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When the Streets Run Red: For a 21st-Century Anti-Lynching Movement

By Erin Gray 31 January 2015

The heterogeneous elements of the Black Lives Matter movement are fighting white supremacy by confronting gendered domination, capitalism, and the rep...

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Burning Dwelling Thinking

By Alberto Toscano 13 January 2015

After the Insurrection that was to come The Invisible Committee’s À nos amis assesses the defeats and 'permanent catastrophe' which never stopped. ...

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Keepsakes: A response to Ray Brassier

By Anna O’Lory 28 December 2014

Responding to the Accelerationist challenge that the Left must re-engage the project of reason, philosopher Ray Brassier has countered that we need to...

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An eye for an eye and the whole world can see: State Violence, Street Justice

By Alex Gawenda and Ashok Kumar 22 December 2014

Political violence doesn't happen in isolation. If you already knew that, pay attention as Alex Gawenda and Ashok Kumar connect Nat Turner, Ranajit Gu...

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The Body is Evidence

By Martin Howse 16 December 2014

In his review-collage of Forensis, a book of essays accompanying the recent Forensic Architecture exhibition at Berlin's Haus der Kulturen der Welt, a...

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Forensis Is Forensics Where There Is No Law

By Gal Kirn, Niloufar Tajeri, Eyal Weizman and Anselm Franke 16 December 2014

During Forensis, an exhibition and conference at the Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin this Spring, researcher-curators Eyal Weizman and Anselm Fra...

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Boycott the Zabludowicz Foundation!

By Boycott Zabludowicz 11 December 2014

Mute is hosting this statement in solidarity with the call for a boycott of the Zabludowicz Foundation. It was originally published online a few month...

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Demeaning the Future

By De-Arrest Editorial Services 13 April 2016

Srnicek & Williams’ Inventing the Future proposes a forces-of-production-based programme leading to guaranteed basic income. ...

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Lest We Forget

By Brian Ashton 5 April 2016

Brian Ashton outlines a catalogue of cruel and harsh treatment meted out on the soldiers of the British military during the First World War set against a background of the use of force against working class struggles in pre-war Britain. Maltreatment of workers and soldiers continued through the entire war, with the shell shocked soldiers subject to sadistic treatments born of propaganda encouraging mistrust of the working class. In what is still a little-told story, of those traumatised by the violence of the war, Ashton brings together the accounts and records that document this period.

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Plants, Androids and Operators review

By Aurelio Cianciotta 27 March 2016

This – also freely downloadable – anthology documents projects developed over a two and a half year period. Its critical nature emerges clearly th...

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No Selves To Abolish: Afropessimism, Anti-Politics and the End of the World

By K. Aarons 29 February 2016

How can ‘solidarity’ be possible in and against the objective conditions that divide us? K. Aarons distinguishes the afropessimist position from...

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Eleven Pro-tips for Art plus Internet

By Matthew Fuller 16 February 2016

In his review of the Whitechapel Gallery’s Electronic Superhighway (2016 – 1966) exhibition, Matthew Fuller immerses himself fully in the minds of...

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Launch of Glass Bead Website and Journal

By mute 12 February 2016

GLASS BEAD LAUNCHES A NEW WEBSITE AND THE FIRST ISSUE OF ITS JOURNAL Site 0: Castalia - the Game of Ends and Means The first issue of Glass Bead...

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Lambs or Questions

By Anne Boyer 29 January 2016

Anne Boyer reading at New Voices Reading Series and the Program in Poetry and Poetics at University of Chicago, 2015. In the introduction to her readi...

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Plant Up

By Howard Slater 29 December 2015

Howard Slater unspools the slave-economy sinews of our modern social body, where to be free is to be a debtor.   “Natty lick down Rome N...

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No Stars, no Solos – just Sound, Motion, and Energy: an Interview with John Gruntfest

By Stevphen Shukaitis 10 December 2015

Given the ephemeral nature of improvised music, it is easily forgotten after the performance. Despite that, the work of saxophonist, poet, and musical event organiser, John Gruntfest, is almost criminally overlooked

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BOYCOTT ZABLUDOWICZ - STATEMENT 3

By mute 27 November 2015

  Mute is hosting this statement in solidarity with the call for a boycott of the Zabludowicz Art Trust. Boycott Zabludowicz was formalised du...

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After the Canon? An Interview with Hal Foster

By John Douglas Millar 23 November 2015

Casting off from his recent book Bad News Days, art critic and October magazine co-editor Hal Foster talks to John Douglas Millar about what became of...

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Art’s Economic Exceptionalism

By Josefine Wikström 12 November 2015

Whilst left critiques habitually relate art to capitalist commodification, few do this on strictly economic grounds, let alone cogently. Josefine Wiks...

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