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Society

Tools of the Trade: The History of British Restraints

What form of technology is the police? Rees A offers a forensic analysis of the tools of jurisprudence and policing

 

yu cyaant awsk Clinton McCurbin

bout im haxfixiasham

an yu cyaant awsk Joy Gardner

bout her sufficaeshan

yu cyannt awsk Colin Roach

if im really shoot imself

an yu cyaant awsk Vincent Graham

Automate This! Delivering Resistance in the Gig Economy

In the workplace automation and technology have tipped the balance of power greatly in favour of capital but, as Jamie Woodcock explains, workers are contesting this situation, logging out and calling the shots

 

“Muslims are only ever the object in an endless national conversation around Islam, rarely invited to define their own narratives. Homegrown probed, pushed back, and hoped to move representations of Muslims beyond simple caricatures and crude Orientalist fantasies. For trying to do that we feel we were censored.” 

– Nadia Latif and Omar El-Khairy (artistic team Homegrown)

Is it OK to Punch a Nazi (Art Gallery)?

Under the Radar, the Eugenics Salon

The art-right are on the rise and even the deep, market-reflexive complacency of the London artscene shows signs of being ruffled. How on earth did reactionaries get a foot hold in galleries and educational institutions, what were people thinking?, asks O.D. Untermesh, and how does the fascist aesthetic of our moment work? Most of all – how can it be opposed?

Rubber Boats & the Planetary Class Struggle

The global border regime excludes from transport those who most need to travel, with deadly consequences. While migrants resist and overcome state control of movement, the dominant sense of the 'refugee crisis' forecloses a perspective of class struggle. Richard B analyses the production and distribution of rightless non-citizens by national capitals acting internationally, to recover a sense of the challenge to capital migrants pose as a proletariat

 

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Policing the Knowledge Quarter

Sam Dolbear takes a walk through the oppressive reality of Brexit era London

 

An anonymous artist statement in response to the volksbühne debate originally published by Texte zur Kunst, https://www.textezurkunst.de/articles/ein-anonymes-kunstlerinnen-statement-zur-volksbuhnendebatte/

 

Exit Strategies: Danny Hayward’s Pragmatic Sanction

Coordinated possibility

'What if our possibility is grounded in the uncoordinated?', asks Pragmatic Sanction, Danny Hayward's ambitious long poem. Among other things it undertakes a scarifying assault on the kind of 'thinking' constituted and compelled by the Government's 'points based' Work Capability Assessment system. Ed Luker works through and illuminates the dizzying deadlocks of a contemporary communist poetry that is neither reconciled nor resolved, but inexhaustibly compelling

 

In Times of Political Ruin

Massive boulders, strong mass

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 again, if they are given time enough for it. – Karl Kraus

This includes 2 Communiques from friends in Lithuania. The most recent (#2) is followed by the previous (#1). The statements include information about how you might help by showing your support for the resistance to these reforms
 

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