxis] U.S. Nazism

2002-03-14 Thread Charles Brown
Progressive Magazine, Feb 18, 2002 - Web ExclusiveThe Pentagon Mindset: Poison Them! Deep inside thesixth of eight glowing articles in its series "10 Daysin September" about what wonderful crisis managersGeorge W. Bush and Condoleezza Rice are, The WashingtonPost on February 1 buried the

[Marxism-Thaxis] Re: Monkey think, monkey do

2002-03-15 Thread Charles Brown
Chris, I guess it has long been known that the brain , like other nerve impulses, has electronic messages. So, I guess this is just a translation of the brain's electronic message into an electronic message that the computer can read. It is technically very sophisticated, but conceptually

[Marxism-Thaxis] Re: Monkey think, monkey do

2002-03-15 Thread Charles Brown
In Breakthrough, Monkey Think, Computer Do By ROBERT LEE HOTZ TIMES STAFF WRITER L.A. TIMES/March 14 2002 An experimental brain implant the size of an MM has allowed a monkey to control a computer cursor by thought alone, Brown University researchers announced Wednesday. It is the latest

[Marxism-Thaxis] Re: Monkey think, monkey do

2002-03-15 Thread Charles Brown
On Pen-l Jim Devine and Ian Murray had this to say: From: Devine, James I'm worrying: suppose that they start operating on people, putting little chips in their heads so that they can think to control their computers. What's the neurological equivalent of an MS Windows Blue Screen? would

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Marxism the Fantastic - Call for Papers

2002-03-18 Thread Charles Brown
My edition of _Capital_ I says fancy regarding from where wants spring, along with the stomach. Imagination is what separates the work of bees and spiders from that of the human laborer in the chapter on The Labor-Process Charles [EMAIL PROTECTED] 03/16/02 07:00AM Indeed! As I recall this

[Marxism-Thaxis] Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War -- Ruling Parties Lose theSenate

2002-03-20 Thread Charles Brown
Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War -- Ruling Parties Lose the Senate and the House March 11, 2002 (Narco News '02) By Al Giordano, Publisher The Narco News Bulletin http://www.narconews.com When Colombian voters went to the polls yesterday to elect a new Congress, they massively rejected the

[Marxism-Thaxis] Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War Ruling Parties Lose the

2002-03-22 Thread Charles Brown
Colombia Voters Reject U.S. War Ruling Parties Lose the Senate and the House March 11, 2002 Narco News '02 By Al Giordano When Colombian voters went to the polls yesterday to elect a new Congress, they massively rejected the candidates of the traditional ruling two-party system of the

[Marxism-Thaxis] Vietnam

2002-03-22 Thread Charles Brown
Vietnam by Ian Murray 21 March 2002 06:50 UTC The International Herald Tribune | www.iht.com Vietnam's determined war on poverty Michael Richardson International Herald Tribune Thursday, March 21, 2002 THACH TUONG, Vietnam Several dozen farmers crowded into a small concrete hut the other

[Marxism-Thaxis] INTERNATIONAL A.N.S.W.E.R. COALITION UPDATE ON APRIL 20

2002-03-24 Thread Charles Brown
INTERNATIONAL A.N.S.W.E.R. COALITION UPDATE ON APRIL 20 PLANS We are happy to report that the principal anti-war coalitions planning demonstrations and rallies on Saturday, April 20 in Washington DC have agreed to a concluding unity rally that will be organized and co-chaired by those coalitions

[Marxism-Thaxis] PAUL FREEMAN, KILLED AT KURSK, JULY, 1921

2002-03-24 Thread Charles Brown
PAUL FREEMAN, KILLED AT KURSK, JULY, 1921 I have known Paul Freeman since August, 1916. I had just come out of prison, and was on a propaganda trip to the famous desert mining camp of Broken Hill. Paul, was, like myself, a member of the Industrial Workers of the World, the most universal

[Marxism-Thaxis] U.S. Kleptocracy

2002-03-26 Thread Charles Brown
Ken Lay and George Bush Dance Their Last Tango Author: Tim Wheeler, Editor of PWW First published Mar 20, 2002 A friend who has lived in Houston for 35 years took me on a tour of the Bayou City recently. Our first stop was Enron's gleaming twin towers. In front of the building is

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] U.S. Kleptocracy

2002-03-26 Thread Charles Brown
Corporate Power Is the Enemy of Our Democracy Published on Wednesday, March 20, 2002 in the Long Island, NY Newsday by Robert Jensen GEORGE W. BUSH says he likes to put things in simple terms. Let's adopt his strategy and ask: Do Americans want to struggle to create a rich democracy, or are

[Marxism-Thaxis] South Africa Shouldn't Have to Go Tougher on Mugabe

2002-03-27 Thread Charles Brown
South Africa Shouldn't Have to Go Tougher on Mugabe Los Angeles Times http://www.latimes.com/news/printedition/opinion/la-20181mar20.story COMMENTARY By GERALD HORNE March 20 2002 In the wake of the recent victory of President Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe elections, African

[Marxism-Thaxis] www.Laydoff.com

2002-03-28 Thread Charles Brown
www.Laydoff.com Incredible. One moment you are thinking about your next rotation or new permanent position at Enron Corp., and the next moment your company is telling you to leave the building in thirty minutes and to not come back. On top of this absurdity, your 401k is depleted, your

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Coup in Venezuela:

2002-04-12 Thread Charles Brown
This is another devastating loss for our side. I am very sad myself. We will win. Charles [EMAIL PROTECTED] 04/12/02 02:52PM At 12/04/02 11:29 -0400, you wrote: Coup in Venezuela: It sounds as if by yesterday the battle was lost. How could the risk of this fall have been avoided?

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Chavez supporters negotiating his releaseso he can return to office: assembly pres

2002-04-15 Thread Charles Brown
At least 200,000 people have come spontaneously to demand Chavez's liberation, Lara said of the gathering outside the palace. All power is with the People in Venezuela. CB [EMAIL PROTECTED] 04/13/02 09:51PM AFP. 13 April 2002. Chavez supporters negotiating his release so he can return

Re: [Marxism-Thaxis] Chavez returns

2002-04-15 Thread Charles Brown
[EMAIL PROTECTED] 04/14/02 04:22AM Welcome scenes on CNN of the return of Chavez to the Presidential Palace. The situation obviously still remains dangerous. In terms of how the risk of such coups against radical democratic governments should be avoided, I note that An Imminent Coup in

[Marxism-Thaxis] Re-deconstructing the White Stripes and Detroit's conquest ofthe UK.

2002-04-15 Thread Charles Brown
Re-deconstructing the White Stripes and Detroit's conquest of the UK. http://www.metrotimes.com/ Rock/Pop London's Detroit bar and restaurant, home of the steaming manhole special. Union jackals Re-deconstructing the White Stripes and Detroit's conquest of the UK. by Shireen

[Marxism-Thaxis] US the loser

2002-04-16 Thread Charles Brown
FLASHNEWS Venezuela and the CIA By Frontlines staff President Chavez, of Venezuela said he is investigating the presence in a Venezuelan Navy Base of a private airplane with US markings. Chavez witnessed the presence of the airplane during his stay in the island of Orchila, where he was

[Marxism-Thaxis] Israel and Palestine Stop Blaming the Victims

2002-04-16 Thread Charles Brown
Israel and Palestine Stop Blaming the Victims Paddy's home page http://apling.freeservers.com/Kosovo/PalestineMandate.htm The long arm of history on the Palestine problem. The Palestine problem arises directly from the stupid contradiction between two declarations by the British Government

[Marxism-Thaxis] Media may hear from Chavez

2002-04-17 Thread Charles Brown
Media may hear from Chavez April 15, 2002 Hugo Chavez (AFP) By HECTOR TOBAR, Times Staff Writer CARACAS, Venezuela -- Free after 48 hours under military arrest, President Hugo Chavez retook control of Venezuela on Sunday and began anew to place his personal stamp on the country. He

[Marxism-Thaxis] U.S. Bankrolling Is Under Scrutiny for Ties to Chávez Ouster

2002-04-25 Thread Charles Brown
U.S. Bankrolling Is Under Scrutiny for Ties to Chávez Ouster April 25, 2002 NYT By CHRISTOPHER MARQUIS In the past year, the United States channeled hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to American and Venezuelan groups opposed to President Hugo Chávez. Full Story:

[Marxism-Thaxis] Old Thaxis topic

2002-05-16 Thread Charles Brown
Old Thaxis topic This came up on LBO-Talk. Charles ^ A footnote on value theory / More tedious metaethics Justin Schwartz [EMAIL PROTECTED] CB: Actually,I think Marx's exact formulation with the terms value and substance is in the heading of the first page of _Capital_,

[Marxism-Thaxis] We're history

2002-05-20 Thread Charles Brown
To the Editor: I very much enjoyed your We're history. One of your themes reminded me of Coleman Young's words in his autobiography _Hard Stuff_ ( page 2 Viking 1994) : The real message lies in the fact that since 1914, when Henry Ford's futuristic production system and new-wage workday

[Marxism-Thaxis] NNCL

2005-01-20 Thread Charles Brown
No problem , comrade :). Of course the time period you were discussing was complex ( what time isn't complex ?), and you said a lot more than what I commented on. You may have been referring to right after the NNLC, the TULC period, not the NNLC, etc. And , also, of course, there was white

[Marxism-Thaxis] The Negro and His Nemesis ; Sartesian the parrot, squawk !

2005-01-31 Thread Charles Brown
Waistline2 at aol.com Waistline2 at aol.com CB: Shouldn't this be termed The Negro PETIT Bourgeois Democratic National Movement ? Comment I am not sure. Negro Bourgeois Democratic National Movement in the pre-October era defines the political aspiration of an all class movement.

[Marxism-Thaxis] Deaths under Stalin

2005-01-31 Thread Charles Brown
From: [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] writes: The Chinese Communists were free to ignore this instruction. He had nomeans of enforcing it. The whole position has as a premise that the ChineseCommunists had no minds of their own, had not made an assessment of the situation , did not make

[Marxism-Thaxis] the carrying capacity of the earth

2005-02-02 Thread Charles Brown
Yea, I don't know why I keep sending these to the wrong lists. CB Waistline2 Comment 1. The concept of the carrying capacity of the earth as an aspect of what is called sustainability, is in my opinion fundamentally Malthusianism, even in the hands of Mark Jones. Generally, the following

[Marxism-Thaxis] Global warming: scientists reveal timetable

2005-02-03 Thread Charles Brown
http://news.independent.co.uk/world/environment/story.jsp?story=607254 Global warming: scientists reveal timetable By Michael McCarthy, Environment Correspondent 03 February 2005 A detailed timetable of the destruction and distress that global warming is likely to cause the world was

[Marxism-Thaxis] Carrying capacity of the earth/Slander

2005-02-03 Thread Charles Brown
[Marxism-Thaxis] Re: Waistline2 CB: Again to keep using this phrase becomes willful slander and misrepresention. Too many is always a relative term. Too many relative to what ? We may reach a point that there are too many people to keep warm, make food for relative to the amount of

[Marxism-Thaxis] Black Commentator: Black Unionists Warn: Don'tRestructure Us Out

2005-02-04 Thread Charles Brown
Black Commentator: Black Unionists Warn: Don'tRestructure Us Out http://www.blackcommentator.com/124/124_cover_black_unionists.html Issue 124 - February 3 2005 The push to streamline and consolidate the structures of the AFL-CIO threatens to diminish the influence of Blacks in the labor

[Marxism-Thaxis] www.detroitdrums.com.

2005-02-04 Thread Charles Brown
outbind://4/www.detroitdrums.com www.detroitdrums.com. ___ Marxism-Thaxis mailing list Marxism-Thaxis@lists.econ.utah.edu To change your options or unsubscribe go to: http://lists.econ.utah.edu/mailman/listinfo/marxism-thaxis

[Marxism-Thaxis] Carrying capacity of earth/Slander (2) Sartesian idiocy

2005-02-06 Thread Charles Brown
*** Me: And they are right . . . really. I respect your opinion but this is the dispute. Here is the argument. You say they are right. I say they are wrong. That is the dispute. This is what I call bad math and bourgeois ideology. ^^^ CB: Well, yeah, _you_'re right. I was being a

[Marxism-Thaxis] Demonstrate Against the Policies of War, Racism and Benign (sic) Neglect of the Cities

2005-02-07 Thread Charles Brown
We can dispense with the Moynihan's demogogic term benign. The U.S. government policies are in the nature of malign with respect to many cities. CB ^ George Bush to Visit Cobo Center Tuesday He Will be Addressing the Detroit Economic Club Gather at the Ponchatrain Hotel at 10:00 a.m.

[Marxism-Thaxis] Carrying capacity, metabolic process and use/exchange

2005-02-08 Thread Charles Brown
From: Waistline -clip- The problem from my particular standpoint is that we have never discussed in a general way the metabolic impact of everything produced and eaten. Where in comrade Jones presentation is need - in the Marxist sense, even presented, although my notes were not directed

[Marxism-Thaxis] Speaking for myself

2005-02-08 Thread Charles Brown
sartesian : On the off-chance that somebody else might be reading Charles Brown's posts, I thought I would speak for myself and allow that/those somebody elses to determine where the slander is and who's the idiot. My argument with Mark Jones was based on his allegiance to, and parroting to

[Marxism-Thaxis] Food, protein and other things; more notes

2005-02-14 Thread Charles Brown
Concerning anecdotal evidence, my father lived to 82, my mother is 82, all my grandparents lived to 80's, one nineties. They all ate cheese. :) How long do you want to live ? Everybody has got to die of something. Some food we eat because eating is one of the simple pleasures of life: Eat ,

[Marxism-Thaxis] Food, protein and other notes

2005-02-15 Thread Charles Brown
Re: Waistline2 Healthy life expectancy is currently being redefined. I would like to get at least another 30 years of healthy living and die when the electrical charge of most of my cells fade. Everything we eat is inherited, rather than inherent. Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die

[Marxism-Thaxis] writer on evolution of evolution dies

2005-02-16 Thread Charles Brown
acpollack2 : P.S. I'm surprised by how no-one commented on the mention of Mayr's partiality to dialectics in his obit! ^ CB: Thanks for pointing that out to us. Jim F. ? Reminds of our old Thaxis struggles on dialectics of nature. ___

[Marxism-Thaxis] Marxism-Thaxis Digest, Vol 16, Issue 11

2005-02-16 Thread Charles Brown
Waistline2 Reply Healthy life expectancy and life expectancy are two very different concepts of human health. The latter measured life span without regard to the physical conditions of the individual or mass. Healthy life expectancy as defined by the World Health Organization. Healthy

[Marxism-Thaxis] Global warming: tragedy of the commons revisited

2005-02-16 Thread Charles Brown
Global warming: tragedy of the commons revisited http://www.tehrantimes.com/Description.asp?Da=2/14/2005Cat=7Num=1 PARIS, (AFP) - Way back in 1968, U.S. ecologist Garrett Hardin sketched the dilemma that today besets the Kyoto Protocol, the UN's global warming pact which takes effect on

[Marxism-Thaxis] Towering figure of 20th century evolutionary biology was 100

2005-02-16 Thread Charles Brown
Ernst Mayr dies Towering figure of 20th century evolutionary biology was 100 | By Leslie A Pray mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] http://www.biomedcentral.com/content/figures/20050204-01-toc.gif Ernst Mayr, the eminent evolutionary biologist and arguably one of the most influential scientists

[Marxism-Thaxis] Sickle cell

2005-02-16 Thread Charles Brown
My understanding is that those who are homozygous for sickle cell gene have the disease regardless of diet. CB ^^ http://sickle.bwh.harvard.edu/scd_history.html A Brief History of Sickle Cell Disease Sickle Cell Disease in African Tradition Sickle cell disease has been known to the

[Marxism-Thaxis] tragedy of the commons revisited

2005-02-16 Thread Charles Brown
In truth, Garrett Hardin's 'landmark' essay, The Tragedy of the Commons was merely a propaganda piece buttressing lassiez-faire market ideology..and retro and pro-actively justifying the seizure by capitalist interests of all public and communal assets. As E.P. Thompson long ago pointed out,

[Marxism-Thaxis] Sickle Cell

2005-02-18 Thread Charles Brown
Comment They claim . . . really. I do know who they are and I disagree with them concerning the approach to the anemia associated with sickle cell disease. They are the modern bourgeois chemical scientists and metaphysicians of properties. All scientists are not bad, but they have to eat and the

[Marxism-Thaxis] Charlotte Franken

2005-02-18 Thread Charles Brown
Charlotte Franken, the daughter of Jewish immigrants, was born in London http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/ITlondon.htm on 27th April 1894. Her father, Joseph Franken, was a fur dealer from Germany http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/Germany.htm . In 1906 the family moved to Belgium

[Marxism-Thaxis] Old Thread: Dialectics of Nature

2005-02-18 Thread Charles Brown
Dialectics of Nature [EMAIL PROTECTED] [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailto:ROSSERJB%40jmu.edu Fri, 14 Jun 1996 05:10:59 -0500 (EST) * Previous message: Labor Party platform http://lists.econ.utah.edu/pipermail/marxism-thaxis/1996-June/001068.html * Next message: Dialectics of Nature

[Marxism-Thaxis] Black History Month: Eslanda Cardozo Goode, chemist, activist, anthropologist

2005-02-19 Thread Charles Brown
The Next International may declare the first week of May Communist History Week. John Henry ^^ http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/USAgoode.jpg Eslanda Goode Eslanda Goode, the daughter of John Goode and Eslanda Cardozo, was born in Washington in

[Marxism-Thaxis] l Salaam Comrade Robeson

2005-02-19 Thread Charles Brown
l Salaam Comrade Robeson Vijay Prashad Assistant Professor of International Studies Trinity College Acknowledgements to Elisabeth Armstrong and Johnny Williams for leads and for interpretation. Paul Robeson, 1931 http://www.proxsa.org/politics/paul.jpg The Sun is ours. The earth will

[Marxism-Thaxis] Declaration of Genocide by U.S. Government

2005-02-19 Thread Charles Brown
Declaration of Genocide by U.S. Government Against the Black Population in the United States BLOCKED::http://www.nbufront.org/jpgs/geno.jpg A National Petition Drive and Campaign http://www.nbufront.org/bbrown/hrgprof.html Table of Contents * Origin of the NBUF National Petition Drive

[Marxism-Thaxis] Genocide And The Reawakening Of The African Mind

2005-02-19 Thread Charles Brown
Genocide And The Reawakening Of The African Mind By Dr. Conrad W. Worrill On October 25, 1996, the National Black United Front (NBUF) launched its Genocide and Human Rights Campaign against the numerous genocidal policies of the

[Marxism-Thaxis] Black History Month: The legacy of Benjamin J. Davis

2005-02-19 Thread Charles Brown
Benjamin Davis http://epa.cpusa.org/Photos/BenjaminDavis.jpg The legacy of Benjamin J. Davis Ben Davis was born September 8, 1903, in Dawson, Ga. He grew up in a relatively privileged African American home. His father was the editor and publisher of the

[Marxism-Thaxis] Old Thread: Dialectics of Nature

2005-02-19 Thread Charles Brown
. But then Lisa died suddenly, and this conversation, like many other conversations between us, was cruelly ended by circumstance. Sigh. At 06:09 PM 2/18/2005 -0500, Charles Brown wrote: Dialectics of Nature ROSSERJB at jmu.edu http://lists.econ.utah.edu/mailman/listinfo/marxism-thaxis -TH: Re: Marx

[Marxism-Thaxis] Old Thread: Dialectics of Nature

2005-02-21 Thread Charles Brown
[Marxism-Thaxis] Steve Gabosch b Christian Fuchs has an article in a 2003 issue of Nature Society and Thought (Vol 16 No 3) entitled The Self-Organization of Matter that continues the discussion of finding parallels between dialectics and what I tend to call emergence theory (aka hierarchy

[Marxism-Thaxis] FW: Citzen editorial ;annotated comments

2005-02-22 Thread Charles Brown
Editorial: Receivership looms as real budget work remains The progressive bloc on the Detroit city council blindsided us with their vote in favor of the mayor's pension bond deal. ^^^ Comment: Blindsided us is a completely inappropriate way to characterize what the progressive bloc did. To

[Marxism-Thaxis] Old Thread: Dialectics of Nature

2005-02-23 Thread Charles Brown
Steve Gabosch: Hi, Charles. Yes, treasure trove is a very good description. Same with the wealth of discoveries in complexity science etc. - there is a tremendous field of knowledge now extant that dialectical materialism can help generalize, and like you and Ralph, I think emergence theory

[Marxism-Thaxis] Behind the claim that men are better than women at math...Sexism disguised as science

2005-02-24 Thread Charles Brown
Behind the claim that men are better than women at math... Sexism disguised as science Socialist Workers, February 18, 2005 PHIL GASPER exposes the pseudo-science myths of Harvard President Lawrence Summers. IN THE nineteenth century, scientific opinion held that women were biologically

[Marxism-Thaxis] l Salaam Comrade Robeson

2005-02-24 Thread Charles Brown
l Salaam Comrade Robeson Vijay Prashad Assistant Professor of International Studies Trinity College Acknowledgements to Elisabeth Armstrong and Johnny Williams for leads and for interpretation. Paul Robeson, 1931 http://www.proxsa.org/politics/paul.jpg

[Marxism-Thaxis] Anarchists of the world , unite !

2005-02-24 Thread Charles Brown
Anarchists of the world unite you have nothing to loose but your decentralized principles! tfast ___ Marxism-Thaxis mailing list Marxism-Thaxis@lists.econ.utah.edu To change your options or unsubscribe go to:

[Marxism-Thaxis] dialectical laws

2005-02-24 Thread Charles Brown
For some reason, natural scientists chose a jurisprudential metaphor as central in its discourse. In the original context, laws _are_ broken, i.e. , they are not absolute. In fact the central dialectical law is abstract anti-absolute lawism: All laws are eventually broken, everything turns into

[Marxism-Thaxis] Working class

2005-02-24 Thread Charles Brown
1. Is the working class declining ? 2. What defines membership in the working class ? 3. Does the working class include others besides wagelaborers in material production ? 4. Do wagelaborers outside of the sphere of material production create value ? 5. What are service workers ? 6. Are

[Marxism-Thaxis] Working class - mode of production

2005-02-25 Thread Charles Brown
Waistline2 In Russia the social revolution was from agriculture to industry and no one disputes this. CB: I dispute this as the best way to describe it. What do you mean no one disputes this ? From agriculture to industry, means from _manufacture_ to industry in the technologicial regime.

[Marxism-Thaxis] Working class

2005-02-25 Thread Charles Brown
Waistline2 Once we agree that human beings are the most revolutionary agent in human history and the precondition for history, means of production need to be defined. ^ CB: Human beings are the _only_ revolutionary agent(s) in human history. Human beings are the only agents in human

[Marxism-Thaxis] Old Thread: Dialectics of Nature

2005-02-25 Thread Charles Brown
Ralph Dumain: There's a treasure trove buried inside mountains of crap, CB: No doubt true. Maybe we can even use some of the crap as fertilizer for fruitful endeavor :), and then treasures of yore are surrounded by earthly dirt. Thanks for all these direct texts , Ralph ! I will be

[Marxism-Thaxis] All-India Institue of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) scores global first in stem cell medicine

2005-02-25 Thread Charles Brown
AIIMS pioneers stem cell injection VIVIDHA KAUL TIMES NEWS NETWORK[ THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2005 11:35:37 PM ] NEW DELHI: At seven months, Ishika Gupta has already been hospitalised five times. She suffers from cardiac myopathy, a disease which is causing her heart muscles to

RE: [Marxism-Thaxis] Old Thread: Dialectics of Nature

2005-02-27 Thread Charles Brown
as supervenience and downward causation. BTW, did Whitehead have any kind of social theory? At 02:35 PM 2/25/2005 -0500, Charles Brown wrote: Ralph Dumain: There's a treasure trove buried inside mountains of crap, CB: No doubt true. Maybe we can even use some of the crap as fertilizer

[Marxism-Thaxis] Working class

2005-02-27 Thread Charles Brown
[Marxism-Thaxis] Waistline2 WL: I do not understand the concept mode of production to mean a set of property relations but rather, the specific shape of the productive forces and the technological regime as primary, with the property relations within. ^ CB: Well, again this

[Marxism-Thaxis] Feuerbach-Frederick Douglass

2005-02-27 Thread Charles Brown
Ralph Dumain Pass out?--meaning got to get some sleep and can't hold out any longer. CB: By all means. ^^ There are a number of important connections between people that drop out of historical awareness. One task of scholarship is to restore those connections. The 1990s were a

[Marxism-Thaxis] Working class (1)

2005-02-28 Thread Charles Brown
Over the weekend, I ran into a running buddy of yours at the Workers World forum. His name is Abdul. Also, Nelson Peery spoke at the reopening of the Midwest Labor Library and forum on the National Negro Labor Council. Peery said that it was Paul Robeson, not Stokeley Carmicheal who coined

[Marxism-Thaxis] Working class

2005-02-28 Thread Charles Brown
Show where Marx states the mode of production is a set of property relations. Please. Waistline. ^^ CB: To me it's an inference. Capitalism is a mode of production from , for example, The wealth of the nations in which the CAPITALIST MODE OF PRODUCTION PREVAILS And he defines

[Marxism-Thaxis] Van Heijenoort's critique of Engels

2005-03-03 Thread Charles Brown
I've taken a look at some of Van Heijenoort's critique of Engels mathematical career. As to specifically the career and reading list aspect of the critique, the thought that occurs to me is that Van H. does not seem to consider that Engels may have had very advanced uses of mathematics as a

[Marxism-Thaxis] Power to the People !

2005-03-03 Thread Charles Brown
WL: I am actually smiling because you basically state that defining the mode of production as a set of property relations is AN INFERENCE. However, he who does not accept your particular understanding of this INFERENCE is outside 'THE MARXIST definition as you understand it. CB: I'm smiling

[Marxism-Thaxis] Van Heijenoort's critique of Engels

2005-03-03 Thread Charles Brown
I'm not sure that abstract mathematics was altogether destroyed in the Soviet Union's academics, because of some anecdotal evidence I have. When I was an undergraduate in 1968, the honors math majors ( the best math students) _had_ to take Russian language courses, because so much of the world's

[Marxism-Thaxis] Barkley Rosser's Home Page: Aspects of Dialectics and Nonlinear Dynamics

2005-03-03 Thread Charles Brown
Barkley Rosser used to be on this list. http://cob.jmu.edu/rosserjb/ CB Barkley Rosser's Home Page Barkley Rosser CV http://cob.jmu.edu/rosserjb/Barkley%20VITA.doc COMPARATIVE ECONOMICS IN A TRANSFORMING WORLD ECONOMY ftp://ftp.mitpress.mit.edu/pub/DESIGN/Emily/Rosser4.jpg

[Marxism-Thaxis] Van Heijenoort's critique of Engels

2005-03-04 Thread Charles Brown
/2005 -0500, Charles Brown wrote: They were probably doing good physics and math all along. Don't think they suddenly changed course and caught up and passed the rest of the world. Crude scientists would not have been able to pick up on the atom bomb so quickly. You know Sputnik and all

[Marxism-Thaxis] Power to the People !

2005-03-04 Thread Charles Brown
Waistline2 at aol.com Waistline2 at aol.com mailto:marxism-thaxis% Reply WL: The issue was never if Marx did or did not use property or property relations in his description of the mode of production. I merely stated several time that the mode of production does not mean a set of

[Marxism-Thaxis] Particleless process

2005-03-04 Thread Charles Brown
I have been reading Ralph Dumain's notes. The notion of everything as process /nothing is a particle seems a neo-Hericlitean one. Charles ___ Marxism-Thaxis mailing list Marxism-Thaxis@lists.econ.utah.edu To change your options or unsubscribe go to:

[Marxism-Thaxis] Van Heijenoort's critique of Engels

2005-03-08 Thread Charles Brown
Marxism-Thaxis] OudeyisHegel, Marx, and, for that matter, Jay Gould (he and Dan Dennett - the American reductionist philosopher - fought over this issue) did not regard development to be incremental or continuous. The dialectic, the successive emergence of negations of previous conditions

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