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Oliver Lue

“Dissociated Consciousness[es]”: The Rising Voice of the Administrator and the Falling Voice of the Academic in the Winter 2015 Labour Disruption at the University of Toronto  “Dissociated Consciousness[es]”: The Rising Voice of the Administrator and the Falling Voice of the Academic in the Winter 2015 Labour Disruption at the University of Toronto

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Pen-Ultimate (Freedom of Expression) and the Racist Spectacle of #JeSuisCharlie

by Leila Gaind

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Flipping the Script: Rethinking Working-Class Resistance

(Image: Jared Rodriguez / Truthout)

by Henry A. Giroux I have often thought about when that moment came in which my working class sensibility turned into a form of critical class consciousness. For most of my youth, I was defined by ruling-class types and mainstream institutions … Continue reading

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