Lynn Koh

Lynn Koh is a long-time activist in the anti-war movement, and is a labor organizer in the Bay Area.

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August 7, 2013

I hope you will take a few minutes to read Bob Wing's latest essay, "Rightwing Neo-Secession or Third Reconstruction?"  It is a very good description of the radical right's strategy and program, and what it might take to defeat it and create deep progressive change.  

Here is Bob's assessment of the right-wing's current strength:

July 21, 2013
Spanish imperial regiment

This is the second in a series of posts looking at the theories of Giovanni Arrighi, Sam Gindin, Leo Panitch, and others. The first post asked the question of how working-class interests align with anti-militarist demands. This post describes Arrighi's description of the relationship between capitalism and militarism, contained in his book Adam Smith in Beijing.

Part 2

July 21, 2013
Spanish imperial regiment

This is the second in a series of posts looking at the theories of Giovanni Arrighi, Sam Gindin, Leo Panitch, and others. The first post asked the question of how working-class interests align with anti-militarist demands. This post describes Arrighi's description of the relationship between capitalism and militarism, contained in his book Adam Smith in Beijing.

Part 2

July 21, 2013
Building of French warship late 1800s

This is the second in a series of posts looking at the theories of Giovanni Arrighi, Sam Gindin, Leo Panitch, and others. The first post asked the question of how working-class interests align with anti-militarist demands. This post describes Arrighi's description of the relationship between capitalism and militarism, contained in his book Adam Smith in Beijing.

Part 2

July 7, 2013

In our New Moment, New Movement essay, I attempted to describe the basis for integrating anti-militarist politics into a larger progressive program. I made three points:  first, that the military budget needed to be tackled head-on in order to restore the social safety net; second, that militarism was of one piece with a repressive authoritarianism that held back all movements; third, that in the twilight of neoliberalism the interests of the U.S. working class were, at a material level, more deeply aligned with the anti-militarist cause than previously.

July 7, 2013
Photographer Ed Burtynsky, series Manufactured Landscapes

In our New Moment, New Movement essay, I attempted to describe the basis for integrating anti-militarist politics into a larger progressive program. I made three points: first, that the military budget needed to be tackled head-on in order to restore the social safety net; second, that militarism was of one piece with a repressive authoritarianism that held back all movements; third, that in the twilight of neoliberalism the interests of the U.S.

June 26, 2013

A review of James K. Galbraith's The Predator State.  

June 12, 2013

This is another post in an ongoing series dealing with the relationship between militarism and gender.  I plan to also review 'What Kind of Liberation.'  Let me know if you have suggestions on what to write about.

Easier to compose a precis of 'Three Guineas' than to convey the experience of reading it.  The essay sets off in one direction, pauses to consider a statistic or quote a biography, meanders or doubles back to the point of departure with renewed vigor.  It is an argument more akin to a dance than a fencing match.

June 8, 2013
Photo of a protest against the Guangzhou-Shenzhen high speed rail

Part two of reflections on meetings with organizers and activists in Hong Kong and South China.

LAND

May 16, 2013

In December 2012, I was part of a small group of organizers that met with activists in Hong Kong and South China.  For the next few weeks, I will be posting reflections on the trip.

HONG KONG

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