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Universal Discredit

By De-Arrest Editorial Group 7 September 2015

This arresting essay presents an in depth account of the so-called 'system-upgrade' of welfare reform in the UKplc: Universal Credit Reposted from:...

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Athens and the Bankers

By Richard B 12 August 2015

The Greek crisis is often diminished to a simple story of Debt versus the People. Richard B moves between the symptomatic details of everyday life in ...

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Synthetic Dreams: Gender, Modernity and Art Silk Stockings

By Hannah Proctor 31 July 2015

The world’s first synthetic fabric, rayon, made from congealed vegetable matter and human labour, was spun into artificial silk stockings and worn b...

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Building Downwards

By Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart 23 July 2015

In their review of Keller Easterling’s Subtraction, Luisa Lorenza Corna and Alan Adam Smart interrogate an architectural theory that makes an econom...

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Precarity as Activism

By Sarah Charalambides 1 July 2015

How do we turn the normalisation of precarity into a basis for collective action? While the social category ‘precariat’ grafted over differences, ...

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Capital and Community: On Melanie Gilligan’s Trilogy

By Jasper Bernes 23 June 2015

In his assessment of the latest film in Melanie Gilligan’s trilogy on crisis, capital and community Jasper Bernes emphasises the necessity and diffi...

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Art, Value, and the Freedom Fetish

By Daniel Spaulding and Nicole Demby 28 May 2015

If art is a commodity, is it just a commodity, subject to the law of value? Or does art's distinctive process of production render it c...

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The Hucksters of Discontent

By Angela Mitropoulos 12 November 2016

The 'working class should have voted Bernie, not Hilary (that neoliberal machine!)' argument is an apology for a racist, because exclusively white, co...

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Rubber Boats & the Planetary Class Struggle

By Richard B 28 October 2016

The global border regime excludes from transport those who most need to travel, with deadly consequences. While migrants resist and overcome state con...

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Everyone’s Grievous Banquet

By De-arrest Tourism & Hospitality Services 11 October 2016

And I want us to be a country where it doesn’t matter where you were born, who your parents are, where you went to school, what your accent sounds l...

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Policing the Knowledge Quarter

By Sam Dolbear 1 October 2016

Sam Dolbear takes a walk through the oppressive reality of Brexit era London   Granary Square is open to the sky but it also feels like a s...

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L(a)ying Down in the Banlieue

By Amy De'Ath 21 September 2016

Despite commonalities between feminist poetry and Marxist feminism, they have not often crossed paths. How might writing such as Bhanu Kapil’s Ban e...

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HACKNEY COUNCIL ASSET-STRIPS HAGGERSTON PARK

By mute 23 August 2016

Across the UK parks are under threat from local councils desperate for land to develop into schools and homes. Even in Hackney, where the Council m...

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Another Future for Aboriginal Digital Art

By Amit S. Rai 28 July 2016

Review of Networking the Unseen, Furtherfield Gallery, June 17-August 14, 2016 Gretta Louw an Internet artist who has for some time now explored th...

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An anonymous artist statement in response to the volksbühne debate

By Anon. 25 July 2016

An anonymous artist statement in response to the volksbühne debate originally published by Texte zur Kunst, https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/ein...

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Exit Strategies: Danny Hayward’s Pragmatic Sanction

By Ed Luker 21 July 2016

'What if our possibility is grounded in the uncoordinated?', asks Pragmatic Sanction, Danny Hayward's ambitious long poem. Among other things it under...

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In Times of Political Ruin

By H. Gracchus 12 July 2016

Some reflections on post-referendum politics from H. Gracchus In these great times, which I have known since they were small; which shall become so...

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Notes from Non-Existence

By Heinrich Haine 28 June 2016

Heinrich Haine takes leave of Common Sense with the perverse claim that some of the working class live in Islington and not all are natural anglo-Engl...

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Radical Labour Reform and Resistance in Lithuania

By gyvenimas per brangus 22 June 2016

This includes 2 Communiques from friends in Lithuania. The most recent (#2) is followed by the previous (#1). The statements include information about...

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