This intentionally provocative paper makes three interwoven arguments. First, that the rise of the far-right and of authoritarian and fascistic and fundamentalist regimes and organizations around the world (but especially in the country of the essay’s focus: the US) signals the emergence of a “revenge politics.” This term is here Read more…
RiVAL, the ReImagining Value Action Lab, publishes VAGABONDS a series of peer-reviewed occasional working-papers aimed at activating and exciting the radical imagination. Seeking to escape the confines of academic publishing, we issue VAGABONDS in print in pamphlet form, on Medium.com for online reading, and in audio/podcast form for online and off-line listening.
VAGABONDS texts must be radical, must be rigorous and must be resonant, aimed at breaking with convention and offering new ideas that are in fruitful dialogue with the key social justice struggles of our age.
The series is named in honour of all those dispossessed people–commoners, fugitives and Indigenous–whose chosen or unchosen routes and passages were and are criminalized by the powerful. Abolish border imperialism!