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Permanent Reproductive Crisis: An Interview with Silvia Federici

NY Wages For Housework Poster

On the occasion of the publication of an anthology of her writing and the accession of a  Wages for Housework NY archive at Mayday Rooms in London, Marina Vishmidt interviewed Silvia Federici on her extensive contribution to feminist thought and recent work on debt activism (with contributions by Mute, Mayday Rooms and George Caffentzis)

 

Wanna Play? Game Over

Artist as Oppressor

Sometimes ethical claims about public space and 'free expression' conceal private interests and violence against the oppressed. Jacob Bard Rosenberg on the case of Dries Verhoeven and some problematic presuppositions of relational and post-internet art practices

 

Nationally funded surveillance art is still surveillance – Imri Kahn

 

The Assassination Surge on those Fighting Corruption

Political assassinations in South Africa have become a feature sustained by corruption, infighting and the "ruling party's hegemony"

03 Oct 2014

Reposted from:  http://mg.co.za/article/2014-10-03-the-assassination-surge-on-those-fighting-corruption

 

A Rough Passage to Navigate

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

 

Good news for the E15 occupation today in court

 

Reposted from: https://www.facebook.com/pages/E15-Open-House-Occupation/1630838387142657?fref=ts

Dave Mesing reviews Rodrigo Nunes' Organisation of the Organisationless: Collective Action after Networks, part of the PML Books series, a collaboration between Mute and Post-Media Lab

 

October 1st, 2014

Reposted from The Los Angeles Review of Books

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The Missing Subject of Accelerationism

As with utopian modernism and its attempt to separate Geist from Reason, today’s accelerationists have run into the old problem of differentiating their version of progress from that of capitalist development itself. In his review of the #Accelerate reader, Simon O’Sullivan identifies the crux of the problem as the absent theory of the subject

Ferguson, Missouri. Most of us never would have heard of it, but many have now had the conversation: Where the hell is Ferguson? St. Louis, sort of?

 

'If the path to freedom lies through prison, then we are ready to take it.' Here is the closing statement of Alexei Gaskarov, who is facing four years in prison for political protest in Russia.

The Difficult Theory of a Mad World

From its central question, 'what does critical theory have to do with the critique of political economy?', Werner Bonefeld’s new book, reviewed here by Chris Wright, develops a deep engagement with the Frankfurt School, Marx and a constellation of less translated critics of the value-form

 

I find it hard to tell you

’Cause I find it hard to take

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