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Night-Vision: Illuminating War & Class on the Neo-Colonial Terrain

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Paperback, 187 pages
Published October 1st 2000 by Vagabond Press
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tom bomp
Excellent. Highly readable, understandable and forceful stuff that makes some of the stuff going on today - that's usually only tip-toed around - very clear. Takes Marxist theory seriously but rejects a lot of the myths that dominate Western Marxist thought. Relates race and gender very clearly to class, something sorely needed today, without erasing the struggles themselves. Makes clear just how gendered exploitation is and just how serious the conditions of exploitation still are. A great comp ...more
Abdifatah
Prophetic book. Things you will learn; women are a colony, women are more productive than men, colonized men are women, children are an oppressed gender category, capital is de-settlerizing, labour aristocracy looks to be seeing its end, drugs - and not to speak of the war on drugs - are a tool of genocide on the lower classes period, the black proletariat is predominantly lumpen, the black bourgeoisie are parasitic upon them, your protector is you exploiter or UNICEF rapes children. The world e ...more
Ryan Dunk
May 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
So I finally (finally) finished "Night Vision Illuminating War and Class on the Neo-Colonial Terrain." This *is* one of the best nonfiction books I have ever read and I am going to try to say why in an attempt to convince you to read it too.

There are a shitload of movement books that we all have on our ever-growing lists, but this one should be moved toward the top of yours for these reasons.

1. This is Marxism for the neo-liberal, neo-colonial age. Butch Lee and Red Rover take the core concepts
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firesandwords
much has been written about the transition from feudalism to capitalism, yet little has been written about the transition, (although not necessarily linear) currently happening between colonialism and neo-colonialsm. this is a distinction whose understanding is needed in developing strategies against imperialism, capitalism and the heterocentric white male nation.
although published almost 20 years ago now (1992), night vision should be read by anyone looking to understand better the changing te
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Allan
Sep 07, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Being of the utilitarian mindset these days (umm years) this was a favorite of mine for a number of reasons. there was a long period since 1999 that a lot quasi-leftist writing came out that disappointingly ended up being more about the message and less about the actions or analysis and action. this was always frustrating to me because you had summit hopping analysis (of which of course i played my part when affordable) and of course full of its limitations and lack of follow through or a determ ...more
Kersplebedeb
Jan 29, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: people who want to smash capitalism.
This book is available from the Kersplebedeb Literature Rack. You can
Alon Lopatin
Apr 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
best movement theory book i've read. hands down. makes the much mystified connection(s) between race/nation, class and gender crystal clear in some of the best non-academicy language ever. Butch Lee and Red Rover are the bomb.
Rocky Magdalena
Nov 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
fucking amazing book. anyone who reads english and fucks with somewhat heady shit needs to read this. i don't give a fuck what your tendency is. read this shit.
Hobart Frolley
Jan 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Good intersectional analysis of neo-colonialism and oppression. Written in 1993, though not super current, this book is still highly relevant.
Daniel
Apr 18, 2009 rated it it was amazing
re-reading in a study group. This book is too brilliant and makes links that will be relevant for decades still to come.
Finn
Jan 06, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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