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Sound Changes Sense

By Howard Slater 15 June 2016

In his exploration of the power of music and sonority to reveal forbidden zones of being, Tim Hodgkinson’s aesthetic thought suggests ways to connec...

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War by Any Means

By Rose-Anne Gush 21 May 2016

Rose-Anne Gush examines Sidsel Meineche Hansen’s Second Sex War through the lens of the female body and its concealed labour power in the high-tech ...

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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. But do the wageless workers of an already automated and accelerated world really need this new revolutionary ABC? De-Arrest Editorial Services checks out the wares of competing brands of rocket men, left and right, and urges wholesale product recall

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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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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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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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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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Video of Protest Against V&A's Acquisition of Robin Hood Gardens

By Rainbow Collective 26 June 2018

For anyone interested in the 7th June dual protest outside the V&A in London and the Venice Architecture Biennale against the museum's acquisition...

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