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The Constitution and National Liberation
Emmanuel Lallana
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 1986,
Abstract: National liberation is socialism. A liberated Philippines is a socialist Philippines. The Constitutional Commission has not written a socialist constitution nor is the present government socialist. The progressive forces seem to be squandering a tremendous opportunity to transform society.
Salsa Music as Expressive Liberation  [cached]
Marisol Berrios-Miranda
Centro Journal , 2004,
Abstract: In the span of a singe decade, the 1970s, young people in urban centers all over Latin America came to embrace salsa music as their preferred musical style and expression. Salsa s unprecedented international popularity resulted from the confluence of several distinct social conditions and historical events: the Puerto Rican dilemma of colonial status, the civil rights and black pride movements in the U.S., the Cuban revolution s promise of upliftment for the lower classes, urban migration, and the need for a Latino alternative to the hegemony of Anglo rock. In this paper I will argue that salsa s popularity needs to be understood in terms of a musical sound and a social style that responded effectively to these circumstances, captured beautifully in the film Our Latin Thing. I propose, furthermore, that the colonial dilemma of Puerto Ricans in the island and in New York motivated their creative contributions to salsa, which they experienced as a form expressive liberation and decolonization.
The Church and National Liberation
Mario Bolasco
Kasarinlan : Philippine Journal of Third World Studies , 1986,
Abstract: Religion can motivate participation in the national liberation struggle. Presently, the participation of Christians in the liberation movement is heavily conditioned by the emergence of international actors such as the US and Vatican. By focusing on the role of Vatican, this paper argues that Vatican policy and church social teaching are distinct. The gap between teaching and policy allows Christians allied with revolutionaries some rationale and shield for their involvement even as Vatican policy enjoins their desistance as a matter of loyalty to the church. The Polish thesis, the dominant aspect of papal policy, is a model of church and church action within a revolutionary context. In the Philippines where there is a rightist dictatorship instead of a Marxist regime, while the local church played an important role in firmly standing up to the dictatorship, it has been at the same time providing oblique legitimation to a leftist-led revolution. Thus, the paper argues that ideological onslaughts on leftist thought must be seen as functionally related to the resolution of the dilemma of the institutional church in the Philippines in the direction of the Polish thesis. Two key strategies for the institutional church are as follows: The church should go beyond the “yellow” stance that political and economic system should simply be made back on the same old tracks; and be different from the “red” stance in its rejection of a violent revolution. Also, in an activist religion, action on societal issues will all be carried out by lay men and women, motivated by their faith, with the support and encouragement of the clergy. For Filipino Marxists and radical Christians, alliance has had a distinctly political and practical hue rather than a theoretical or ideological one. Accordingly, Christians unite with Marxists within the National Democratic Front on the basis of the national democratic program.
Liberation theory for noncommutative homogeneous spaces  [PDF]
Teodor Banica
Mathematics , 2015,
Abstract: We discuss the liberation question, in the homogeneous space setting. Our first series of results concerns the axiomatization and classification of the families of compact quantum groups $G=(G_N)$ which are "uniform", in a suitable sense. We study then the quotient spaces of type $X=(G_M\times G_N)/(G_L\times G_{M-L}\times G_{N-L})$, and the liberation operation for them, with a number of algebraic and probabilistic results.
Scenarios of disaster, visions of liberation  [cached]
Steven Best
Revista Theomai , 2004,
Abstract: As the planet spirals ever deeper into social and natural disaster, with all things becoming ever more tightly knit into the tentacles of global capitalism, there is an urgent need for new maps and compasses to help steer us into a viable mode of existence. Karl Marx′s 1843 call for a ruthless criticism of everything existing has never been more urgent and appropriate, but all too often today critique is merely academic, stratospheres away from concrete action and progressive social policies. Yet, social critique and change in the slaughterhouse of capitalism needs to be guided and informed by powerful descriptions of what is -- the degraded forfeiture of human potential in a world where over a billion people struggle for mere existence -- but also by bold new visions of what can be, imaginative projections of how human beings might harmoniously relate to one another and the living/dying earth
Liberation Health and the Role of the Public Health Leader  [PDF]
Courtney Keeler
Open Journal of Leadership (OJL) , 2013, DOI: 10.4236/ojl.2013.24012
Abstract:

The following short report lays the groundwork for rethinking the practice and implications of public health leadership in the context of liberation health. Liberation health reduces to a universal idea:health is freedom. In short, everyone holds a subjective notion of health and, within certain bounds, has the right to promote and maintain that health. This report briefly describes liberation health, discusses the implications of liberation health for public health leadership, and outlines two needed transformations in moving towards a liberation health model of leadership. The report details areas for future research on this topic among public health leaders and within public health curricula.

An overview of liberation theology in orthodox Russia  [cached]
Alexander I. Negrov
HTS Theological Studies/Teologiese Studies , 2009, DOI: 10.4102/hts.v61i1/2.437
Abstract: The aim of this article is to demonstrate the presence of a theological system of socio-critical and socio-pragmatic strands within Russian Christianity at the beginning of the twentieth century. The political and social situation in Russia at that time was reflected in a reading of the New Testament that went far beyond the more customary ecclesiastic, dogmatic and ethical issues that had traditionally concerned Russian Orthodox theology. Among the Orthodox thinkers there were two camps that focused on anti-oppression issues. Some combined these issues with the liberationist ideology of the Russian Marxists and Socialists; while the other regarded these liberation movements as an anti-Christian way of interpreting Christianity. This article further claims that certain modern developments in Liberation Theology can be found in the period during which the Russian religious thinkers attempted to develop a theological perspective which paid attention to the social and political dimensions inherent in social democracy (Marxism).
Subfactor projections  [PDF]
Mladen Bestvina,Mark Feighn
Mathematics , 2012,
Abstract: When two free factors A and B of a free group F_n are in "general position" we define the projection of B to the splitting complex (alternatively, the complex of free factors) of A. We show that the projections satisfy properties analogous to subsurface projections introduced by Masur and Minsky. We use the subfactor projections to construct an action of Out(F_n) on a finite product of hyperbolic spaces where every automorphism with exponential growth acts with positive translation length. We also prove a version of the Bounded geodesic image theorem. In the appendix, we give a sketch of the proof of the Handel-Mosher hyperbolicity theorem for the splitting complex using (liberal) folding paths.
Open projections in operator algebras II: Compact projections  [PDF]
David P. Blecher,Matthew Neal
Mathematics , 2011,
Abstract: We generalize some aspects of the theory of compact projections relative to a C*-algebra, to the setting of more general algebras. Our main result is that compact projections are the decreasing limits of `peak projections', and in the separable case compact projections are just the peak projections. We also establish new forms of the noncommutative Urysohn lemma relative to an operator algebra, and we show that a projection is compact iff the associated face in the state space of the algebra is weak* closed.
Animal Liberation: A View from Political Science
Paul Hamilton
The Brock Review , 2011,
Abstract: Political Science has tended not to problematize human domination over nonhuman animals. Political scientists have been engaged intellectually and politically with other struggles for justice and citizenship leading one to question the apparent indifference to the issue of ‘animal rights’. This paper accounts for the absence of animals in political science research and suggests that recent scholarship has begun to take animal liberation seriously. The paper then looks at the options for the broader animal liberation movement and suggests that incremental change is the best and only option for animal advocates in contemporary liberal democracies.
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