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E. SAN JUAN: THE RETURN
OF THE TRANFORMATIVE INTELLECTUAL

by Peter McLaren
Professor of Graduate Education
University of California, Los Angeles


The catastrophic decline of Wall Street and the global meltdown of finance capital in September and October 2008 signal a fortuitous turn in world history. It marks the beginning of the end of imperialist domination, a warning to the transnational capitalist class, and the advent of socialist reconstruction. Local and transnational movements for social justice have been significantly impacted by what has been taking place on a global basis since capital began responding to the crisis of the 1970s of Fordist-Keynesian capitalism--which William I. Robinson (2008) has characterized as capital's ferocious quest to break free of nation state constraints to accumulation and 20th century regulated capital-labor relations based on a limited number of reciprocal commitments and rights.
Accordingly, we have witnessed the development of a new tra…

BALIKBAYANG SINTA #1-A FILIPINA HOMECOMING

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ELEHIYA MULA SA LEUVEN-#2 of BALIKBAYANG SINTA

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HANDOG SA ISANG AKTIBISTA

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HARANANG HANDOG SA ISANG AKTIBISTA, HINAHAMON ANG TADHANA

ni E. SAN JUAN, Jr.



Pambihira ka

Matatag matingkad mabagsik ang luntiang apoy sa iyong mga mata
Habang dumarampi ang hamog ng umaga
Sa iyong pisnging hinog sa pangarap ng dinukot at ibinilanggong kinabukasan—
Nagliliyab ang iyong tapang, nakapapaso ang dingas ng iyong determinasyon—

Nabighani sa alindog ng iyong dangal habang lugmok sa panaginip
Nangahas ang kaluluwang lumantad madarang, nahimok ng kung anong bagwis
Ng tukso sa bulong ng iyong labi’t galaw, tuloy naligaw sa paglalakbay—

Walang sindak mong binalangkas ang ordeng mapanganib at binungkal ang landas
Namumukod sa madla, buntalang motor/dynamo ng bukang-liwayway….

Kahit sumabog ang pulbura sa mundong binagtas ng iyong budhi, wala kang takot
Hawak ang sulo ng katarungan, sumusugod ka--

Siklab ng huling paghuhukom, O armadong anghel--
Bumabangon sa iyong bisig at kamao ang mga biktima ng imperyalismo
Upang bawat nilalang ay magkaroon ng pambihirang katangian tulad mo—
Upang ma…

US TROOPS FIGHTING MORO INSURGENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES

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A THIRD VIETNAM?
"EMBEDDED" IN ARROYO'S MILITARY, US SOLDIERS ENGAGE MUSLIM INSURGENTS IN THE PHILIPPINES

With six hundred engaged on each side, we lost fifteen men killed outright, and we had thirty-two wounded--counting that nose and that elbow. The enemy numbered six hundred--including women and children--and we abolished them utterly, leaving not even a baby alive to cry for its dead mother. This is incomparably the greatest victory that was ever achieved by the Christian soldiers of the United States.

--MARK TWAIN, comment on the massacre of Moros at Mt. Dajo, Jolo, 1906, in WEAPONS OF SATIRE, ed. Jim Zwick (Syracuse U Press, 1992).


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by E. SAN JUAN, Jr.


Unless US soldiers rape a Filipina date, or Abu Sayyaf bandits kidnap American tourists, nobody notices what's going on in the Philippines today. But now that Britney Spears just belted out her tempting warble of "sneaking into the Philippines, " can the PENTAGON Special Forces not be far behind to…

SAPAGKAT INIIBIG KITA at iba pang tula

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SAPAGKAT INIIBIG KITA


at iba pang bagong tula



ni E. San Juan, Jr.
































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