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Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

We stand with those in the Black Lives Matter movement. Black lives matter. In his July 9, 1938, "The Persecution of the Jews," Bertrand Russell memorably said, "[T]he oppression of a minority by a majority is no better, except numerically, than the oppression of a majority by a minority." The longstanding, and ongoing, oppression of … Continue reading Black Lives Matter: statement endorsed by the membership

BRS Honorary members in the news: Tariq Ali involved in the Belmarsh Tribunal

Today we have another episode of Bertrand Russell Society honorary members in the news: Tariq Ali was an original member of the Russell-Sarte War Crimes Tribunal on U.S. involvement in Vietnam. According to openDemocracy, Ali is now involved in a citizens tribunal styling itself after the original Russell-Sartre War Crimes Tribunal. The stated objective of … Continue reading BRS Honorary members in the news: Tariq Ali involved in the Belmarsh Tribunal

Free Online Event: The Russell–Teller Debate

Topic Nuclear Weapons and WarTime Sep 26, 2020 04:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)Location Online, by Zoom - register here for the link As a follow-up to our successful online BRS meeting in June, we decided to have online events between annual meetings as well. The first such event will be held Saturday, Sept. … Continue reading Free Online Event: The Russell–Teller Debate

In Memoriam: Michael Edward Sproull Berumen (1952-2020), longtime BRS member and treasurer

It is with great sadness that we note the passing of longtime BRS member, Michael Berumen, our longtime Treasurer and editor of the Bulletin. Michael was a self-proclaimed “Philosopher, businessman, juvenile delinquent, adventurer, editor, aviator, kung fu sifu, and veteran.” We are very grateful for his first encounter with Bertrand Russell's thought, on a summer … Continue reading In Memoriam: Michael Edward Sproull Berumen (1952-2020), longtime BRS member and treasurer

In Memoriam: Marvin Kohl, 1932-2020, longtime BRS member, president, vice-president, and board chair

It is with sadness that we note the passing of our longtime BRS member, Dr. Marvin Kohl, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at State University of New York at Fredonia, where he taught for over three decades. Dr. Kohl had a deep impact on the Bertrand Russell Society, and he will be missed. Our condolences go … Continue reading In Memoriam: Marvin Kohl, 1932-2020, longtime BRS member, president, vice-president, and board chair