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FIRE IN A BUBBLE

By Danny Hayward 15 September 2017

Two new books appearing in the aftermath of the (ongoing) Grenfell tragedy attempt to take stock of the UK 'housing crisis':  Anna Minton's ...

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HOMICIDAL MELANCHOLICS OF THE WORLD UNITE!

By Howard Slater 15 August 2017

Although close to anti-psychiatry’s diagnosis of the social causes of mental illness, the ‘sociogenic’ approaches of the Black and Asian therape...

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A Lesson in Media

By G W F Hoplos 25 July 2017

A report from the demonstration(s) in Hackney last night in response to the police murder of Rashan Charles  A lesson in media: last night was...

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NO JOKE: Untangling the DNA Code of Alt-Right Comedy

By EG Daymare 10 April 2017

In the run up to Trump’s election, US ‘alt-right’ ensemble Million Dollar Extreme weaponised comedy and post-internet aesthetics to target laten...

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Tools of the Trade: The History of British Restraints

By Rees A 24 March 2017

What form of technology is the police? Rees A offers a forensic analysis of the tools of jurisprudence and policing   yu cyaant awsk Clinto...

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Automate This! Delivering Resistance in the Gig Economy

By Jamie Woodcock 10 March 2017

In the workplace automation and technology have tipped the balance of power greatly in favour of capital but, as Jamie Woodcock explains, workers are ...

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Is it OK to Punch a Nazi (Art Gallery)?

By O.D. Untermesh 16 February 2017

The art-right are on the rise and even the deep, market-reflexive complacency of the London artscene shows signs of being ruffled. How on earth did re...

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'To refuse meaning or to create new narratives?' An interview with the editors of Teflon

By Lotte L.S. 1 July 2019

The Greek literary magazine Teflon was formed in 2009 to counter the conservatism of already existing poetry publications in Greece. In this interview...

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Antimatter

By Sean Bonney 12 June 2019

1   When you were scratching your name into the mirror another few hundred people died. I guess they exist outside the borderline of what y...

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How It Is

By Sophie Carapetian 1 May 2019

An introduction by Nick Thoburn

Communist publishing, in its forms, processes, and relations, is traversed by crisis. This is not a lament, for crisis is its condition of existence, intrinsic to its singular quality and allure. Communist publishing emerges from conditions that are fundamentally hostile, and succeeds only insofar as it interrogates and undermines these conditions — it can have no happy accommodation with capitalist society.

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Free speech and the ‘snowflake’

By Keston Sutherland 1 April 2019

If, as advocates of free speech would have it, to speak the truth is to necessarily cause offence, what, asks Keston Sutherland, is the origin of the ...

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Re-gendering the Indebted Man: Female Subjectivity in the Argentine Financial Crisis

By George Jepson 20 March 2019

The austerity programme imposed by the IMF after Argentina’s 2001 economic crisis, far from imposing debt universally as Maurizio Lazzarato’s figu...

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MEMES WITH FORCE – LESSONS FROM THE YELLOW VESTS

By Paul Torino & Adrian Wohlleben 26 February 2019

People have theorised recent social movements as memes before. However, they tend to make the phrase eclipse the content, placing the (representationa...

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Towards an Apotropaic Avant-Garde

By Daniel Spaulding 14 February 2019

This review of T.J. Clark’s 2013 book Picasso and Truth: From Cubism to Guernica first appeared on the website The Claudius App in 2014. It is repub...

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Something out of Nothing: Marcia Tucker, Jeffrey Deitch and the De-regulation of the Contemporary-Museum Model

By Nizan Shaked 13 January 2019

This article is republished on the occasion of the exhibition Andy Warhol—From A to B and Back Again, at the Whitney Museum of American Art, Ne...

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Extracts From The Counsel of Spent

By Inventory 28 September 2018

Drawing upon the divagating adventures of the fondly missed Inventory journal (1995-2005), Inventory have authored a new book in a series commissioned...

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The Biennial of Very Fine People, On Both Sides

By SDLD50 12 September 2018

Further Thoughts on the Athens Biennale https://shutdownld50.tumblr.com/post/178020810821/further-thoughts-on-the-athens-biennale The Fash and t...

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The Poverty of Truth, the Truth of Poverty

By Daniel Fraser 23 August 2018

I, Tonya, the recent biopic on the figure skating phenomenon from Portland, Oregon, appears to offer little beyond the familiar Hollywood spectacle of...

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Oil is the Devil's Excrement

By David Jacques 3 July 2018

Juan Pablo Pérez Alfonzo was a prominent Venezuelan politician who served two terms in office with the Centrist Betancourt Administration (1947-48 &a...

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