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Permanent Reproductive Crisis: An Interview with Silvia Federici

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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)

 

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 to our vegetable gardens. Vegetables got covered with the coal dust which is impossible to wash out. Now I don‘t want to harm myself by eating anything from this garden,” a resident of Kazas, Siberia, Russia, describes the impact of coal mining.

A collection of notes, written by a waitress, regarding the mouvement contre le loi du travail – the French state's draconian new employment law. La Serveuse covers events from the movement’s beginnings in March this year to the present 

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This will be a collection of notes, written by a waitress, that attempts to put together experiences from Paris and from the rest of France during themouvement contre le loi travail. It will begin, retrospectively, to piece things together stuff dating from March – May, as well as speaking of the present moment.

May 9th - 19th (Manifestations, Paris)

Reproducing Autonomy

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By Kerstin Stakemeier & Marina Vishmidt.

Mute Books, May 2016.

Progress in autonomy cannot be – nor historically has it ever been – measured in quantitative units. Rather, the need for autonomy is repositioned in relation to society’s political, economic, and cultural developments on an ongoing basis. ISBN paperback: 978-1-906496-99-9

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This – also freely downloadable – anthology documents projects developed over a two and a half year period. Its critical nature emerges clearly through discussion of an ample range of cultural fields... read more of this review at Neural,

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

No Selves To Defend: Celia

How can ‘solidarity’ be possible in and against the objective conditions that divide us? K. Aarons distinguishes the afropessimist position from the politics of symbolic valorisation or integration, and argues that it is not simply at odds with, but is in fact hostile to identity and privilege politics – whether Black or non-Black. It is the thought and practice of self-abolition that can hope to overcome the present anti-Black structure of humanity.

 

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 reading, Boyer recalls the conversation that resulted in Mute publishing the text: 'Questions for Poets', http://www.metamute.org/editorial/articles/questions-poets, she adds: 'They chose the questions, but tonight I choose the lambs'

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

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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

BOYCOTT ZABLUDOWICZ - STATEMENT 3

 
Mute is hosting this statement in solidarity with the call for a boycott of the Zabludowicz Art Trust. Boycott Zabludowicz was formalised during the violent atrocities committed by the Israeli state against Palestinian people in 2014. We fully support this boycott and call on our readers and writers to join us in solidarity.
 
 
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