Monthly Archives: June 2015

Tales of (making) the Invisible City visible

“In spite of the fact that an analysis of the different physical sites through which the city exists and invents itself helps us to better understand the specific ways in which the materiality of the infrastructure generates particular sets of … Continue reading

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Globalism & Capitalism: The Failure of Utopian Desire and Social Engineering

Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
James C. Scott in his Seeing Like a State: How Certain Schemes to Improve the Human Condition Have Failed  took a long hard look at the Utopian projects of the 20th Century,…

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Greece’s Proposals to End the Crisis: My intervention at today’s Eurogroup

Originally posted on Yanis Varoufakis:
The only antidote to propaganda and malicious ‘leaks’ is transparency. After so much disinformation on my presentation at the Eurogroup of the Greek government’s position, the only response is to post the precise words uttered…

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The Predator Class: Social Exclusion and Savage Capitalism

Originally posted on Dr. Rinaldi's Horror Cabinet:
René Lenoir (1974) according to Amartya Sen was the originator of this specific term – at least in France, of ‘Social Exclusion’. It was intended to identify those deemed politically misfit and to…

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Bruno Latour (we are in a state of war) vs Ecomodernism (pdf)

“There is one thing more difficult than to tell good from evil, it is to decide which time we are in, which epoch, and on which land we have our feet on. I was reminded of that difficulty Saturday at … Continue reading

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Indymedia & the Cyber Left w/ Todd Wolfson

http://www.againstthegrain.org/files/files/atg/atg_program_for_wed_6.24.15_wolfson_on_indymedia_0.mp3 “Often disparaged, the internet has become both a key tool for social movements and a way for activists to tell their own stories. Inspired by the Zapatistas, media activists blazed a trail, and transformed journalism, with a network-based model … Continue reading

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Anarchism + Communism = Revolutionary Reform-ation ? David Harvey

How to Live an Unalienated Life in a World of Mass Alienation

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Raw & Cooked: Do We Want/Need editing for Open-Access Presses?

… given the state of higher education in the U.S., … there’s little reason not to experiment, because it’s only a minority of people who are making any sort of livelihood from this work, or who even have any hope of making … Continue reading

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No-Futurism McKenzie Wark on the Invisible Committee

“These days I think the real comrades are those who hold things together, who struggle for affective, intellectual and material gifts that sustain a bit of life. Who accept that doing so is not compatible with the pleasures of an … Continue reading

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The State of Extraction: Glen Coulthard on Corporate Imperatives, Public Knowledge, and Global Alternatives

Originally posted on the anthropo.scene:
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