Humourless Marxist Reviews: Spectre

Originally posted on Worker's Spatula:
The James “007” Bond franchise has been around for 20 years, since its first instalment, “Goldeneye”, was released to rave reviews in 1995. Most critics and fans of the franchise agree, no Bond film will ever top “Goldeneye”, and to date, in terms of quality as cinema, no Bond…

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First World Congress on Marxism?

Read the following news item released by the official press agency of the People’s Republic of China. I’m wondering what the exact topics are in this “First World Congress” and what sort of “Marxism” they discussed there. First World Congress on Marxism held in Beijing BEIJING, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) — The first World Congress on…


Radikal sa #AlDub

Originally posted on Kapirasong Kritika:
Sa panimulang antas, mainam sanang hayaan na lang ang mga personal at kahit padaskul-daskol na pagtingin sa “kalyeserye” na “AlDub.” Tutal naman, isa itong kalakal ng kulturang popular kung saan pwede, at hinihikayat pa nga, ang kanya-kanyang panlasa, gusto, o trip mula sa maraming pagpipilian. Pero dahil sa grabeng kasikatan…

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Soldiers, rebels and the ‘lumad’

Originally posted on Teddy Casiño:
With lumad leaders at the UCCP Haran Compound in Davao City: harrowing tales of military abuses. (The following article came out in the Philippine Daily Inquirer Opinion Page last August 29, 2015.) For several months now I have been keeping track of the plight of the indigenous peoples (or…