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The Liars Wouldn’t Let it Lie

By Clinical Wasteman 5 November 2014

Robert Dellar's recent book on the Mad Pride movement and belligerent patienthood buries the pseudo-opposition between effective 'activism' and fulfil...

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The Jet-Set Peasantry: where no passenger is not drunk

By Sacha Kahir 29 October 2014

The rabble is a fundamental problem for Hegel argues Frank Ruda. Sacha Kahir reviews Ruda’s Rabble, piecing together and pushing onwards the fragmen...

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Wanna Play? Game Over

By Jacob Bard Rosenberg 7 October 2014

Sometimes ethical claims about public space and 'free expression' conceal private interests and violence against the oppressed. Jacob Bard Rosenberg o...

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reviews

A Rough Passage to Navigate

By Stefan Szczelkun 2 October 2014

Stefan Szczelkun reviews Everard M. Phillips, The Political Calypso: a sociolinguistic process of conflict transformation   For Everard M. ...

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The Missing Subject of Accelerationism

By Simon O'Sullivan 12 September 2014

As with utopian modernism and its attempt to separate Geist from Reason, today’s accelerationists have run into the old problem of differentiating t...

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The Difficult Theory of a Mad World

By Chris Wright 13 August 2014

From its central question, 'what does critical theory have to do with the critique of political economy?', Werner Bonefeld’s new book, reviewed here...

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Not a Drop Left

By Giorgio Agamben 24 June 2014

The relationship between documentation and construction in Walter Benjamin’s work was central to his originality and another bone of amicable conten...

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books

Garments Against Women

By mute 2 June 2016

Garments Against Women by Anne Boyer, Mute Books (European Edition) First published by Ahsahta Press, 2015. ISBN: (paperback) 978-1-906496-38-8 ...

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Two Models of Inescapable Shock

By Mute 21 June 2016

Two Models of Inescapable Shock Thursday 7 July 6-8pm   Marina Vishmidt and Anne Boyer in conversation   A Mute launch for: ...

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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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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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Communities at the front-line of coal extraction

By Anne Harris 24 May 2016

Communities at the front-line of coal extraction “Mining is going on a hundred meters away. When they started blasting, all the dust was brought ...

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La Serveuse: Notes on the movement against the loi du travail

By waitress 24 May 2016

A collection of notes, written by a waitress, regarding the mouvement contre le loi du travail – the French state's draconian new employment la...

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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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